Barisan Nasional Supreme Council has degenerated from Federal coalition government’s highest decision-making body into a superfluous and even super-annuated creature without any bite, role, authority or purpose whatsoever


Nobody is impressed with the Barisan Nasional Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s announcement that the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council will meet on Friday to discuss the Election Commission’s (EC) proposed redelineation exercise.

This is because the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council has degenerated from the Barisan Nasional Federal coalition government’s highest decision-making body into a superfluous and even superannuated creature without any bite, role, authority or purpose whatsoever.

It has followed the footsteps of the Cabinet to become an utterly toothless, purposeless and irrelevant body.

Despite protestations and denials by the EC Chairman, Datuk Mohd Hashim Abdullah that the constituency redelineation exercise was being carried out for the benefit of certain parties, nobody believes that the Election Commission would dare to propose the most unconstitutional, blatant and flagrant constituency redelineation proposals – the most undemocratic of all five redelineation exercises in the nation’s history – without “greenlight” from the highest “political strategists” in the corridors of power in Putrajaya (which do not include anyone from outside UMNO)!

Mohd Hashim’s protestation and denials lack credibility or conviction, for the EC Chairman is unable to explain why he had jettisoned his predecessor, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof’s previous redelineation plan to abide by the Constitution and the democratic principle of “one man, one vote” by ensuring that there will be no super-size parliamentary constituencies exceeding 100,000 votes.

Is the EC Chairman prepared to make public the redelineation proposals drafted under the Chairmanship of Abdul Aziz which is based on the principle that there will be no super-size parliamentary constituencies exceeding 100,000 votes?

Or for that matter, is the EC Chairman prepared to reveal how many sets of redelineation proposals had been considered by the Election Commission before the EC announced the redelineation proposals as the basis of its constituency delimitation exercise on the eve of Malaysia Day on 15th Sept and to make public all the redelineations proposals considered by the EC under the previous and present EC Chairman?

The BN Supreme Council meeting on Friday will be superfluous and irrelevant as none of the leaders from the 13 non-UMNO parties in the Barisan Nasional would dare to demand that the EC make public all the constituency redelineation proposals which had been considered by the EC – including the one referred to by Abdul Aziz to redelineate constituencies to ensure that there will be no super-size constituencies exceeding 100,000 voters – to demonstrate that the EC had acted in a responsible, transparent, democratic and constitutional manner.

MCA and Gerakan have expressed their opposition towards the EC’s redelineation proposals, but do they really matter as their leaders have along abandoned the important “consensus” principle in Barisan Nasional and accepted a subsidiary and subordinate role in the Barisan Nasional coalitio .

In fact, MCA and Gerakan leaders had not dared to even requisition for an emergency meeting of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council when UMNO Ministers unilaterally fast-tracked the PAS President’s private member’s bill in Parliament in May which violated the 43-year Barisan Nasional stand and consensus that PAS’ hudud proposal was not appropriate for Malaysia’s plural society and against the fundamental provisions of the 1957 Merdeka Constitution and 1963 Malaysia Agreement.

Although MCA and Gerakan leaders have promised in the recent Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections that the Barisan Nasional “consensus” will be restored, will MCA, Gerakan and the other BN component parties especially from Sabah and Sarawak ensure that the BN Supreme Council decide on Friday that there will be no repeat in Parliament of what happened in May to fast-track the PAS President’s private member’s bill motion unless there is approval by all the 14 BN component parties?

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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 8:25 am

    Being meaningless and useless is actually a state which most easily falls into. Karl Marx calls them Lumpenproletariat. Its described as “outcast, degenerated and submerged elements that make up a section of the population of industrial centers” which include “beggars, prostitutes, gangsters, racketeers, swindlers, petty criminals, tramps, chronic unemployed or unemployables, persons who have been cast out by industry, and all sorts of declassed, degraded or degenerated elements.

    BUT its actually unsurprising. The problem remain is that THEY KNOW NAJIB IS DRIVING THE SHIP THEY ARE ON IN DIRECTION OF OBLIVION. The natural reaction to Najib’s leadership is self-preservation – the should be removing Najib for their own self-perservation. Why this natural instinct does not kick in because – Hadi’s PAS – its primarily based on their faith of Hadi’s PAS dysfunction to keep them in power, not in Najib. If Hadi’s PAS is irrelevant, they would be lynching him and Rosmah into the streets.

    EC, Supreme Council, AG, etc etc, it does not even compare to Hadi’s PAS and their constituent dysfunction..

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 12:54 pm

    When even MCA does not agree with the Redelineation exercise, its clear sign Najib’s UMNO is heading towards oblivion. The drop-off may be still some distance away, but you can see the horizon..

    Sorry MCA, but Hadi’s PAS is OK with the redelineation and they are they are UMNO’s biggest coalition partner now..

  3. #3 by good coolie on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 1:38 pm

    When Barisan Alternatif forms the government, they can gerrymander too. But then, the Red Shirts will come out with boxing gloves on, to do the tinju dance.

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 1:41 pm

    PKR strategy should be to tell PAS, if they say DAP is the problem, PAS should contest against DAP seats and leave PKR alone..

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:34 am

    WAYANG, lots of wayang going on now lar

    EC chief said NO worry, Y worry, only an exercise lar, only a proposal lar, d Parliament IS d final authority 2 approve or reject lar, WOW, democracy leh

    UmnoB, MSiA, Gelakan, n BN parties also sang along – WHAT, we NO like d proposed redelineation exercise, NO good 2 us, never mind lar, dis ONLY an exercise lar, d Parliament will decide, WOW, democracy leh

    So, Y r BERSIH n opposition political parties quacking so much noise huh?

    Everything democratic lar, NO like, then discuss in d Parliament, U have your say, then vote lar, WOW, democracy leh

    Another shiok wayang, I NO WANT d award n NO WANT 2 b considered 4 d award, so leave me alone lar

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:42 am

    Don’t say NO fair play n NO chance 2 protest n disagree aaah

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/356471

    All transparent n democratic one, don’t play play n simply say foul play, causing racial tension
    Nanti visitors will knock on doors at early hours

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:52 am

    “Any action should be in line with accepted practices via the parliament and electoral system for the rakyat to make their decision”
    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/356483#ixzz4KuTAP2uo

    Understand or not? Democratic practices n d parliament – all cantik

  8. #8 by tmc on Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 9:12 am

    Remember what I said before, early elections are almost here! Get your election candidates checked and verified?
    Remember also what I said, keep stupid comments to yourself, the 2 recent being PKR’s Nurul’s younger sis’ for a certain apology, and from a DAP MP “stupid” not to call for snap elections. These are fish food for BN/UMNO.
    Amanah Harapan’s election manifesto keep it simple, basic eg. GST scrap, 1MDB scrap, anti corruption. Too many trees confusing.
    Don’t be idiots falling into traps again.

  9. #9 by good coolie on Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 10:11 pm

    Who cares what MCA or Gerakan feels about anything. These have-beens should be treated with the past tense and a load of contempt. As for that most minor partner of minor partners, you are right in not even mentioning them: they are fed, then go to sleep.

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