Umno deputy president Mat Hasan posted this last night;
"Kami BN menerima keputusan rakyat yang menolak BN. Maka kami ini tak ada kuasa untuk menubuhkan kerajaan.
Saya cadangkan biarlah PN dan PH bergabung tubuh kerajaan sebab mereka mendapat bilangan nombor undi yang lebih tinggi. BN bersedia menjadi pembangkang yg bertanggungjawab 'check and balance' kerajaan baru.
Walaubagaimanapun, jika bantuan kami diperlukan dalam waktu peralihan pasca PRU ini, kami tetap sedia menyumbang kepada pembukaan bicara yang ikhlas dan terbuka.
Kalau masih tak dapat juga tubuh kerajaan, tolong jangan salahkan kami. Ini hasil daripada proses yang demokratik, untuk memulangkan mandat kepada rakyat. Kami hanya menghormati keputusan itu.
Semoga Malaysia sentiasa berada dalam peliharaan Allah SWT jua."
I fully support this.
As I put it in my last post, I prefer BN to stay out of the coming government.
No need to tear itself apart for those jokers.
One side want to go with Zahid to Pakatan, another side want to go with Hishammuddin to Perikatan.
That's just stupid.
The overwhelming majority of rakyat don't want BN as the government, so it has no business being in the government lah.
A reader of this blog, whom I suspect was a Pakatan supporter commented in my last post that Mat Hasan was whining and more or less said its BN's duty to be part of a coalition to form the government.
Well, I do understand that Pakatan people hate BN, but that's not the way to win them over so that your side can form the government.
At least try to be polite when you need someone's help.
By the way, Mat Hasan was not whining and it's not BN's responsibility to help others to form the government.
You all voted them to be the opposition, so their duty is to be the opposition.
Anyway, back to being polite, the only reason that Pakatan is currently doing better than Perikatan in winning over BN was because their leaders were nicer about it.
That's what happened in Perak and Pahang.
The new Umno's Perak MB explained it yesterday.
The Pakatan leaders were quick to approach him and made a good offer.
The Perikatan leaders were slow and refused to counter the Pakatan's offer, probably demanding a kow tow instead.
I really don't blame him for accepting the Pakatan's offer.
The same thing is playing out in Pahang.
That Pahang DAP guy Leong Ngah Ngah was very nice about the whole thing.
I know Leong since way back in the mid 2000s when he was the only opposition Adun in the state assembly but quite well liked by his Umno counterparts.
The guy had cancer back then, but appeared to be still well until today.
The Perikatan gang of Pas and Pribumi Bersatu on the other hand never really made the necessary move, probably because they were still smug over winning the Malays' votes.
"Let Umno come and beg from us. We are the dominant Malay parties now," they probably thought.
Some in Umno appeared to be willing to do that.
Demi perpaduan ummah, they rationalised.
No DAP, no Anwar.....and they conveniently forgot the "No Pribumi Bersatu" part.
Maybe they are stupid enough not to see that it was Perikatan which ate up their Malay support base in this election.
And now they are willing to kiss the feet of Pas and Pribumi Bersatu and become their running boys.
What? That's going to win back their Malay support base, is it?
Some argued that Umno will be totally abandoned by the Malays if seen being friends with DAP.
Hey, Pas and Pribumi Bersatu are both ex-friends of DAP what, and that's not that long ago.
How come now they are the dominant Malay parties?
And you all Umno people were not DAP friends in this election, yet the Malays still kicked you into the longkang.
Eh, really la, just fix your party for now.
Be the opposition that Malaysians want you all to be for the time being.
All these government stuff leave it to Pakatan and Perikatan to fix.
Malaysians voted them to do that, so it's their responsibility. Not yours.
Just sack any of your MPs, who doesn't want to follow the party line.
Ya, that's how I see it.
Okay, let's say the Agong asks for BN to help because Pakatan and Perikatan can't fulfil their responsibility as the ones voted by the rakyat to form the government. Then, help la.
Just give support to the better side but don't join them in government.
If you ask me, I would choose to let Pakatan be the government.
I know it's shitty but I think they could manage the country better than Perikatan.
Okay, they were bad when last time they were in power, but perhaps they have learnt their lessons.
Maybe their leaders and supporters will not be so kurang ajar anymore such as when Adib died back then.
If they still behave like shit in government, BN can always pull back its support and we can have another general election.
Nah, they'll run the country to the ground, I think.
Remember the kerajaan gagal and Covid episodes?
If not for the BN ministers, things would had been much worse.
After all, we can't afford to have some sort of political ustaz being appointed as finance minister to manage the coming global recession next year.
That would be a real disaster.
Well, then again, that's just my own personal thoughts in this early morning.
I hope BN, in particular Umno, will make the best choice.