Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Breakup in Barisan Nasional

Good morning everyone. It is raining in Canberra now and I am freezing ! I just woke up and suddenly realised that the component parties of the Alliance are no longer sleeping on the same bed.

Flip the newspapers. You will see Gerakan doing their own things. Tan Sri Koh had some "fun" with CM Lim Guan Eng in Penang. But ever since two days ago, he realised the importance of being the President of Gerakan. With that, he resigned from being the Penang Gerakan Chief.

Now this move is not a norm. To me, I feel that Tan Sri Koh should spend full time sitting in Penang to give CM Lim a hell of his time in the hot seat as Penang Chief Minister. Perhaps, Tan Sri Koh wants to focus more on national level politics and policies. CM Lim will need to be on his toes. A full time Gerakan Penang Chief will be watching every single word and step of CM Lim.

Personally, I do not know about Tan Sri Koh's experience in national level. It seems to me nobody else in Barisan Nasional responds to whatever he says. Moreover, Gerakan just lost two of their heavyweights to Pakatan Rakyat. Datuk Lee Kah Choon, who used to be the favourite for Penang CM-ship, and Datuk Tan Kee Kwong.

Now, let us move on to MCA. Of course we had the sudden claim of a snoop squad and the uprising anti-Ong Ka Ting movement. MCA is also handling some internal affairs with several heavyweights like Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek attempting to make a comeback.

Honestly, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting has done a lot for the Chinese community. Look at the number of MCA appeals for JPA scholarships, appeals for help from the poor and appeals for donations among semi Government or non Government related schools such as missionary schools and Chinese based schools. Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting has done a lot for all of us.

In MCA, they are looking at internal affairs and rebranding the party. MCA attempts to fight not only for the Chinese now, but also for all races. To me, MCA is a Chinese based party. But have they ever rejected to help any other races? I believe if an Indian or Malay walks up to a MCA office to seek help, MCA will never ever decline.

Moreover, havent we heard of the great Datuk Michael Chong? He puts forth his hands to help every single Malaysian who needs it regardless of race and religion. Thus, MCA's move in making a press statement that they are a party that fights for all races is just making this matter official and public on something they have been doing all these while.

All right. MIC. Rebranding of MIC wont work. Datuk Seri Samy Vellu. A change of leadership and something fresh will. Let someone younger take over. We all need fresh ideas and policies. Otherwise, the Hindraf issue will always be playing in our minds and soon, MIC might be irrelevant in Malaysian politics.

Oh. I wonder what happened to PPP. Datuk Kayveas used to be in boxing matches with UMNO and MIC week in week out before the General Elections. Hm. By the way, remember what CM of Malacca said in the Malacca PPP conventions about how UMNO do not need others to win an election? I hope the CM of Malacca is sacked from Barisan Nasional.

Just because his words were not published in the mainstream media do not mean that they wont appear elsewhere. News online spread like fire about his speech at PPP's convention.

Sabahan parties especially our "amazing" politician Datuk Yong Teck Lee just can't sit still. Look into the mirror, my dear MPs. You won the election because of who you are with a huge Barisan Nasional flag behind you. If not for the support of BN's machinery, I do not know if you will win or not. Would you have won if you contested on a Pakatan Rakyat ticket? We all wont know. So if you plan to jump ship, please resign from the MP-ship and let us all have an election in Sabah.

Otherwise, please use the proper channel to solve matters. You can always meet Tan Sri Amirsham, the Minister in PM's Dept heading the EPU, Sabah Cabinet Ministers, BN Backbenchers' Club, and of course the most important one, our PM of Malaysia.

If those cannot solve matters for you, try meeting the King. Perhaps Tuanku will hear your plight and lend you a helping hand.

Going back to the newspapers and online news, do we not realise that Barisan Nasional is not in a single voice? Gerakan is talking loud on their own. MCA is talking about multiracial policies and having internal affairs to settle now. MIC is of course rebranding with their Vice President saying goodbye to MIC and whatever they say now, the Indians wont bother much I guess. UMNO is busy with their warlords engaging in war now every single day.

Read http://bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/ about the "insider" news on the Glenmarie retreat meeting for Supreme Council of UMNO.

Barisan Nasional is not talking as a team. Whereas, our disrespectful friend for the people's votes and choices, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is speaking for a single umbrella called Pakatan Rakyat.

If Pak Lah wants to stay, and if he has the support of the majority of UMNO members as well as other component parties, then he should start talking as a Barisan Nasional leader. All leaders of BN should work together and show the public that BN is not going down or breaking up.

We need the one voice of Barisan Nasional again. If DSAI plays that card and you dont, the losers are BN only. We know the Opposition is using the word Pakatan Rakyat a lot even though they are all individualistic parties. While at BN's side, I dont hear the word BN much except for Sabah MPs, MCA, MIC and UMNO.

Seems like "The Breakup in Barisan Nasional", dont you think so? Stop the mess BN. And the leaders of BN should come up at national level holding hands in the air and show to the public that BN is still relevant and united. Otherwise, Pakatan Rakyat will be smiling their way to Putrajaya someday.

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