Bumped into my friend from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at a function yesterday.
The guy seemed genuinely cheerful for the first time for quite a while.
He was joking around like he used to be.
"Ah! Datin Annie, how are you?" he greeted me with an ear to ear grin upon seeing me.
"You call me that again and I'm going to fucking smack your head," I replied.
He just laughed it off, despite me making my most garang face.
The guy can be quite funny when he is in a good mood.
I also noticed that he can walk well and not limping a bit like he normally does.
The guy got some muscular ailment on one of his legs. Sometimes it's okay, sometimes not so.
We were chit chatting a bit when a fat lady and her friends interrupted us.
Well, my friend is quite influential, so naturally a lot of people want to talk to him.
I slowly eased off and moved to another part of the function.
Honestly, I am not really comfortable being seen with my friend in public like that anyway.
Whatever it is, I am glad that he seemed to be in a good mood again.
I guess he had managed to fend off those assholes who wanted to pressure him to leave PMO.
Like any other organization, the PMO also has its palace intrigues.
It is good that my friend has the upper hand, as it seems.
The guy is really a good guy.
PM DS Najib Razak needs all his good guys around him now.
If not for my friend, I would have probably now going all out whacking Najib like all those other bloggers.
I actually have a lot of complaints against Najib but whenever I talk with my friend, he would explained why certain things were done the way they were.
Even though I am not always totally convinced, it made me think that if this good guy is still with Najib, then there must be something right with what the prime minister is doing.
I still voiced my complaints though but I didn't attack Najib's personal self.
I wish there are more good people like my friend around the PM instead of all those irritating faces I have to deal with whenever I went to the PMO and Umno headquarters.
Why can't those people be like my friend? Nice, humble and sincere.
Do they all have to look and behave like bastards most of the time just because they are from the PMO or Umno HQ?
Oh, by the way, my friend was probably in good mood because of this,
I wish they didn't use the word "solidarity" though.
Also read what says veteran political writer Zubaidah Abu Bakar who is now with Rakyat Post
Najib firmly in driver’s seat as party gives fresh strong mandate
But I don't think Najib is out of the wood yet.
Things would have been better if his deputy TS Muhyiddin Yassin and others such as Kedah Menteri Besar DS Mukhriz Mahathir were at the meeting.
It would have been more convincing.
Whatever it is, Najib needs to consolidate the party and make sure it remains united for the next general election.
He may have the strongest support in his party but that does not mean that he can easily lead Umno and BN to victory at the polls.
Votes for Umno and BN do not come just from party members.
Najib needs to convince the people out there too that things are well.
But for me, most importantly, he can't let the rakyat feel disgusted with Umno and BN because of those faces in the party and around him which irritate people like myself.
Truthfully, there were many times that I felt like giving up on Najib because of those self serving obnoxious people who went around chanting "Demi agama, bangsa and tanah air" while in actual fact they were just there to fatten themselves.
Najib will only be really safe if he can shed himself off from all those parasites.