Saturday, March 28, 2009

Madhatter's Letter to Malaysiakini


DREAM TEAM OR NIGHTMARE TEAM?
Madhatter | Mar 27, 09 4:55pm

I refer to the Malaysiakini report Najib has got himself a formidable team.

I don't agree with Ong Kian Ming's assertion that Najib has got himself a formidable team.

He must be joking. A formidable team for what?

None of the people including Najib Abdul Razak himself make much of a team let alone a formidable one. For a commentator who has the habit of getting things wrong, the writer is wrong again this time and if he thinks they will achieve any more than the previous team he is sadly mistaken. At least he is right in conceding he does not think they are a 'dream team.'

It is more likely this team is a 'nightmare team' that will cause more havoc.

When will Malaysians and commentators stop believing in myths? Did not Malaysians believe that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was 'Mr Clean"? Yet this man lied through his teeth and insiders will tell you he ain't so nice and clean as his public image conveys. All you have to do is read his swan song speech and note the sarcasm and innuendos not to forget the crocodile tears.

‘I thank Dr Mahathir ..." For what? For his early retirement? There are those who will knife you in the front and there are those who will betray you with a kiss. 'Mr Clean' will do both so please spare us the myth.

The writer wrote of Muhyiddin: ‘Significantly, his own image, which is that of an Umno leader who is relatively clean can be put into good use if Najib is willing to walk the reform talk in his speech to the Youth, Wanita and Puteri wings.’ What utter rubbish! What is relatively clean? The difference of a couple of hundred million ringgit? Please spare us the character references.

And please stop dreaming that Najib will walk the talk. Don’t Malaysians ever learn? Still hoping that there will be reform it seems... if pigs can fly!

What those in the team lack which the writer failed to mention is credibility of character. They are the architects and builders of Umno's state of gloom and doom and why Umno is at the lowest ebb of its entire history.

Courtesy of the Korea Times

For the first time, Malaysia has a scandal-ridden cabinet team. The supreme leader is allegedly linked to a gruesome murder, another is a traitor to his former boss, one is a racist opportunist, another has been found guilty of money politics which is corruption and the only thing formidable about them all is their threat to the rule of law and the future of democracy in the country. Not the people you could expect to carry out reforms.

None of them who have been ministers has excelled in his portfolio and education is in a terrible mess.

Hishamuddin Hussein continues to be a keris-kisser. It is always easy for a scoundrel to hide behind the skirts of race because they have nothing else to boast about, that is why racist supremacists try to drag in their race by championing some racist cause. Leopards don't change their spots.

Khairy Jamaluddin was the one who was the de facto prime minister with his Fourth Floor formidable team or don't we remember? Ask Mahathir. Wasn't it a condition of Abdullah's political demise that his son-in-law stayed? How could anyone not see this when Ali Rustam was barred and the favoured son-in law got a reprieve to stand in these elections?

Muhyiddin and Ahmad Zahidi are not real leaders but opportunists who know how to back the winners. Malaysia will be in for a nightmare because this so-called ‘formidable’ team is really a ‘B Team’.

How can you trust those who did not win their posts fair and square, when the system is corrupt and skewed, and Umno members themselves have no respect for the winners? ‘Rasuah!’ they chanted and the writer would have us believe these guys won fair and square and are the cream of Umno?

Malaysia is able to have a real ‘dream team’ to lead the country but as long as you have these Umno-types who use every dirty trick in the book to stop the opposition and the rakyat from exposing their scams and corrupt ways, they will have to live with the nightmare.

So please spare us the hype. Even a dwarf will stand tall like a giant when you force everyone else to lie down and crawl on their bellies. Prepare for more formidable repression because this team has all the credentials of the destroyers of democracy.

Indeed, a formidable team against democracy, against reform, against decent governance - that I agree.

UMNO (1946-1988)

7 comments:

flyer168 said...

Dear Antares,

The whole nation's downdrodden citizens & I share the despair & hopelessness...

Malaysia badly needs “Role Model” established Leaders & Politicians of HONOUR with Calibre, Maturity & Tolerance without Fear or Favour & NOT Political OPPORTUNISTS – on BOTH sides of the Political Divide.

Further this nation Desperately needs Intelligent, Time Proven Pragmatic Successful modelled, Financial & Politiical “SOLUTIONS” NOW on BOTH sides of the Political Divide, to MITIGATE the IMPENDING Political & Financial fallout.

The British educated & trained Intellectuals, Professionals, Economists, etc (Oxford, Cambridge, etc).

- In 1957 FINALLY gained our Independence from the “Colonial British Rulers” through the citizen’s “concerted” struggle & the Leadership of our Bapak Merdeka Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra & his Malayan cabinet of TRUE TUANS managing the system of Westminster style Democracy & with the Rule of Law in 1957,
That was the old UMNO (led by Tunku), MCA (lead by Tun Tan Cheng Lock) & MIC (lead by Tun Sambanthan) under the banner of the “Perikatan/Alliance” government.

Is not that the “Better & Smarter” choice by the Leadership of our Bapak Merdeka Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra & his Malayan cabinet of TRUE TUANS managing the system of Westminster style Democracy & with the Rule of Law in 1957….

Through INTELLIGENT POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS & INTELLIGENT POLITICAL SOLUTIONS leading to a “Bloodless” handover & the Independence of Malaya!

It proves a point that Educated, Intelligent, Smart & Wise leaders do not have to resort to Threats, Militancy & unnecessary Battles with collateral damage & bloodshed to the citizens!

I was there at the Dataran Merdeka to witness the occassion on 31st August 1957 - the joy, tears & jubilation of Tunku, his cabinet & every Malay, Chinese, Indian, etc citizen of Malaya!

I hope we can accept the fact that our forefathers suffered but persevered & did not give up the struggle for Independence…., until it was achieved!

Yes, Tunku & his Malaysian cabinet of TRUE TUANS, EARNED the RESPECT, TRUST & SUPPORT of ALL the Malayan citizens.

It was in 1969 our Bapak Merdeka/Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra & his Malaysian cabinet of TRUE TUANS managing the system of Westminster style Democracy & with the Rule of Law was “Betrayed” with the “13th May 1969 BLOODY “coup d’├ętat” by the “Elite UMNO Ketetuanan BEGGARS”….Tun Razak & his group…

- some of those are still “Alive, Kicking & Mentoring ALL the New Ketetuanan Beggar Wannabes.”

This great nation, its assets & its Anak Bangsa Malaysia have been abused for the last 40 years by these “Moronic Idiots & their Goons” through “Gutter Politics” & the “Law of the Jungle” ala Kindergarten style.

Desperate People, at Desperate Times, will RESORT to Desperate Henious Actions even if it means “Destroying” their “Honourable Family Legacy”, our Monarchy, All our nation’s Institutions, Pillars of Democracy & Justice, their own “MALAY MUSLIM HADHARI” party “UMNO” beyond “Redemption”, their own Kind, this country & its Many People!

- The “Common Denominator” in the scenario = ALL the UMNO/BN Leaders & Candidates they “Nominate” within their Party & at ALL the Institutions, GLCs & Corporates are Not Selected based on Merits….

- From top to bottom, MOST are NOT….

- The Right candidates for the “Specific” jobs…

I had the honour of meeting & sharing a discussion with the late Tun Tan Siew Sin & Tun Hussein Onn prior to their passing & their words & statements still ring clear in my ears….

“There is no more Honour left amongst our new leaders unlike during our time with Tunku!”

Gone are the days of the Established, Honourable Malaysian TUANS of our Bapak Malaysia Tunku & his 1st Cabinet Minister’s VALUES.

Party promotions based on “nepotism, patronization, money politics, etc” without “Meritocracy and Proven Successful Track Records” leads to “Leaders” that UMNO is inheriting….

- “Elite, Ketuanan UMNO BEGGARS” with their “Gutter Politics” & their “Law of the Jungle” ala Kindergarten style….

- “Quarreling with PR & Anak Bangsa Malaysia whilst still playing with Jaguh Kampung “MARBLES”….

- When all the other nation’s PM & FM are “Strategising & Synergising” on the International Political, Economic & Financial “CHESSBOARD”….

PRESENTLY our UMNO/BN Leaders “DO NOT EVEN Cross Talk” amongst themselves….

Nov 2007 Our new dawn was achieved - The citizen’s Yellow wave protest march to petition to our Agong.

The 8th March 2008 elections offered us an “Alternative” to the UMNO/BN Autocratic Government.

In 2009, We are ALL Anak Bangsa Malaysia in SYNERGY with RPK & His Barisan Rayaat Bloggers, Haris & his Anak Bangsa Malaysia, the Anti ISA Group & the many other Defenders of Truth, Justice, Equality, Human Rights & Freedom with our struggles to achieve our 2nd Independence….

Not from the British Administration, BUT from our own Autocratic Ketuanan UMNO Baru, MCA & MIC) regime.

YM RPK & MT including All the Pioneer & Mainstream Bloggers have achieved the “Impossible” with their “Provocative, Uncensored & Investigative Journalism to “AWAKEN, ENLIGHTEN & THEY HAVE STIMULATED” a large majority of Malaysians, Politicians on both sides of the divide, etc and with a Worldwide exposure….

Further, our RPK & his Barisan Rayaat Group, Haris & his Anak Bangsa Malaysia Group, Zorro & his fans, all the other groups & our “Defenders of Truth, Justice, Equality & Freedom” including all of you have done everything that is “Humanly” possible…

All Anak bangsa Malaysia share your “Despair” but we must accept the fact that not every Anak Bangsa Malaysia are as “Priviledged & INDEPENDENT” like some of us….

To do more than what they can “Volunteer to Support” with their tight budget, family & school going children with the impending Financial Tsunami….

Let us all SHIFT our “Ketuanan, Racial, Religious, Personal, Selfish, Etc PARADIGM”…

To now think about “OUR GREAT NATION MALAYSIA for ANAK BANGSA MALAYSIA”…

Inline with the original “VALUES” which our Bapak Merdeka Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra together with his first cabinet adopted - From TOP to BOTTOM.

With the impending Financial & Political Tsunami meltdown…

- FORGET about the Politics & what ANYONE is saying…

- NO one can SAVE this nation nor its ANAK Bangsa Malaysia NOW…

- Be PROACTIVE with our God Almighty’s gift of Intelligence, Ilham, Akal, etc to us all…

- Only WE can save OURSELF & OUR FAMILY & every man for himself….

- So please consider repositioning yourselves & family financially (mortgages, Loans, children’s educational expenditures, etc)…

- Rentals cheaper than >50% loans repayments; downsize your mortgages, cars/loans, etc.

- reposition your profession, career, jobs, etc;

- Remember every dollar is precious & “Cash is King”,

- Convert your MR to Euros, AUD, Sing Dollars, etc…Open foreign FD A/cs, etc

- As such…my frenz….“Pleez Fasten your seatbelts tight” to safely rideout this “Double Whammy” Financial & Political Tsunami!

Do keep up your “Prayers” to God Almighty in your own way for “Sanity, Human Rights, Justice, Freedom, Equality & Peace to “Prevail” over “EVIL.”

Anonymous said...

Heheh.. I just realised the UMNO symbol is very apt. The top part looks like 2 snake heads glaring at each other, and joined at the tail. Or the whole thing can look like a big-bellied samseng (insert name here) in a ninja-turtle mask and a belligerent pose - hands on the hips, daggers crossed in front - yet shitting tiny diamond-shaped turds between the legs. Hahahha can you see it? :P

Anonymous said...

formidable ...FORMIDABLE ? memang lah dengan c4 !!

erniejean said...

Formidable indeed!!! For exactly the WRONG REASONS!!!!!

Antares said...

Yes, folks, time to preserve Najib's "formidable" team in formaldehyde...

chapchai said...

Absolutely! Najib and his cabinet will be more of a nightmare than a dream team. There is a glimmer of hope though. The respective voters of the 3 forthcoming by-elections can herald the premiership of Najib by giving these 3 seats to the Opposition. Then we shall see the true colour of this so-called "dream team".

Anonymous said...

" the 1957 independence was initiated by my ancestor & its success was solely by umNO...umNO saja BUT not other political parties ! Get it !! SO the school text must be rectified !! "