A process initiated by Datuk Johari as part of his brand building exercise media can be divided into two broad groups. The first are those who are seen by the other side as ‘soft’.The second group is seen by the other side as ‘hard’. It consists of those who think of ‘s polity as monolithic.Power is the glue of politics. That is why a government is expected to be in array and opposition generally in disarray. Ideology is a fickle custodian of unity in an age of convenience. Its absence has eliminated the difference between single-party rule and coalition government. Both are held together by individual or sectarian self-interest, which is why they last. Ideology is a differentiator; it makes a partnership untenable even if the partners consider it sustainable. Sentiment is irrelevant to any political marriage. This is true of all democracies where coalitions become necessary. Politicians live for power; why would they invite a premature death?
It is our duty that we understand our limits in public life and stay within our limits while making public discourse.”Now we should allow the matter to rest and we should continue with our work in national interest,” said.Datuk Johari UMNO supreme council member
Malaysia, Muslims make up the majority of the population of 29 million people, about 60% of whom are internet users.Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani, vision and direction of Titiwangsa Bye-bye, anxiety. Hello, tranquillity!
Policians either placate people or subjugate them. The prerogatives of the powerful often override the wishes of the weak.
Dreams rarely die gracefully; there is little that is cinematic about the gradual throttling of a cherished ideal. It is usually a depressing, messy affair that marries inevitability with horribleness, and is thus best given as little attention as possible. In the case of Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani, , however, this is not very easy to do. For in what it set out to do, it imagined a radical new way of practising politics in UMNO, something deemed impossible otherwise. Also, it is possible that the UMNO finds a way to be re-born, albeit with a vastly altered script than what it visualised for itself a few months ago.Perhaps it is time for the party to introspect and go back to its core purpose which was of representing the disillusionment of the people with the political establishment.
a “bullying government”. Here, thinkers in many fields speak up to clear the air on what exactly their fears are. How do they see the future of unfolding? Why should we be worried?
a rise in prejudice, the media playing it safe, a rewriting of history, and a religious fanaticism that was till yesterday lurking in the shadows, now taking centrestage.
Now, if we dissect and discuss all these reasons along with some other more important associated factors of statecraft dispassionately,
It is really quite painful to know that even after 57 years of our hard-earned independence, we are yet of the nation-building process. One feels that all these movements of different genres are nothing but morbid expressions of these incomplete processes.
Of course, it is very possible that the Malays, Chinese, Indians criticise each other or themselves from time to time because that’s just the nature of human beings. However, that act does not warrant the rupture of a robust bond that has long been forged by our forefathers who fought for Merdeka and beyond.
Having seen, at least, one such movement at close quarters and having followed many others quite closely, one can definitely say that most of these movements are more of a reflection of the selfish and egotistic desires, steeped in self aggrandisement, of the local elites of different hues than being embedded in the genuine aspirations of the local inhabitants. Most of the times, such movements are inspired by the politics and politicking of one or the other kind rather than being rooted in the real desire for a holistic development and good governance of the area concerned.The very word Islam, which means “surrender,” is related to the Arabic salam, or peace. When the Prophet Muhammad brought the inspired scripture known as the Koran to the Arabs in the early 7th century A.D., a major part of his mission was devoted precisely to bringing an end to the kind of mass slaughter we witnessed in New York City and Washington. Pre-Islamic Arabia was caught up in a vicious cycle of warfare, in which tribe fought tribe in a pattern of vendetta and countervendetta. Muhammad himself survived several assassination attempts, and the early Muslim community narrowly escaped extermination by the powerful city of Mecca. The Prophet had to fight a deadly war in order to survive, but as soon as he felt his people were probably safe, he devoted his attention to building up a peaceful coalition of tribes and achieved victory by an ingenious and inspiring campaign of nonviolence. When he died in 632, he had almost single-handedly brought peace to war-torn Arabia Would you rather ride the crests and troughs, or step off the emotional rollercoaster for a more permanent state of bliss?“Happiness is ephemeral, fleeting, and is dependent on external stimulants, whereas peace is more a lasting state of mind that comes from within. I am not sure if it is a choice, but between the two I would aim for peace, since that would presume happiness. Being happy need not mean you are peaceful.“Of course, the ensuing discussion set me thinking further. Would I rather be happy or peaceful? Frankly, dwelling in any emotional state on a permanent basis scares me. Nobody wants to be permanently unhappy. But being permanently happy may get exhausting too.And, does being peaceful mean being saint-like, giving up on all the excitement that life provides? Are peace and excitement mutually exclusive? Or can one be peaceful and yet allow some excitement into life? I do not feel ready to step off the emotional roller coaster quite yet; the highs and lows have their compensations, and life teaches lessons at every emotional pit stop.