Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tun Dr Mahathir’s Choice

Tun Dr Mahathir endorsed the nomination of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the new UMNO President and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the new Deputy President. Since UMNO is the largest party in the ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional, the two will be the new leaders of Malaysia.

Congratulations, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Your bravery in speaking out and not being part of the “yes-men” has been rewarded substantially.

In the past, I predicted that Pak Lah and Najib will stay on to face this election while Tengku Razaleigh and Muhyiddin will form a team to challenge the leadership. And I have said in the past that Tan Sri Muhyiddin cannot take on the incumbents himself.

He needed the backing of senior party members or statesmen. Now, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad states his preference clearly – Najib for President and Muhyiddin for Deputy President.

Personally, I am not sure if Najib will be able to fend off all the allegations and scandals targeted at him. Najib all these while did not fight back to defend himself like a warrior.

The Sukhoi-Altantuya-Submarine (SAS) scandals hang over Najib like a noose when he takes over as PM soon. Note that I used the word “soon” because Pak Lah only mentioned that he will not contest in March and Najib will be his successor.

He did not say when he will handover to the general public, although I am sure Pak Lah is a responsible made and would have told the leaders of Barisan Nasional about the handover.

In the hot seat, I am sure Najib will stand back up and fight all allegations against him. Also, note that Dr Mahathir has advised Najib to turn to senior leaders for advise and consultation when it comes to party and country matters.

Tun Dr Mahathir made it clear to Najib that family members should not be part of the Advisory setup of the Prime Minister’s office. Perhaps a “stay away” message to Rosmah?

Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see the new leadership’s performance. It will be a great opportunity for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to consolidate his position in UMNO and proceed to be the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia after Najib.

As for Najib, he has been the real target of the Opposition all these while. One can only wonder how he will face Anwar Ibrahim in Parliament and in the world of politics.

Let us all pray and hope that Malaysia is the one who benefits in the end.


Anonymous said...

Bagus TDM telah endorsed Najib dan Muhyiddin sebagai PM dan DPM baru.

Orang kampong juga kena TIPU...

Anonymous said...

I can only say this, if we accept garbage then we get headaches, stomach aches and body aches and this what will happened to the country. You can try to do good but its of no use if you do not redeem your grave mistakes i.e. correct yourselves. This is the problem with UMNO no insaf at all therefore expect more problems, period.