In my last posting I put up my frank and guileless opinion that BN may be able to sustain power at the Federal level but with stiff conditions and provisions. For BN to secure unconditional support like 2 decades ago is now history.
The condition and provision is definitely very tough to implement for leaders who are too used to commit offenses Scot-free with great immunity and no Law can convict them.
UMNO especially has to introspect itself to realize what has gone wrong and must be prepared even to cannibalize the party and to reconstruct it in order to be relevant in the eyes and hearts of the people and the Malays in particular.
The question is how to cannibalize and to reconstruct it?
UMNO must be serious in its attempt to revolutionize this Malay party, to be recognized as the guardian and to take custodian of Malay interest. All adaptation and adjustment to the party have to be done before the General Election.
Easing the pain to a disease is not helping a sick man. What is actually needed is to address the disease suffered by the man.
Taking in 2 tablets of pain killer to ease the regular pain-in-the neck does not help. The real appropriate solution is to address the high blood pressure may be or any other related disease that causes the pain-in-the neck.
So what is the actual disease of UMNO? UMNO is not human; it is just a political organization. UMNO is not able to misbehave or commit any wrong. UMNO has become an almost irrelevant and a destitute party due to the human beings who manage the party.
An important organization like UMNO has rules to follow and there are elements of dos and the don’ts. That is why UMNO has a printed constitution to guide each and every member to digest and follow the rules stipulated in it and those rules are meant to be followed and not to be broken.
BUT there is a small part in the book of UMNO constitution which is of prime importance and should be valued by everyone who wants to be a member; that is the spirit and the struggle of the party. In fact that is the main item of the constitution, and in UMNO, the struggles and the spirit of it is spelt in the article 3 of the constitution.
So with current state of affairs in UMNO, we should by now identify the definite disease of this party. Most of it has been mentioned in my last posting and many more postings in the past years.
CORRUPTION is the mother of all problems in this devilish and irresponsible party. Old and young, veteran and new members are already held ransom by corruption.
With unmitigated corruption in the party and government it brings along a lot of other consignments of devious standards and morals to the leadership and members that compounds the already complicated state of affairs.
CORRUPTIBLE act is an act of an acute and serious THIEVING. In fact it is much serious than an act of thieving.
Stealing will only make the victims in despair but CORRUPTION will affect and ruins what is not stolen as well as it involves tax-payers money and subsequently will send in many other sets of problems like misallocation of public funds and subsequently costs the government (tax payers) mountable amount of money being wasted and ill spent.
Misallocation of funds due to huge corruptible activities of the leaders and the government cost our students their future as there not enough of funds allocated for MARA to send them abroad for training and for their tertiary education.
Gigantic projects are proposed by the government with grand intention of corrupt leaders and implementers to skim from them and it is seldom meant for the real necessity of the rakyat. Public fund stolen through direct negotiation project is enormous and we can safely say that the quantum is in hundreds of billion of Malaysian Ringgit.
Corruption is the no 1 enemy for any country which wants to progress. Corruption rots the main thrust of any system in our case Malaysia as a nation.
Corruption and UMNO is synonymous and it is very tough exercise to do any curative move to stamp out this heinous habit. Old and bad habit like corruption is hard to go unless the people make them go through National Election.
Corruption and UMNO can be summed up by applying a popular Malay proverb, ‘UMNO dan rasuah itu ibarat aur dengan tebing, saling memerlukan diantara satu dengan lain’.
Old habits are hard to die. Can the top leaders of UMNO and BN manage to remove the ingrained opinion among the public that all of them are corrupt? Can they?
A corrupt community or group would not be able to find any solution to corrupt individuals within its group or community. Allowing the group of corrupt leaders to continue ruling the state will only infuriate the public and they will be finding alternative leadership through the ballot box.
While corruption is widely spread in this country no one has been convicted and jailed for that offense. The Ministers, the MBs and high public officers are known to be corrupt but none so far have been convicted.
Years ago Rais Yatim announced that there were 18 high profile corruption cases but until to this date none of the 18 has been brought to court of Law. So the public would not have any more compassion to maintain the UMNO government.
PKFZ issue involved MCA leadership but the Party’s head that had the intention to open up the issue was unceremoniously put aside by highly syndicated move through the party’s EGM recently.
Now that man is not in the Cabinet any longer as his retirement would make Najib and the rest of the MCA corrupt leaders to say on and cover up the case until everyone of us forgets the issue.
The perpetrators survive while the innocents become the scapegoats. They don’t ‘fuck’ care or have any concern over the 12 billion ringgit of public money involved in the scam.
The country is currently ruled by organized mafias and big cartels. Going for the truth is forbidden; we are supposed to be supporting men and women with big and powerful muscles.
In conclusion if the current ruling parties in the BN component still have the burning desire to remain in power, please change the whole lineup of the leaders and replace it with a new set with presentable image and disposition to face the aggravated voting public.
The lineup themselves must be courageous enough to sacrifice for the sake of the party's survival. If they have to go than they have to go.
Don’t ask anybody how to do it. The ordinary members must be in the open to go for that change.
We should only retain the current lineup if we have irrefutably decided to see BN losing the General Election and that is also your basic human right.