No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back. Only then can you begin the journey to CHANGE.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
How this guy is going to shake of the excesses of his wife and himself from the time they knew each other (while married to other people) until he became a serious PM contender is something I will watch with anticipation and trepidation (not for me but for him). It will take a monumental effort to contain their goings on - sexual and financials. Can you imagine the amount of money that would be required to keep everybody quite? What contracts, projects, tenders have to be kautim in order to contain these possible exposures - anyone of which , if they become public knowledge, will mean no more Seri Perdana? The mind boggles...and that is why Mahyuddin (the Man who would be King) is cool and waiting in the wings. For me Najib is just a temporary blip in Mahyuddins journey to Sri Perdana. Najib will be so tied up covering his sordid past that he will not have time to Govern... he will not go past a year or two at the most.
20th January 2009
I posted the above comment on Najib Razak in January 2009. I was wrong! Today he is still Prime Minister. He leads the Barisan Nasional government. Our government.
Our government that is no longer OUR government. What we care about, this
government does not care. What we believe in, this government does not believe
in. All that we want for our family, this government does not want. We are at
odd on so many issue, disagree on so many things that about the only thing we
are all now agreed upon is that this government is no longer OUR government.
If a government is at odds
with its own people where then must it look for legitimacy to govern when its
tenure in office expire? Where else but back to the people! And its tenure in office ends soon...very very soon!
This is the reason why we are going to the polls – to the 13th general
election to be exact. We go to this 13th general election to eject
an unelected Prime Minister and to reject this UMNO led Barisan Nasional
I do not know if we can do
want we want do for the stakes are high…very high.
For a start we want honesty, integrity, decency and trust in government. This Barisan Nasional government, by their past deeds, have shown themselves to be deceitful, corrupt, untrustworthy and are guilt of impropriety in government.
We want an accounting of the plundering and pillaging done by the leaders of this Barisan Nasional government. They want to keep the proceeds of their plundering and pillaging.
We certainly are at odds with this government of ours.
They number in the thousands. We are in the millions. Can we not be hopeful then that we will prevail?
A lot will depend on our leaders. Our Pakatan Rakyat leaders to whom we have delegated the responsibility of leading us onwards to Putrajaya and beyond. On Anwar Ibrahim, Karpal, Kit Siang, Hadi and Tok Guru. In the past they have been adversaries. At times on opposite sides of the political divides and at times together for political expedience. They know each other too well. Their coalition in Pakatan Rakyat, though born of political expedience because of their opposition to the UMNO led Barisan Nasional, has nevertheless pass the test of time and whatever venom and adverse political projectiles that has been thrown their way by Barisan Nasional. So what is left?
At worst we still have four scores of days left to the 13th general election. At worst earlier, maybe much earlier. A week is along time in politics. We have more days than seven!
Anwar, Kit Siang, Karpal, Hadi and Tok Guru know enough about each other to still want to be in the coalition of the willing (PAKATAN RAKYAT) against a coalition of the giving (albeit the giving is mostly of our money to themselves ) - the UMNO led BARISAN NANSIONAL
Pakatan Rakyat worry is what we do not know of them that they do not want us to know that Barisan Nasional wants us to know! The coming weeks, if not days will be crucial. There will be no quarters asked and none given. As it is the way of our polity, it will be Anwar who will be up front. Anwar who is a figure of unity as well as a figure of diversity within the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and elsewhere.
Let me reiterate: My worry for Anwar is what we do not know of him that he does not want us to know that UMNO wants us to know! What can undo Anwar?
For me what Anwar has made of himself from the time he left UMNO to now - January 2013 - is testament of his total commitment to our cause : CHANGE! He defines the CHANGE we want, he initiated, nurtured and now leads the force of CHANGE and he is the CHANGE we want!
If he falters it is not because of what he has become but because of what he was in his time in UMNO. You cannot fault him for his time in UMNO. You MUST not fault him for his time with UMNO for those were heady times for Anwar. Take it for what it was - a moment of madness. Now all that UMNO can do to undo Anwar is to tell us of those time - and this we all know, UMNO will do.
Anwar has left those times behind but the same UMNO exists today. UMNO exists in a vacuum oblivious to the reality we have been privy too - the unraveling of their odious and corrupt past! And as I look at what UMNO has done in the past half century and then look at what Anwar has done in the past fifteen years I know that Anwar has done enough to be where he is today: Leader of the Opposition and the man most likely to lead us to Putrajaya and Beyond.
No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back. Only then can you begin the journey to real CHANGE.