BN, in particular UMNO is perennially in a state of hopelessness. There is still no hint that the coalition is regaining its lost support. Instead, it is losing reverence from the ordinary Malaysian. The veneration is so serious that citizens as young as school leavers do not have even a wink at that ailing party. They do not see UMNO as the party that can grant them hope for their future. While large numbers of these young citizens lean themselves towards the Opposition, some remain in abstention and are not inclined with any political party.
UMNO is losing grip over the young and thinking voters. UMNO has failed to keep abreast with the needs and aspirations of the young generation. Muhyiddin Yassin realizes this situation and he called upon all UMNO members yesterday to fight back the effective psychological war against BN by the Pakatan Rakyat, in particular by PKR de facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim.
Like any UMNO leader, Muhyiddin blames Pakatan Rakyat for the desolation and anguish of the people towards UMNO and BN. UMNO does not accept that the party is facing dwindling support because of party’s own transgressions on the people and the country since at least three decades ago. Malaysians have been very kind towards BN, and have allowed them (BN) to govern the country ad infinitum since independence of the federation in 1957.
To all Malaysians, let us all come to terms that our support have been taken for granted and we have seen the misdemeanors committed by the BN leaders without qualms to the extent that the country have lost all attributes of a democratic nation. BN is the host of all mischievous accounts of financial scandals that milked the country dry. Our National debt stands at more than RM502billion, which was just at RM230 billion when Najib assumed the Premiership in 2009. Now, the national debt is almost 54% of our GDP, nearly reaching the 55% of the legislative ceiling allowable for the country to contain debts.
Let us be alerted that the figure does not include the loan and debts of the Off Budget Agencies which stands at RM120 billion. By adding these figures together, our country is in actuality indebted of RM620 billion. This is far above the allowable limit as legislated by the parliament. In reality, our national debt is now more than 65% of our GDP. It is a frightening state of affairs, indeed.
I am hopeful that each and every responsible citizen will address this worrying state of affairs of our nation by getting the mandate changed to another ruling party, which we hope to be more responsible and accountable towards our beloved nation. The leaders of the other party are not perfect, but as I have often stated, the worst of Pakatan Rakyat is a lot better than the best of Barisan Nasional.
We must not forget that it is our democratic responsibility for our country to do away with the higgledy-piggledy leaders of UMNO and BN. This can no doubt be achieved through a united stand against the hegemony of UMNO.