Tuesday 2 September 2014

Reflections : January 2009 - Tun Dr Mahathir, Pak Lah and Najib Razak.

Back in January 2009 when I first started this work on steadyaku47 (I can assure you it is work.......a labor of love perhaps ...but it is work!) the following articles were my first three posting on Mahathir, Pak Lah and Najib Razak. How time flies...five years later I am still here and I am grateful that good health and circumstances still allows me to do this work. I was wrong about Najib lasting two years as PM....he has survived and is still around. 

Five years ago I was a committed (and if I could, would have been a card carrying member of Pakatan Rakyat) opposition loyalists and wrote what I could to advance their cause unconditionally. 

Not so anymore. My heart and mind is with Pakatan Rakyat but common sense tells me that in politics, five years is an eternity and I now question the ability of those in Pakatan Rakyat to stay the distance. 

Will Pakatan Rakyat fall before Umno fall? 

We need to think this one through and ask ourselves if the 14th general election is a bridge too far for Pakatan Rakyat to keep the faith and keep the fire burning within. 


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A sad old man. Tun your time is over. You should really be in a retirement home by now. Are we an ungrateful lot that has forgotten your contributions to the Nation? No we have not. When all is said and done you and your Family, your Friends have been well rewarded financially for the services you have rendered to the Nation. Some will say too well rewarded, but who are we to say, that is how the cookies crumbles. 

You have made mistakes and you have to live with the mistakes you made.It pains me to see you know - a pathetic and at times articulate old man being used by others for their own gains. 

Tun we understand your worry that UMNO and Barisan glory days are gone (there are some among us who are grateful that it is so !!!).

 That your legacies are being ravaged and left adrift (Proton, Putrajaya etc ) that the crooked bridge project have been cancelled AFTER money has been paid by u know who to u know who...but in spite or should I say despite all this, our affection for you remains. 

Live what is left of your life without too much rancor or hate for those who now control UMNO - it is their time and they will reap what they sow (Pak Lah will leave in March barring any miracles happening). It is far better that you retire with grace and tell yourself "I have done my best"....though there will be some amongst us that will insists that your best was not good enough. Your work is done. 

20th January 2009.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pak Lah

Pak Lah

In 2004 you had Malaysia in the palm of your hand. You had the mandate to do what you will and the people would have been there with you. You could have done without Samy Velu, Rafidah to name a few, within your Cabinet. You could have come down hard on corruption in UMNO and in every Government Department and the people would have been there for you. You could have reformed the Judiciary, insisted that all your Ministers declare their worth etc etc all that you say you want to do now before your March voluntary termination as PM you could have done many times over in the time since 2004 BUT you did not. 

Now it is too late. Too late for UMNO, too late for you. You are a decent man who meant well but possibly our expectations of you were too high. In the end we realized that you are like us - like Mahathir - where our personal and Family greed invariably required us to "close one eye" when plundering of our Nation's wealth  was done by our Family and Friends. Amen.


Najib Razak

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 Sri 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

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