Thursday, October 16, 2008

Priciples, Values, Morality - Irrelevant when chosing next UMNO President...

Just look at what is happening with regard the UMNO Divisional nominations whereby Mohd Najib Razak has to date have had all the nominations made for the post of President of UMNO - No one else have received a single nomination for the post of President.

Scandals and allegation relating to his involvement with now-deceased Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, and allegations of corruption just have no effect in the manner in which the UMNO Division nominations have been coming in...

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has to date got no nominations yet. Would he get more than the i he got the last time? I wonder.

Nominations for Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for the post of Umno president continued to nudge up despite the cloud of scandal hanging over him.

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The 55-year-old received the thumbs-up from Tuaran division in Sabah, raising his tally of nomination to 29. - Malaysiakini, 15/10/2008 - Najib nominations rise despite allegations
Well for persons at the Division levels, the only concern is not to get into the bad books of who will ultimately be the President (and maybe even the Prime Minister if Pakatan Rakyat do not take over before that...) - because if not, there may be implications. The amount financial benefits and economic perks that will flow from the top to the 'loyal' ones' may be different from the 'dis-loyal ones'...mmm

Principles and values are of little or no importance.

Now that he has got 29, all others will most likely follow the flow... (Safe for a few, no Division will be brave enough to stand against the flow...)

Now if Tengku Razaleigh had 29 in the first week, then Ku Li would most likely get the rest of the nominations..

If Ku Li had got at least 10 in the 1st weekend, then we may be looking towards a contest come March 2009 for the post of President - we would have seen greater democracy in UMNO.

But, as it is, the reasons that is of concern to Division leaders -- is money, contract, tenders, economic well-being and posssibly their own personal political survival.

In my opinion, the problem that plagues UMNO and some of the other BN component party members is its own 'new members' who have joined since the last 30 years or more. This problem has become compounded also by reason that the UMNO led- BN has been in power for far too long - 50 over years.

'Why did you join UMNO?', one may ask. Many did, I believe, because they wanted to get 'contracts' and goodies that joining the party would bring them especially if they managed to became leaders at branches...leaders at Divisions...leaders.... The drive to become leaders is many a times not because of better ideas or a different agenda or a better program -- but because it will bring me more WEALTH and power for the ME...how sad.

The earlier members of UMNO, MCA, MIC...may have joined because of what the party stood for - the objects, the values, the principles, the struggle...but the many of the later ones joined for the benefits that they hoped to reap...

As such, if the Pakatan Rakyat takes over Federal Government, many of these members of BN component parties will hop over not because they believe in the struggles and ideology of PAS, DAP and PKR --- but because that is where the new goodies will be coming from.

Many BN members in the states that have been taken over by the Pakatan Rakyat has suddenly found their taps of wealth start to run dry...and their powers and influences just fading away. How long can they survive? Will they stay true until the next general elections ...or will they like ants just move to where the sugar is.

Semangat 46 just could not take the hardship of 'dry taps' - and as such they went back and joined UMNO. I recall the day when Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (Ku Li) was the icon - the 'leader' of the Opposition and civil society - the hope for a change....just like Anwar Ibrahim in 1998 onwards...

And like Semangat 46, I believe many of the ex-UMNO who were in PKR have also started moving back to UMNO - and the main reason is that they cannot live with 'dry taps'. If the Pakatan Rakyat did not do as well as it did in GE2008, in capturing 5 states, I am sure that many more of these ex-UMNO, ex-MCA and ex-MIC types would just slowly got back to the parties of BN where the pipes are flowing with milk and honey...

So, it is not values or principles that is causing Mohd Najib Razak to get all the nominations for Presidency - but the concern about money matters, the being in the winning camp, political survival ...that seems to be the nature of UMNO members sitting and voting at the Division levels.

If not so, then with all them allegations of possible involvement in murder and corruption floating around about Najib, many would have preferred just some other person to the the head of beloved UMNO...

Can we really expect any better from UMNO members...?

Today members of PKR, DAP and PAS will say that they are not like that...BUT beware theyu may be one day, if they are not careful, since these parties are already government in 5 states - and may soon even be the new Federal Government...

It may be good for UMNO and the other BN parties to be in Opposition for a few years - it may be good for the party. It can be a time to weed out those 'parasites' that are only there for so long they can get their 'monies', their projects, etc....It can be a time to re-evaluate and re-develop objectives, mission, principles....

We shall see how the UMNO nominations proceeds for the next 3 weeks or so...which will confirm the general nature and characteristic of the UMNO member...





10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Priciples, Values, Morality -

Charles, since when all these matters???

It won't matter as long as there's $Billions$ in the kitty to be milked dry by the ever hungry and vicious wolves.

Just my two cents ...

Anonymous said...

It is my ardent hope that these lack of concern for morality is only confined to the Malays in UMNO. I fear it maybe true in general. I fear for my country.

wandererAUS said...

We are mindful that UMNO's strength lies solely on corruption and Ketunuan Melayu concept. To ask them, electing worthy and just leaders to administer the nation, is like asking the Sun to rise from the West.
This UMNO-BN govt, especially UMNO, is corrupted to the core. So how can
Principles, Values and Morality will have no place in their selection of a President, when the whole nest is full of leeches!

Anonymous said...

Its all about cash flows.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said…

WHY THERE IS NO ABUSE OF POWER BY THE DPEEM??? THEN WHY SHOULD HE GET INVOLVED WITH THE LAWYER OF THE MURDER ACCUSED PERSONS WITH SMSES IF HE IS NOT INVOLVED PERSONALLY WITH THE MURDER OF THE ALTANTUYA, THE MONGOLIAN LADY, WHOSE IMMIGRATION ENTRY RECORD WAS DELETED AND HER BODY DETONATED BY C4 TO SMITHEREENS TO COVER UP HER ENTRY INTO MALAYSIA, HER MURDER AND THE VERY TRACE OF HER EXISTENCE, SO WHY ALL THE TROUBLE OF COVERING UP??? WHY THEN BOTAK HOME MINISTER HAS CONSPIRED TO MAKE PI BALA DISAPPEAR FOR GOOD AND THEN TO CHARGE RPK UNDER SEDITION ACT AND THEN DETAINED HIM UNDER ISA AND IF THAT IS STILL NOT ENOUGH THE POLICE CONSPIRED TO TAMPER THE EVIDENCE IN RPK CASE, SO WHY THEY HAVE GONE INTO ALL THESE TROUBLES TO COVER UP IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE REAL MURDERERS OF ALTANTUYA, SO IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THEY ARE PROTECTING THE PEEM IN WAITING NO DOUBTS TO GO INTO ALL THESE TROUBLES FOR THIS ONLY ONE OBVIOUS OBJECTIVE OK???

WE THE RAKYATS ARE POWERLESS BECAUSE THE TRUTHS ARE NOT TOLD IN THE MSM BECAUSE THE STORIES IN THE MSM ARE SPINNED WITH ALL THE LIES AND DECEITS FAVOURING THE UMNO GOVT. & IF THE TRUTHS ARE TOLD & MADE KNOWN TO ALL THE RAKYATS THEN ONLY WILL THE POWERFUL OPPRESSOR UMNO COULD THEN BE DEFEATED BECAUSE MAJORITY OF THE RAKYATS DID NOT KNOW OR UNAWARE OF THE TRUTHS JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PC SAVVY NOR DID THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO GET A SECOND OPINION.

FIRST ABOLISH ISA, OSA AND SEDITION WHATEVER ACTS THAT CAN BE EXPLOITED TO OPPRESS AND SUPPRESS THE RAKYATS IF THEY ARE REALLY SINCERE BUT VERY DOUBTFUL THAT BN UNDER THE CONTROL OF UMNO THE OPPRESSOR WILL DO ANYTHING TO CURB THEIR OWN SELFISH AGENDA TO CHEAT AND PLUNDER THE COUNTRY BY THE VERY FEW WITH REAL POWERS WITHIN THEM OK???

Can C4 Altantuya be a respected PeeM of Boleh Nation called Malaysia, if so then Boleh Land’s Rakyats will suffer greater hardship from the UMNO Oppressor???

The use of ISA to protect Nargis is taking a toll on the Nation’s economy, the capital flights were the nett results. It is this tyro Finance Minister who will further sleep with Bodohwi’s budget against the present world economic situation are the issues the Rakyats of Malaysia will further face and suffer greater hardship and took toll on the higher food prices that are not coming down soon. The tyro Finance Minister could not find any solution nor direction in resolving the urgent need to keep food prices down reasonably.

The UMNO Clown Botak and his cohorts will be made to taste their own medicines when the time of reckoning comes very soon.

Leave BN, all Component Parties with a conscience must leave the Evil Master Oppressor UMNO for good ok??? Leave & let them, the UMNO clowns to settle the horse trading & witchhunt between Flip Flop and C4 ok???

Come October 2008 there is nothing left but the Opposition Leader’s Post to Hand Over from Flip Flop to C4 ok???

There should be no peace for Botak if the ISA detainees are not released and the oppressive draconian law is not abolished because such injustices are not tolerated and thus create great discontentment in this modern society. One day Botak and his cohorts should be made to eat their own medicine for the injustices they have committed against the detainees especially RPK & Hindraf Leaders, our Brave Heros no doubts.

We call upon all the Rakyats of Malaysia to sign a Petition to be sent to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to release RPK from his detention under ISA because there is a hidden agenda of a conspiracy of using his detention to silence him so that he could not further release more evidences against the real C4 murderers of Altantuya because all the accused were all fall guys of the real murderers because they all did not have a real & logical motive to murder the Mongolian Lady.

THE NEW DAWN OF MALAYSIA HAS COME & THE FIRST THING IS TO ALLOW APPEALS & THEN RELEASE ALL ISA DETAINEES, ABOLISH ISA, OSA, SEDITION OR WHATEVER ACTS THAT COULD BE EXPLOITED AND MADE PREJUDICIAL AND OPPRESSIVE TO THE VOICE OF DISSENT FROM ALL THE RAKYATS.

It is very easy to generate Police Reports against DSAI by using Penang Mamak Umno’s 25 Members headed by Wan Abidin Zain, who claimed to be non-partisan, using their uneasiness that most Penangites will now be boycotting Nasi Kandar one more round???

It is very Sad that the legacy of Malaysian Independence is reduced by this Moronic Flip Flop Coward into great disrepute and a laughing stock of the whole world and knowing very well that the UMNO Government has technically collapsed and they have lost locus standi to govern but yet he has decided to shamelessly still cling on to power via dubious means like hiding himself via using of the ISA and we cannot imagine that the Malaysia Moronic Flip Flop Coward has now stoop so low and using the Police Deputy IGP as his willing tools especially the Deputy IGP’s clearly taking side as the Police must be neutral and should be not politiking for him. Now the Police and AG had stoop even lower with the tampering of Evidences against RPK and it is the shame to the Malaysian Justice with such behaviors from the Police who are sworn to uphold the Law and Order but committed criminal activities at the direction of the UMNO Clown Botak Home Minister to Protect Nargis the PeeM in waiting.

The Coward Moronic Flip Flop Chicken dare not meet DSAI face to face to settle matters but chose hiding under the use of ISA and that is what you have as a disgraceful cowardice leader for UMNO.

After 51 years MALAYSIA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE but backwards because of the Oppression from the UMNO goons’ divide and rule fear tactics the Rakyats have matured & you must see all this coming because All The Rakyats of Malaysia are all fed-up & can no longer with-stand the hypocrisies, bullshits, lies and deceits of these UMNO Clowns now in Power ok??? What Oil Subsidies IS nothing but a hoax that the UMNO Government MAKE BELIEF THAT THERE IS AN OIL PRICE SUBSIDY TO THE PRICE OF FUEL BUT IN FACT THERE WERE NONE THIS IS BECAUSE MALAYSIA IS THE NET EXPORTER OF OIL THAT IS ONLY AFTER DEDUCTING DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION THE BALANCE IS EXPORTED TO EARN FOREIGN EXCHANGE. THESE LIARS MAKE US BELIEVE BY CONTINUOUS PROPAGANDA THAT THERE ARE OIL PRICE SUBSIDY BUT IN FACT THERE WERE NONE BECAUSE THE PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUAL SALE LOCALLY AND THE PRICE THEY INTENDED TO SELL ABOARD IS AN OPPORTUNITY COST NOT PRICE SUBSIDY.

We urge all BN Components & MPs with a conscience to do the necessary to make possible a New Malaysia for all Rakyats of Malaysia so that all our children and their children & their children’s children’s future will be safe and secured in the Country we all love and not be intimidated by those UMNO Clowns now in power with their oppressive & fear tactics and in the verge of making Malaysia a Police State if left unchecked otherwise. Save RPK as he is the midst of a conspiracy of the real murderers of Altantuya to silence him for good, instead of being C4ed he could be poisoned and worse off if he is on hunger strike by himself. The Acting IGP is defending the Police position after being made the tools of UMNO’s fear tactics & so he is now making lame excuses for being the Stringed Puppet to be easily manipulated by the Puppeteer, power that be. The Deputy IGP must be held personally responsible for the safety of RPK who has been heard to be tortured otherwise he must be made to eat his own medicine come the New Dawn of Malaysia.

Moronic PeeM and Botak Home Minister last minutes’ attempts to cling on power by using the fear tactics of using the ISA at their whims and fancies selectively against dissent & tried to deny their own actions as they now have no balls to face the wrath of the all the Rakyats of Malaysia. ONE DAY THE MORONIC BOTAK AND FLIP FLOP AND C4 MUST BE MADE TO TASTE THEIR OWN MEDICINE OK?

All Rakyats of Malaysia will see to that these Clowns will be thrown out soon come the New Dawn of Malaysia & that all Rakyats of Malaysia will welcome the New Malaysia on Malaysia Day 916, 2008 for a Malaysia for All Malaysians.

Justice MUST BE DONE for Altantuya and for all those detained under ISA without the trial nor the rights of appeal. Light-up a Candle in the Lantern of the Mid-Autumn Festival for them all to usher in the NEW DAWN OF MALAYSIA COME 916, 2008

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

When we examine why most people join politics
The underlying reason will be vested interests
Very few will actually be bothered about polemics
As long as their coffers are filled with their prime interests

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 161008
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Thur. 16th Oct. 2008.

Anonymous said...

And what can we do about the oral bankruptcy that has eroded any value we may have had as a Malaysians. Wearing "I'm with RPK t'shirts", lighting candles and ranting in blogs will it ever gather any momentum to change things? I live on in hope.

Anonymous said...

oops I meant moral bankruptcy!!Could be oral too from the denials, pregnant pauses or stonewall silence....

Anonymous said...

oops I meant moral bankruptcy!!Could be oral too from the denials, pregnant pauses or stonewall silence....

Anonymous said...

It is very disheartening to read about what's happening right now with our beloved country.

Why are our beloved Rulers keeping silent over the oppression by the evil BN.

Aren't they supposed to be protectors of the rakyat or are they only interested to protect their own ricebowls.

So sad!!!

Makes me wonder about their role
and what they stand for???