Najib is right – when UMNO and MCA cannot agree on the core issue whether Malays or non-Malays would be the losers if PR wins in 13GE, BN has lost the morality and legitimacy to rule in Putrajaya

In his UMNO Presidential Address on Thursday, the Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Razak returned to the oft-repeated UMNO theme asking how Pakatan Rakyat comprising PKR, PAS and DAP are going to form a coalition government because of the differences on the core issues separating them.

Surely Najib knows that although PKR, PAS and DAP have our ideological differences, we have agreed to form Pakatan Rakyat and committed ourselves to a Common Policy Framework and the Buku Jingga programme of action for the 13th General Election and PR will be guided by what unites us and not by what divides us – but that is for another statement.

What I want to point out now is that Najib had hit the nail on the head although this was not his intention – as he has exposed the fact that Barisan Nasional has lost the morality and legitimacy to govern multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious Malaysia when UMNO and MCA cannot agree on the core issue whether Malays or non-Malays would be the losers if Pakatan Rakyat wins the 13th general election.

In the first day of the 66th UMNO General Assembly, UMNO delegates and the Malay community were warned that if UMNO loses the 13GE, Malays will lose political power and will be rendered “destitute” in their own land – a line rejected by the MCA leadership which had been going up and down the country invoking the spectre of an Islamic state and warning the Chinese and non-Malays that they will lose even more of their political, economic, educational, socio-economic, religious and citizenship rights if Pakatan Rakyat replaces UMNO/BN in Putrajaya.

UMNO leaders claim that if PR wins the 13GE, Malay rights would be sold down the drain – which is fully contradicted by MCA leaders who claim that the real losers in such a situation will be the Chinese and non-Malay rights.

Yesterday, this irresponsible, dishonest and anti-national politics of “divide and rule” continued in the UMNO General Assembly, with UMNO delegates warned of the danger of losing their Malay rights and the sovereignty of the Malay Rulers if DAP and Pakatan Rakyat are allowed to rule.

This is pure sedition, using lies and falsehoods to incite hatred and worsen racial and religious polarisation in the country just for Umno leaders to win votes and parliamentary seats in the 13GE, heedless of the damage, division and disunity this would cause to Malaysia.

This is the basic difference between the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.

Unlike BN, PR wants all Malaysians to be the winners in the 13GE – the ordinary Malays, Chinese, Indians, Orang Asli, Kadazans and Ibans. Of course there will be the losers – the UMNO putras and their cronies in the Barisan Nasional component parties.

If Najib is sincere about his signature 1Malaysia policy, he should denounce the irresponsible, divisive and dastardly politics of “divide and rule” based on lies and falsehoods perpetrated by UMNO, MCA and BN leaders.

But is Najib, who cloaks himself in the garb of “Father of Transformation”, capable of such transformation himself to be a “Malaysian First” to end the politics of “divide and rule” in UMNO and BN and compete with Pakatan Rakyat on the positive and constructive politics of “unite and rule”?

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Saturday, 1 December 2012 - 4:16 pm

    It is strange that there was no mention of corruption, nepotism, selective prosecution, death in prisons, money laundering, power abuse, high crime rates, sky-high property prices, exodus of talents and declining education standards in the 66th UMNO General Assembly. If Umno/BN continues to stay in power, that means there will not be any transformation.

    Can we have politicians fighting for the rakyat and their welfare please, not politicians fighting for their own party!


  2. #2 by Winston on Saturday, 1 December 2012 - 6:08 pm

    The core issue and the greatest overriding issue is that the Malaysian electorate is absolutely fed up with the decades of corruption, scams and scandals as well as the Pharaonic behaviour of the UMNO/BN scums!
    It is imperative for all Malaysians regardless of race or religion to rid the country of these scoundrels once and for all!
    For the good of the country and its citizens.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 1 December 2012 - 7:42 pm

    4 years into Najib administration, what has been achieved on corruption? As revealed even as recent as this week by Deepak and ex-IGP Musa, NOTHING has substantially changed.

    No jurisdiction can stand up to the kind of abuse UMNO/BN is subjecting this country to. It WILL FALL APART eventually. It happens in EVERY COUNTRY. We have just been lucky we have not been too bad but it only proves the COLOSSAL OPPORTUNITY COST that UMNO/BN has cost us – such that Najib, as part of his resume, claim the US dollar depreciation is his achievement..

    It just can’t go on. And if we don’t do it this time, the chance may not come again for a long long time.

  4. #4 by Noble House on Sunday, 2 December 2012 - 11:38 am

    It is tragically ironic that the government proclaimed as having the best democracy in the world but at the same time threatened their citizens with possible violence and bloodshed if it losses power. This is the misconception that Malaysians are having over the past decades. This is the only means that the Umno government knows how to rule. They had us believed that they are building bridges, only that there is no water. Those that have, had long been destroyed!

    How much longer do we want to live with this intimidation and continue to vote against our conscience? This is the one important question that Malaysian must ask themselves when they go to the polling stations. If we continue to vote with our eyes closed then we bloody well deserved the government we are getting.

    We should start planting the seeds of hope, instead of living in fear!

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