Will Najib live up to his pledge to make Malaysia “best democracy in the world” and concede defeat in a gentlemanly fashion like Sarkozy?

In the recent French presidential elections on Sunday, the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat minutes after the polls closed, announcing that he had called the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande to wish him “good luck” as the country’s new leader.

The question that immediately occurred to Malaysians is whether Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who had declared that he wanted to make Malaysia “the best democracy in the world”, would concede defeat in a gentlemanly fashion like Sarkozy if this is the verdict of the voters in the next general elections.

Or will Najib stand by his deplorable speech at the UMNO General Assembly two years ago when he used the language of “crushed bodies, lives lost” for Umno to defend power at any cost in Putrajaya?

It is most deplorable that Najib has come out with the wild, irresponsible and baseless allegation that the Bersih 3.0 “sit-in” at Dataran Merdeka on April 28 was a coup attempt by the Opposition to topple the government.

It suggests that Najib has become quite paranoid as even to believe that there could be a coup by a gathering of peaceful Malaysians, although numbering in hundreds of thousands, united by a common cause for clean elections, who are at most armed with salt and water bottles to defend themselves against police tear gas and chemically-laced water cannon.

Najib owes Malaysians a clear accounting what he would do if the voters in the 13th general elections choose to change the Federal government in Putrajaya – whether he would accept the verdict of the voters like Sarkozy or whether he would revert to his UMNO General Assembly threat of “crushed bodies, lives lost” to defend UMNO power in Putrajaya at any cost?

How can Malaysia become the world’s best democracy when we cannot even qualify the first test of being a normal democratic country – where change of government through the ballot box is accepted as a normal event?

Malaysians want to know whether Najib would apologise and retract not only his wild and baseless allegation of Bersih 3.0 as a coup attempt to overthrow the government, but also his irresponsible speech at the 2010 UMNO General Assembly of “crushed bodies, lives lost” for UMNO to defend power at any cost in Putrajaya as it is totally inimical to his claim of wanting to make Malaysia the best democracy in the world.

  1. #1 by Godfather on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 11:53 am

    Honestly ? The answer is no, they won’t give up Putrajaya even if the elections go against them. They will try to concoct some emergency situation so that the police and army can move in. That will give them a week or two to remove all the files on PKFZ, Defence Contracts, highway contracts, IPP contracts, etc etc. It’ll buy them some time to book first class airtickets to London, Ottawa, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne.

    Of course we will all march to Putrajaya to recover a stolen election, and they can’t do anything to prevent 500,000 people from marching to Putrajaya.

  2. #2 by Godfather on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 11:55 am

    They won’t be around to face the RCIs on Sabah immigration, PKFZ, piratisation initiatives, AP scandal, Scorpene scandal…..there’ll be plenty of withdrawals from their Swiss bank accounts.

  3. #3 by DAP man on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 12:05 pm

    UMNO is filled with gutter and uncivilized politicians.
    In any civilized nation, the vanquished will concede defeat and move on.
    Here, they will use all instruments of government to cheat the elections.

  4. #4 by cskok8 on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 12:11 pm

    We should start a collection to send Najib and his 3 stooges to Paris for a “lawatan sambil belajar” to see how a real democracy works.

  5. #5 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 12:36 pm




    Hmmm……Will Najib Occupy Dataran Merdeka…??

  6. #6 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 12:49 pm

    Send jib to paris to belajar sambil melawat? Oh no no no. He might get himself stuck there and be compelled to testify before the magistrate in the ongoing inquiry on the scopene deal.

  7. #7 by cseng on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 1:59 pm

    If you believe they are surviving on ‘coup de EC’ (form of ‘coup’ by manipulating EC’s process), what make you think he will behave like Sarkozy?

    Without presidential immunity, Sarkozy could be charged, one of potential charge on Pakistan scorpene deal bribe, with many get killed. He also implicated by our scropene subs.

    Our Sarkozy ? … wait for the trial de france, see how it goes.

  8. #8 by sotong on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 2:00 pm

    They need one more term….after that we will have the fairest election in the world/universe.

  9. #9 by cseng on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 2:03 pm

    One more term? after that they will not participate, M’sia have bankcrupt, the ballot papers only 1 check box.

  10. #10 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 2:15 pm

    The best democratic gobermen in the world will introduce the best ballot paper in the world. It will come with the box for umno pre-marked. Just a fantasy on my part. Then again, hey umno boleh. Jib lagi boleh coz ros is cantik. Yeh!

  11. #11 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 9:17 pm

    If Najib is man enuf, he shud just say it.

    Accept or not?

    If not, what u gonna do? Send in d troops, send in d police….create chaos, ….send in umno goons… send in perkasa clowns…. send in waht?

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