Thursday, March 26, 2009

Of UMNO : Glances of victors, first impression and ...


The day after UMNO's 3 wing's general assembly, AAB give his final speech (?) as UMNO's President afterwhich he hugged his successor and most probably the next PM of Malaysia. The night before rocked most political pundits except for those victors' supporters. Why?

I don't know what others are saying that my NS friend sums it up as simply "This is UMNO". After countering and saying that it is not possible for UMNO to backstab its own members, this friend of mine emphasize that everything is possible in UMNO.

On Shahrizat's win, he commented his wonder on how UMNO members can accept a person who lost her parliamentary seat, so-so performance as Minister as compared to Rafidah who has performed well in MITI, dedicated in her work. He further claimed that it is easy to unseat the incumbent but it is not as easy to perform as Rafidah did. His point of reference is Datuk Zaharah who managed to unseat Rafidah but failed to follow through in deliverance. Shahrizat has to prove my friend wrong as he immediately switch off the TV when it was announced that Shahrizat won the post.

In the main event, another friend whispered that on 2 counts, it is not KJ who won the Youth hief post. On the third count, the result is in favour of KJ. But important point raised by him is 4 youth exco seats going to Putrajaya 4th floor boys. Is this coincidence? In this continuity? It is hard to convince him that KJ should be given the chance and opportunity to perform.

Another make a simple comparison. A thief, if caught, regardless of stealing RM 2 or RM 20,000 will be given the same sentence. So, he needs further convincing why there is 2 sets of punishment in UMNO. To him, a crime is still a crime regardless of the amount of crime committed. Concluding it, he believed that crime does not pay...

As this posting is being written, there are reinforced talks that Muhyiddin is lagging and might be losing in his quest to be UMNO's deputy President. If this is true, it is another sad day for Malaysians. 2 consecutive bad days...that's a records of sorts.

If this true then it is clear that UMNO's delegates are congregating in Kuala Lumpur for fun and sight seeing, and not to seriously discussed on the challenges faced by Malaysians. It further enhanced the common belief that UMNO is now beyond repair. I hope that it is wrong, seriously. A weak UMNO is a weak Malaysia...unless PR is ready to take over the administration of Malaysia.

Whilst waiting for results to come in, Astro awani is telecast "live" which needs commenting. I was appalled by the commentators and the MCs' who thinks highly of Obama. Why Obama? Shouldn't we be looking up to Mohamad SAW as our role model, as a person and a leader? Shouldn't we be looking to Aisyah RA as the role model for a woman? It is sad that our intellectuals are looking highly of Obama, forgetting that Mohamad is the best role model of all...

The same with the female Dr who keep on harping the word "role model" when mentioning Shahrizat and at the same time she seems to be so detached with the issues facing rural folks. Typical of University lecturer who has never experienced life in rural areas. What she is talking is more relevant to the urban women, which is different from the needs of rural women.

Finally, at 10.40 pm UMNO has chosen Muhyiddin Yassin as Deputy UMNO President. Zahid Hamidi, Hishamuddein Hussein and Shafie Afdal are the Vice Presidents. UMNO still has hopes...and it doesn't pours when it rains....

My friends...tonight is just right. I need a good dose of teh tarik and looking forward to Zorro's email, responding to mine in relation to the 2 bukits....maybe meeting Wenger, in person there :)

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

2 comments:

Wenger J Khairy said...

Ha ha, yes maybe some day. Look forward to that too.
Sharizat winning was a no brainer, not that I liked her, I prefer Kamila, but TS Rafidah Aziz just overstayed her welcome and was uncerimoniously dumped. KJ said that there was never any recount, just a delay in procedure in counting. If he lied, he would have been bamboozled straight away, so as he stands unchallenged, thats perhaps the truth.

nightcaller said...

I agree with you on Sharizat. However, since there is no other candidate standing against Rafidah, so Sharizat is a shoo in. Now both Sharizat and Kamilia needs to complement each other, else Kamalia might overshadow Sharizat and she will be in for tough time to defend her post, in the coming PAU.

On KJ, that's my friend's take I leave it at that but it shall be noted that the surprisingly slow vote counts leads to accusations and unfounded theories.