13 March 2017

Soon we'll be in Zimbabwe with different name if we don't change

We can witness noticeable and strong migrations of Umno members to Bersatu in most constituencies in Peninsula Malaysia and unmistakable erosion of Umno support in Sabah, the party’s traditional stronghold since the party’s presence there in October 1990. Hence Sabah will cease to be Umno’s fixed deposit in short due. In actual fact Sabahan do not want Umno to exist in the state any longer and their flavor is now for local parties in control of the state government.

I don’t know for sure whether the migrations of Umno members to Bersatu and other parties can break Umno, but the situation is much worse than it was in the last General Election. In the last GE Umno and its component in the peninsula performed the worst when the coalition won just 133 seats out of which Umno won 89 seats which now have reduced to only 80 seats with the sacking of some of its MPs and resignation of few others who crossed the floor for the opposition bench.

In the coming GE, I am more inclined to believe the findings of some serious political analysts that Umno will maintain only 50 seats while the rest of the BN component in the peninsula will be wiped out clean.

With a bit more workable and doable efforts, Johor will be another state that will cease to be the party’s fixed deposit. Johor and Sabah in recent few GEs was the strong bastion for Umno that keep the party in a marginal control in the Federal Legislature. For Umno to claim Sabah and Johor still as its fixed deposit is a severe error as Umno will be humiliated in Sabah while in Johor the party’s support is assuredly waning. Do remember Sabah and Johor was the savior for Umno and BN in the last few elections and with the current glitches in Sabah and the dwindling support for Umno in Johor the chances of Umno to be in the opposition bench after the GE is seriously promising. 

There are still reasonable numbers who are still in the party at all levels but most of them are merely dormant members and splinters of supporters who stay in the party to see who will lead the party in the forthcoming General Election before they eventually decide which side to support. There are also some splinters of supporters who write in the social media like fb who we should not pay any devotion to these political novices. These inactive Umno members are in reality very vulnerable and tendency for them to sway and turn coats in the ballot boxes in the coming GE is conceivably expected.

At ground level Umno is already trampled psychologically and not many of its members don't even have the courage to wear their party’s t-shirts (the blue Umno t-shirt) and other merchandises in the open to evade being cackled at. The party’s traditional activists are either working against the party in favor for the oppositions or stay as dormant observers because they have lost their confidence with their contemptible party leadership. Umno leaders at the grassroots are in defensive genre and more often than not they are feeling inferior to the relatively more calculable oppositions.

They are in reality not tallying up with the replicated strength of the party. Umno is just left with the few elites who are having the exuberant life with the personal doles they gain being appointed to positions with high social standing together with few noisy cheer-leaders who are oblivious of what Umno is all about but audaciously active in court-jesting themselves wanting to be paid attention at in the social media in particular the fb and some by highly paid bloggers.

However there are some who are still in denial that Umno is fast dwindling in support from the people of all races. Umno itself gives everyone reason not to be supported any longer. Umno has failed to prop up leaders who are incorruptible with high magnanimity and truthfulness. Umno has cultured corruption to an inconceivable level and power has been abused brazenly without hindrances.

Any quarter that is critical towards the government will be ostracized and detested from their positions. Some others were victimized of their livelihood and this is nothing more and nothing less similar to the manner a communist managing its country and people. Every power is centered in the hands of a PM ever since the unabashed raping and disbanding of separation of powers in this faked and distorted democratic nation.

The consequences of scattering the separation of power in managing the country were too injurious to the country and we are now going through perdition beyond any civil mind can compute. What is left in Umno-led Cabinet is just their inane ego and the party is consistently in denial that is in grave danger of infinite loss of power.  

However the only setback that the Bersatu led opposition is that they don’t have serious and viable leader to alternate Najib. The opposition has the similar problem with the current Cabinet lineup. To choose among the present Cabinet lineup to replace Najib is a real effort. For Zahid Hamidi or Hishamuddin to replace Najib is another grave error while choosing one of the main leaders among the Bersatu-led opposition is equally another threatening initiative.

Malaysians on the whole have yet to come out with a serious solution to their soul-searching exercise. The fact remains that we have to restart, reshape and to reorganize this nation anew with new political ambience if we are still in need of a proper and fitting government to govern us and our generation.

Right now we are in the fast lane to be in Zimbabwe with different name. It's frightening!

23 February 2017

Najib can be well remembered if he owns up his mischiefs, Mahathir has done it

Current leaders of UMNO are interminably schmoozing about the past history of successes of the party and they expediently claim as theirs. The successes of the current leaders especially those in the ruling party elites and the government are only to contribute pains and miseries for the people. They are all out to destroy past efficacious records of our fore fathers who built up this nation through sweat and tears.

Since the eighties all the solid democratic institutions were invaded by unsecured and spiritually weak leaders who only think about the security of the positions and power they joyously in love with. Usually these inferiority complex leaders will never want to see good and budding leaders to be around in the hierarchy of power and instead choose to bring together contemptible sycophants to amuse and to keep his or her position without disturbances and feelings of insecurity. 

The unsecured leaders will never want to co-exist and accept the concept of separations of power as the inferior feelings in him will see the separation of power may bring him down when he commits offenses and encroachments on the system of government. He would take pre-emptive actions by dismantling the system and takes all powers centrally into his own bare hands.

He can now have all the power with him without fear of being disturbed by the check and balance system that is practiced in all advanced and matured democratic nations. We were deeply thrown into this environment when the Judiciary was raped by the executive in 1988 and the Judiciary has been on trial ever since and has never recovered till today. The dismantling of separations of power was the root cause for the current environment and to retrieve and to go back to the true democratic system will be a massive enterprise for us Malaysians. 

Dr Mahathir maybe recognized leader who could manage his own system of democracy without the sound democratic institution. He himself was a system. BUT that system can’t guarantee works well by others who lead the party and the government after him. That was the reason why a nation must have a standard manner of managing a country and that is practiced in all advanced and matured countries. AND part of the system is to respect the separation of power.

Now Najib is taking the dismantling of the separation of power expediently for his advantage as Mahathir had inherited the system where the PM controls everything. The PM has the power and influence to put anyone in prison as he wishes and he can free anyone out of prison. The power that is vested on Malaysian PM is much more than the power of US President. That is the reason why Najib Rule-by-Law instead of following Rules of Law. Najib displaced the investigation team on 1MDB by sacking the AG to cover-up the heinous 1MDB scandal. In actuality Najib like Mahathir used to be, has the power of  an emperor.

Mahathir didn’t abuse the power he had absolutely; Najib is taking every law in his own hands. Najib is the judge, as well as the AG. The new minted AG whether we like it or not is perceived to be a rubber stamp of the 'cash' crazy Najib. Let us not talk about the rest as every thinking Malaysian can add two and two together regarding Najib's tales of power abuses and his corruptions related issues.

Umno and Najib are having day dreams as they are in denial that Umno will be dumped. The issue is Umno is keeping irresponsible leaders to lead them and therefore Umno has to be done with in order to stop the menace done by the party towards the country. Compounded to their political madness the country is now facing inconceivable economic and social complications beyond restoration for as long as the current line of leaders are still dawdling shamelessly in Putrajaya.

We are facing serious economic problems as our domestic demands are too small to weather the now stunted growth as well as unsustainable household debts across the board. The plunging of exports with the fall of tourist arrivals together with the plunging of government revenue and ringgit depreciation against the green belts are very severe. Without a respectable alternative leadership to the eyes of the economic community internationally the country will be on the perpetual pain and aches.

Umno has only one choice in order to remain relevant; that is to have the entire leadership line to go off. The ever hungry leaders must have some common sense to admit that Umno is already at the edge of high and slippery cliff. Once it falls it will fall heinously and the party will be history. If Najib wants to be remembered as a responsible leader to his party, quitting from every position is the only sensible thing to do. OR else he will be remembered as the person who was responsible for the dreadful demise of his party and that will be boldly transcribed in many history books read by our coming generation.

As I have said in my last posting Najib must find some kind of face-saving device and leave after which to live in repentance ever after. Let’s find the most decent leader to start the nation anew as this blog has regularly said since years ago. Najib should come to term those human beings, more so for those believing in spiritual life elements would want to live in solace at the end of one’s life. Leave the nation to someone who can bring everything on the drawing board and restart the nation anew for fresh ambience and environments.

If Najib owns up all the misdeeds that he has committed to the country he has the right to have that soothing life in the end. If he is unable to show could cause for the country he still have the chance to be remembered as great leader by sacrificing all positions that he is currently in love with. He must think deeply for the sake of the country and more noble for his mother and family and his own self. He must be strong in his inside self to take up the challenge that he fails to do till to-date.

It’s tough enterprise for Najib to own up his failures but if he succeeds in taking up that challenge and find the face saving device and retires he will be greatly remembered by all Malaysians and our generations.

Just be like Doc Mahathir, he admits and owns up his failures and now he is all out to do all the repair jobs on all his mistakes to the country, the government and its politics. He will be great again if he succeeds, which I think he will.

(To be continued)

20 February 2017

Let's support the repenting Mahathir to oust Najib

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 forefathers 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 lawmakers 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, disimpan 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)