A friend who is not familiar with Johor politics asked me about Maulizan Bujang last night.
He was curious to know more about the Tebrau Umno chief after this statement of his the other day
Attempts to bring back Zahid to lead Umno not good
Since it was not the first time I was asked about Maulizan ever since he made that statement, I think I better write a bit about the guy.
I know Maulizan since when I was in Johor.
He is a good guy and I like him. Very straight forward and quite idealistic. He also works hard for the party.
His brother, Mazlan who is now the Johor Pribumi Bersatu chief is a bit like him.
I met Maulizan several times in group discussions not long after GE14.
He was all fired up to get Umno, particularly in Johor up and running again.
The guy was very vocal about it.
What I like most about him is his sense of independence.
He doesn't seemed to be tied up to any "master" in the party.
He was among several Johor Umno division chiefs who advocated the idea for the state to have an early state election before GE14 in order to avoid being dragged down by the weight of national issues plaguing BN at that time.
Maulizan and the others believed that Johor could be saved that way but their idea was killed off by then MB Khaled Nordin and his people.
Anyway, what was clear from the discussions is that as far as Maulizan is concerned he wanted a total overhaul of the party.
He wanted Umno to have a new image and for him it's better for leaders who have become liabilities to the party to step aside for others to take over.
I met Maulizan again several months later in another group discussion after the last Umno election and his stand appeared to be still the same.
His views about the party's rejuvenation process was supported at the discussion by several other Johor Umno division chiefs, who were mostly newcomers, fresh from winning their posts in the party election.
They all wanted the party to move forward by offloading its baggages.
But at that time Umno appeared to be still floundering despite the new leadership line-up and I can sense their frustration as the party appeared to be stuck with many old faces at the highest level.
I have to admit that I felt the same at that time.
Things however turned for the better later when Zahid, who was facing multiple charges in court decided to concentrate on clearing himself from legal troubles by handing over his duties as party president to his deputy Mat Hassan.
With that move, Umno suddenly looked fresh and capable of moving forward again.
Credit should go to Zahid for willing to step aside, allowing the much less encumbered Mat Hassan to lead.
If only other troubled Umno leaders had done what Zahid did, I don't think the party would have suffered the humiliation of GE14.
Yes, the other leaders include Najib.
Once a leader has become a liability to the party, whether he's guilty or not, he has to go for the sake of the party.
True enough, under Mat Hassan, Umno and its BN allies, as well as Pas regained their ground by winning three by-elections in a row.
Mat Hassan did and said everything right. He even projected the right image as the top Umno leader.
Of course the fact that Pakatan screwed up so much also helped the cause.
I can imagine the elation of Umno people such as Maulizan and those new division chiefs who wanted so much for the party to change.
It must be the same for the grassroots of the party.
Suddenly they can hope again for a better future after those dark early months after GE14.
And when hints that Zahid wants to take back his role at the top of Umno started to resurface lately, many were worried that the momentum will be reversed.
I believe that was the only reason why Maulizan made his statement against Zahid.
Knowing Maulizan, I don't think he wanted anything but the best for his party and at the moment he believes that Umno is better being led by Mat Hassan than Zahid.
Personally, I have to say that I agree with him.
Whatever it is, I hope the Umno guys will do what is best for their party and also try not to tear it apart while doing so.
They must always bear in mind that their real fight is not among themselves but with Pakatan people.
If they can put their party's interests above their own personal interests, then I believe they will eventually win the fight.
I agree with everything you wrote and I'm with you on the rejuvenation of UMNO, Annie.ReplyDelete
If they still prefer Zahid & Najib, better let UMNO be declared 'haram' for receiving illicit funds. In that way, everyone can lompat into PPBM.
Oh... by the way... between Maulizan & Mazlan, who's the elder brother?
Maulizan is the elder brother.Delete
Thank You Annie.Delete
..for receiving illicit funds. In that way, everyone can lompat into PPBM...
Dh tengok dgn mata kepala sendiri bukti2, original dokumen2 sandaran atau kutip2 gossip dari mana?
Kes2 baru dok bicara dalam Mahkamah.. amboi hebatnya kamu dah memandai jatuhkan hukuman.
Satni jadi macam kes banglo kolam renang harga murah2, kes tgh dalam mahkamah sonyap 2tetiba kes drop.. nah apamacam?
Kes Terowong Tanjung, dalam dewan buka mulut sikit terlompat kelupoq semacam. Sebagai peringatan kpd rakyat Tanjung, dah berapa kali puting beliong muncul?
... lompat into PPBM?? La aaa yg 13/222 hampir semua jadi pemimpin Negara, 1 thn RD tak ikuti ke prestasi mereka?
Generasi skrg kita ikut pemimpin2 toktua macam Warren Buffet atau boy macam Vitalik Buterin tau.
Professor Nasi Lemak
Hang ni... buat malu profession Prof., ja aih.Delete
"..13/222 hampir semua jadi pemimpin Negara..."
Ini bermakna PPBM amat di'respect' dan berpengaruh sehingga semua Party komponen tidak membantah, termasuk DAP. Cuba hang tengok di Perak, dengan hanya dengan 1 kerusi, wakil PPBM dilantik MB.
Ini bermakna, walaupun tidak diluluskan ROS, sumbangan PPBM dan pengaruh Dr.M amat besar dalam kemenangan PH pada PRU14.
Apa yang ditulis Annie, benar sekali... "Once a leader has become a liability to the party, whether he's guilty or not, he has to go for the sake of the party."
UMNO mempunyai masa-depan yang lebih cerah, tanpa pemimpin yang telah terpalit 'taik'.
Apabila UMNO sudah 'bersih' menjelang PRU15 nanti... demi kesatuan-Melayu... manalah tahu, mungkin PPBM akan dibubarkan dan kesemua-sekali lompat-balik masuk UMNO.
Ketika itu, jika haji Hadi nak berpelok-balik dengan DAP pun, kita dah tak heran.
Akhir sekali, Annie kata:-
"If they can put their party's interests above their own personal interests, then I believe they will eventually win the fight."
Yang hang membabi-buta dok pertahankan mereka yang dituduh sebagai penyamun, pasai apa? Pasai dedak ka?
Oh ya... dok puja dan kagum dengan Warren Buffet & Vitalik Buterin... hang ni Anglophile atau pemuja MatSalleh Bangsa Penjajah ka?
Once a leader has become a liability to the party, whether he's guilty or not, he has to go for the sake of the party."Delete
Ini yg hampir 30 caw umno dlm bhg tebrau bthu pucuk pimpinan bhg pd tahun 2015 yg membawa usul meminta najib berehat dr pm pn biar siasatan menyeluruh 1mdb di buat dn bhg tebrau plak trima usul ni tanpa bahas tp sbnrnya usul dimsuk bwh karpet atas arahan presiden, klau masa tu semua bhg ada telor utk sanggah najib mungkin ari ni umno msh memerintah tp semua ketua bhg yakin pru 15 pas akan bersama umno dn mereka ttp berkuasa smpi mengadaikan prinsip, mereka perancangan mereka dh hebat tp perancangan Allah lg hebat
Aisay Annie..can UMNO cleanse itself by getting rid of tainted members? Are there any members not tainted by corruption, power abuse etc? The only Mr Clean was Mus Mohd and he has left the party...only scum remains. The stench in UMNO is overpowering...only you can't smell it Annie...your sinus must be acting up again.ReplyDelete
doubt bangsa johor is so progressive after stupid Bullshit Nasional bungles by ahmad maslan + maszlee malik (tis guy shud join BN) :(ReplyDelete
No More Place For Najib Or Zahid In UMNO So Did The Rest Of States MB They Failed.ReplyDelete
END OF THE YEARReplyDelete
President: Tok Mat
Deputy President: KJ
Pas join BN
GE 15: BN win the elections
Cabinet line up:
PM: Tok Mat
Home Minister: Annuar Musa
Finance: Wee Ka Siong
Education: Asyraf Wajdi
Works Minister: Vigneswaran
EPU: Reezal Merican
Apa kurangnya Tuan Guru Hadi.?
Dengan ilmu yang luas dan ulama yang muktabar, sudah layak sangat untuk jawatan PM.
Bagilah peluang PAS pula untuk meneraju negara.
Menteri Ekonomi dan Kewangan memang cukup baik kalau PAS terajui.
Dengan pasaran negara Islam seperti di Timur Tengah yang kaya dan berkembang pesat, amat sesuai menteri Ekonomi dipegang oleh PAS.
Nampaknya, ekonomi sekular sekarang merudum disebabkan persengketaan antara Trump dengan negara China.
Lebih baik kita tumpukan kepada pasaran dan ekonomi di Timur Tengah yang semakin maju.
Saya rasa molek kalau Tuan Guru menjadi PM, Tok Mat menjadi Timbalannya.
Saya yakin Malaysia akan berkembang pesat.
Mimpi ngeri ni.Delete
I mean all the memteri's
mcm prabowo subianto, BN will be 2-term losers so thank you for your shadow cabinet wakakaka
Ha ha full ofDelete
GE 15 is all about PMOM..ReplyDelete
Anwar... Sure pH kalah....
The handsome old man then, will be very old man. Let's TunM retire at HE pleasures...
annie how leh dap tak mau lwn dumbo so dumbo got nobody to fight but how come dumbo donot want to fight Dr M + anwar??? sighReplyDelete
Zahid should retire from active politics in order to let the others rejuvenate UMNO.ReplyDelete
UMNO's image amongst Malaysians are so bad now. It's a great pity Najib had used UMNO like he owned the party and dragged the party to its lowest nadir due to his thievery acts. UMNO is bigger than any one man in the party.
Its painful to see that UMNO is no longer seen as a party that TRULY fights for the rights of the Malays. Instead it is a party than is being used for many rogue UMNO politicians for personal monetary gains.
Annie i think u are now a Dummo agent la your writing is all carpReplyDelete
Annie, still continuing to spew nonsense? It is best to dissolve BarisanNajis and let the grassroots of this dumgok party try to form another party. Maybe, just maybe, it will be able to rejuvenateReplyDelete