I have been asked many times by friends and associates why I am unremittingly supporting Tengku Razaleigh (TR) since I became active in UMNO over 30 years ago.
Some appreciate me for my stand but many more think I am just wasting my time for a person whom they think can never make up in politics since he was scientifically ostracized by Dr Mahathir and his followers since 30 years ago.
A few came to advise me to change my stand and go for a leader who observes me personally and make some personal gains for me and my family like many other politicians do.
I have been turning deaf ears to the opinion because I am living to see justice and fairness prevail at certain reasonable level.
TR’s politics and his human side make me resolutely believe the he would finally become the savior to our current political uncertainties.
He has undoubtedly achieved high level of resilience in facing crisis and that makes him very eligible to manage complexes in political scene of Malaysia.
TR has organically contributed to the nation with huge efforts and personal sacrifices for the nation which the young populations have almost forgotten.
He has been sidelined by the ruling group because of politics coupled by unsympathetic media which were all controlled by his political adversaries.
In a Malay and Malaysian politics, good and worthwhile leaders are not welcomed as it is only for those of court jesters like as they are good in amusing the big leaders with inferior quality.
TR’s personal efforts and contributions were unmatched by any UMNO leaders of his time and also the current ruling leaders.
To some, they believe the unrivaled personal profile of TR makes every ruling and aspiring leaders feel unsecured if TR was to be in the corridor of power let alone to be in the highest office on the land.
I have been writing already too much of what TR has done for the Malays and Malaysians and need no more repetition.
His role at international playground went up as far as being the chairman for the Board of Directors of the World Bank, IMF, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), all at the same time.
For our own record no one in this wide world have the profile of heading 4 international institutions with 4 different functions, not even from anybody from USA and Europe.
None of our sour grape leaders, especially among those of his peers who aspired to rise to the helm wanted this to be the common knowledge of Malaysians as they don’t have that much laurels to rest on.
But all these records are proven to be suicidal for his political path as he became the target of envious politicians since by supporting him they feel that TR would outshine them in all turfs of politics.
But TR is still a leader as he never brood over what colleagues and foes did to him and he continues on going through the thorny path in his political endeavors as he believes that the truth cannot be concealed all the time.
Someday, somehow he believes that he would be there not for glamour but for the purpose of doing a massive repair job for UMNO and the government.
I am firm of my opinion that TR is spared by the great Almighty for the Malays and the sanctified Malaysian to lean on in time of uncertainties like what we are facing currently.
I hope what is said by me, can give a bit of why I am always at the prayer mat hoping to fulfill my dream of living in solace within the borders of a well-managed nation.
For that intend and purpose I always have the confidence in TR to take on the driver’s seat for the noble sake of our generation.
That’s all for today.