Friday, July 11, 2008

A SD to kill the Najib challenge...and all challenges?

Last time when we had an impatient DPM who may have challenge the No.1, there was a book in the bag of the delegates...

This time, when there was possible challenge by yet another DPM, a little Statutory Declaration may have done the trick...

Yes, a little statutory declaration...with all kinds of allegations about the DPM

In less than 24 hours, a retraction of not just the SD - but also specifically assertions about DPM (alleging duress).
- Of course a new lawyer - who is no more the lawyer after that...mmm
- Of course then the disappearance of the 'Private Eye' and his family
>>> and of course, all this that happened do not go down well for the DPM... (all accusatory hands point at him - more because of that speedy retraction...and disappearance of the Bala and his family ( make us remember how another Mongolian woman was "disappeared" - bombed with C4 and all...)

PM gets Division leaders from one state (then another..and another - total 4 only) to come out and state that they want PM to remain President of UMNO, and Najib to stay as No. 2 [Of course, many would not see that these Division leaders were making such statements even before the Branches have had their meeting, and the Divisions have had their meeting where one of the things that would be discussed would be who would we nominate for No. 1 and No. 2 and No. 3,4,5....].

Then a big Supreme Council meeting of UMNO and a revelation that PM will hand over the reins of power to DPM in June 2010.... and DPM agrees.

Congrats Pak Lah - you have successfully destroyed the possible challenge of Najib for the No. 1 spot in UMNO.

The timing is good - for it is too close to the start of the branch AGMs and there may be no time for your "enemies" to respond effectively.

OR maybe not.....

Najib may be knocked out of the race for Presidency ...and would now likely never become the PM

But there are others like Ku Li and Muhyiddin...and Shahrir Samad, of course.

Then came the no confidence motion ---- and that SAPP (with its 2 MPs) stating that they will be supporting the 'no-confidence motion'

And looking at the states, whose division heads came out in support of the maintenance of the present leadership -- Penang, Perlis, Selangor and Malacca - only 4. 3 of the smallest states...and Selangor. What about Trengganu, Johor, Sabah,....and the rest of the states..What about Pahang, the state that Najib hails from?

And to show that he(the PM) means to do what he said he would do in his remaining 2 years-- we see today,
** A director-general of a government department and six others, including two titled businessmen, have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Agency for alleged graft.
**The Anti-Corruption Agency has been granted full prosecution powers which will allow the agency to open a case and proceed with it until the matter is brought before the court.
**Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has summoned inspector-general of police Musa Hassan and attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail for questioning on the allegation that they were involved in fabricating evidence in former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim's black eye incident.
{Coincidence or what - but the timing is interesting}

PM may have won --
Najib may have lost -- with no possibility to return (He cannot go back in his word not to challenge No. 1 this time around, or will he...)

- Either way, Najib's credibility is being questioned more and more.... with not disclosing immediately the fact that he had met with that Saiful person himself, and that too after the alleged liwat-incident before the report. In fact the impression given initially was that he did not know that Saiful personally (or met him..)
- Now with Altantuya Shaariibuu, that is also what najib has been saying all the time -- will we tommorrow or some day in the future hear something different from Najib..

Maybe, the whole saga will work to the detriment of both No. 1 and No. 2, and members will decide in total change - get some new person in, at least who will ensure that there is contest.

If there is a contest(I mean voting, not just nominations, and even if No.1 (and/or No. 2) emerge victorious, it would have humbled them both - making them more responsive thereafter to membership views and concerns - I believe.

But, then the fight for UMNO leadership - maybe just that the fight for UMNO leadership and possibly BN leadership and nothing more - if the Pakatan Rakyat is able to form government come Malaysia Day...

At the end of the day, it is all speculations --- and there are just too many if...if..ifs - for this is Malaysia, and it is sometimes really difficult to know what the truth is... Just to many spins and twists..

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