I believe most of you would have read former Selangor MB Khir Toyo’s latest posting in his blog dated August 23, 2011 titled ‘Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin dan Kisah 3 Menteri’. I am an ardent follower of the blog simply because Khir Toyo was the MB of my state; the most develop state in the country. And having lost the state to the PR during the 2008 GE was Khir Toyo’s greatest sin to the BN government, and his subsequent fall from grace was inevitable.
Khir Toyo’s posting centered on two issues i.e. firstly, to seek forgiveness from all those that he may have caused them hurt and displeasure in the past and secondly, to express disdain at some quarters (he says some ministers) at suggesting that the only way for UMNO to win back Selangor is to ensure that he goes to jail. Well, the second issue does not surprise me at all, because this has been UMNO’s embedded culture of back stabbing, deceit and defaming others, especially among power seekers, apple polishers and aspirants to be rich and famous. Someone did write to say that vying the post of a Ketua Bahagian is a sure route to power and richness, and it is for this very reason that the Ketua Bahagian post is the most hotly contested during the party election. Even a Ketua Cawangan has its ‘goodies’. And one sure needs a lot of money to throw around to get nominated.
Khir Toyo alleged that there are three ministers involved in suggesting that the way to win back Selangor is to incarcerate him, but short of naming them. This is a serious allegation that can destroy forever UMNO’s chances of winning back Selangor. Do not underrate Khir Toyo’s support, even if that support is dwindling. Khir Toyo’s detractors ought to know that UMNO’s secrets are in the hands of Khir Toyo, and surely PM Najib being the Information Chief for Selangor would not want secrets (good or bad) to be revealed at this critical moment and time when the GE is near.
Even before Khir Toyo made such an allegation, and me being a Selangorean, I quite often hear the rumbling that goes on within UMNO Selangor. It is obvious now that these rumblings have weakened UMNO Selangor that has now left the state without a leader of substance and credibility. If one were to say that UMNO Selangor has Agriculture Minister Nor Omar as a suitable choice to replace Khir Toyo, I say that it is wrong. I personally see that this minister has little substance in him, and I do not think Khir Toyo would want him to manage the state. It is obvious to me too that by virtue of PM Najib having to take upon himself to manage the affairs of UMNO Selangor is sufficient proof that the state is devoid of a leader of substance. And this only leaves me to say that UMNO Selangor chances of winning back the state in the next GE is but a dream.
As a watcher of UMNO politics in the state, I personally think that there ought to be a complete change of faces within UMNO Selangor leadership, if the party is to survive. The party can no longer have teachers, gate keepers and petty traders to lead the charge in Selangor. It has to have professionals and learned individuals that are fairly young and are incorruptible to be a serious challenge to PR. The question now is whether UMNO Selangor in its current form can take on such a challenge? My honest answer is simply no, and I leave it to my readers to reason why.
And to Khir Toyo, my friendly advice to him is this…………….if you are convince in upholding the truth for the sake of your party, do not have any fear to speak out. And if you are damn sure who the three ministers that you mentioned are out to incarcerate you, please name them for if you don’t, these are the people who will continue to be the ‘duri dalam daging’ that will finally see the demise of UMNO Selangor.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION