by Rocky somehow reminds me of a rather interesting story told to me by an old friend from Johor.
It's about Shahredzan's father, current Media Prima head honcho TS Johan Jaafar.
It was either in 1996 or 1997.
Johan, who is a Johorean was said to be groomed to be the Johor menteri besar.
At that time Johan was the big boss of Utusan Malaysia.
His Umno godfather who wanted him to take over the Johor MB post was then Umno deputy president DS Anwar Ibrahim.
Anwar at that time ruled the mainstream media with an iron fist.
If you don't believe this story, ask Utusan Malaysia editor Zulkifli Bakar for confirmation as he was at that time a journalist based in JB.
Better known as Zul Bakar, he is the one who asked that now popular cheeky question "Apa lagi Cina Mau?"
Ask him what kind of stories he was told to write about then Johor MB Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman.
Whenever I think about the plot, I do wonder what would had happened in Johor if it had succeeded.
As everyone knew, Anwar was sacked and jailed in 1998 for abuse of power before the plot could take off.
Johan spend a few years in the wilderness after Anwar's fall before making a comeback and now head the editorial of pro-establishment Media Prima, the biggest media organization in the country.
Strangely though, his son becomes a rabid Pakatan supporter.
Its leadership doesn't know how to differentiate between those who genuinely fight for its struggles and those who pretend to do so for their own vested interest.
Since the Umno general assembly is coming soon, let me elaborate more on this Umno's problem.
The party actually spend a huge chunk of its energy on internal fights for positions within the party itself.
The victorious factions will usually chopped off their rivals from the party.
It doesn't matter even if their rivals had contributed to the party in the fight against the opposition.
Not only they will chop off their rivals but also those they deemed to be aligned with their rivals, no matter how small the alignment.
Here is an example of it: The eradication of Datuk Ghani has begun
Well, if you keep cutting off your limbs because you don't like the way they were, then you will end up with no limbs at all.
That, I believe was what is happening in Umno now.
If those in power don't like you - off to the chopping block with you.
Soon all the good people will be gone.
All that's left will be the cronies and those who are milking Umno for their vested interest.
Kesetiaan dan perjuangan sebenar sudah mula tiada nilai.