R u signing the online petition that supports Mukriz Mahathir’s call for PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign?
I don’t think a right thinking Malaysian would want to have a part of this. Symbolically, Mukriz is just a rotten fish fighting against another rotten fish (Abdullah). Both come from the same basket. This can hardly be called a campaign.
At best, it is a personal vendetta against Abdullah, by none other than former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (Mukriz is his son). Earlier, the old man has asked Abdullah to resign too, in fact,a day after the outcome of the 12th General Elections.
Mukriz’s letter asking Abdullah to do the right thing and resign makes it very clear that the main reason (priority) why he wants Abdullah to resign is for BN and UMNO. It’s a racist agenda, a narrow-minded one at that.
He can and must be allowed his freedom of speech. He should not get into trouble for speaking his mind, though, but I am sure, UMNO Youth, where he is a member, is just sharpening their keris, waiting for the right time to strike.
Some people call Mukriz a hero. There were many ‘heroes’ during his father’s time too. But what happenned to those who dare speak like him during Mahathir’s regime?
Truth is, in 1999, did anyone in UMNO ask Mahathir to resign for the blunders he made in the 10th general elections? At that time, Mahathir lost many popular votes, too, and lost Terengganu to PAS. But no one as much as whispered ‘Undur Mahathir’.
Except the Opposition and civil society, who went out on the streets to make their voices known. Winds of reformasi, too, were blowing at that time. And remember what happenned? Six political activists got thrown into the ISA, including Tian Chua, who is an MP today.
To me, it’s a bloody fight inside UMNO, so why should we get involved? Let them slaughter each other to pieces. Later, let the alley cats have them. But Ooops…they are so rotten…I am sure, even the alley cats would run helter-skelter…
People tell me that no campaign in UMNO can be cash free, or benefits lacking. Well, it’s been widely acknowledged that there’s money politics in UMNO, and elsewhere I am sure.
I wonder how much people get paid for signing this petition, and for putting it up in their blogs. Ok, ok…some blog for passion, and at the same time, get derailed and used by dirty politicians as well.
Really, people are asking how much money is involved in launching this campaign? How many of you have been promised contracts and favours, and a “good” life when Abdullah leaves?
The thing about Abdullah is that he is such a good student of Mahathir. He follows after the old man, but mostly only the unpopular stance. People call Mukriz a crab’s son, telling another crab friend, how to walk properly.
The thing is many have already made their decision – on Mac 8 – through the ballot boxes. This battle is within UMNO and must be solved within the confines of those racist brutes themselves.
The success of this campaign, many say, indicates who has more money – and who stands to gain or lose the most.
As for me, I want to see UMNO/BN out. I don’t want just one rotten fish head thrown into the rubbish bin when there is still a basketful of them waiting for the dumps.
Psst. They are already betting that Abdullah will resign next month. Do you know how much the highest bidding is?