In my moments of
mental clarity I try to understand why is that UMNO/BN are so forgiving of
those amongst them that have sinned – those amongst them that have brought
shame to UMNO/BN because of money politic, sexual indiscretions or because they have gone against the interest of their own party. Why take back Mahathir
when he has left UMNO and done so much damage in his going? Why appoint JJ to
be our Ambassador to the US of A when he has been dubbed YB Raba Raba? …….And
then it dawned upon me!
In a den full of thieves and fornicators, who do these thieves and fornicators want to be sharing the den with? Other thieves and fornicators of course!
To UMNO what
money can’t buy is not worth having. Who wants open government, transparency
and accountability – not these politicians! These politicians have soared too
high and too long that they now think themselves invincible. How else can you
explain what is going on in our country? We have a government that no longer
pretends to effect good governance in the manner they rule our country.
Everyday in power means manna from heavens for these politicians. Not only are
they busy converting the converted into greed, money politics and deceit – they
fallen/convicted comrades and welcoming these comrades back into their fold
enthusiastically with wondrous appointments to high public office at the
expense of our country honor and against our people wishes.
Fittingly Mahathir was the first leader of any significance to be brought back into UMNO after he was sacked from the UMNO Supreme Council on 12 July 1969, following his distribution to the public of his letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Prime Minister at that time. In his letter, he had criticised the manner in which Tunku Abdul Rahman had handled the country's administration which was believed to favour the ethnic Chinese. Dr. Mahathir was subsequently relieved of his party membership on 26 September. Mahathir rejoined UMNO on 7 March 1972.
In May 2008 Mahathir again announced his resignation from UMNO and urged other members to follow suit as a way of pressuring Abdullah, then President of UMNO and Prime Minister of Malaysia, to to step down. Mahathir rejoined UMNO after Abdullah Ahmad Badawi stepped down as Prime Minister in 2009. To date not only is his ability to pull the strings within UMNO undiminished but his son is also in Cabinet!
I watch with
fascination in 2009 when UMNO fielded Isa Samad as their candidate in the Bagan
Pinang state by-election. The same Isa Samad who was suspended for three years
from UMNO by UMNO for money politics in the 2004 UMNO elections. Isa Samad
rewarded UMNO’s belief in him by winning that by-election. You scratch my back
I scratch yours! UMNO trumpeted that Isa’s victory meant that the voters were
returning to BN fold. Maaf but I beg to differ….for me I see the return of Isa
into UMNO’s fold as confirmation that money politics is alive and well in UMNO
and it is business as usual for UMNO.
Then quietly they brought back Rahim Thambi Chik. This man was Chief minister of
Malacca from 1982 to 1994. This was the same Tan Sri whom a 15-year-old Muslim schoolgirl
admitted, together with 15 others, to having sex with. Whereas the 14 men, on
the basis of her police report, were all charged in court, this Tan Sri was
never charged or detained because the Police never asked her to make a police
report on that Tan Sri. And the then Attorney General Mohtar Adullah had
decided not to prosecute this Tan Sri because “for the Attorney General to
institute investigations, a police report was required; as no police report was
issued on Mr. Rahim Tamby Chik, the Attorney General was unable to institute
investigations regarding him”. You really cannot argue against that kind of
illogical logic! No report no investigation lah!
By 2008, (14
years after his disgraceful episode of statutory rape) this Tan Sri Rahim Abdul
Rahim Thamby Chik, and then UMNO supreme council member, was qualified to contest
the post of vice-president in the UMNO elections. Today he is
amongst his peer. He is Chairman of Risda. He is also President of Gabem –
Gagasan Badan Ekonomi Melayu, Executive Chairman of ARTAC Holdings Sdn Bhd,
Chairman of Yayasan Penggerak Wawasan (YPW) and all round member of the UMNO
first tier leaders club.
JJ is unique. It
pays when you have Najib by his balls. Straight from being dubbed Menteri Raba
Raba he was sent to Washington to be appointed our highest-ranking diplomat in
the United State of America. That a country will usually appoint highly
respected individuals to these postings was a technicality that Najib choose to
ignore (possibly because JJ had him by the balls anyway).
Now in the
process of being brought back into the fold is Shahidan Kassim. This is a
serial womanizer who sees himself more as a Casanova who combines his regular
exercise routine while MB of Perlis with exercises of the sexual kind. Somebody
must have inform him that having sex is as good as a good brisk 8 mile hike. He
either did one or the other on a regular basis. In the process he had fathered
at least one child and was responsible for a number of young Perlis Malay girls
to come into the family way – abortions were arranged to resolve these unwanted
And now another
Senior Minister will have need of rehabilitation…though they would first have
to arranged a plausible graceful exit for him from cabinet –then possible a trial of
some sort if Indonesia insists on one with some form of compensation being
arranged for the young lady involved – and soon after a reasonably decent
interval – bring him back into UMNO’s fold. This time possibly as Mayor of
Greater KL if UMNO is still around. If not we will probably find this Senior
Minister in exile abroad.
Then there are
the other small fry like Ibrahim Ali and Ezam Mohd Nor…and the list goes on.
So for UMNO what
money cannot buy is the experience of those within UMNO that have already partake in
money politics and pleasures of the flesh outside marriage. These experienced veterans are required to come
back into the fold and pass on to others within UMNO the benefit of their
experience in these areas. And these crooks and serial sexual predators are
held in high esteem and much reverence within UMNO and are given appointments
of high public office to give them the stature of respectability and decency
that they have unwittingly cast aside by their need to fornicate outside
marriage and their avarice of things financial.
But all this aside I guess
there is no greater comfort for thieves and fornicators then to be in the same
company as other thieves and fornicators!