UMNO oh UMNO

“Apa itu murka? You tell me apa itu murka?”

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What better way to kick off your season as opposition than to start a crisis.

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.

What better way to kick off your season as opposition than to start a crisis.

2 COMMENTS

  1. UMNO is imploding. The old leadership can’t lose whatever little money, power & influence they still clung on to. The younger leaders are patiently waiting for these old leaders to fail even more.

    When the time is right, the young leadership will strike, winning the party elections. Thus they will clean house & hopefully springs a new multi-racial U-Malaysian-NO. Like Golkar, the old ways, old faces, old corruptions will be removed to allow for a new beginning.

    As Karim Raslan said, expect more unexpected. What happens today, next week, next month may not be what you see 1 year down the road.

  2. Old habits die hard – only that now we see their true colour is being played out in the open. UMNO’s colossal loss in GE14 seems to be lost on these clowns who seems adamant to go against an old adage “if it is not broken, why fix it?” Didn’t the previous MB deliver?

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