20 February 2017

Let's support the repenting Mahathir to oust Najib

  1. Different nation has different definitions of Nation Building. Nation building is not just physical development with the highest twin-towers in the entire world or the tallest flag post like the one we used to see in Dataran Merdeka OR just having the biggest Gong that we had in the premise of Angkasapuri. Those are just a very fractious proponent of nation building. Our country has different ultimate in nation building. Our ultimate was National Unity.

As a multiracial country the highest testimonial of successful nation building is when Malaysians of all races and religion with respective religious practices and way of life live in harmony with peace and security. If any race especially the bigger majority was not equitably participated in economic goings-on in the country for example, the indisputable consequence would be instability.

If we were to reminisce the policies formulated by our fore fathers like The Tunku, Razak and Hussein the ultimate for nation building was National Unity and we ought to remember that we had only one national slogan, that was Muhibbah. That was why we had the new economic policy and that policy was attested to only one ultimate, which was National Unity.

Bear in mind that the new economic policy for instance was not the ultimate. NEP was just the process to achieve the National Unity. Everyone, the law makers and the civil servants alike were dead serious to see the policies that were formulated for this ultimate was implemented successfully. AND above all these policies formulated by the government were well accepted by Malaysians of all races. The Chinese especially were more than happy to accept the policy as they know that unstable Malaysia will costs the business and life dearly.

The policy believes that identifying a race through their economic functions had got to be done with. The Indians did not want them to be seen as just laborers in the estates and the Malays wanted them not to be identified as small holders or just government servants who were oblivious of the modern culture of trade and commerce.

The harmonious culture was seen developing very well and we saw that many big public (listed) companies were having executive training programs popularly known as management trainee program to help the government policy in preparing the Bumiputras for management functions in the commerce and industry.  

The policy went smoothly implemented and the Bumiputra equity rose to 18.4 percent in 1984 from meager 2.7 percent in 1970.

However the marginal increase in the Bumiputra wealth ownership was only at 19.2 percent meaning since 1984 there was only less than a percent marginal increase.

What was the reason for the ‘too little marginal increase’? The reason was obvious. His management did not focus on achieving the goal of the new economic policy with its ultimate i.e the national unity. He did not mark the year of the 1990 as the final year for the NEP to mature. That was the time when the department of Bumiputra participation in most departments and Ministries were dissolved.

The setting in of the new Bumiputra economic hulks was the ones who hampered the achievements of the Bumiputra partipation policy.  The rent seeking Bumiputra economic goliaths were in control of all the economic allocations of the Bumiputra. Dr Mahathirs believes in creating a few billionaires at the expense of many bumiputra to become millionaires. Mahathir didn’t focus on distribution of opportunities as he was engrossed in mega projects via direct negotiations where rent seekers were inflating costs of projects and by 100 to 200 percent and that was when corruption in mega scale set in and become the business culture of the elites within the corridor of power.

In the meantime the Malays were hammered by Mahathir as having dol mentality and the special privileged for the Malays should be done with and the ‘tongkat’ for the Malays should be thrown out forever. Prof Ungku Aziz came back with a response and he said, “kalau tidak mahukan tongkat itu, di simpan sahaja, jangan dibuang, mungkin satu hari nanti tongkat itu akan kembali berguna"

In short Umno that was led by Mahathir was the one to change from the attribute of nationalist party to party for the taukehs and the materialistic elites. By the time he retired in 2003 the overly materialistic culture was solidly entrenched in the party as well as the Malaysians at large.

Now Mahathir is swallowing his own poison as both leaders, Abdullah and the internationally famous Najib were doing more disservice to the country. If Mahathir had commited mistakes by allowing the menace of corrupt practices in the government and getting the taukehs to control the party his most much-loved protégé Najib’s administrations are worst off a it is not just corrupt but impregnated with looters and day light robberies. As popular Malay adage goes, “kalau dah bapak kencing berdiri anak kencing berlari”.

Najib is the ultimate enemy of the rakyat and Mahathir himself has disowned his used-to-be most beloved protégé. Mahathir is now the most disappointed leader and now touring the country to get the people’s support to oust Najib Razak from PM's office.

“In essence Mahathir condones corruptions to some extent but he just can’t take someone stealing and stashing away cash owned by the rakyat in front of our naked eyes” says one political observer to me. “Najib ought to find face-saving device to exit as early before he’s routed out together with his party” he continued.

I agree with him that it’s good to follow persons in repentance like Dr Mahathir especially when comes to his efforts to oust Najib from power.  

(To be continued)

19 February 2017

Umno is beyond recognition

In my posting three days ago I mentioned that Umno is no more a protector of the Malays and Malaysians as it does nothing other than to ruin the nation to this inconceivable state. Umno had cultivated serious damage to the nation’s political and governmental and human value. Umno has damaged the total rule of law and decadence of all democratic systems that our fore fathers had built.

We used to be the nearest to the level of the first world mentality during the first three PMs but the inheritors after those three PMs were not able to sustain the good governance that the Tunku, Razak and Hussein built and maintained. We have digressed wayward and seems not being able to arrest the situation with the crop of mandated leaders that we have at the moment.

After Tunku, Razak and Hussein era, were no more politics but pure politicking and personal politics that slowly but steadily brings our politics to this current ludicrous and preposterous state. The corrupt culture is now the biggest disorder; however this is just a fractious of the bigger disastrous malady that the nation is facing. Now we have leaders who schmooze and dissertate on issues on moral, religions and governance but sadly none of those who talk about those issues understand the issues they joyously raise.  All leaders from all sides of the multiple divides talking to each other with different languages that results in deeper misunderstand among them by the day.  

Those warring sides have missed all their points as they don’t understand what the real problems facing the nation including those who talk about transformations and reformations they shout about. Rightly or wrongly, nothing can be solved unless one understands what the real problems are up to specific. How are we trying to solve problems if we do not understand what the problems are?

If we try to choose and pick among those law makers who are now enjoying the executive positions in the ministries and government we are going to be disappointed as they are the ones responsible and the agents for the current state of devastating politics. They were the ones who break everything to ashes and it’s suicidal in asking them to fix everything back.

I have lavishly said repeatedly that UMNO and its undeserving leaders are the ones that break all good systems and we can give them the responsibility to fix it back if we have intentions to make things go worse.  I am conclusive with the perception that alternating Najib with among those in the current Law Makers in the ministries is as good as no change as no body among them can get to show the difference.

What make the country turned into corrupt heaven? There is a simple answer i.e. nobody is overseeing that heinous and nauseating acts of corruption in every ministry and department.. The Ministers and the law makers who are in the Ministries who were supposed to oversee that all policies are implemented appropriately by the implementer were not exercising their duties honorably but instead conspire with the implementer to practice corruptions and power abuse.

To the Umno leader’s corrupt practices are already deeply ingrained in them and they take that every project that the government decides the personal interest of the Law Makers and the civil servants will automatically be attested to the projects and usually the project will be given out at inflated prices as kick-backs and commissions for the corrupt decision makers as well as the law makers were factored together in huge percentages that turn every project especially in the infrastructure related projects to inflate copiously.

These systematic corrupt practices were done via direct negotiated tenders and it was very easy to factor in the interests of the corrupt individuals involved in projects. In short all leaders since the mid-eighties the Umno-led government has been forsaking the economic and social engineering policies purely to demonstrate fast physical development as an indicator of leadership successes. We wanted to have the highest building in the world, the longest bridges and the tallest flag-post in the entire world. The media was at one time even taken to pride that we had the biggest ‘gong’ located in Angkasapuri compound.

I remember vividly the then Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail said it clearly at the Umno General Assembly a year before he died that “we could have double-digit growth but we choose to slower down the development in order to see that no race(s) would be left behind in the fast development of the country. We want no one to be left out in the development of the country”.

Tun Dr Ismail emphasized that if there were any race being left out economically the country would be unstable and the May 1969 incidence was the real proof that equitable distribution of wealth and opportunities were very vital in achieving the national unity.

Where have been those values gone to? Now the country is not just a corrupt country but the country is looted by the elites in Umno to the extent that were are rated to be the most corrupt nation in the world.The country has been entirely vandalized to ashes by the ruling elites without guilt and qualms.

(Let’s continue in the next posting)

16 February 2017

Umno, don't rest your laurels on the past successes, you are now a corrupt addiction party, worse than drug addiction

Umno has lost all attributes and characteristic of a nationalist party. The slogan ‘Umno itu Melayu, Melayu itu Umno’ is now an ancient history. Umno has also lost the credibility as the leader of other parties within Perikatan and subsequently Barisan Nasional (BN) is already in oblivion. In actual fact MCA and MIC, the two major component of BN in the Peninsula Malaysia were the victims of Umno’s mischief-maker image and perception.

Now MCA has lost all moral to represent the Chinese community after the party has performed well to build up Malaysia and succeeded in building up the Chinese community to greater height. In fact the structural successes we now see in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and all major towns in the peninsula were contributed by MCA together with Gerakan by working together with UMNO the lead party for Barisan Nasional.

MCA was very successful in providing high standard of education to Malaysians and the Chinese. I must commend and acclaim MCA leaders like Lee San Choon and his entire previous MCA presidents for the obvious and testimonial successes in building the Tunku Abdul Rahman College and other educational institutions that has contributed enormously to the development of Malaysia specifically for the Chinese community at large. Those good times we saw how Umno and the rest of the parties in BN were focusing every effort for nation building without much news of waywardness of the parties within the coalition. 

The last respectful leader for Gerakan was the late Lim Keng Yaik. After him Gerakan was lost in the woods as the party like UMNO did not have any more quantifiable leaders to inherit the party leadership with high ethics and moral to lead. MCA and Gerakan wouldn’t have been sidelined by the Chinese had Umno was able to maintain the credibility as the component leader like it used to be.

When Umno deviates from its struggles it brings the components to deviate too. Umno was in command and the component parties had to chart their activities in tandem with the political culture of Umno which has deviated wayward and grotesque of their struggles and moralities. Hence it was Umno that brings MCA and other component parties to this current inconceivable state.

It’s not inaccurate to say that Umno has ceased to be an effective leader to the BN components but more apparent to be more of a pest instead to the BN. Umno, as I have been saying repeatedly has failed to choose and front trustworthy and inheriting the leadership to Najib and gang was extremely a severe and grave error and that costs the nation dearly. As Umno leadership has all the way been decided by the party elites and warlords the persons accountable for placing Najib to the helm of power were all the few warlords in particular our great Mahathir who at one time could walk on water.

Now Mahathir is the most enraged and disillusioned leader watching all the pranks and the shenanigans committed by his used to be most lovable protégé Najib. Najib is more absorbed to care for what he gains from Mahathir and he now takes Dr Mahathir as his number one enemy when his former mentor wants him to resign. Najib wants everyone in Umno hierarchy and in the government to lend him undivided support and allow him to take everything by his whim and fancies.  

Najib and his Cabinet take their public offices as their business premises and in every decision by the government they usually attest their personal interests in huge and momentous projects especially in the infrastructure related undertakings. In each and every project announced there is corruption and corrupt practices are already an addiction to almost every law maker who holds executive positions in the public offices. They usually conspire with the civil service and that’s how government servants at all levels succumb to corrupt addiction. Bear in mind that corrupt addiction is more devastating than drug addiction as it brings the government and the country to unadulterated sufferings.

Umno should stop resting its laurels on the old successes of the party. However the current Umno and its leadership fail to maintain the successes of the previous leadership but instead have become synonymous to corruptions and power abuse. Current Umno is saddled by plunderers, thieves and unbearable corrupt leaders and compulsive liars. 

(To be continued)

06 December 2016

Najib should also blame Mahathir for placing him as the PM

Najib is incessantly claiming that BN and UMNO will still win the next general election and in his desperate effort to rally the Malays he now plays a racial card and intimidates the Malays that DAP will take the leadership of the government after the coming general elections. He shamelessly threatens the Muslim that Islam will be finished in this country if UMNO fails to hang on power. I feel sorry for him as he has turned himself to be a mediocre in front of the delegates and the ordinary people during his party’s general assembly.

He is now electrifying the war drum against the opposition especially DAP and the newly formed BERSATU led by Dr Mahathir as well as PKR and PAN. Najib in his lengthy, hollow and unexciting speeches all along the almost one week long assembly cautioned the Malays will ‘merempat’ if UMNO loses power. Who wants to believe him because this has been the same old issue every time the country faces general election since we achieved independence six decades ago.  

On the other hand the Malays are actually in the fast lane of ‘merempat’ of late, due to the lackluster and undependable leadership of UMNO. The issue he raised reminds me of the usual BTN (Biro Tata Negara) motivated issue which is already out-of-date and the public at large don’t buy that any longer. If at all UMNO has been focused on developing the Malays and this multi-racial country in good manner we wouldn’t have been facing issues of corruptions and daylight robberies at this current scale on our nation’s wealth. We have been plundered and pillaged to the scale beyond any reasonable mind can comprehend.

Nobody among those who left UMNO initially wanted UMNO to be done with but they have to dump UMNO because the party still maintains the crumbs and the scraps to lead the oldest party. So the party has got to go in order to do away with the leaders that hang on to the party. Had the members do away with these crumbs and scrap leaders BERSATU wouldn’t have existed in the first place. Now the truth has prevailed more clearly with the imminent collaboration of UMNO with PAS and it truly proves that the good is for the good and the bad is for the bad.

The bad and the scraped UMNO goes with the crumbed leadership of PAS while the relatively more responsible leaders in UMNO left the party and join the oppositions to ensure that the remaining winning candidates from UMNO and BN to sit at the opposition bench after the coming general election in all legislative assemblies, states and the federal. If the oppositions succeeded in going one to one contest with the BN UMNO is certainly having good chance of changing the government. The people are not going to tolerate UMNO for allowing the party to be dwelled by devils and evil leaders anymore. Enough is enough.

Changing the bench we sit on is very common in a democratic nation. For two hundred years the Democrat and the Republican have been taking turns to rule the US. The Conservative and the Labor party have been alternating power of Britain and so do any other democratic nations that practices true and actual democracy. Most of Umno leaders especially Najib don’t care the direction of the party goes as long as power is maintained in perpetuity.

He has been strongly attacking the oppositions especially DAP and the former PM Dr Mahathir as responsible for the split among the Malays and Malaysian. We must not deny that Malaysians want unity among races but they do not want to unite under irresponsible and corrupt leaders we currently have. They want to be united under more civil government with high governance and free from corruption at this scale.

UMNO leaders are unfailingly criticizing Dr Mahathir for working hand-in-glove with DAP and Lim Kit Siang by electrifying the issue of old enemies getting together to kill the democratically elected PM. However we want to ask back Najib in the open and we hope to get answers from him as immediately. We are supposed to work against all kinds of evil deeds motivated by the devils but that is just what Najib does ever since he ascended to power. If Najib is that responsible why is he involved in huge corruption scandals centering on 1MDB? The scandals of this scale can only be committed only by great devils which exist solely to create calamities to the world.

Najib is blaming everything on Dr Mahathir for the split in UMNO and the Malays. If at all Mahathir was at fault here, Najib must admit that it was also the faulty decision of Dr Mahathir to promote and made him to be the Prime Minister of this country isn’t it? Hence he is the PM that was wrongly picked by Dr Mahathir and therefore he must resign instantaneously. Why is he not blaming Dr Mahathir for choosing him to alternate Abdullah Badawi who was another careless choice of Dr Mahathir that has eventually creates scary situation that we are in now?  

Najib is stopping at nothing to defend his position and to cover all his evil deeds to the people. He wants everybody especially the Malays to be united under him to continue what he has been addicted to, that is misuse of power….and he blames everybody, DAP, Mahathir and the rakyat at large for all the pranks and his shenanigans he commits without qualms.

Najib can’t take refuge from all his evil deeds by being a compulsive liar.  The last bastion of defense for Najib now is playing GOD and religions to retrieve his waning support from the people especially the Malays.

However everything he does is all acts that are against GOD and his religion. His deputy says Najib is sent by God to us, so just support him unequivocally. Zahid was trying to tell us that God permits Najib’s acts of plundering the country to ashes. Do we buy that??