UMNO in recent development looks like it is going to be an orphanage party. So does PBB in Sarawak. What is the common attribute of these two parties? Both are parties for the Malays and the indigenous.
What is the common danger that faces both the parties for the indigenous? The answer is, both look like going to be the orphanage parties respectively for the peninsula and Sarawak
The third and the most vital question is; what is the common and familiar disease that both are experiencing now?
Both the parties are facing serious intra and inter party antagonists and without immediate efforts with appropriate face-saving devices for each and individual party can lead the coalition to an eventual dilapidation and disrepair.
UMNO, until today is still trying hard to find its actual identity, which the party has lost since Mahathir’s leadership.
Now UMNO is BN and BN is UMNO. MCA, GERAKKAN and MIC in essence are of no consequence to BN, as they are parasites to UMNO.
UMNO has been blamed by its components in the peninsula since the 2008 GE for the dismal performances and now the core component of Sarawak BN, PBB is noticeably blamed by the voters and rejected Taib Mahmud in the open in the 8-day campaign period in Sibu by election.
Najib and Muhyiddin camped themselves in Sibu to make up a win and defended BN with all their might with lofty promises and dishing out hand outs to Sibu voters but that was not good enough to coax and charm the voters to retain the seat within BN.
Najib in essence is jilted by the Chinese voters in recent by elections. Our Chinese friends know what they want and nothing can shake their stand and struggles. They are not easily hook winked by short term monetary hand outs and do not take Najib’s offer seriously.
A personal friend from Sibu commented that the offer of rm5 million for the Chinese and missionary schools was taken as an insult as the rich Foochow community can make up the amount by themselves.
The local sentiments against Sarawak State leadership is starting to show up after 29 years of tolerating his tight-fisted rule and corruptly perceived CM and the State Cabinet is the main issue that was effectively used by the DAP to entice them to vote against SUPP/BN.
Like UMNO in the peninsula PBB is now negatively perceived by the people of state and for Taib to be the Samy Velu of Sarawak is highly probable. Taib has been over staying and to right minded political opinion, he has to start packing for retirement without interruption.
It is apparent that the Sarawakian is giving a very strong and strapping notice to Taib; either he leaves or BN has got to go.
Taib and PBB seem to put Sarawak Component parties, PBRS and SUPP in tight spot; torn in between the allegiance to the coalition and the actual needs of the Sarawak public to see Taib’s departure. To them Taib is just a paper tiger.
Conclusively we should agree among ourselves that UMNO is an orphanage party in the peninsula, while PBB is a newly born orphan, and that may cause power for the present State Government.