Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FULFILLING THE R-A-H-M-A-N PROPHECY


Who knows the origins of this odd little prophecy that has been going around for at least a couple of decades. The prophecy is supposedly a formula to predict the succession of Malaysian prime ministers starting with the first, Tunku Abdul Rahman; then Abdul Razak, Hussein Onn, Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Badawi... and, it would appear that the N would be Najib Razak.

When I first heard about the R-A-H-M-A-N prophecy, the question that immediately sprang to mind was: does this mean Malaysia will only have six prime ministers? What happens after RAHMAN? Do we become a republic where the office of prime minister will be superseded by that of president? Or will the country disintegrate into shambles and end up annexed by Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand? Only recently the thought struck me that the RAHMAN prophecy was probably initiated within Umno and it's supposed to track the six presidents of Umno before the party destroys itself through internal rot and infighting. Najib Razak has no contenders as the next Umno president (Tengku Razaleigh, to his credit, received only one nomination because he refused to pay the required fee to Umno division chiefs). As soon as Abdullah Badawi steps down as Umno president, Najib automatically takes over, thereby fulfilling Umno's R-A-H-M-A-N prophecy.


However, that doesn't necessarily mean Najib will become PM. Anybody with even one functioning braincell can see that the Altantuya trail leads straight to Najib's doorstep. The only ones who can't see it have either been paid off with submarine dividends or they happen to be the AG or IGP.

With the swift and irreversible decline of Umno, Najib will have the dubious distinction of being the last president of the Ketuanan Melayu party before it sank out of sight into a quagmire of its own making. Even if Najib does appoint himself PM, his tenure will most certainly be short-lived. Nobody can rule a country at gunpoint - and that's what Najib would have to do to stay in power, such is the man's unpopularity.

So let's say Najib gets to play PM for a couple of months and then there's a vote of no confidence against him in parliament. The Agong will dissolve the government and allow for a snap election - which Pakatan Rakyat will easily win with Anwar Ibrahim at the helm. That would place Anwar as Malaysia's seventh PM and put an end to 52 years of Umno-dominated BN misrule.

Think on this scenario and perk up, folks.

Pic by TV Smith

15 comments:

Pak Sako said...

I fancied thinking that the AN in RAHMAN stood for ANwar, as he was once in line to succeed the 'throne' after M.

delcapo said...

Interesting take, Antares... very likely Najib & Rosie will destroy UMNO anyway....

If u ask me... I'd prefer Nizar as PM in a few years..

Anonymous said...

YES lah : R-A-H-M-A-N(Nizar) !!

peng said...

Yes! I second the Nizar proposal!

ghostline said...

It is an unhappy fact that there is a not-insignificant segment of the population that goes around with less than one functioning brain cell much of the time, having sacrificed brain function on the altar of UMNO-BN subservience.

However, our egalitarian mediocracy has ensured that lack of brain function is no impediment to ascending to the highest ranks of government: the most illustrious example being Syed Hamid Albar, who inherited his brain cell from Mohammad Rahmat and now time-shares with Bung Radin, Said Yusof and occasionally, Jamaludin Jarjis.

flyer168 said...

Dear Antares,

Interesting "Brain Teasing" article bro.

RAHMAN - it has been the UMNO PM wannabe's dream theme !

R = R-ahman
A = A-bdul Razak (a Misfit there! Should be "R")
H = H-ussein
M = M-ahathir
A = A-bdullah / A-nnuar
N = Most likely "N-izar"

In my opinion there has been wannabe contenders in the past, lining up to be the "N" in the equation....

Nazri & now Najib.

I would like to point out that they are actually "Mohd Nazri" & Mohd Najib" = "MN" or "M" but definitely not "N"...so they do not fit the bill !

Well time will tell if it is the "True N or MN misfit".

Cheers.

flyer168 said...

Correction.

Dear Antares,

Interesting "Brain Teasing" article bro.

RAHMAN - it has been the UMNO PM wannabe's dream theme !

R = R-ahman
A = A-bdul Razak (a Misfit there! Should be "R")
H = H-ussein
M = M-ahathir
A = A-bdullah / A-nnuar
N = All contenders are "MN"

In my opinion there has been wannabe contenders in the past, lining up to be the "N" in the equation....

Nazri, Najib & now Nizar.

They are actually "Mohd Nazri", Mohd Najib" & "Mohd Nizar" = "MN" or "M" but definitely not "N".... so they do not fit the bill !

Well time will tell if it is the "True N or MN misfit".

Cheers.

Knights Templar said...

Najib will be the last of the UMNO Prime Ministers ...The "Sixth Nail" for the UMNO sarcophagus... After that ... As Prophesied by the Prophet Zoroaster ... The "ANWAR PROPHECY" will go into effect ....

Antares
Nurul Ezzah
Wan Azizah
Ahmad Ibrahim
Raja Ahmad Shahrir

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Patricia said...

MUAHAHAHA! I just luuuurve Knight's prophesy! Especially since the 'A' is not for Anwar, but you!!!

Timun said...

after RAHMAN (the rise and fall of UMNO), it is ANWAR -- Anwar, Nurul (Ezzah), and WAR being future and presently unknown identities.

Anonymous said...

after the R-A-H-M-A-N prophecy is fulfilled, it will be the end for ameno & bn.
next acronym to use would be
N-I-A-M-A-H!!!

walski69 said...

I really like the idea that the RAHMAN prophecy is like a countdown:

R-A-H-M-A-N...

*** Total Implosion of UMNO ***
****** KA - BLOOOOEEE!! ******

It's the only logical and inevitable end, considering the devolution of the party since its inception....

Anonymous said...

ok, = N(nizar)-I-A-M-A-H !

Anonymous said...

R = R-ahman
A = A-bdul Razak
H = H-ussein
M = M-ahathir
A = A-bdullah

N = Nazrin (Raja Nazrin)

Antares said...

I like the N-I-A-M-A-H prophecy best!