I have been receiving numerous calls from many leaders of branches in many UMNO divisions in Negeri Sembilan lately requesting me to meet them to discuss on current issues surrounding UMNO.
Many of those calls come from concerned grassroot leaders who are not pleased with the way UMNO is faring after the General Election on the 8th of March.
One of the calls came from Tampin division who was so crossed by the code of ethics that governs the coming party election which he considers a dreadful act of desperados.
Another call came from Rembau division who fiercely complained about the Division Head whom he thinks is not a material of a good political leader because he treats the party as his personal belonging.
Rembau UMNO Head of Division coincidentally is the Menteri Besar for the state and Khairy Jamaluddin is the Divisional Youth Head who also holds the position of National Youth Deputy Head.
I have been having the impression that Division is headed by an impregnable person whom I know very personal long before he ascended to the current position.
He is a person who is blessed by wealth and rubs shoulders only with the rich and famous and he used to impress upon me of his unassailable leadership strength in the state.
I was always a friend of his but only until he became the chief of the state after which I heard nothing about him until the recent dismal performance of BN in the state during the last General Elections when the state government he led was almost flattened by the opposition party.
Obviously he has to take accountability for the pitiable performance in the General Election as the issues surrounding his family’s interference in the state administration were widely gossiped by everybody in the state.
I was told that he is changed man. He does not conceal his ego and looks down on everybody except to the rich and famous and enjoys the benefit of being amused by the circle of weak and non-consequential political apple polishers around him.
Some sent me e-mails telling me that he respects nobody and suspects everybody, hence that explains why he chose to trust only his family members and in particular his eldest brother whom he appointed to be the Secretary of the State UMNO Liaison committee.
Parallel to this issue many UMNO members in the state are conclusively in the opinion that his inferior feeling is too obvious when he selected only weak and unviable individuals to be UMNO’s candidates in the last General Election.
Obviously, the choice of misfit candidates was one of the main contributing factors to the disparaging losses of BN candidates in the General Elections.
I took this discontentment with no revelation. The irritations of UMNO members are heard and found at every corner and the gossip about leaders is just like breakfast and soup of the day.
Quite frankly Mohammad is too little a politician but trying to be like one, and along the way he continuously fumbles himself with his sharp witty answers to problematic constituents and that was too hurting for anyone to bear.
His mannerism to the old has got to be improved instantaneously, never allow his wealth and richness drives his ego too far to the extent of rubbishing everyone else’s opinion.
He has to abide to the fact that he is not the first MB of the state and don’t allow people to compare his skill in managing human beings to his predecessors.
His promise to be an MB with unassailable and indisputable person in charge over his predecessors has not been seen to live and this made him very vulnerable to the eyes of the voting public.
He must stop being a proud man. In few of his speeches he courageously said that he chose to become an MB not for wealth, but he came in for this position purely to incessantly serving the people.
He told the audience that the wealth he personally has can last for more than 4 generations, and sincerely that was the first time in the whole of my life hearing a person claiming him with bundles of wealth and richness.
That kind of wordings in a speech at a formal function is too unbecoming and made the people listening it taken aback as they don’t expect that kind of cheap ‘self-promo’ to come from an MB.
That was too crude to come from the mouth of the chief executive of a state and I was so depressed when I heard it.
All these little things make vast differences between persons and individuals and it tells whether one has the basic finesse to become an impregnable leader.
Lastly, from what we see and hear, let us come to conclusive opinion that Mohammad is still way behind what he aspires to become.
I wish to talk to him hoping that he could lend his ears, but I was impressed by many that man like me is no more within his wavelength to make up a conversation.
However I believe he will be back to his real self once he starts believing that ‘God works mysteriously' on everyone and being.
That is all for the day.