I read Syed Akbar Ali's Most Powerful Breakfast In Malaysia just now, upon which I suddenly have this strong urge to smoke a cigarette.
It's stress, actually.
Not that I have not heard most of what he wrote before, but now that he had lumped all the nonsense together, it appeared that the situation seems really really screwed up.
These are the sort of things which make the situation seems hopeless.
Now, what are the PM's people doing to allay such fear, at least among DS Najib Razak's supporters?
I know that Datuk Najib had met some of the pro-Umno bloggers to assure them that he has a good plan for the coming 5 years.
That is good, but, I think his people also need to do more to help their boss in this matter, now that pressure is mounting on him.
Why can't they themselves go to the ground and explain to Umno members and supporters that things will be alright and that they should continue to support Datuk Najib?
What is happening now is that the boss is going around defending his people instead of his people defending him.
It is all wrong.
Anyway, do the PM's advisors and consultants have ever been on the ground?
Omar Ong was said to be the treasurer of Gelang Patah (or is it Pulai?) Umno division but I had never met him even once during my years in Johor.
Well, not even during the GE13 campaigning period.
I think he really should do something to help Datuk Najib now.
Being one of the most criticized among the PM's consultants, I think he should engage these Umno's stakeholders who are baying for his blood and explain to them how his presence has actually helped Datuk Najib.
Being a smart guy, I'm sure he can handle his critiques and relieve the pressure off his boss, the Prime Minister.
Maybe Omar Ong could start with having a powerful breakfast with Syed Akbar Ali and see where it goes from there.