The  Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the Kuala Terengganu by- elections forebodes death – UMNO’s and eventually the present BN’s!

As Tengku Razaleigh put it in The Sun ” Our leadership remains in denial. Loyal UMNO members and the BN will feel they are on a sinking ship”.

Yes – loyalty in politics is indeed transient unlike loyalty to the family and people we love and respect. With loved ones even when the respect has long gone, the love will sustain the relationship.

Unfortunately when you lose respect for your leaders there’s nothing more to hang on to. A lot more than feelings are at stake here – the dignity and integrity of  the nation and it’s people!

It’s not easy for UMNO or the BN to win back the support they have lost! It’s not easy for the people to trust them again, especially when strident voices add fuel to fire continuously!

First and foremost, they have to purge themselves of the corruption, real and perceived. This is the bane, the albatross that’s hanging round UMNO’s neck and slowly but surely choking it to death.

UMNO’s credibility is hanging in the balance! The danger is that if corruption and money politics is not handled more effectively and fast, the loyalists will be gone and with it UMNO’s dignity and integrity!

Whither Orang Melayu?


10 Responses to “”

  1. 1 nuraina
    January 19, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    i don’t know whether Umno or the BN will ever learn.

    it’s like playing a tired old record. It’s not that they do not know. They do.

    are they in denial? I don’t think so. It’s just that they are simply too arrogant to admit that they’ve lost it. that, by and large, people — including the Malays — have lost faith in Umno.

    Umno has done some great things for the country, and the Malays. We cannot deny that.

    However, I think the word “sacrifice” is lost among the newer leaders. Greed, corrupt and arrogant are some of the easy unpleasant adjectives for most of

    You know, we talk of Umno leaders being corrupt and offering money to win votes.

    the truth is — and I always believe this — that the members deserve the leaders they elect and the leaders deserve the members who elected them.

    how common it is to hear that so-and-so may not win because he “tak main duit”,
    now why is that? i think if this candidate “tak main duit”, he should be elected.

    why are members pressuring their candidates to offer them money and other gifts?

    that is Umno’s culture. and for as long as Umno members themselves indulge in this corrupt practice, then they deserve all the corruptiuon that comes their way and deserve to lose in every election they take part in!

  2. 2 Mr. K of KP
    January 20, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Assalamu’alaikum wrt wbt and tahniah Auntie! Orang HaNoi looking forward to checking in regularly on your blog for a different perspective on whats happening at home..all the very best, Chuc Mung Nam Moi! wlsm

  3. January 20, 2009 at 11:51 am

    nini, welcome to blogging. Don’t confine yourself to politics. You can blog on anything you feel you want to share them with your friends, etc. I am impressed with your views. Keep it up. Best wishes and take care—Din Merican.

  4. 4 ninitalk
    January 21, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Thank you for your comments nuraina, Mr K of KP and dinobeano.
    Yes – although political postings are current and popular, I shall try to be broader in my outlook and span a wider spectrum of topics/issues. Inevitably these will be the ones close to my heart but I shall try to handle them with some sensitivity and objectivity.
    I shall try to be constructive!

  5. January 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    we all know the issue so what are the solutions?

    shaik rizal

  6. 6 ninitalk
    January 22, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Hi cowboy/ koboi – thanks for visiting.
    I’m hoping that bright, young kobois like you will have some wild solutions

  7. 7 Dato Shaik Daud
    January 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Looking forward to your esteem views in your blog.


  8. 8 ninitalk
    January 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Hi ESSDEE – looking forward to your comments too!

  9. 9 bootsie
    January 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Surely it was a ‘wake up’ call for BN when they lost several states in the general election – back to your ‘drawing board.’
    Take heed, be humble and listen to the rakyat and learn. Eradicate corruption and arrogance. The voters/rakyat put you in your current positions, without them you are NOTHING!!!
    We want good role models please, think of the rakyat, never mind self-gain!!!

  10. 10 ninitalk
    January 23, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Absolutely bootsie! Corruption subsumes arrogance when people think they are invincible because of power or patronage!

    Eradication of corruption in UMNO and among UMNO politicians must take first priority. And not just the ones that give and receive RM200 or RM300!

    We will believe UMNO is serious about reform and change when they haul in their big shots – if not for the lockup at least for questioning!

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