Apparently, those who are enjoying their freedom of expression in presenting their case, is inhibiting the Prime Minister from doing exactly so.
First it was the “Haram jadah“.
It was when some of the FELDA settlers and probably some of the FELDA authority employees were systematically sabotaging the listing of FELDA Global Ventures Bhd. (FGV), which was Malaysia’s largest IPO.
Now, it is “Bangang“.
Some people especially a handful of pro-UMNO/Government supporters are making an issue about Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak for leeway to express himself, in a candid and colloquial manner even though he was on an official platform.
Prime Minister Najib was taking potshots on some of pro-UMNO bloggers and social-media activists who lately have been on the track of lambasting his leadership, some of his Cabinet colleagues and government policies.
In the age where sometimes so many are oblivion by design or otherwise, no longer understand innuendoes and sarcasm, then it is probably more practical to be direct.
That is exactly what Prime Minister Najib is did.
It is very true that many pro-UMNO and/or UMNO-leaders paid bloggers do ever so often the very subject what Prime Minister Najib described; bangang.
They no longer stay on the course, they have very little understanding what is their purpose within the ambit and context of party information dissemination role. Worse of all, many are too trivial and lack of relevant substance, arguments and angles.
Then again many UMNO leaders got too comfortable with many of these lot, who came out of the woodworks after UMNO realised that they were grossly deficient in the cyber-sphere war during the 12GE which saw the ‘Political Tsunami’.
Almost all of them were not trained writers and ever had a stint in any media. Nor do they have strategic thinking ability or were exposed to the game of strategic communication. Yet, many UMNO leaders threw money indiscriminately for the cause, which drew more to jump into the bandwagon.
One even was a Policeman who was sentenced to jail for accepting a bribe in lieu of letting of a drug addict caught with a needle of heroine. Two of the UMNO Vice Presidents had a pally-pally relationship with this blo-gang.
The learning curve was steep and the tactical purpose is somewhat met in a short time but it had minimal strategic value nor effect. The effectiveness of pro-UMNO blogging quickly waned and eventually became a trap after the trolls were no longer fed.
The UMNO politicians who was playing the upmanship game of ‘contributing’ to this cause quickly cooled away. Soon enough, many of these bloggers were left ‘unattended’ simply because their handlers and minders were actually bangang and did not have a strategic plan.
These trained cybersphere warriors now have potent tools and trained their guns against UMNO leaders. It was actually nothing more than bangang begets bangang.
Never the less, there are more than a few members of his own Cabinet who often enough issue statements that should be in the bangang category as well.
This very much include people who serve the Prime Minister is his private offices and specific roles and functions.
Probably for the purpose of keeping up appearance, Prime Minister Najib is unable to call in public his cabinet colleagues as “bangang”.
Prime Minister Najib is far too gentleman as compared to prolific leaders like Gen. George S. Patton, who slapped his own soldier in a field hospital in Sicily or the arrogant war time British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Not with standing that, Prime Minister Najib should thoroughly do the necessary internal ‘witch-hunt’ and ‘ethnic-cleansing’. In this context, those who belong to the bangang ethnicity.
Some of these bangangs include those leaders who have made fortunes through doubtful means after they have assumed position within the party and some in the government. Worse of all, they flaunt their wealth indiscriminately and indiscreetly.
Prime Minister Najib should be made to feel that he had to be over diplomatic with all these bangangs, be it the blo-gangs or the newly bankable-bangangs.