OFF THE SIDELINES AND ONTO THE BATTLE FIELD:THE END OF BARISAN CROOKS?RARE TORNADO SHOCKS

Aren’t we facing the same choices American faced in 1994?
Can you spot the tribespersons? They think as Chinese, Indian, Kadazan or Malay first.
Can you spot the idiots? Their chief concerns are themselves, their families, their associates.
Can you spot the good citizens? They are the protesters, activists and relentless conversationists. They put the common good first and respect the rights of those they oppose.
Why am I so disgusted with the Barisan Nasional Government?
I’m disgusted because I think BN’s vision is a nation of tribespeople “living together” to avoid repression and incarceration by the government.
I’m disgusted because I think BN is composed of idiots whose goal is personal enrichment, achieved through trampling the honour and rights of others.
I’m disgusted because when I try daily to be a good citizen, the evil I see in myself is seen most clearly in BN.
I’m just as disgusted with PR when they exhibit the same behaviour as BN. Be warned. Many Malaysians, like me, have woken up to what citizenship means.
 CEO of iFixit, an online repair community, recently made a statement that can invite censure in these modern times. Writing in the Harvard Business Review blog, he explained in much detail why he won’t hire people who use poor grammar, saying he has zero tolerance to grammatical errors in job applications. To give an example, he said: “If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you.”
Najib should  clarify his own position on whether there is a need for Bafia to protect the privacy of people who consistently engage in corruption and money laundering.Save us the rhetoric, PM. A distinction must be made whether the disclosures are for personal gain or in this case in public interests – to show the abuse of public funds in the NFC (National Feedlot Corporation) scandal.
 Najib is trying to defend the use of Bafia against the whistleblowers is absolutely nonsensical at best, rubbish at worse.
for any government to be in power and Najib Tun Razak going to the voters  will surely have to battle a strong anti incumbency. ‘Aiding’ PAKATAN however will be, yes, the UMNO-BARISAN which has been at the stumps in PUTRA JAYA at the head of a coalition 50 years. UMNO has its own anti-incumbency and the battle for MAHAYHIRISMlater this year will be the battle of two anti- incumbencies. It has to seen whose anti incumbency is higher – ANWAR the master strategist will go out of the way to drum up the anti incumbency effect of the central government. This may not be too difficult a task, but increasingly now ANWAR is getting SUPPORT from the masses. ” a strong support base but many feel that he has become the OPPOSITIONLEADER. That unqualified adulation for him among the UMNOPUTRAS and sections of the masses is not there any more,” says a seasoned political analyst.
, a movement set up by Wilfred Bumburing and Lajim Ukin, and aligned to the Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, to fight for change in the poverty-stricken East Malaysian state. has walked out of the  BARISAN that he brought to power in SABAH. Common wisdom is that post eighty years of age,  ability to be a spoiler forUMNO is not discounted. This is the reason why the central UMNO representatives in PUTRA JAYA are alarmed. “He will add to the anti incumbency against NAJIB and if he makes a marginal difference in 10-15 seats the BARISAN will find it that much harder,” say watchers of the SABAH political scene.UMNO and place ‘weak candidates in each other’s territories and at the end of the elections have a post poll alliance. “A pre poll alliance will be disastrous and the voters will be confused about whom to vote for- the guys who were in the UMNO till the other day or UMNO which is the main opposition,” says an analyst. Those in the know of things say thatWilfred Bumburing and Lajim Ukin will try to target the 20 odd seats where the BARISAN had victories with small margins in the last  elections.
A Senator will be the next Sabah leader to leave the ruling BN coalition to join the Sabah Reform Front, a movement set up by Wilfred Bumburing and Lajim Ukin, and aligned to the Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, to fight for change in the poverty-stricken East Malaysian state.
Amongst names tossed around as to who could be the latest to make the switch out of the BN is Senator Maijol Mahap, an Upko vice president who is believed to have tendered his resignation from the party earlier this week.
“A giant rally will be held in Kota Marudu on August 12 and a major announcement will be made. Anwar will be there to speak to the crowds and join in the celebration. Najib is not being smart by choosing to come at a date so near to our event. He will be humiliated as he won’t be able to reverse the trend. Just like Muhyiddin, he will fail,” readmorehttp://themalay-chronicle.blogspot.com/2012/08/off-sidelines-and-onto-battle-fieldthe.html

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