26 April 2015

Mahathir has strong forte in toppling leaders but weak in finding appropriate replacements

I have been unfailingly contacted by my regular friends as well as new men and women who follow my writings and thinking requesting me to join them to talk about national issues at teh tarik and roti canai restaurants and stalls. A number of them got together to brainstorm on present-day topics on politics as Malaysians are now full time politicians. Old and young ordinary Malaysians are attentive and sensitive on issues connecting them as each and every issue of the day has connectivity with his or her daily live.  

Surely the forum attended by large number of ordinary Malaysians at the K Club, Taman Melawati last Saturday was top on their list of talking points. They enthusiastically wanted me to join them to get my opinion and my own personal comments on any issue they discuss.  

That forum was of interest to them as it was a kick-start move by Mahathir in the process of ousting Najib from the premiership of the country. I told them that kicking out a Prime Minister has been normal happenings and it was not new since Malaysian independence and in all occurrences Dr Mahathir had been a player in it.

Most of them were on mutual opinion that Mahathir has strong forte in pulling down leaders right from the Tunku to the Abdullah Badawi. Now he is targeting Najib as he has strong addiction on toppling leaders. He is gifted with capability to move up and pulling down leaders at his whim and fancies. He can pull down leaders either by direct confrontation or by using his strong invisible hands and both means have proven to be efficacious and fruitful.

He used his invisible hands on Hussein Onn and without elaborations Hussein Onn left the office giving way to him for the premiership. To the veterans who are still living, they keep this observation to themselves as they reluctantly accepted his moves purely for the good sake of the ruling UMNO then.

They knew all along that he was behind the move to oust his boss Hussein Onn by riding on the youth discontent toward Hussein over Dato Harun Idris’s issue from far behind. The youth professed that the charges against Harun was politically motivated and blamed Hussein for the jail sentences on the national UMNO youth head.

When he was the Prime Minister for twenty two years he created a record in our history for having four wrong deputies one after another. Musa, Abdul Ghaffar and Anwar were all his failed deputies while his fourth deputy Abdullah was lucky enough to get ascended to the premiership as the time for Mahathir to retire was up while he was still save as his deputy. Not long after he became the Prime Minister Abdullah too was pulled down by Mahathir.

Mahathir again succeeded and put up Najib as Abdullah's replacement. After the third year as the Prime Minister, Najib was already showing his true self as irresponsible Prime Minister as one after another serious issues against the PM surfaces. Najib is giving Mahathir expediency to move against him and it is imminent that Najib will have to bow down to the pressure from the public to quit. Mahathir has the killer instinct in him which nobody has. Many quarters believe Mahathir’s move is going to bear fruits and Najib has to go.

That is why the forum at the K Club on Saturday was focused by both local and international community. The general believe is that Mahathir is going to succeed in toppling the PM soon but there is another question that keeps on troubling the concerned public. Who is after Najib?

The question arises because Mahathir had been giving preferences to wrong leaders to succeed everyone he topples. Musa, Ghaffar Baba, Anwar and Abdullah were all his preferences but in the end Mahathir toppled them all. Alongside his capability to topple leaders he has serious weakness in finding viable alternatives to the leaders he toppled.

Like mathematics a correct formula will give the right answer. The formula of taking in Mahathir's preferences to replace the outgoing leaders have proven to be wrong formula. Maybe the right formula is to give the leadership to a leader who has never been in the preferential list of Dr Mahathir.

He stated Muhyidin Yassin as possible replacement but if this is so then we may have to go back to assemble at K Club to restart another roadshow to topple Muhyiddin, may be in two years or less from now. Remember Muhyiddin is a leader of the same mould with Najib. Muhyiddin should take collective accountability for the cumbersome acts of the government on all issues together with Najib and the rest.

It is skeptical that Muhyiddin can show much difference. Let us all be serious in finding the suitable replacement to Najib. The tradition of replacing the PM with the Deputy UMNO President has proven to be disastrous.

Once and for all find somebody else more judicious to restart the nation afresh. We are not just in search of a leader of UMNO but we are in dire need to find a leader respected by all races and rekindle the spirit of united Malaysians which we joyously experienced once upon a time. 

25 April 2015

Mahathir kick-starts his road show today

Dr Mahathir will start series of road shows in his campaign to oust Najib as the Prime Minister. At 11 am today he will be speaking at K Club Taman Melawati to kick-start an upright confrontation with the current sitting Prime Minister. If we judge through past experiences Mahathir will continue to deride Najib until the PM resigns like Pak Lah did when Mahathir went all out against him in 2006.

On the 24th June 2006 I initiated the same forum at the same premise to kick-start the campaign against Abdullah Badawi where he talked on various issues against the Prime Minister. The forum was attended by representatives from more than eighty NGOs country-wide alongside with representatives from various political parties. Subsequently Dr Mahathir went on road show to attend forums organized by various NGOs at state level against Abdullah and in the end Mahathir succeeded in ousting PM Abdullah Badawi.

As we can remember the issues against Abdullah was not as serious as existing issues against Najib. The issues against Abdullah were centered on the role played by the 4th floor boys and of course he personally went straight attacking Khairy Jamaluddin as the Youth Head was acknowledged to be the main personality that influenced most decisions of the father-in-law Prime minister. Other contributing issues then were the crooked bridge and few other concerns relating to issuing of contracts. However the issues over Abdullah were comparatively trivial as compared to gigantic and injurious issues against the current PM.

This time Dr Mahathir is going to restart a campaign, now against the leader who took over from Abdullah after the sitting PM was ousted. The turnout is expected to be large as the mood and tide against Najib is ever expanding. The mood against Najib is far larger and with that expected big turnout, it is not unanticipated that many more NGOs country-wide will be willing to organize forums to provide Dr Mahathir platforms to speak out against the PM Najib. Predictably the support is going to get larger and bigger by the day.

The issues surrounding Najib is perceptibly the biggest ever faced by any PM of the country. If we were to ask anyone on the street no one would ever dare to bet that Najib will survive the attacks from the rakyat through Dr Mahathir Mohammed and from various NGOs and individuals in the country.

Please face it, Najib is not in the position to defend him on issues of his mishandling of 1MDB and loads of other complementary problems any longer. It was found out that Najib had lied to Parliament by claiming that monies retrieved from Cayman Island was deposited in BSI Singapore wasn’t true. Evidently Najib had lied to Parliament and that was a cardinal offense for any parliamentarian to commit.

This very grave offense that Najib have committed warrants him to quit instantaneously. In reality 1MDB’s existence was inexactly a huge unacceptable financial scam committed by the leadership of the country. The dubious meetings between Najib with his wife and Jho Lo which was reported to happen in Turkey last week was an added reason why Najib should go. Based on the latest in Sarawak Report Jho Lo is the biggest account holder in BSI Singapore and indications are clear that he is directly involved in the scam through 1MDB that is going to burden the tax payers.

I do not want to extend the 1MDB issue here as this blog doesn't have the privilege of time and space. Dr Mahathir will be elaborating the entire goings on 1MDB and the rest of other issues today at Taman Melawati.

It is going to be attended by thousands of attentive audiences eagerly wanting to know the actual reasons why Malaysians are so enraged with the sitting PM of the country who is under severe pressure to resign.

19 April 2015

Ada pemimpin berbakti dengan mengambil jawatan, ada yang boleh berbakti dengan meletakkan jawatan

Serangan terakhir Dr Mahathir terhadap Najib amat berat implikasinya. Dr Mahathir telah meminta UMNO menyingkirkan Najib untuk menyelamatkan UMNO dari mengalami kekalahan dalam pilihanraya yang akan datang. Najib telah membawa UMNO kepada tahap yang paling mengaibkan kerana sebagai pemimpin beliau tidak dapat memberikan jawapan terhadap isu yang besar yang melibatkan masa depan rakyat yang sedang hangat dipersoalkan.

Bagi saya pandangan Dr Mahathir itu sangat relevan sebab jika kita mendengar rungutan ramai di bawah ini terhadap Najib dan kumpulannya, kita akan merasakan dengan sebenarnya betapa seriusnya kesalahan Najib terhadap Negara dan rakyat.

Dr Mahathir sudah sampai kehilangan sabarnya kerana melihat betapa bahayanya keadaaan negara dan parti yang di pimpinnya sekarang ini. Dr Mahathir merupakan seorang yang liberal apabila menghadapi isu kepimpinan negara dan beliau selalu sahaja membiarkan gejala ini membesar dan tidak mengambil tindakan apa-apa terhadap masalah yang timbul semasa beliau menjadi pemimpin utama negara dahulu. Masalah yang kini menjadi barah bermula   beliau tetapi tidak sampai ketahap yang ada dibawah Najib sekarang ini.

Tetapi kini Dr Mahathir telah menghamburkan kritikan keras tehadap Najib kerana beliau merasakan keadaan ini tidak boleh lagi berterusan semata-mata untuk menyelamatkan negara dan parti dari terjerumus ke lembah yang paling hina dalam sejarah kemerdekaan negara kita.

Justeru seruan Dr Mahathir untuk UMNO menyingkirkan Najib itu sememangnya wajar. Sesungguhnya rakyat ramai telah lama menunggu saat seperti ini kerana masalah yang kita hadapi sekarang adalah masalah budaya kotor yang telah lama bersemadi dalam parti dan kerajaan kita. Itu sebabnya jika sesiapa yang mengikuti pandangan blog ini sejak bertahun dahulu, meminta menyingkirkan pucuk pimpinan UMNO itu sudah menjadi perkara biasa kepada blog ini.
Walaupun seruan seorang pemimpin ulung Negara ini sudah agak lewat, tetapi ia masih boleh dilakukan kerana sekarang ini rakyat biasa sudah yakin yang selagi pemimpin seperti Najib dan barisan kepimpinan diperingkat tertinggi parti masih dari gulungan dan sikap yang sama, selagi itulah kita tidak akan selesai usaha membetulkan keadaan Negara kita ini.

Sekarang ini UMNO itu sendiri sudah kehilangan segala kudrat untuk menjadi parti yang betul kerana sudah menjadi budaya semua pemimpin parti yang berkuasa untuk menyalah gunakan pengaruh dan kuasa dalam kerajaan. Justeru mengambil tindakan terhadapNajib dan konco-konco beliau dalam barisan kepimpinan negara itu sudah menjadi kewajipan semua jika kita mahu melihat negara dan rakyat tidak diperkosa oleh pemimpin yang sudah kehilangan identiti bangsa dan perjuangan mereka.

Mengikut kefahaman saya dari apa yang disebut oleh Dr Mahathir itu kita terpaksa memilih untuk menyelamatkan Najib dan konconya atau memilih untuk menyelamatkan negara. Untuk memilih menyelamatkan Najib sambil menyelamatkan Negara itu adalah satu situasi yang mustahil untuk dilakukan. Rakyat terpaksa memilih satu di antara dua pilihan itu. Maka kenyataan Dr Mahathir semalam jelas mahukan rakyat untuk menyelamatkamn negara walaupun kita terpaksa mengenepikan Najib dan kepimpinannya serta merta.
Kepada Dr Mahathir, Najib sudah hilang segala kelayakan untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri kerana beliau tidak mampu untuk memberitahu kita ke mana dan bagaimana wang rakyat dihilangkan. Najib gagal samasekali menerangkan dengan jelas kepada persoalan rakyat bagaimana pegawai-pegawai keselamatan di sekeliling beliau melakukan pembunuhan tanpa mengetahui siapa pembunuhnya sedangkan umum mengetahui seorang pegawai beruniform itu akan melaksanakan tugas mengikut arahan pihak atasan. Siapa yang mengarahkan pembunuhan itu dilakukan tidak dapat dijawab oleh Najib walaupun pegawai-pegawai yang melakukan kesalahan itu bertugas dibawah dagunya.

Isu-isu terhadap Najib begitu banyak serta besar dan tidak perlu disebut berulang kali kerana ia amat membebankan rakyat untuk bercakap tentangnya sekarang ini. Masa untuk bercakap sudah habis maka sekarang masa untuk menyingkirkan Najib secepat mungkin seperti yang disarankan Dr Mahathir itu sudah merupakan tanggungjawab terhadap negara.

Najib tidak perlu merasa takut untuk berundur kerana berundur itu merupakan satu-satunya jalan atau pilihan untuk beliau  berbakti kepada negara. Jika beliau gagal untuk menunjukan kemampuan beliau untuk membina Negara, berundur itu adalah cara yang tepat untuk beliau menunjukan yang beliau sayangkan Negara dan sanggup berbuat apa sahaja untuk negara sekali pun terpaksa berundur dari jawatan yang tertinggi dalam kerajaan itu.

Rakyat akan menganggap pengunduran beliau itu sebagai satu sumbangan besar terhadap Negara dan ia akan dikenang sampai bila-bila oleh rakyat dan Negara. Pengunduran beliau itu merupakan satu tindakan bijak bagi mengikis ‘stigma’ buruk yang melekat kepada batang tubuhnya sebagai pemimpin negara.
Najib tidak dapat lagi bertahan dan elok bagi beliau membantu dalam peralihan kuasa negara dari bertahan yang sudah hampir pasti tidak akan mendatangkan kejayaan kepada beliau. Beliau boleh membantu untuk menyelamatkan negara dan bantuan itu adalah dengan cara mempercepatkan persaraan agar negara tidak kecundang kerana kesalahan dan kesilapan beliau.

Sesungguhnya kesalahan dan kesilapan beliau itu ada kesalahan dan kesilapan yang ‘unnecessary’ tetapi kelalaian dan kelemahan beliau sebagai pemimpin negara itu menyebabkan beliau menghadapi masalah-masalah yang  ‘unnecessary’ itu.

Kepada Najib, bantulah rakyat dan negara dengan berundur secara terhormat. Mulakanlah usaha itu dari saat ini dan jangan toleh kebelakang lagi. Hakikatnya ada pemimpin yang boleh berbakti dengan mengambil tugas dan jawatan walaupun ia dari luar kerajaan, tetapi ada setengah pemimpin boleh berbakti dengan mengundurkan diri dan membantu kepimpinan baru negara.

18 April 2015

The darker the night the nearer we are to the dawn

We are now at the darkest part of the long night. There has been a long dark night for us as if that the dawn and the sun lights will never come at all. The revolting minds of the people are at the all-time high that the people just can’t endure the mischiefs of the leadership any longer. 

PM Najib and his fellow Cabinet members are reprimanding at the widespread calls for them to quit. They are now grouping and embrace each other in stubbornness and in turn allege us being the sponsors for the split among the people.

Najib and gang are now entangled in the web. They are trapped in between their greed to cling to power and the unreceptiveness of the ordinary people towards them. The dejected Malaysians are just waiting for them to be back to their sense and quickly admit that they are the authentic cause for the split and swiftly take a bold move to quit.

Time and space do not permit us to list the mischievous acts of the ruling leaders. Enough have been said about it and the people are conclusive in wanting the current group of leaders to relinquish their respective responsibilities to give way for a new nation to kick off. They have taken in enough of deceptions by the ruling leaders and they can’t consume it anymore.

Najib and his group have been given six years and sufficient chance to proof their worthiness as leaders but they fail miserably. They have lost all clues as how to mitigate the massive complications as they are lacking in all necessary requisites of functional and suitable leaders with leadership. To some honorable people, there are at least three imperative ingredients of a good leader. The three are intelligence, energy and integrity. If they don’t have integrity please do not bother to think of the earlier two.  

It’s an undeniable fact that UMNO too have highly qualified leaders, young and old graduating from well-known universities across the globe but they are diseased by the deleterious cultures that are ingrained in the party. There are a few of them who we initially thought as youthful leaders who came down from paradise to heal the serious and terminal diseases that UMNO has contracted for so long. Nevertheless in the end they too succumb to the evil and devilish cultures in UMNO.

Ultimately they are just part and parcel of leaders who are deprived of integrity and subsequently become the conduit and protectors to the evil and unwieldy acts of their leaders. The youthful leaders are ineffectual lots these days. They are undependable. They are not like youth leaders of three or four decades ago who were brave and courageous to set the mode for change when necessary even to the expense of their personal perquisites and benefits.

The youthful UMNO have long gone with history and now being taken over by impotent lots. Youth of today are just like a dead fish that leisurely swims with the flow. It’s not indecorous to say that the youth of today more often than not adds more burdens to the country which they claim to love and struggle for.

However the ordinary citizens are fast realizing the real goings on in the present government and they are unwearyingly waiting for the change. The calls for the leadership to quit are ever mounting as they truly and genuinely believe that change will follow suit. When and how it happens that is for everybody to guess.

Corruption level is at the deepest while the abuse of power is at unimaginable and beyond comprehension by any sensible being called human. No leader of any reasonable government spends like our government does. At every international turfs and arenas we rank the worst and there is no indication that our leadership can change as they can never change.

We are truly at the darkest part of the night but a pacifying adage keeps me and many others going. It says, the darker the night the nearer we are to the dawn.