Tan Sri Muhyiddin umum tanding Timbalan Presiden UMNO

Naib Presiden UMNO Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yasin pagi ini mengumumkan kesediaan untuk bertanding jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO bagi pemilihan parti Mac 2009. Ini dibuat setelah Timbalan Presiden UMNO TPM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak mengumumkan akan bertanding jawatan Presiden UMNO, setelah PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mengumumkan tidak akan mempertahankan jawatan selepas mesyuarat Dewan Tertinggi BN Selasa lepas.

Antara agenda yang ingin dibawa Tan Sri Muhyiddin ialah  memainkan peranan dengan Presiden UMNO yang baru untuk mengukuhan  parti, memperkuatkan BN dan mengembalikan perpaduan dan kesefahaman antara kaum. Sokongan rakyat kepada BN dan membuat persediaan untuk Pilihanraya Umum ke XIII juga adalah agenda utama.

Beliau berjanji akan berkhidmat sebaik mungkin dan memberikan kerjasama kepada Kepimpinan baru, yang selama ini beliau akui tersedia ujud kesefahaman dan hubungan kerja yang mantap dan kukuh.

Setakat ini, Tan Sri Muhyiddin merupakan calon paling popular untuk merebut jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO dan beliau yakin Bahagian UMNO akan memberikan pencalonan dan sokongan yang baik. Pengumuman dan sidang media ini dilakukan di Shangri-la Putrajaya dan dihadiri beberapa Ketua Bahagian UMNO.

Published in: on October 10, 2008 at 09:00  Comments (11)  

TPM Najib Razak akan teruskan agenda PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah

Timbalan Presiden UMNO TPM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak akan membuat kenyataan media petang ini berkenaan kenyataan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi semasa membuat pengumuman tidak bertanding jawatan Presiden UMNO semalam.

Dalam kenyataan ini, TPM Najib akan mengumumkan bahawa semua reform yang cuba dilakukan oleh PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah seperti Suruhanjaya Perlantikan Kehakiman, Suruhanjaya Anti Rasuah, Suruhanjaya Khas Integriti dan mengadakan Konvensyen Barisan Nasional untuk membaiki hubungan antara kaum dan ugama akan diteruskan.

Mungkin ini akan menerima reaksi negatif, terutama dikalangan akar umbi UMNO yang sebenarnya mengharapkan perubahan dan tidak meneruskan agenda agenda yang direncanakan oleh ‘Budak Tingkat Empat’.

Published in: on October 9, 2008 at 13:02  Comments (4)  

Aren’t we glad we were wrong!

 

Last night, we read this in The Star. This is about PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announcing his willingness not to contest in UMNO top party elections in March 2009.

Thursday October 9, 2008

I’m glad I was wrong, says Mahathir

 

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s decision to not contest in the Umno elections in March will be good for Umno as it can rebuild itself.

Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was glad he had been wrong when he wrote in his blog http://www.chedet.com that Abdullah would not step down.

“Of course, I am very happy for Umno, not for myself, because Umno can rebuild itself.

“But Umno will not be able to restore the full confidence of the people as many of its supporters, who voted for the Opposition, may want to continue working for them,” he said in response to Abdullah’s announcement here yesterday.

Dr Mahathir, however, said he felt it was better for Abdullah to step down now rather than wait until March as he could still be an obstruction because he was not giving Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak full authority to rehabilitate the party.

“Until March Pak Lah must keep quiet and let Najib run the show. He should not interfere because if Najib appears to be following him or taking his advice, I think the latter will lose support,” he said.

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This morning, we read this about pro-UMNO bloggers, as per reported by NST:

2008/10/09

PM proves many bloggers wrong

 

KUALA LUMPUR: It is open season, not only for those offering themselves to contest the Umno elections in March.

 

Bloggers also jumped on the bandwagon to be the first to report, or speculate, on what Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would announce at the Barisan Nasional supreme council meeting yesterday.

News website Malaysiakini, for example, quoted the Kuda Kepang blog as saying that Abdullah would defend his post.

Kuda Kepang blog owner, former Parit Sulong member of parliament Ruhanie Ahmad, wrote that Abdullah was expected to announce his decision to stay on at yesterday’s BN supreme council meeting.

He claimed that Abdullah decided to defend his post after a three-hour meeting with his supporters that dragged into the wee hours.

An “influential Umno insider”, however, told Malaysiakini that the meeting was just a “casual meeting”.

“He has made up his mind. He will step down. I don’t think Abdullah decided this morning that he would defend his post,” it quoted the insider.

The Patriot, a blog by Pulai Umno division vice-chief Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Hamid Jumat, hedged his bets by giving three courses of action that Abdullah might take — deciding against defending his post, contesting the party presidency and contesting but handing over the premiership to his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in March.

Another Brick in the Wall and Big Dog’s The Thirteen Million Plus Guy Rambles reported that Abdullah was going to defend his post based on information they received on meetings held at the prime minister’s official residence prior to the BN supreme council meeting.

Even former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was unsure whether Abdullah would make the announcement of not contesting the party’s presidency.

“I have this suspicion that he will not. If he does not, it would not be surprising. He is not a man of his word,” he wrote in his blog.

Abdullah has proven him and many others wrong.

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These are the news what we are waiting for. Personally, we wanted PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah to go from December 2005. It was when The Star quoted him “I dunno, I am not involved” when was asked about a much smaller stock broking firm ECM Libra’s proposal to ‘acquire’ (guised under ‘merger’) Avenue Capital, which was four times much larger in size, capital and customer base. The deal became highly controversial that even the Minority Stockholders Watchdog Group put up a  formal protest note against the issues raised and treatment during the merger process, which include ‘impairment of goodwill’ of RM 296 million.

From then onwards, confidence of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah digressed. This was captured in a special commemorative edition to mark his four years in power.

By far, PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah created history in Malaysian politics. He was the shortest serving Prime Minister and a BN Chairman which won the highest mandate and within the same term, lost the most seats in a General Elections, 2/3 majority of the strategic control of the Dewan Rakyat and 5 + 1 states to the Oppositions.

The blogs, especially socio-political actually flourished and exponentially grown because of criticism against PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah and Co, which include son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin and son Dato’ Kamaluddin Abdullah. Of course, we should never exclude the ‘Level Four Boys’ when we talk about PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah and the “power of the darkside” over decision making influence.

Now, all of those moments and episodes we Malaysians have told to endure, is coming to an end. The speculation about PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah wanted to stay on that blogs like this one felt strongly was about  was meant to give pressure for him to quickly give up the UMNO Presidency and Premiership. For all intend an purpose, our objectives were met.

In the final analysis, aren’t we all glad that we were wrong?

Published in: on October 9, 2008 at 07:43  Comments (12)  

Usaha terdesak giat untuk selamatkan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah

Usaha usaha tedesak terakhir kuncu kuncu PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi agar jawatan Presiden UMNO dipertahankan, menjelang tarikh akhir janji untuk mengumumkan kedudukan dalam pemilihan parti akan datang ini, sedang begitu giat dijalankan. Malam ini, gerombolan yang dikatakan sengaja membelakangkan aspirasi akar umbi mengadakan perbincangan tertutup dan panjang di Kompleks Seri Perdana, Putrajaya.

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah dijangkakan akan mengadakan mesyuarat khas Dewan Tertinggi BN besok di ibu pejabat UMNO, Menara Dato’ Onn, PWTC dan keputusan muktamad akan dijelaskan kepada pemimpin pemimpin parti komponen.

Dikhabarkan bahawa sekiranya PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah masih berdegil ingin mempertahankan jawatan Presiden UMNO, menjelang mesyuarat agung tahunan Bahagian UMNO yang akan bermula hujung minggu ini, maka akan berlaku kejutan yang akan melibat ‘Plan Peralihan Kuasa’, yang telah dibawa kehadapan dai rancangan asal Jun 2010.  Siri mesyuarat 191 Bahagian UMNO ini penting bagi menentukan pencalonan bagi jawatan tertinggi, termasuk Presiden, Timbalan Presiden dan Naib Presiden.

Dijangkakan apabila PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah masih berdegil, maka Timbalan Presiden UMNO DPM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak dikatakan tidak lagi berkompromi dan akan meneruskan juga kempen bagi mendapatkan pencalonan bagi jawatan Presiden dan mencabar PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah. Walaupun dalam sejarah 62 tahun UMNO kedudukan kerusi Presiden pernah dicabar untuk jawatan sebanyak dua kali berasingan, ini merupakan kali pertama seorang Presiden akan dicabar seorang Timbalan Presiden.

Calon yang paling popular untuk mendapat pencalonan jawatan Timbalan Presiden ialah Naib Presiden UMNO Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yasin. Dijangkakan, Tan Sri Muhyiddin akan mengumumkan kesediaan bertanding jawatan Timbalan Presiden dalam masa terdekat. Ini sekaligus akan menimbulkan tekanan kepada DPM Dato’ Seri Najib untuk terus mara, terutama Tan Sri Muhyiddin hari ini mempunyai sokongan kuat akar umbi, yang secara lantang mahu melakukan perubahan.

Dalam pada itu, calon yang telah menawarkan diri bagi jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi semalam telah dipanggil untuk bertemu DPM Dato’ Seri Najib untuk menjelaskan kedudukan dan hasrat beliau.

Inilah masa paling sesuai bagi pemimpin akar umbi UMNO peringkat Bahagian menunjukan kejituan kesediaan melakukan perubahan, bagi mendukung aspirasi akar umbi dan menjaga kepentingan parti nasionalis Melayu ini. Sekiranya PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah masih meneruskan aspirasi kuncu kuncu terdekat termasuk keluarga dalam usaha terdesak ini, maka ahli UMNO perlu bersedia untuk ‘memalukan’ seorang Presiden agar dikalahkan diperingkat pencalonan Bahagian.

*Perkembangan dikemas kini 450pm

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah dijangkakan akan mengumumkan tidak akan mempertahankan jawatan Presiden UMNO dan akan bercuti untuk 2 bulan. TPM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak akan memangku jawatan Perdana Menteri dan Presiden UMNO.

Dijangkakan pengumuman akan dibuat jam 600pm.

Ini merupakan berita yang amat ditunggu tunggu oleh ramai pihak, terutama akar umbi UMNO. Dengan ini PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah merupakan Perdana Menteri Malaysia paling singkat berkhidmat.

Published in: on October 7, 2008 at 23:49  Comments (14)  

Usaha terdesak untuk PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah terus kekal dan tidak tunai janji?

 

Presiden UMNO PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menjanjikan bahawa akan mengumumkan keputusan untuk mempertahankan jawatan pada pemilihan parti akan dating atau tidak menjelang 9 Oktober 2008 ini. Ini merupakan kesefahaman yang dicapai semasa mesyuarat tergempar MT UMNO pada 26 September 2008. Walaubagaimanapun, ada usaha untuk mendesak PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah membelakangkan janji itu dan membuat keputusan ‘Flip-Flop’ sekali lagi.

Difahamkan, beberapa pemimpin UMNO begitu aktif berusaha untuk menunjukan bahawa akar umbi UMNO masih lagi mahukan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah terus memimpin UMNO. Walaupun ahli UMNO, disemua peringkat samada pemimpin akar umbi (menerusi siri ‘Sessi Bertemu Pemimpin’, samada diusahakan Perhubungan Negeri atau JASA), maupun peringkat MT UMNO secara lantang menunjukan rasa tidak puas hati dengan Kepimpinan lemah PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah, usaha yang dilihat sebagai ‘terdesak’ ini masih diteruskan.

Antara pemimpin yang begitu aktif dalam usaha ‘terdesak’ ini ialah Setiausaha Politik Dato’ Alwi Che Mat dan Dato’ Reezal Merican. Kini, mereka mengunakan personaliti seperti Senator Tan Sri Jins Shamsudin pula bertemu pemimpin akar umbi bagi mendapatkan sokongan. Nama nama dan no kad pengenalan/passport Ketua dan Pemimpin Bahagian sedang  aktif dikumpulkan secara sistematik, seolah olah sebuah petisyen sedang diusahakan bagi menunjukan sokongan peringkat Kepimpinan Bahagian bagi PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah mengekalkan jawatan Presiden UMNO.

Apakah UMNO perlu melakukan perubahan dari bentuk mengeluarkan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah atau membuat transformasi dalaman? Mungkinkah PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah sebenarnya tidak boleh dipercayai lagi dan apa apa janji yang diberikan, sebenarnya hanya tidak lebih melepaskan tengkok sendiri apabila terdesak?

Yang nyatanya, mesej jelas rakyat menolak UMNO (dalam Pilihanraya Umum ke XII 8 Mac 2008) dan memberikan peluang kepada orang lain kerana UMNO dilihat tidak mampu melakukan perubahan bagi memenuhi aspirasi rakyat.

Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 17:32  Comments (17)  

The upcoming Prime Minister still maintaining the ‘Level Four Boys’?

 

This is interesting. It seems that the ‘Level Four Boys’ have got their tentacles in DPM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s own corridor of power. The recent developments of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi being nudged towards the door had many people within UMNO and the rest of the nation in euphoria. They thought the ‘Level Four Boys’ is something to be remembered in history.

However, that is not the reality. With the swapping of Najib to Finance portfolio and PM to Defence recently, it seems that one of the ‘Level Four Boys’ has managed to get himself into DPM Najib’s most strategically positioned seat in the upcoming Prime Minister’s outfit. This looks something very well planned. Many political analysts believe their ‘tentacles’, have far reaching with damning effects.

Is Another Brick in the Wall’s analysis has some basis to be worried about?

Published in: on October 3, 2008 at 10:25  Comments (13)  

What agenda is Kickdefella up to this round?

Another blogger joined the baseless accusation train. Bad enough that Raja Petra Kamaruddin, then Malaysia Today editor (now ISA detainee in Kamunting Camp), rabidly lambasted unbelievable stories about DPM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak and later wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor being directly involved in the murder and cover up of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaaribuu. Now we have blogger Kickdefella, with another propesterous story on how private investigator Balasubramaniam was paid a hefty sum of money.

Has the famous poster-maker turned political blogger any shred of evidence on these serious accusations? This is nowhere near being  in the band of “skepticism”.

The timing is also a factor. At the finest moment where DPM Najib is said to be nominated as the most popular and likely candidate (within the purview of UMNO members and delegates) for UMNO Presidency, stories like this is being published and meant to attract adverse reactions.

The title is also damning, especially on the day most sacred and important for majority Muslim Malays. UMNO Divisions are supposed to start the annual general meetings beginning 9 October 2008 and nominations for the Presidency will be closely watched, not amongst UMNO members, but the whole world at large.

UMNO President PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is at the verge of getting kicked out from UMNO. Even there are skepticism about him wanting  still to be nominated, despite the strong views MT UMNO thrown against him three weeks ago, it is still pertinent that the pressure to show PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah & Co. out through the door. Of course, it is not without within the UMNO vine, to nominate the most likely candidate which is the Deputy President DPM Najib.

These stories bloggers like Raja Petra and Susan Loone astrociously threw against DPM Najib are connivingly on the same tone that Anwar Ibrahim started, made commonly known during the Ijok by-elections April 2007. Conveniently, these people work closely together within the ambit of PKR. Their strategy had been consistently to assasinate DPM Najib’s credibility and integrity in the eyes of the public and somewhat successful, if measured from the bloggospheres’ users perception.

Theory has it that UMNO Supremo PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah is on a self destructing time bomb and ready to explode and to constantly and intensively hit against DPM Najib is the way to drive the last nail into UMNO’s coffin. Many within UMNO put hopes that DPM Najib is able to salvage what is left of UMNO from the general public’s perception and it is imperative Anwaristas destroy this last trump card. Cyber-anarchy is their game and progressively showing positive results.

What does Sheih Kickdefella expect from this posting? Get arrested another round, for more ‘investigations’? He was picked up recently for posting the Malaysian flag upside down, which is deemed seditious.

Bloggers should be responsible with their scoops. We hope he really have incriminating evidence on this new accusations thrown to make the situation much more complex than it already has, especially from the eyes of bloggosphere users. Otherwise, posting like this will just cause confussion and demean the real role of bloggers: as provider of alternative media.

Published in: on October 2, 2008 at 18:16  Comments (18)  

Ucapan Hari Raya Mukhriz Mahathir

Exco Pemuda UMNO Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir, merangkap MP Jerlun, menyampaikan ucapan khas sempena Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1 Syawal 1429H.

Published in: on October 2, 2008 at 07:11  Comments (2)