Today marks a new beginning for the country. Since March 8 general election, there is little governance but a lot of politics. After prolonged internal conflicts in the BN and weak leadership of previous PM, it is time decided for Malaysia to change from "work with me, not for me" to "judge me by my actions". Tun Abdullah who took over premiership from Tun Mahathir in October 2003 was pressured down due to terrible results in March 8 general elections. And so the power transition that was planned a year ago took place today, as Najis Abdul Razak, the new UMNO president is newly sworn in as the 6th premier under the blessing and consent of Agong (is he blessed and accepted by Malaysians?).
His predecessors are well known for Bapa Kemerdekaan, Bapa Pembangunan, Bapa Perpaduan, Bapa Pemodenan and not to forget the new Tun Abdullah is too hailed under title Bapa Mertua Khairy. And now Najis took over the the most influential post in the country, how will he be leading us for the next 4 years?
PM Najis's maiden speech today 8 p.m. 'One Malaysia. People First. Performance Now.': I would like to announce that the government has decided with immediate effect, to remove the temporary ban on two news publications, release 13 detainees from ISA detention, and conduct a comprehensive review of the Internal Security Act.
His first tactful move - "woah very fast." Bodek betul.
We learn in history - leaders of the coalitions represented by major races of Malaya brushed aside own benefits to reach consensus for an ultimate goal; independence from British colonial. We used to learn how noble Tunku, Tan Cheng Lok, H.S. Lee and Sambanthan were in creating nation of independence, thus the credibility of BN at that time. And I never doubt them, even till now. But once we step out of the education ring, we learn corruption, freedom restrictions, judiciary, racial problems and economy cake from the modern BN which we can never learn from text books (even education is highly fabricated). If independence had been granted by British, and Malaysians are now living as bangsa Malaysia, is there any goal left for a racial-based coalition to exist? I think no, 'coz we are already "bangsa Malaysia", no more babi Melayu pendatang Cina keling India, why bother to have racial-based parties?
Since he is now the new PM, it's fact and there's nothing we can do but to sit at home, pray that he does not ruin us further with his dictatorship from Mahathir. I am looking forward his new cabinet, to compare how different it can be from Mahathir's, to count how many big sharks he placed as his ministers to eat all of us, to see how many snakes he appoints as his advisers to keep himself highly benefited. There's never been a PM to be been hated by most of their rakyat. Most of them link him to the infamous Altantuya murder.
The newly sworn in Najis will face his first test as the by-elections kick start this April 7. All by-elections were fixed the same day on UMNO request (rumours but very true) via Elections Commission to allow BN to rest and prepare after their party election and general assembly. Since EC falls under jurisdiction of PM Department, it is unduly EC chairman and his secretary duty to report under UMNO. Date on working day, UMNO hopes to prevent voters from PR supporters from turning up. Sounds so keji, but I believe he will do so. If we look back at Permatang Pauh by-election, Najis warned media for not spreading bad news about BN. Isn't that already restriction of media freedom that Tun Abdullah had been pressing on?
Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai polls will reflect how Malaysians accept Najis as our new PM, see if UMNO has successfully cheat back our support. After all these, he has another 4 years to prove his credibility for the people to decide in the next general election.
If you do well, Najis, we will not praise you for it's your duty to do and serve us well. You're different from charity to receive glamorous support. Otherwise why call u PM? But if you slack off even awhile, we will not hesitate to remove you. 'Coz you are the PM.
[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot