As I have promised in my last posting, I now decide to chip in my opinion based on what is seen and heard about the cracks and an imminent cross fire between and among leaders of UMNO in particular at the higher stratum of the party.
It is very familiar and proverbial to see how a divide can build up from the embryonic spot of a rip and how that split and cracks widens and eventually became a severe political brawl and scuffle.
While UMNO is in the search of its identity and to recognize its own self, there are already some moves to reprove somebody and as I have said earlier would be the eventual and concluding reason for UMNO and BN to fall in the trap of the alternative party.
The real enemy of UMNO is its members themselves and we have to accept that is notable idiosyncrasy and foible of any big party with huge membership like UMNO.
Many years ago I was asked by my Division Head whether I would like to take up the chairman of Membership drive Bureau as I was the longest serving Divisional Committee and to him I should be the best person to take up the responsibility.
I politely begged to decline the offer as I have been openly opposed to having big membership in the party as big members can create gigantic and mountable administrative hazards.
I am a strong believer that political power cannot be maintained with strong and big muscles. We are not going for open military war fare but we are going for a fine mental war fare with the opposing parties which are normal phenomenon in any democratic system.
I expressed it in dialog sessions with leadership but my idea was unceremoniously rejected and dust binned.
I was openly alleged in the big crowd of attendees of the sessions that I was too fond of being different from others and did not want to be with the opinion of the majority.
Obviously those who name called me were the apple polishers as that was the best opportunity for them to be seen and to get credit from the leaders from supreme council who treasured the conviviality of the sycophants.
I then just sat quietly at the corner of the hall watching and witnessing court jesters amusing their leaders throughout the sessions.
While they were enjoying bashing me I told myself to remain firm as I was too absorbed with my opinion that one day I am going to prove them wrong and I am right.
I am not in support of huge membership as the size does not make the party strong when we face the General Election. A big sized body is always susceptible to terminal diseases.
In the General Election of 1999 and 2008 the ones who massively voted for the opposition was the UMNO members with their branches committee members who gave way to the opposition to achievable and formidable numbers in Parliament and managed to control 5 State Assemblies .
Apart from the National issues the major cause of the shift of support from the UMNO members were due to the warring parties in their pursuit to control their respective branches.
The losing group usually would go out to support the opposition candidates when elections come by. To me the smaller the number of members the smaller the number of branches and consequentially the less the number of turn coats.
When the watchful public sees that even the branch committee members of UMNO came in support of the opposition in protest, the fence sitters had no qualm of going to vote for the opposition as well.
In reality the main focus for the party is to gain respect and regards from the public via good and solid policy which in subsequent well and orderly implemented.
People want to see that the policies are strong and well formulated, durable for a long term purposes which moves towards national unity among the multiracial and ethnics of Malaysia.
In implementation the policies, there is a need for certainty that there is no element of corruption and abuse by political leaders and the implementers themselves.
The implementation should be by the civil servants without interference of politics especially from the Ministers as a Minister can only interfere if the implementers are not implementing the policy set by the party appropriately.
This issue of Ministers and politicians interfering in the duties of the government servants has been the culture of the day and implementers too are brought into the corrupt practices in the open.
Hence corruption has gone to the core to the extent that the whole government is perceived and seen to be corrupt and fraudulent to irremediable stage.
The Judiciary, the other pillar of our democratic system is seriously perceived to be feeble and has not regained its standing as independent body since the sad and incomprehensible incidence of 1988 encroachment of the Executive.
The incidence saw five independent judges including the Lord President were discharged of their duties callously for the gain of power crazy individuals who led the country then.
This is a very recent history and large fractions of the voting public are still alive and kicking and they can still recall the incidence unambiguously.
I have been criticized by a few that I am repeating the issue so many times but my answer to this is simple: I repeat the same issue several times because what we are facing now is over the same issues.
AND if it is not properly resolved, BN will be forsaken over this same issues.