| Jolting the memory of the electorate - When the oil runs out - Neil on Kerismuddin at Jeff Ooi's blog on the UMNO Assembly- For Recollection, this coming polls from the past - Monday, February 25, 2008
| Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Who can ever forget this crass person Kerismuddin? He was one of the major contributor to Umno's loss in 2008!
When the oil runs out - Neil on Kerismuddin at Jeff Ooi's blog.
Don't play fiddle with Malaysia's future.
Because right now, that future is hanging precariously over a precipice.
Down we go and it will be damn hard to crawl out of the abyss. Jeff Ooi's Blog
They are playing a knife's edge game. This brinkmanship can only be explained on their desperation.
know Umno is no longer relevant because it has no viable solution to
the problems of the race it is supposed to represent using a party whose
total membership remains only 15% of that community. Therefore, the
denials and deflections are to cast attention away from the yawning gaps
between the majority being the poor Malays, and the minority being the
rich Malays who share the same ontology as UMNO elites who have hijacked
the very policies that were meant to help those poor Malays, and to add
injury to insult, framed the communities who had sacrificed their
future to support those policies in the spirit of Barisan Nasional, now
relegated to the graveyard of dead utopias. In fact, you can rename it
If Najib and Petronas are to be believed, this
country will be an oil net importer latest by 2011, some say 2009.
Importing oil will mean full removal of subsidies, higher costs of
production, closure of inefficient factories, and increased capital
risk. The attendant economic tailspin will contract service firms which
will affect the livelihood of the urban middleclass Malays who won't and
can't go back to farming. Many will be too old by then to retool their
own skills, let alone change
their mindsets, a process which cannot translate 'feel-good' to
'feel-the-goods'. Tax revenues will decline which means government
tenders will taper. To the ranks of the thousands of graduates who have
graduated to join the dole will be the additional thousands who will be
graduating to join the queue to the dole. Demand for continuous support
will exceed supply from the other communities, many of whom will
The bottomline will perhaps be a new recession.
Signs are already showing that, despite proclaimed performances, things
at the grassroot, retail, and infrastructure-maintenance levels aren't
So far, people are spending on credit. When
the truth comes out on the precise standings of Petronas and other GLCs,
inasumuch as we know of the red-line levels of the financial standing
of the state governments, shit will hit the roof and people will take to
the streets to riot. Expect that on the day this country achieves 'developed' status.
know all this. That is why they played on tribal fear. Despite the
calling by Badawi at the beginning for them to display sensitivity to
the other communities on what they would be saying, they went ahead. KJ
said it was no-holds bar. Is that to be interpreted as implicit
acceptance of what Hashim Suboh
was trying to egg Hishammuddin to do - use the keris? And this symbolic
ritual of drawing the keris - how does it jive with the aspiration
to be a global towering Malay with mindsets changed to be more
progressive, if in the first place it wouldn't take even a goon to
realize that memories of scars about its use still rankle the minds of
thousands who are still living today, those thousands who incidentally
pay 80% of the tax revenue that supports the very government this bunch
When Hishammuddin held the keris, was he remotely
sensitive to what his party President had exhorted, what his fellow
component party peers had exhorted, what he would have concluded from
the uproars a year ago, carried forward while holding the post of
Minister of Education, a post that was supposed to integrate national,
not racial, unity, open minds, lift spirits and achieve excellence? Let alone carry the tradition of his lineage?
No-holds bar in a multiracial society doesn't and shouldn't mean free-for-all in a monoracial political assembly.
Certainly the right to address all issues in a publicly-broadcasted
event of such import should be carried with a greater sense of
responsibility. Especially since the leader has had to say Umno was for
If Umno was for ALL, they have certainly shown they're not up to it!
Now this part about rehearsed speeches. If the general assembly speeches
were indeed pre-vetted, then how did those tirades get past the
scrutiny of the Chief Mediator, the Party President, who incidentally,
is also the PM? Since they got through in all the pristine glory of
their gory KKK dogmas, does that mean that the final summing speech
is..fake? And if it is not fake, does that mean the whole exercise was
rehearsed so that fire is set in order for a fireman to be seen, and
applauded, coming in to the rescue at the end?
There must be a more efficient way to win approval without insulting the intelligence of the rakyat.
much time, energy, money and resources have been nationally wasted on
shenanigans, manipulations, attention-deflections and skulldruggeries.
In the end, it would seem that those who complain about these race-based
bashers are the ones who care more for the heartland, Malays, Chinese,
Indians and Rakyat Aslis. That would be a fitting indictment that Umno's
strategy is no strategy, Umno's tactics are monkey tricks, and Umno's
elites have forgotten their roots, and how they have come up over the
future of millions.
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:29 PM