20 May 2009
DS Najib - Hopes & Aspirations - If there's any Final Part
What we do today shapes up the future, and the consequence whether is for the good or for the bad, it will surface in 1 or 2 decades after.
That is why there are many living Malaysians are missing the kind of life which they experienced 25 years ago.
The politics of divide and rule by Mahathir ever since he ascended to the Premiership in 1981 resulted in what we see today.
His pleasure is our anguish, and there are still many who are in denial that they were deceived far wayward to the extent of adoring him like dummy god.
I agree out rightly that Abdullah was too weak a Premier and he never had a material of a Prime Minister, but UMNO was in denial then and blindly accepted Mahathir’s choice to put him in Putrajaya, without knowing Mahathir had his own raison d'être for choosing Abdullah.
UMNO leaders then went all out supporting Abdullah even though many of them came to term that Abdullah being a PM was not at all a good deal for Malaysian.
Abdullah’s popularity was short lived as people found him a misfit for that position and one of those who was openly throwing hard shots at him was Mahathir himself.
I was so eager to know what was inside Mahathir as he was starting the whisperings and commenting negatively on Abdullah and for that purpose we agreed among some friends and various NGOs to organize a forum like, which was chaired by me.
We invited Mahathir to speak on an officially organized forum for everyone to hear why he was too crossed with Abdullah.
Eventually the forum took place at Century Club, Taman Melawati on the 24 June 2006 and Mahathir wasted no time and bashed his protégé to the optimum on the stage.
He touched on only 3 issues: the AP, crooked bridge and the 4th floor boys and of course in deliberating all the 3 issues he never missed mentioning the name of Khairy Jamaluddin.
One of the participants passed me a question to be handed to Mahathir asking why he chose Abdullah to be his successor when large portion of Malaysian have reservation on Abdullah even before he was selected to be the PM. This question was never answered.
But many among the participants were on the opinion that Mahathir wanted Abdullah to succeed him because Abdullah was weak. To him a weak Abdullah would give him the pleasure of having a PM who could turn and curve with him.
But much to his disappointment Abdullah did not give him that concession and that made him so annoyed and crossed with his weak successor.
As for DS Najib, if he works his politics the way Mahathir did, it would bring UMNO and BN to the yard.
He should not say or do anything on personal premise as each an individual leader however small have his followers.
Many people think that the only way for DS Najib to be afloat is to have unity participation within the divisive intra party like what advance countries which adopt democracy in real sense.
I want to quote one of my commentators, flyer168 wrote in my blog. He said “the strongest chain is only as strong as the weakest link”.
A strong government can ultimately goes in disarray if we have weak link with the people at large however weak they are.
The fundamental issue that Najib is facing is the inter-racial problem that makes up the basic pillar of perpetual harmonious living in the country.
To the minds of serious and caring citizen of the soil, no unity means there is no good life in this country.
I have to brave myself saying this, but the fact remains a fact. If the national unity is eroding we must submit that nothing can any leader do, let alone to talk about development of this nation.
For the past decades we have been listening to the pranks of leaders who talk in rhetoric about nation building but cared too little about this very pertinent point which no leader should ignore.
The unity among races went well until mid 80s. Everybody was working hand in hand to achieve the agreeable solution among races, that was to work for 30% Bimiputra equity, and there was no quarrel on inter-racial premise.
The Bumiputra equity went up to 18.2 % in 1984 from 2.7% in 1970. The jump was tremendous and we were quite positive to achieve the target.
But personal politics was above everything as such that this statistics became stagnant and circumvented the effort to achieve the target.
When somebody else came in to take charge of the economy the statistic became so blunted and the reality came to the open just a day before Mahathir stepped down when he gave his parting speech in Parliament.
You and me heard it very clearly that the Buniputra participation was just at 18.6%; meaning that Mahathir and Daim had only succeeded in adding a fractional percentage to the statistics of 0.4 % in almost 20 years.
As I have written in my last posting that the formula of National Unity has not been followed through and like in Mathematics if we don’t follow the formula there will be no right answer to it.
During that important period we were too focused on gigantic projects to show the world that we are having the tallest twin tower and all kind of that sort to impress the world.
To us having those biggest and the longest and the tallest in the world were our ultimate and we forget the development of good and reasonable middle class population.
In all the 11 Scandinavian countries, we don’t see skyscrapers, and we can’t find elaborate physical development of our sort, but these countries have the population of the highest income bracket, many percent higher than even the G7 or G8.
We can’t see tall buildings in these countries like Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark and around the rest of the Scandinavian countries.
Their leaders develop their country for the sole purpose of enhancing their people’s lives and never in their mind to show off.
Their leaders are not known to the world like ours and let me ask everyone: who is the Prime Minister of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and other members of the Scandinavian Nations?. Bet you less than 10% of Malaysian knows them.
With all these in place right in front of DS Najib, can he emulate that kind of values for us in this beautiful nation?
DS Najib whether he likes it or not he has to be sure that all leaders including himself have no personal encumbering baggage in order to bring this country to greater height.
As long as there are Ministers having proxy companies in hand and are competing in business with the people they rule than let us forget about everything and for God sake no more rhetoric please.
If this important component does not exist, we let nature finds its course and the water finds its own level. I hope I won’t be reprimanded for disposing my true and honest opinion.
Do remember this country is also mine. Let us agree to disagree on some matters.
That is all for me to write on this topic; it may be short but to a person of no consequence like me, I think it covers most of the essentials.