UMNO is almost in oblivion in Selangor albeit all the big huha, claiming that BN was just on standby ready to topple Pakatan Rakyat in the state in the just concluded mother of all elections. The crash of BN in Selangor was unimaginable as the UMNO state liaison chairman was PM Najib himself. The absence of Selangor representatives in the Federal BN Cabinet announced by PM Najib yesterday reflects the notion that UMNO has given up all hopes to recuperate in Selangor.
The pricey defeat of BN in the nation's richest state would immobilize the party for at least another decade or until the real and leaders with consequence replaces the current set, which ever comes earlier. The Selangor voters courageously went all out against the power, command and supremacy of the Federal incumbency of Barisan Nasional. They managed to drive home a point that no one leader in the state can match Khalid Ibrahim's comparability in managing the state government to an optimum of competency and capability.
The absence of Noh Omar, one of the handful surviving Selangor BN Parliamentarians in the newly announced Federal Cabinet lineup is also a strong allusion that the state most senior leader should start counting his days in the Federal and State level politics. He is now measured as a spent force and can do no impairment to Tan Sri Khalid’s immovable and unbending existence in the state. Noh and his team is now compelled to own up their defective and malfunctioning leadership. Noh and gang has no merit to equate their capability with Khalid’s strong capacity as the CEO of this wealthiest state.
To add more injury to UMNO, a number of known recycled leaders are in the Federal Cabinet, among the many are Shahidan Kassim and Mahadzir Khalid. How on earth can UMNO keep abreast with the change of time? UMNO fails to realize that the party is managing people and human beings who have progressed miles ahead of UMNO leadership’s mental and moral capacity. To catch up with their pressing demands and needs UMNO has to transform for a total change. UMNO just refuses to change and even they want to, the party leaders and members in a similar way, do not know what and how to carry out the change.
Many take the inclusion of the current brand of leaders in the cabinet as an ‘insult’ to Malaysians who are still in the process of soul searching and this bigotry acts of the current leadership will help them to uncover the solution, ie to continue efforts to displace or replace the government with an alternative leadership.
UMNO and BN should realize that the muscle of federal incumbency can no longer hold them in power any longer. It looks like Selangor UMNO is now squatting quietly at a lonely corner licking its own wound after the heavy bashing by its opponent on the last 5th of May.