End of the road for BN’s reforms?

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Was Abdullah’s announcement that he would not be defending the Umno presidency due to the BN’s poor electoral performance? Or did it have more to do with flagging investor sentiment, which sparked a huge outflow of portfolio investments in the second quarter?

That was something I mulled over when writing this article for IPS:

It took exactly seven months after a severe general electoral setback for Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi to announce that he would not be defending the presidency of the dominant party in the ruling coalition in party polls next year.

The announcement, when it finally came Wednesday, appears to pave the way for his deputy Najib Razak to take over the helm of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) — and the premiership. UMNO had earlier postponed its party polls from December to March as part of a controversial transition plan between Abdullah and Najib.  Full article here.

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Dr. Hamid Ibrahim

Reform UMNO – You must be joking. It is beyond repair. They do not know the meaning of reform. There is not one suitable lawyer, who can advice umno members as to the constitutionality of matters; Zaid left them in disgust; Our Foregin Minister has completely debaccled from his original doctoral thesis. All they want to do is only for bumis whereas this country belongs 3 major communities; they have shed their blood for the past 200 years and brought Malaysia this state and umno cannot forget and say that everything belongs umno and public jobs only for bumis. You… Read more »

Joe Rakyat

From Sun Tzu’s Art of War:
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“Such a general who protects his soldiers like infants will have them following him into the deepest valleys. A general who treats his soldiers like his own beloved sons will have their willingness to die for him.”

“Secure the loyalty of your troops first before disciplining them or they will not be submissive.”
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If you treat the Malaysian people like s***…?? JR

Mandy

MAN OF COURAGE MEETS A LADY OF COURAGE RPK had a special visitor today, Siew Hoon, his neighbour from Bt Rahman Putra, Sg Buloh. Siew Hoon suffered from an eye degenerative disease. When she was giving birth to her baby 12 years ago, she had to choose between saving her eyesight or saving her baby. She chose her baby and as a consequence, today she is blind. Despite her handicap, she came to court to give support to RPK. It really touched us who were privileged to witness them hugging. Siew Hoon related to us their experience when her family… Read more »

KM

I think, the so called “leaders” from either BN or PR need to review and look at themselves who voted them into office, let us have their respect and vice-versa, law of universe. If you want to be treated nicely, then take care of the rakyat.

Andrew

” I hope it is Najib. Why do I say hope? Najib has to stand for UMNO elections first. Once he wins the elections and becomes party president, then we will discuss it.”

All eyes shifted on Najib to see his reaction. Body language is something no one can hide and the uncomfortable laughter that emanated from him just about said it all.

Good on you, Pak Lah!

Joe Rakyat

Reject Leaders Who Do Not Respect Country’s Rakyat 2008-10-09 15:04 KUALA TERENGGANU: The Malaysian Rakyat Thursday (9 Oct) called on Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to reject any form of unruly behaviour towards the country’s Rakyat. The Rakyat said they did not want such behaviour (such as leaders sulking and pouting like Beverly Hills 90210 actors) to become a norm because it could undermine unity and security of the country, including teddy bear sales. Citing as example the unruly incident at the Hari Raya open house of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and other Muslim cabinet ministers in… Read more »

sinewy

The PM failed in his reform because of the warlord culture in his party. Those warlords, which include his deputy, place a great obstacle to his intention to reform, both in the party and in the cabinet. It is not in the best interest to their party to reform. The successor, being one of these warlords, will move with the herd and the future of this country will have little to be dersired. Greed and power will be the game of the day to control the tax payers’ money in the country’s coffer. The battle cry of ketuanan to satisfy… Read more »

Joe Rakyat

Did you guys see Najib on tv? … with falling hair and no fangs, foaming at the mouth. Ooh! I’m soooo scared Najib! What you trying to prove, huh? Screaming for respect ain’t gonna get you any, fool. Now the Rakyat can C 4 themselves the spoilt, conceited … that you are.

You want the Rakyat to respect you? Earn it. Abolish the ISA. Bring in the Judicial Appointments Commission. STOP BEING MAHATHIR’S … JR