We are familiar with what Umno will do to those of us who threatens their dominance in politics. What they have done in the past five decades can ranges from harassing bloggers who insists on writing on matters ‘that are a threat to national security and insults our King and derides our nation’ to the massacre of villagers in Memali. Anything in between is par for the course for this UMNO led BN government.
They remove Judges who are not pliant to their demands and in their place appoint Judges who are not shy about doing the bidding of their political masters.
They appoint and remove Ministers, DPM’s and PM’s with a frequency that is akin to the female menstrual cycle but without the use of tampons to prevent heavy menstrual leakages. Umno rids itself of their own without grace or finesse – from Onn Jaafar, Tunku, Musa Hitam, Ku Li, Anwar Ibrahim, Tun Abdullah Badawi and who knows who is next – all forcibly removed from their position without so much as a ‘thank you’ for services rendered.
Nothing is sacred and nothing is beyond their imagination to conjure when it comes to ensuring the survival of UMNO.
This latest episode of Anwar Ibrahim being convicted for sodomy is merely a manifestation of this malaise within Umno. Let us not quibble about whether Anwar Ibrahim did or did not sodomize Saiful. What Umno’s first tier Malay leaders have done to our nation and to our people are far more debilitating and harmful to the future of our nation than anything Anwar Ibrahim could have done in his lifetime….but let us cut to the chase.
Anwar Ibrahim now belongs to our history – not because of his conviction for sodomy but because by this conviction, his work is done!
What Umno needs to consider is this…if that change does not come NOW…what will our people do?
We have seen government fall for less mundane things. We have seen leaders hounded to their death after less that a decade of abuse, corruption and mismanagement while they were in office….and we have had over five decades of this from Umno!
I have had my reservations with Azmin but given that Umno’s intent to rid itself of PKR in Selangor is without borders it is time we too give them a taste of their own medicine.