If most of the BN component parties are drenched and soaked with nebulous and indefinable internal problems, what would be the natural consequent that follows?
This is the question that many people are asking and so far there is no sign of improvement but instead they are facing more compounding tribulations.
There have been intense polemics on various issues in the cyber sphere and in other forms of media but none so far has succeeded in getting to identify the actual problems faced by each and individual party.
Every member of every party feels the problems but no one really knows what is troubling them. We must appreciate the fact that we have to understand the problems to the fullest first even before thinking of solving it.
This has been the problem that our UMNO leadership has failed to detect and to mend the rift in the party at all levels. Everyone is interested to see the party getting stronger to face the mountable issues faced by the country in this modern era.
The leaderships have been doing all they can to address hanging issues surrounding the Malays and UMNO as well as issues relating to our friends from other races and their political parties.
BUT they don’t understand which of the many issues is in urgent need to be solved first. Is it the leaders themselves that make the party like UMNO in shamble?
If that is the case then the subject is the crisis of confidence of the leaders and let democracy works on a truly even playing field for the members to choose which leader or group of leaders they are comfortable with.
That was the actual reason why democracy came into being; that is to choose which leader they think best to lead and which leader they want to put aside in retirement.
BUT the actual working of democracy have been squarely prostituted by elements of suppression by the power house and the media as well as the system of administration that make democracy apprehensively impossible to work within its legitimate frame work.
This is evidently happening in UMNO, MIC and the PBB of Sarawak when democracy is guided by the current ruling leaders with all the might of the executive provisions with them.
Just take the issue that MIC is plaguing with at the moment. For all intent and purposes Samy Velu should have already planned for an Emergency General Assembly of MIC to legitimized his position in the party.
If the delegates choose to preserve him in the EGM then it would stabilized his leadership as he is endorsed by a special meeting of its delegates from all over.
If the EGM decides to oust him than there would be a new leader to replace him with the endorsement of the delegates and that new leader will be the new hope for MIC and there will be a long period of unruffled MIC until such time when the successor decides to stay too long like his predecessor Samy did.
The issue now is not who has stronger and bigger muscle to wrest. It is whether we are prepared to do the right thing to the party even to the extent of relinquishing all positions and our pips on our shoulders. This is what we called as SACRIFICE which many leaders of these days dread to do.
Every component leader does not take legitimacy as of profound and prime importance in any leadership of organization with democratic zest and keenness like all our political parties in this country.
In my last posting, I concluded my article by asking, ‘is any one who can tell every one which party in BN component is not in difficulty?’
Nobody could give me one, as UMNO itself as the trunk of BN has huge and colossal problems plaguing the party.
The party’s enormous number of branches are not functioning like those of yester years and their members are hopelessly apathetic as the branches activities are almost unheard of.
The branches annual general meetings are more often than not are held without enough quorum and the young members are not interested in UMNO activities.
SO how do we expect the party to be strong as the members are not keen even to attend the branches annual general meeting?
The Divisional Heads are not able to move their branches to organize political activities as the branches heads are too parasitic on the Divisional Heads for money and other kinds of monetary assistances. If there is no money provided there will be no activity.
The sense of volunteering has long been spent and disappeared as the soul of the party’s struggles is already in the cavity.
I was told that even Najib has to push the branches in his Pekan Division with money in order to get the Division to complete all the branches annual general meetings for this year, and that has been the practice for donkey years.
Most of the Divisional Head are not leaders as they paid the branches delegates in the Division Annual General meetings to be the heads.
Their good leaders are booted out by money and political corruption by the eager businessmen and corporate names who attend the annual meeting once a year just to secure positions as the branches and Divisions' chiefs.
Can we survive with this conduct and manner of politics? Can we? Even if we can survive for another decade, the question is where do we source the money from?
Can we blame anybody if they allege us that the gambling football license is the source of that needed fund to pay the votes? After all Vincent Tan is known to the public that he is very involved with UMNO for the sake of his gigantic business empire.
In fact I was made to believe and I believe it, that Vincent Tan knows more about UMNO than we members do. He has a very friendly connection in the Supreme Council especially in the UMNO HQ secretariat.
So how do we solve the problems which I mentioned in the preamble of this article? Can we trust everybody to find out the details of what I have just mentioned?
Give an honest answer to yourself.