The meeting between the PM Najib with 30 senior officers of BTN on Tuesday was an initial step towards effort to revamp the department which involve the curriculum of the courses to be conducted.
Honestly BTN has a good set of curriculum but what was wrong was the implementation of the courses which deviated wayward by propping individual leaders and more or less smearing others who had different view and perception on certain issues.
There were not much of elements of racist in BTN but more perilous was the element of building up resentment among Malay leaders instead of uniting the Malay leaders in the line up.
In short BTN was made used by some leaders to impede others whom they feel would be a competitors in the struggle for power climbing.
In 1981 Mahathir succeeded Hussein Onn as PM and Mahathir was very obvious siding Musa in the fight for the Deputy President and subsequently Musa won the contest, certainly due to Mahathir’s open support for him (Musa).
Musa won the contest but his winning was not genuine support for him as it was Mahathir who brought him the votes.
Musa realised that he was not sitting and standing on firm footing in UMNO. Tengku Razaleigh despite losing was still supported by UMNO because he has been the Vice President of UMNO even earlier than Dr Mahathir.
TR’s personal record couldn't be erased as his personal profile was unmatched by any leader of those days and even by the current leaders.
BTN played very crucial role to prop up Musa and the man in charge of BTN at that time was non other than our 'great' Pak Lah who was then the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s department.
BTN was all out admonishing TR and never a word was said to recognise TR as the most in illustrious leader of the day just because the frightful feeling felt by some leaders of that time.
BTN never recognise that TR was the only person outside US to be the Chairman of the World Bank, IMF, Asian Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank.
The fact that TR was heading 4 international Financial giants with 4 different functions was a real and great achievement for any son of Malaysian Soil.
When I asked the training moderator about the outstanding achievement of the Kelantan Prince I was answered in a very cynical manner and I was an irritant to the moderators of the day.
Many other leaders who were friends of TR could not escape the admonishment of BTN and every effort was made to find what Musa has done for the nation in order to prop him.
BTN was for Musa and gang and after few years Mahathir was also victimised as Musa was already planning a stage against Mahathir in a very subtle manner.
BTN interfered in choosing candidates for any election and its feelers was already in every UMNO Division and they played not a small role in determining who to lead and who to be dropped as leaders in UMNO divisions.
Not many would dare to say this as many UMNO members are not struggling for the Malays anymore but for their personal ambitions and glories.
UMNO leaders from then on only walk on their stomach and that culture is now becoming accepted culture until today and the party is now facing an acute immune deficiency syndrome or popular with acronym AIDS.
We should now have to accept that UMNO is now suffering from lack of immune system which may put the party in demise if any other disease comes near it.
I may be alone in giving this opinion but that is okay with me. I am conclusive that BTN should be disbanded and by doing so this could save the country a lot of money from unnecessary expenses.
For the 2010 budget our operational and development expenses is cut by 17% and 30% respectively.
By disbanding BTN the amount of money allocated for this department can be spent on some other pressing needs.
The money can be given to MARA which has not received any allocation for the needy and deserving Malays to further their studies local and abroad. MARA is already malfunctioning as an agency to develop the Malays in professional educations.
We should also be reminded that during the 1993 constitutional crisis, BTN played a major role in indoctrinating the people that Royal Institution was of no relevance anymore.
Obviously BTN followed through their taukehs attempt to suppress the already small power that the the constitution provides for The Malay Rulers.
So, why hesitate to disband the department like BTN?