A friend who knows I'm writing this blog called me yesterday and asked me why I'm still defending DS Najib Razak amidst the mounting attacks against him by not just the Pakatan supporters but also those who are pro-Umno and BN.
This friend of mine who is a prominent pro-BN blogger was one of those currently rebelling against the Najib's administration.
My friend knows that I am unhappy too with the way Najib is currently handling things.
"We can't for instance let all those manipulative bastards around him continuously using the PMO (PM office) as a shield to do what ever they want," said my friend.
"They are turning the people against the establishment by what they are doing and Najib doesn't seems to realize it or probably even complicit with it," he added.
I told my friend that I totally agree with him on the part where Najib's administration need to clean up the crap and had posted several times on the matter in the hope that somehow Najib reads them and do something to correct the wrongs.
However, I don't believe in toppling Najib for now as I think he is not yet beyond redemption.
Furthermore, who are there to replace him at the moment?
His deputy TS Muhyiddin Yassin had made his stand clear before the Umno elections last year that he will not fight his boss.
The three current party vice presidents on the other hand had proven themselves to be quite incapable of anything really serious.
Yes, that includes the most popular among them DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who before the party election was touted as being brave due to all his saber rattling. Now, he is as quiet as a mouse after that stupid remarks about Syiah at the party's general assembly and the no action after the New Year ruckus at Dataran Merdeka.
Honestly, I would like those who are opposing Najib from the BN ranks to have a proper succession plan if they insist on replacing Najib.
Otherwise, toppling Najib will only make things worse.
Another thing the rebels need to bear in mind is that, unlike the movement to replace Pak Lah back in 2008, this time the Pakatan people are also pushing for Najib to be replaced.
Do note that now they are focusing on destroying Najib's image such as in the deliberate manipulation case of the kangkung issue.
They didn't do such things to Pak Lah back then.
I suspect that they believe once Najib is ousted, Umno and BN will be weaken in the ensuing power struggles as there are now no clear replacement in Umno for him. This will make it easier for Pakatan to win the next general election.
They also know that the entire Umno machinery is actually currently weak and the party survives merely because the Malays, most of whom were fence sitters still support the party as they couldn't stomach the other side.
So, the trick now is to go another notch higher in making Umno so revolting to the people and for that there is no better way than attacking Najib's personality.
They know that Najib is too nice a guy to be portrayed as evil. For instance, not many really believe that crap about him murdering the Mongolian girl.
So, this time they are trying to make him look stupid, incompetent and behaves like an idiot.
Najib the simpleton. That's how they will try to portray him from now on until GE14.
Thus the shoving of his mouth with kangkung incident. It was a good start for them.
Now on Najib's side. It made me cringed to see how they responded to these attacks.
His multitude of ministers, advisers, consultants and aides do not seem to have any clue on how to react.
I suspect that they don't have a game plan on how to fight these attacks against their boss.
The Umno headquarters manned by the likes of the obnoxious Ku Nan and that buffoon Rauf was equally useless. They seem to care more about who among themselves will get the contracts for party t-shirts, flags, buntings etc, than anything else.
That was why so many pro-Umno and BN bloggers had turned against Najib.
They are fed-up, frustrated and angry.
It's not just the bloggers though. It's the general feeling on the ground among ordinary supporters of BN and Umno, especially those who are not party members.
Personally, I have not yet given up on Najib. For now, I am still hoping for him to personally check on his people and clean up the mess in his camp.
It is not yet too late.
His few aides who are still doing a good job must help him realize that he needs to change the game plan.
Otherwise, not only Najib's position will become untenable, but so does that of BN's in GE14.
(Note to Tengku Shariffuddin : I think Akmar need more guidance in engaging the rebelling pro-BN bloggers. Otherwise things will only get worse. Thank you)
i beg to differ. going against the boss doesnt mean TSMY cannot replace Najib if the people wants it. I dont quite like TSMY since he look unfriendly but he is firm n did not jumped when poked by the oppo. He is Malay first and that what the majority wants- to protect their interest. Najib must me replaced now bwfore its too late since PRU is still a long way n we can still mend and rise higher.ReplyDelete
You think pemimpin-pemimpin besar UMNO has the gut to challenge Rosmah ?Delete
Marie Antoinette, the consort of the last King of France, Louis XVI. has it that when told that the people had no bread to eat, she replied: “Let them eat cake".Delete
For her extravagance and insensitivity, she and Louis lost their heads, on the guillotine.
"For now, I am still hoping for him to personally check on his people and clean up the mess in his camp."ReplyDelete
Can he? Personally for Malaysia and Malaysian sakes I hope he can but as it is now I don't think he is capable. He can't even control his wife. Can he make decisions without his consultants? He seems lost without his consultants and he made a big mistake when he belittled his civil servants. So who can be relied to support him now? Even his consultants (I think) are backstabbing him. He doesn't listen to Tun M or his former blogger supporters when they ask him to get rid of the tainted in his cabinet and GLCs. To add salt to the wound, he appointed an Indian gangster as his minister who makan gaji buta (using our money) to attack his administration. How silly is that?
Frankly I am like you. I want Najib to change and be our PM still.. but can he? Can he get out of his comfort zone and be a strong leader? Can he order KJ to remove DAP's spy from his team? Can he order his wife not to meddle with the workings of the government? Can he reshuffle his cabinet and get rid of the dinosaurs, the recycled and the tainted? Can he stop all the wastages done by his government?
You know the issue at stake and the protesting pro-UMNO bloggers also know the issue at stake and are countering it in a more knowledgeable and coherent way than the opposition are doing.
Najib is listening to an unelected CON-sultancy whose programme he officially launched on 25 October, 2010, rather than to the voices of his own party members and the people in general.
Najib is going ahead with plans to introduce a GST which will further burden the people and is implementing neo-liberal measures decided by the CON-suntancy, ghich he clearly supports.
The wave of neo-liberal policies begun under Thatcher and Reagan has brought misery to many people in many countries and must be opposed.
This is not an UMNO, BN or opposition issue but I will support any move by anyone which opposes the scourge of neo-liberalism.
For me, there's no difference between Khairy Jamaluddin and Tony Pua as they are both fellow neo-liberals who graduated with the same degrees from Oxford University.
STOP NEO-LIBERALISM NOW!
OPPOSE THE TPPA!
OPPOSE THE FTA!
OPPOSE NED AND SOROS FUNDED NGOs!
OPPOSE THE CON-SULTANCY!
you forgot... oppose corruption ! UMNO berani kah ?Delete
Oh my Lord is this all true?Delete
Neoliberalism's Water Balloon and the Hazards of Unsound Public Policies
"Neoliberalism's Water Balloon and the Hazards of Unsound Public Policies"Delete
Thanks for the video which is spot on. That is where we are heading of the CON-sultancy has its way. After all, the CON-sultancy has solicited the views of the private sector.
Also, yes - STOP CORRUPTION!
Saddam Hussein had a way to deal with corruption.
An Iraqi told me that Saddam drove down a road, the construction of which one of his clansmen was the engineer in charge of.
Saddam found the road shoddily built and suspected his clansman of syphoning off the funds, so he called this engineer over, tied him to the back of his vehicle and dragged him behind the vehicle for four kilometres along the road.
Dunno if his clansman survived the ordeal but either way, that's how we should deal with corrupt civil servants and those who bribe them, and it should be televised and shown before the start of each film in cinemas as a reminder to others.
"What is Faith (Iman)? When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, then you are a believer (mukmin). And what is Sin? It is when a thing disturbs (the peace of) your heart; this you should repent from."Delete
"It is better to sit alone than in the company of bad people; and it is better still to sit with the good people than be alone. It is better to speak with a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; however, silence is better than idle words." (Prophet Muhammad)
agreeeeed....he shoul be replaced before it is too lateReplyDelete
I just had dinner and tea with a friend who has no Internet access nor is Internet savvy but he too feels that Najib is PANDU-ING Malaysia into the ditch.Delete
One of the very relevant ancient Chinese philosophy is, "to rule a country, one must first able to rule a household", and is still very much applicable in the modern days. That doesn't seem to be the case in the household of DSN, or at least is seen to be the case in eyes of the public, for DSN to adopt this philosophy, it might be too late as he will be too busy fighting his enemies within and from outside. As for the "con-sultants", maybe DSN should bring together those good fellas in UMNO and form a think thank that will chart the strategies and framework for DSN administration, he must have some thinkers and doers functioning separately.ReplyDelete
"to rule a country, one must first able to rule a household"? True, Rosmah rule Sri Perdana.Delete
On the whole Malay are very most unlikely go against their leader , they are always being reminded (at every friday prayers) to respect their leaders and not to go against them if they are still in the true path .ReplyDelete
Though as much as they (the Malay) like Najib to stay on but they realize now that Najib incompetent is beyond redemption and UMNO would be more weakened that would result of further manipulation by the Chinese anti establishment to demoralize the Malay leads government. This would weakened UMNO chance entering PRU 14 and the pro establishment Malay would not likely to see this happen .
Najib had been told and reminded by many of his incapable of handling things since he took over from Tun Dul even by ex PM Tun Mahathir but alas it's like ,'mencurah air didaun keladi' ,didn't know what he is trying to prove ,seems nothing is right.
Stupid tebing tinggi, you are barking at the wrong tree, can't believe you don't know that RM is the (real) PM behind the PM. So, please address your whatever concerns to RM.Delete
I'm not Malay but Malays are not dumb.Delete
Especially the mostly Malay rural voters may have voted BN so far because they feklt that it was looking after their interests but once they get hit in the pocket by rising prices and the GST, they will soon realise that the BN government is no longer serving their interests but that of the rich and the interests of business, and they will change their mind pretty fast and vite for anyone else who offers a "solution," even though they may well not deliver once voted in.
Great! UMNO will implode, with or without Najib at the helm. The signs had been highlighted by many for years, but UMNO cannot and will not change because they are in a complex mesh of amasssing each other's wealth through 'I rub your back you rub my back". If any any of the segment were to be removed, the rest will fall like dominos.ReplyDelete
Thinking and sensible malays should set up an alternative movement to ste the fall of the 'ketuanan melayu'. Don't hope for PKR, PASm, PERKASA, MBM, etc.. They are all in the mesh loop!!
Looks like the R. A. H. M. A. N. prophecy is coming true, just like that prophecy that Thailand's currrent Chakri Dynasty will last nine reigns. Well the ageing King Bhumibol is also known as King Rama the 9th and the ninth reign.Delete
Yaaa Right...Najib is as Simpleton as they come..ReplyDelete
The Country does not Need a Simpleton for a Prime Minister least of all when there are Simpletons like Annie that keeps supporting him.
When all his setpols lost in the last GE, he should have seen the message that they are useless. As do all his aides. Najib is totally blind, eyes and heart. Perhaps those around him, his wife included, had cast a spell on him. He should kiss a katak puru.ReplyDelete
If UMNO is capable and competent, do you think they will be in this status now ?Delete
Annie you are not aloneReplyDelete
Ani got boyfriend already mah, no more alone !Delete
I see. No wonder now her writing is a little different. She doesn't whine so much anymore. She sounds more cheerful now.Delete
Since Annie boyfriend is a double chin cinabeng (for now), and knowing her is so benci the cina, the parents of her boyfriend is in big trouble now ! Can some one please warn the old folks before it is too late to rescue them from the despicable annie.Delete
Aiyo, LOVE changes everything lah.Delete
I want to see who replace tokong in penang...........ReplyDelete
None. He will either die in office or be voted out. He is untouchable. LGE forever.Delete
go Penang cinema and see lor...Delete
The Komunis Tokong probably know next to nothing about Chinese spiritual wisdom, but presumes to lead the Malaysian Chinese in the ways of the world! Witness what Lao Tzu had to impart when he quit as the Imperial Librarian of a corrupted government 2500 years ago:Delete
Simpleton? An idiot is more appropriate.ReplyDelete
You all jangan celupar sangat mencaci YAB Dato' Seri Najib. Nanti YB Azeez dan geng demo depan rumah you, haru jadinya. Don't underestimate the Empire, it will strike back.ReplyDelete
It should be ....Don't underestimate the Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !Delete
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee will strike back.
Beautiful. Though I must add that the ones who initiated the hate Najib move are the UMNO bloggers whose loyalty is not to the party but to someone else with vested interest. The opposition naturally took their cue and was happy to except their compliments in bush-whacking Najib. I don't blame the opposition who are predominantly Chinese. I blame the Malay UMNO bloggers who think they know better and are subservient not to the paymaster, but to a VSOP who is staging a coup in the party.ReplyDelete
At the rate the government is fumbling, Najib is well on the road to being the worst PM Malaysia ever had. At least Tun Dol has the excuse that he was sleeping while the 4th floor boys were doing their mischiefs.ReplyDelete
This country was developed by our forefathers who were of high moral values. They struggle and strive for what they believe and not for material gains. The current generations have lost that values, instead, they bicker over war spoils. It is of little surprise that we have a prime minister who can be shaken off his footing at the slightest of provocation or inducement. The vultures, hyenas and alligators are all congregating around him.ReplyDelete