While some UMNO supporters in social media have attempted to suggest ways to improve the party, The Rembau Times wishes to say – “Hold your horses.”
UMNO – Dulu, kini dan selamanya is UMNO. This is a Najib party, feudal and berpuak-puak (many factions).
Take for example the simple requirement to form a State Government in tiny Perlis, the northernmost state in Peninsula Malaysia.BN controls 2/3 of the seats in the State Legislature.
Hands down this should be a walk in the park, right? After all, having lost the Federal Government and 7 states (Kedah, T’ganu, Perak, Negeri, Melaka, Johor and Sabah) , you would think that UMNO leaders would be shocked and at least trying to learn some of the lessons of the GE14?
Then you would be plain wrong as UMNO is in no mood to be less UMNOish.
Rather than go along with the previous MB, UMNO is insistent on choosing Shahidan Kassim’s brother.
Of course the Raja of Perlis correctly pointed out that he will be a puppet leader and will break his oath of office. A similar reason was used by the Sultan of Selangor to reject DS Wan Azizah as Selangor MB, as part of the Kajang move.
So now they have sacked DS Azlan Man from BN-UMNO, a decision that was announced unilaterally by the Chairman of BN Perlis, which is Shahiddan himself and not Zahid Hamidi or the Supreme Council.
At the same time, Pakatan Harapan Federal Govt and State Govts are up and running with minimum of fuss. The PAS is also coping well enough in Kelantan and T’ganu.