NINA in UMNO..but rich : No Income. No Assets but Rich.
In UMNO there
are many Malays who have become rich without working for it, without any
business acumen and without any brains!
In UMNO there
are many Malays who have been given lucrative business opportunities without
any financial risks for them. These are fail-safe cash cows with an iron clad
money back guarantee - the government buys it back from you at a premium – not if your
fail but when you fail!
But here is
where UMNO has failed these Malays. Tajuddin Ramli, Amin Shah, Halim Saad…these
are the top of the heap of failed Malay ‘businessman’ who epitomizes those who
benefited from selective government patronage and became part of the culture of
greed now infused into many Malay consciousness. These individuals have
been given every assistance, every fail-safe option to succeed. And yet they fail.
And then there
are those like Mahathir’s son, Mirzan:
whose ‘businesses’ have been kept afloat by billions of ringgits
belonging to the people and this
son of Mahathir considers himself a businessman of considerable abilities - the
new rich Malays. Malays who are multi millionaires riding on the back of UMNO
and the people’s money. But at least this son makes a show of running a
business empire- a diverse conglomerate that covers a range of activities –
mostly legal! But come on lah….what business empire? Given the breaks he has
had, even a monkey can live in clover without ever running out of bananas for
the rest of his life!
Then we have
Malays like the late Zakaria Deros, Muhammad Taib, Isa Samad, Shahidan Kassim
and of course the infamous Khir Toyo. These are the scum’s of the earth. They
do not even have the intelligence or decency to hide the wealth that they have
stolen from the very people who have voted to put them in power. The hastiness
in which Khir Toyo had proceeded to display his stolen wealth after losing
office fills most of us with stomach wrenching disgust. But these are the
people that UMNO has chosen to be leaders within UMNO.
But what is most
damaging to the Malays are the many thousand of Malays who have been taught
that money can be got by abusing the trust placed in them by other Malays.
A Ketua Cawangan
gets a contract to build a primary school in his kawasan. Without any knowledge
of business he is given a business opportunity way beyond his capacity to
manage. All he knows is that he has to get someone… just about anyone…. who
will take the contract off his hands and give him a handsome commission. He
makes the 20% to 50% commission off the contract price. It does not concern him
if the contract is successfully completed or not – what matters is how much he
will make as commission from that contract – after all he has already spent the
advance given to him by JKR to start the contract. To him this is a good way of
And so UMNO
teaches a Malay to do business without having any knowledge of the business
that he does, without any working capital, without risks and certainly without
any brains to be able to better himself by this business opportunity given to
him by UMNO.
While all this
is going on the wheeling and dealing is most intense in the corridors of power.
In Putrajaya and in the Government Ministries. Not only by the Minister himself
but also by all his staff – anybody and everybody with access to the Minister
will make their money. In Agriculture, Defense, Education, Trade, Energy, Water
and Communication and the mother of all Ministries, The Ministry of Finance.
And do not forget the Government Agencies and anywhere else a ringgit can be
made. Hell there are money to be made even in Rela and the Anti-drugs Agency!
All this orgy of
making money makes these Malays cash rich. Wine, women and song…big cars, nice
clothes are easy enough habits to acquire but it does not teach them how to
keep the money or how to use the money to make more money. And their ability to
make money remains as long as their Minister stays a Minister – so make hay while the sun shines!
And so what does
it do to these Malays? They become parasites.
who lives off the generosity of others and does nothing in return”
What they earn
is not enough to keep them in the lifestyle that they want to live up to and so
they take from us. While we have to live on the wages we earn UMNO eagerly opens
up many sources of illegal income for those that pledge alligience to the
These Malays are
regarded by most Malays as the worst of the blight that UMNO has caused to the
Malay race. The presence of these Malays makes real all that UMNO leaders have
been saying about the Malays. That the Malays need to be spoon fed, that the
Malays are unable to compete on a level playing field with the other races,
that the Malays will always need Ketuanan Melayu or they will be no more Malays
left in their own country! This is certainly true of the Malays in UMNO but not
of the Malays outside UMNO!
I shudder to
think of what the future will hold for these people. Where will they go and how
will they survive when UMNO is out of government?
We see a bit of
the future for these people in the likes of Ibrahim Ali and Mahathir. They know
nothing but politics. Without politics they do not have a life…….even when they
are past 80. But there are no more places for them within UMNO. And so we see
them do what they do now and they become a pain to us in a place where the sun
does not shine! Just think of the negative impact it will have on the country
when this scenario is repeated thousand of times at various levels after the next
general elections when UMNO is ousted!
The way things
are for UMNO they know it would be a mistake to send a message to the other
races that UMNO only looks after their own – but what choice do they have?
What we need to
understand is that UMNO has a fragmented political reality with real power
residing outside cabinet. The extent to which this power is exercised will
depend on the Prime Minister of the day. Our history will show us that Tunku,
Hussein Onn and Abdullah Badawi left office because of circumstances beyond
their control. Circumstance created by those outside government but within
UMNO. A weak PM like Najib will surrender power to this faction, or for the
lack of a better word, to these warlords as and when dictated to do so.
Because UMNO has
been identified with the Malays, UMNO’s problem is the Malay problem. UMNO’s
crisis is a Malay crisis. And UMNO’s solution to their problem will also be a
Malay solution. UMNO wants to lead but its ability to lead will depend on
whether their intention to change is sincere. Whether it can be backed by
positive change in the face of opposition from the powerful forces within UMNO
that wants to maintain its present status quo. I think not. UMNO is deceit.
UMNO is greed. UMNO is not our future!
As the Chinese says : “The harsh winter
is gone and spring is around the corner” ….I think that spring is indeed around
the corner for all of us. We await the 13th general Election with much impatience!
semuanya OK kot said...
Bolehland economics: - Extending a major strategy that is claimed to have failed spectacularly. - No restriction on the immediate sale of discounted shares, property etc. for "economic upliftment". - Loans for investment. - Borrowing through bonds though "we don't need the money". - A virtual and mysterious economic "stimulus" of billions. - Guarantee of business profits in contracts. - Guarantee of financing in contracts. - Subcontracing without restriction, and the conversion of contracts into wealth without work. - Secrecy of contracts and the financing of politics. - Zero inflation. - Massive cost overruns and wastage. - Undermining workers through legal and illegal foreigners, and through weaker unions. - Hosting industries rejected overseas.
Note: this is only policy. I have avoided mentioning the multifarious forms of CBT.