Who is this obscure UMNO parliamentarian Tajuddin Abdul Rahman who claim that leaders in the opposition are inexperience, knows nothing about managing the economy, will appoint a Prime Minister who is a non Malay and predicts that the share market is doom if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) were to govern the country. This man must be a super doper clairvoyant who knows the worse about others and the future, except not knowing about him and what his fate will be if PR does take over the government. He gave the impression that all is damn with others, but with the exception of himself. I thought that if he was smart, why wasn’t he made the Prime Minister or given a ministerial post or be elected to a top party post? I think he simply isn’t smart – that’s the reason why he is just an ordinary parliamentarian at 60 years old and with nothing to prove his scholarly attributes and Machiavellian managerial, political and economic skills. And at 60, he might as well forget being a winnable candidate in the upcoming election. This reminds me of a complaint by Tun Mahathir made recently when he said that UMNO now lacks leaders of quality, and I think Tajuddin is surely one of them.
I just do not understand what is happening to UMNO today, and this year’s General Assembly is nothing more than an assembly of red and white attired men and women to spew condemnation at the opposition, to arouse race and religious suspicion, and to support what is morally wrong undertaken by its members. There is absolutely nothing in the speeches of its leaders that dare to accuse and challenge the many wrong doings of its top leaders; but with the exception of a lady delegate from Pahang Datuk Wan Amizan Wan Abdul Razak who claimed that the NFC scandal has brought difficulties and disrepute to the party. Now, where are the champions of UMNO i.e. I mean the men that are suppose to lead the party? Not a whimper – just dumb and mute, or have they chosen to wear skirts now? All that they dare talk about are words to ‘apple polish’ their bosses so that they look good. They being stupid do not really matter.
I was in a taxi travelling home yesterday morning and the driver was an Indian man from Kedah who spoke fluent Malay with a typical Kedah accent. I noticed he had an Indian local daily placed on the front seat beside him. I asked him, “What’s the prime news in the daily”. He said it is all about the UMNO General Assembly, and laughingly he said.”Depa ni dok cakap cakap saja. Susah kami depa tak tau dan saya ni dah pandu taxi hampir 20 tahun. Tadi saya baru hantak ramai orang UMNO dan depa dok cakap pasai cara nak jadi kaya saja” I just keep listening to him and finally he said, “Pilihan raya in saya tak tau lah. Mungkin UMNO tumbang kot. Itu kata orang kampong saya”. From the short conversation that I had with the taxi driver, I sense he is politically active and conscious of the happenings within the country, and the remarks that he uttered to me can strongly influence the minds of an unsuspecting passengers. I believe taxi drivers make excellent front liners to the politically conscious rakyat, and can also act as a ‘propaganda machine’ of any political party.
And to go back to Tajuddin and his nonsensical claims, I wish to invite him to seriously read the Auditor General’s (AG) report on the performance of all the states governed by the opposition to see what these states have achieved since the takeover from the BN in 2008. I think Tajuddin is blind to the reality that the opposition controlled states had outperformed their BN predecessors, for he should be ashamed if he had read the AG report carefully. The report wasn’t prepared by the opposition, but by a legally constituted and neutral body manned by people of the highest integrity. And if Tajuddin does not believe in what was provided in the AG report, than he had better not open his big mouth and spew nonsense. Let me tell Tajuddin this, that the opposition controlled states was able to rein on corruption which the BN governing states simply couldn’t. And wasn’t it Tun Mahathir who claimed that UMNO is corrupt from top to bottom? Now, what else has Tajuddin got to say to this?
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION