MP for Titiwangsa Johari Bin Abdul Ghani said Najib can salvage his legacy
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s job is safe at the moment say Umno sources. understands that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his supporters have met both leaders to offer their support to challenge Najib for the party presidency and prime minister’s job.It didn’t happen in the party polls and it is not going to happen for a while. There is no challenger to Najib for his job The other significant challenge and one that has got underlined in recent days is the more fundamental question of what constitutes public will and whether that idea needs to be contained in a larger framework of values. On the one hand, there is the belief that decentralisation and putting the power of determining one’s own destiny must lie with local communities, and on the other a great sense of anxiety about the many instances of communities making choices that are troubling to the idea of a modern liberal democracy. Promises of a new kind of politics have regularly been belied- his experiment might have increased the representativeness of democracy in the country, but otherwise merely ensured that power would be exercised by a different social constituency, for similar purposes. By legitimising the ability of the state to offer patronage to specific groups based on identity, it strengthened the hands of a political system that found a way of separating the act of governing from that of winning elections. The Najib model restores to democracy the idea of power with some purpose, but locates the assignment of purpose within himself, making him synonymous with what is legitimat
Najib is safe for his second term as PM. No one wants the job in Umno,” he said, adding that has shown the mounting pressure from Mahathir faced by the prime minister.It didn’t happen in the party polls and it is not going to happen for a while. There is no challenger to Najib for his job,” a top Umno politician told The Najib model restores to democracy the idea of power with some purpose, but locates the assignment of purpose within himself, making him synonymous with what is legitimate. Among the many challenges that democracy is facing in the country, the most significant one is that the idealistic purpose within which it is meant to reside has been gradually dismantled, leaving a skeletal framework that has become an instrument of distributing power without assigning to it any larger intent. In this construct, power owes a responsibility only to itself- both in terms of seeking it and ensuring its perpetuation. Political competition does not translate into debating how power should be used but only in haggling about who gets to use it. Once acquired, power is used extractively and its rewards distributed selectively. The absence of a self-disciplining mechanism within political parties is a pointer to the fact that there is great satisfaction with the way things are, as well as a recognition that change is neither possible nor desirable. Parties may act against dissidents (increasingly with greater reluctance and for shorter durations) but rarely does it act against those that commit any serious for the Mahathir-group of,Muhyiddin. Yet, rather than comprehend the reasons for Muhyiddin. ’s popularity, they would rather retreat into their bunkers and uphold their own certitudes while waiting for the proverbial hard rain to fall. misdemeanours. http://themalaybusinesstribune.blogspot.com/”
: none of Umno’s top leaders including deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi are interested in challenging him despite overtures from the Mahathir camp.
Mahathir long expected an attack on Najib – who is in London for a week-long conference – since May. However, other political observers have pointed out that Najib emerged from the intraparty elections strengthened, with all seven of his candidates returned and with no Mahathir allies in senior positions in the party. Najib’s favor, UMNO pulled through with 88 parliamentary seats in the general election, a gain of nine for the party
Najib can salvage his legacy Mahathir started the ball rolling when he snuffed out the vision of the nation’s leading light Tunku Abdul Rahman and set the nation on his divide and rule path of racism, religious extremism, corruption and cronyism that led to the destruction of the very foundation of civil administration, educational institutions, an independent judiciary and most of all, the interracial and religious harmony among Malaysians – the priceless legacy of our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is taking pot shots at Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. Malay supremacist movement ISMA says Mahathir has every right to criticise Najib. Mahathir says his criticism against Najib is not meant for him to step down as Prime Minister.
Raja Petra Kamarudin find that hard to believe. Ask the opposition supporters and they will swear on whatever holy book they happen to believe in that if someone criticises his or her own party leader then it can only be because he/she has been bought off by the other side, has done a U-turn, is a turncoat, etc.Therefore I can safely assume that Anwar Ibrahim has bought off Mahathir and that is why he is now attacking Najib. There can be no other reason or explanation, as opposition supporters will swear. If not no way Mahathir would attack Najib.
Mahathir Smouldering Anger
Najib and his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, were unopposed in the party elections. However, an unofficial “Mahathir slate” developed for other positions. Particularly, Mahathir was pushing to make his son, Mukhriz, the 49-year-old chief minister of Kedah, one of the three vice presidents, which would have been viewed as a springboard to eventually go for the party presidency and premiership. Mukhriz finished fourth.
Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has been told not to speak publicly of his dissatisfaction with UMNO can resigDatuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir n from UMNO and fight from outside Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
“I told him that this was not right as it would jeopardise the party,” said Tengku Adnan.
Mukhriz had expressed concern that Barisan Nasional might lose in the 14th general election.When the UMNO suffered a humiliating defeat in G13 election if Putrajaya continued implementing unpopular decisions.”Defeat is a real possibility if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak continues with his present policy of correct but unpopular decisions, especially on issues concerning the rising cost of living,” Mukhriz, who is also the Kedah menteri besar, had said.
Tengku Adnan said Only marginally true. For, if that was the case, he would not have run down Najib so close.Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir lacks killer instinct, Najb carrying such deficiency.
The problem with the babus of today is that they cannot draw the line between the political objectives of their political masters and the obligations of the post they hold. It is not the job of the Home Secretary to improve the image of the Congress or rubbish that of the AAP. It is not the job of the police to promote political agendas.
Unfortunately, such fine distinctions between public responsibility and private gain are long gone and Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor align with Mahathir’s Gang to get ahead.Umno secretary-general have given enough space for Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir go against Najib.
Arrogance of Power and Some Shady Deals have lead to Tengku Adnan’sgreed for political power is growing a time frame for Najib departure from office eventual political demis Disclosures are not the first — and may not be the last — account emerging from the inner circle shedding light on the equally enigmati
UMNO is not Mahathir privately-controlled family businesses inner-party democracy is a Humour to them.Najib needs to respond wisely to his predecessor and former benefactora group from UMNO request for eliciting information. This would be useful when there is evidence of on stolen information
How much clout the 88-year-old former prime minister still has within the party. He ruled as prime minister for 22 years until handing the position on to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as his anointed successor in 2003. However, the implications are that the party, Malaysia’s biggest, may face a period of instability as the factions slug it out.
Why Tengku Adnan is denying? that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had received a letter from former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad containing seven demands.
UMNO secretary-general sending ONNO on the wrong trail?
Najib, however, sent Tengku Adnan to meet Dr Mahathir and asked him to withdraw the letter, but the former prime minister refused.
The demands listed in the letter included one that Najib reform the controversial 1MDB sovereign fund, which is deeply in debt after having funded a long string of controversial projects. It is said to be a major scandal sizzling out of sight and involving controversial Chinese playboy Taek Jho Low and Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor.
The octogenarian former premier also complained that not enough contracts let by Petronas, the national energy company, were going to build up Bumiputeras, mostly ethnic Malays, but instead were being let to more neutral parties. At one point in October of 2013, Mahathir actually resigned from Petronas, saying his doctors had advised him to slow down. But the real reason is said to have been his anger with Najib’s performance.
He also accused Najib of being too friendly with foreign governments including the United States over the bid to join President Barack Obama’s TransPacific Partnership Agreement free trade pact, and Singapore for bending to Singapore’s wishes and cancelling a controversial crooked bridge between the two countries over the Singapore Strait. He was also said to be miffed that Mahathir’s immediate successor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, attended a dinner with Obama during the latter’s Malaysia visit but that he wasn’t invited.
He also objected to the so-called one-off BRIM cash handouts that the government announced to households making less than RM3,000 (US$847) per month in 2012 as an election sweetener to alleviate the burden of a rising cost of living for low-income earners, saying it was breaking the budget. It ended up costing the treasury as much as RM4 billion.
He demanded that Malaysia Airlines, which is 70 percent owned by the Khazanah Nasional sovereign fund, be turned over to the private sector to attempt to right it after two disastrous crashes that took the lives of more than 500 people and which is almost moribund, losing billions of dollars. The private sector is said to be Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhairy, a longtime Mahathir crony who became the country’s richest Bumi tycoon, largely through government contracts.
Finally, Mahathir criticized Najib over the breakdown in racial and religious relations in the country, which have grown progressively more poisonous by the year. That seems to be a striking obtuseness on Mahathir’s part, since he has backed the Malay-supremacy NGO Perkasa, headed by firebrand Ibrahim Ali, and has made incendiary statements about racial superiority on his own. Prior to the 2013 general election, he sought to lead a major rally on May 13, the anniversary of 1969 communal riots that took the lives of hundreds. Najib forced the cancellation of the rally.readmore
Najib, a wily strategist, appears to have made common cause with forces aligned with former PM Badawi, whom Mahathir drove from office in 2008, in an effort to protect his flanks from Mahathir’s attacks. In particular, Najib has enlisted Badawi’s son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin, who was previously reviled within the party. After Khairy was named Youth and Sports Minister, he became head of the youth wing of the party.