Is the “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally in KL on Sept. 16 finally a pro-Najib anti-Mahathir rally in the latest round of power tussle in UMNO?


Many must be asking whether the Red-Shirt “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally in Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 16 is finally a pro-Najib and anti-Mahathir rally in the latest round of power tussle in UMNO?

This thought must have struck many after one of the promoters of the “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally challenged the former Prime Minister to join the rally on Sept. 16 if “he is Malay enough”!

Putting aside Mahathir’s unrelenting criticisms of Najib , his call for Najib to step down as Prime Minister, even his asking Opposition MPs to support a no-confidence motion against Najib in Parliament but to keep the UMNO/BN government in power, a racially-charged and ostensible “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally but which is finally a pro-Najib anti-Mahathir gathering, is a real eye-opener.

This is really astonishing and utterly unbelievable – are the masterminds and promoters of the “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally really suggesting that Mahathir, as President of UMNO and Prime Minister of Malaysia for 22 years, had betrayed the Malays for over two decades to the extent that “maruah Melayu” are today facing unprecedented crisis?

If not, are they blaming Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib, the fifth and sixth Prime Ministers after Mahathir, for the “downfall” of “maruah Melayu”?

I fully agree with the former Law Minister, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim that the “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally, which is fully endorsed by Umno and being held purportedly to ‘redeem Malay honour’ allegedly besmirched by the largely Chinese gathering of Bersih 4, will only make Malays a laughing stock of the community.

What I cannot understand is why UMNO leaders from Najib downwards are so dim and dense that they could not grasp such a basic reality – raising grave questions about the IQs of the present batch of UMNO/BN Ministers and leaders.

The Deputy Prime Minister and successor-designate to Najib as Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, has given his blessings to the “Kebangkitan Maruah Malaysia” rally while several other Ministers like Ismail Sabri, Salleh Said Keruak and Abdul Rahman Dahlan are rooting for the success of the “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally on Malaysia Day.

Abdul Rahman and Salleh are very poor Sabahans who could allow the significance of the Malaysia Day to be upstaged and overshadowed by the racist and pro-Najib, anti-Mahathir “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally in Kuala Lumpur.

Although time is running out, I call for good sense to prevail and urge all the UMNO/BN Ministers to make their voices heard and prevail upon the Prime Minister not to allow such a racially-charged rally, blatantly pro-Naib anti-Mahathir, to be held as it will only make the Malays in Malaysia the laughing stock of the world – including Malays outside Malaysia.

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  1. #1 by Justice Ipsofacto on Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 1:32 pm

    Never mind that he has not got a compass and thus does not have any clue as to where he is heading, he actually does not even have any clear preconceived idea of his final destination or objectives for that matter.

    He is merely casting his net wide and far in the hope of catching something – ANYTHING – and it matters not he could be catching.

    I say he bears all the hallmarks of a true bangsat. And there are lots of such people in umno today.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 1:57 pm

    The Red-Shirt “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” rally is merely a proxy war between Najib and Dr M under the pretext of countering the influence of the Bersih 4.0 rally which was dominated by large Chinese turnouts.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 3:44 pm

    THIS thing is now officially classic NAJIB – A SCREW UP just like 1MDB, just like “donation”-gate, just like 1Malaysia, “blue ocean”, “transformation”. Its BULL.. Classic Najib.

    Its why they had a meeting on Sept 9 and then came out without any fireworks – reassured that Najib was still scheming to keep UMNO (as well as himself) in power..

    Its like to call this the 1Malaysia Rally. Red shirt, NGO – all bull – its fully back all the way to the top..

  4. #4 by ds2 on Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 9:48 pm

    In a place where nothing make any sense at all, I bet the Red Shirt Rally will be held as plan. This is because by the time they realized it is a mistake it’s too late as canceling the rally is akin to no maruah at all. So let the world see what is Maruah Melayu all about.

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 8:37 am

    D 16.9 RED shirt rally 2 champion n protect Maruah Melayu is a BIG ?
    Dis is 2015, not 1957 or 1963
    ALMOST ALL things here oredi long controlled n owned by Malays, esp UmnoB Malays
    Non-Malay Malaysians only MINORITY here
    HOW lah 2 b a threat 2 Malay Malaysians

    What a big joke, 2 protect Maruah Melayu on 16.9, Malaysia Day
    Rakyat in Sabah n Sarawak better OPEN your eyes n THINK
    What
    WHAT’s your future under UmnoB/BN’s rule?

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