Will History be kind to Najib?

By Hussein Hamid

Thirty years from now when Historians write about the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia – what will they write about The Most Honourable Najib Tun Razak? Will they write of your contributions in making Malaysia a land of equality and opportunity for its entire people or will they write of your part in hastening the demise of UMNO? Will history tell of your time as Prime Minister as being a time of revival and the getting of wisdom for UMNO or will it tell of how UMNO under your watch managed to sink deeper into the abyss of corruption, greed and deception started by Mahathir? What will the historians write?

First they will write of the forced resignation of Abdullah Badawi half way into his second term as Prime Minister. They will comment on the part that Mahathir played in the removal of the very man that he himself appointed as his Deputy earlier. There will be mention of Mahathir’s former two Deputies, Musa and Anwar that was removed by Mahathir and Mahathir’s relentless pursuit of Anwar through a Judiciary that did his biddings. Those who read what is written can make their own judgement of the circumstances that led to these events. Those with hindsight of past events will make their own judgement of Mahathir tenure as Prime Minister. But that is another story to tell.

There will also be mention that this same ex Prime Minister son went against the son in law of the previous Prime Minister for the UMNO youth leader’s post and lost. They will also write that despite Mahathir’s son losing, you Najib, took him into your cabinet – and left the elected youth leader out of the cabinet. If the historians are not kind to you there will be mention that in all probability the appointment of Mirzan into the cabinet was to pay back Mahathir for the work he did in removing the previous Prime Minister from office so that you could take over sooner.

Now into the period immediately before you took over as Prime Minister.

First they will write that in the weeks before you took over the role of Prime Minister you engineered a coup to bring back the State of Perak (then under Pakatan Rakyat) back into the fold of UMNO. You made a deal with three opposition MPs. One a lady who was refused a new car by her party and that she out of spite made a deal with your party to cross over to the other side. The other two were MPs awaiting trial for corruption. There was also another MP who was with UMNO and had crossed over to the opposition. Then you came into the picture and with your ‘persuasive skills’ managed to persuade this MP back into the fold of UMNO. And in so doing, you brought Perak back into UMNO but not before the forced removal of the Perak Speaker from the Dewan Chambers by Police. For those historian who chose to delve deeper into what really happened in Perak methinks that they too will not be kind to your memory. They will conclude that Perak was merely part and parcel of the rot that was to come with your assumption of the PM role.

They will write about your party putting a disbarred lawyer as your candidate at a by-election in Permatang Pasir.

They will also write about your decision to put Isa Samad, already convicted for money politics by the UMNO disciplinary committee as UMNO’s candidate in Bagan Pinang. There will be a comment that the chosen candidate was once an UMNO Vice-President, a Federal Minister and ex MB of Negri Sembilan. That he was suspended for 6 years and then reduced to 3. There will be questions asked as to why Isa who was once MB of that State and a Federal Minister would want to still contest at district level. Again if the historians are not kind there will be mention of the rich pickings to be had once Isa was back again as one of UMNO’s ‘preferred’ leaders.

About KD Inderapura. That as if heaven itself was making your reign difficult the Navy Vessel was destroyed by fire. And here again a mention might be made by these historians that the standards within the Armed Forces including the Navy had deteriorated as a result of the top brass in the Armed Forces playing politics to ensure that they stay on the good side of the power that be in Government that decided their promotions – among other things.

About Razak Baginda. That this man was your friend and possible business partner. They will question the RM500 million payment for services rendered for the purchase of the submarines from the French. Of the fact that eventually the French were adamant that it was not a commission but a bribe paid to secure the deal. And as an integral part of this Submarine deal they will mention the murder of Altantuya at the hands of UTK – that special unit of the PDRM trained to guard VIPS and “do the bidding of VIPS?” I am sure there will be historians who will chose to delve deeper into this events and they will eventually get to the bottom of what really happened. I have a feeling that your complicity in the whole matter will be proven beyond a doubt. But that will be for your grandchildren to know.

They will write about your meeting with Saiful and how you attempted to ‘manage’ the imprisonment of Anwar again under the same sodomy charges that he had been acquitted of before. There will be mention of Saiful and yourself invoking the name of Allah to advance your case in this matter.

They will write about the loss of Public confidence in PDRM and in particular MACC. They will write about the death of Teoh Beng Hock as being a defining moment in the history of MACC that finally led to it being consign to the same dustbin as the ACA.

There will be a special mention about the influence of Rosmah not only in your personal life but also in the affairs of state.

They will write of 1Malaysia and they will summarize it with this words. Like the Rukun Tetangga, Islam Hadhari…it was a failure and served as a façade to present non existence values without substance to the public – who were not in any way persuaded of their relevance.

All these factors they will summarise, contributed towards the fall of UMNO at the 13th General Elections.

What good can they write about your time as Prime Minister? Possibly they could mention the establishment of University Malaysia Pahang. That the campus in Pekan was finally opened after many years of delay and budget overruns.

That you loosened some Financial control to encouraged foreign investment in areas that would not affect the Malays economically.

That Malaysia did enter the pinnacle of Motor sports with the F1 Team Malaysia – at a cost of a few hundred millions a year – financed by Petronas and Proton and fronted by your cronies. That this venture did eventually result in Petronas coming out with a new engine oil additive that would give better engine performance for Proton cars – but that that same result could have been achieved for much much less by employing the right people in its R&D department – but with less glory.

This has already happened Najib and you are not even into your first year of the Prime Ministership. What is to come? I think history will not be kind to you. History will show you for what you really are. The man who could have saved UMNO but instead hastened its demise within your first term as its President.

  1. #1 by OrangRojak on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 1:26 pm

    “the bidding”
    The alleged ‘caution statement’ you can find by searching online for “sirul caution statement” that mentions

    RM50 hingga RM100 ribu

    is that genuine?

  2. #2 by k1980 on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 1:31 pm

    How can History be kind to a wimp?

    The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churchill )

    Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

    There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. (William F. Halsey)

    To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. (Marleen Charles de Montesquieu)

    When Deng Xiaoping visited the United States in 1979, actress Shirley MacLaine told him how impressed she had been on a visit to China during the Cultural Revolution, when Deng and countless others had been forced to toil in remote areas and “learn from the peasants.” She said she had been particularly moved by a scholar working in a field, who had described how much more fulfilling it was to grow tomatoes than to work in a university.

    Deng looked at her and said: “He lied.”

  3. #3 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 1:40 pm

    “……contributed towards the fall of UMNO at the 13th General Elections.”

    I wouldn’t be so sure about this. They just might win again. Not because they or BN is strong but because PR, if it still exist then, might be so weak and ineffective and rendered so impotent that it can only offer a weak, feeble response.

    After Manek Urai and Bagan, the signs are becoming clearer that PAS might become passe.

    There is no way PR can take over the Federal government. No Way!! Why? Because Sabah and Sarawak will ensure another BN victory. PR is really non-existent there and likely to remain so.

    2 – 3 years isn’t sufficient time to make real inroads there unless the locals there become so very angry with UMNO or BN for whatever reason which is quite unlikely at the moment.

    So plan your strategies well.

    As for Najib’s legacy in history, they will probably hire some professionals or civil servants to write only good things and make it compulsory reading for examination purposes in our schools and universities. Its all about PR and incentives.

  4. #4 by jbozz on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 2:14 pm

    PAS must abandon religion dorminant ideas, people choose them not because BN is not good it is because there is not much choices here.

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 2:36 pm

    Correct, correct, don’t syiok diri here
    And assume Umno B/BN will fall n PR rise in GE13
    Yes, Umnoputras know they are racists, cheats, liars, n corrupt politicians
    But they also know lots of ppl r in their pockets n they control every agency, esp EC
    For a rice cooker or RM50, they can win many voters’ votes
    Furthermore, East M’sians r BN’s king makers
    One day is oredi too long in politics
    Between now n 2012/13, PR may implode
    Give PR a rope n the rest may be history
    History does not lie, remember Barisan Alternatif n the GE in 2004

  6. #6 by K S Ong on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Hussein Hamid confused Mukhriz with Mirzan. I find it useful to remember the right order of Dr. Mahathir’s sons: IOU as in Mirzan, Mokhzani and Mukhriz!

  7. #7 by Shatter on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 4:09 pm

    New here, wow. I saw those publication section of yours and they are amazing.

  8. #8 by taiking on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 4:14 pm

    Politics is like football league. You will lose a match here and a match there. Look at ManU. The point is to stay focus and plough on nonetheless and as best as we could. Is one shot all it takes to smash pakatan to bits? Common we are made of sterner stuff than that. Arent we all? Look at the facts again. Bagan is uniquely favourable to umno. That is common knowledge – the army and police votes for one and isa’s playground for the other both worked well in combination to ensure umno’s victory. I am positive despite the unfavourable outcome in bagan that umno did not win for themselves a seat but a liability. Isa and bagan will be a political liability to umno from now on.

  9. #9 by ablastine on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 4:35 pm

    Pakatan has a much better chance against BN in the next election if the muslim radicals in PAS tone down or go join UMNO. This is the new age. How can we even try to control what and how other people eat, sleep, play, wear and expect them to support us. This is what the muslim fundamentalists from PAS are trying to do. They will only be successful in frightening away not only the minority groups but also the enlightened Malays.

  10. #10 by grkumar on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 4:49 pm

    The real question is this. What will history say of you, a man for decades in the wilderness, sniping at all and sundry but without any policy initiatives sufficient to make a change in government or in your own career.

    Perhaps a little more grace, a little less bile, vitriol and envy and a little more policy initiatives that are original and real alternatives to the current state of affairs in the country that people can believe in enough to vote you into office.

    Credit where credit is due.Thats strength and not a weakness as many in your camp believe it to be.

    How many more years do you contemplate in the politics of the victim role you play and the party you lead term in term out into defeat?

    Gopal Raj Kumar

  11. #11 by katdog on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 6:45 pm

    Don’t get ahead of yourself. Victory at best remains an elusive hope for PR.

    PR needs to earn votes by instilling confidence and respect in the hearts and minds of the voters.
    Filling voters with anti government resentment can only get you so far. At best, this will only earn you a stalemate in the next GE. No further.

    PR needs to work together as a cohesive unit. Even more important, it must not only genuinely work together, it must be SEEN by the voters to be working together.

    For example.
    There is a DAP alternative budget 2010. That’s fine and dandy.
    Now, the interesting question is: Where is the Pakatan Rakyat alternative budget 2010? I can’t seem to find a PR alternative budget 2010. I can find a DAP one but i can’t find a PR one.

    Now this kind of thing doesn’t exactly instill a whole lot of confidence in the PR name. Its like MCA having a budget proposal but not BN.

    Is DAP committed to the PR brand name or is it only borrowing the use of the PR name during elections to win votes?
    Is DAP truly committed to PR as THE vehicle for a new government in GE13? Similarly, the same question also has to be asked to PAS and PKR.

    My point: PR has to mean something MORE than DAP+PAS+PKR.
    Are the component parties commited to PR? Or are they commited to DAP+PAS+PKR?

  12. #12 by OrangRojak on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 6:52 pm

    i can’t find a PR one
    Pakatan Rakyat doesn’t exist.

    Does anyone know the address of Chua Soi Lek’s “We Heart Malaysia” party blog? I need to feel hopeful. It doesn’t matter – I can wear rubber gloves, tape my mouth shut and smear myself with spermicidal gel before I visit the site. I just want something to aspire to.

  13. #13 by katdog on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 7:13 pm

    OrangRojak :
    Pakatan Rakyat doesn’t exist.

    That’s right. Registering the name PR will not make it magically ‘exist’. It’s existence can only come about in a more substantive form that requires participation from all 3 parties.

    Though, having said that It is still important to register a single coalition/logo for PR. Cause then it makes it easier to produce buntings and makes it easier to pool their resources together.

    Hmmm… Still no official logo for PR.

  14. #14 by OrangRojak on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 8:11 pm

    katdog :Registering the name PR will not make it magically ‘exist’.

    Sure? It is taking a hope-sappingly long time. Perhaps a group (was it 7?) of concerned citizens should go to SPR, register as Pakatan Rakyat, and offer membership to Opposition party members. The society rules and regulations should be easy enough – we just need to take the intersection of the DAP, PKR and PAS rules and regs. It’ll be about 30 words, something to do with nationality and membership fee. Seems about right for a society!

    We can have a party website the same day, have a whip-round for a prize for a party logo artwork competition, and have it branded inside of 10 days, with tee-shirts, mugs and tea towels ready to go 2 weeks after registering.

    I’m using the Royal We obviously, as the SPR rules forbid me from being a member. Being obnoxious online is the only way I can discharge my democratic duty.

  15. #15 by alaneth on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 10:17 pm

    Like his predecessor Pak Lah, Najib will only survive with a swing of votes to BN during the first GE as PM. After that, during the next GE, history will repeat itself, this time even stronger – PR will eventually take over…

  16. #16 by Hugos on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 10:30 pm

    It is not about history being kind to Najib. It is about Najib not learning from history. Ignore the lessons of history and you are doomed to repeat it.

    The cure for paranoid schizophrenia is still antipsychotic drugs.

  17. #17 by imranj78 on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 11:21 pm

    Whatever it is, Najib has definitely done more then Anwar has ever done for Malaysia! Can anyone care to list down what has actually Anwar done recently or even when he was DPM?

    PR is a marriage of convenience and it’ll never become more then that for as long as each of the parties who informally make up PR subscribe to principals which are non-congruent with each other!

  18. #18 by monsterball on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 12:01 am

    They will write the devil’s son is trying to please the father to continue and out-beat him…..in devilish work.
    Not yet one year ….the son is showing more skills than the father.
    They will write the son is smarter than the father.

  19. #19 by OrangRojak on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 12:28 am

    [censored myself] I can’t write that. I’ll be deported. Or ISAed. Or firebombed. Or decapitated. Or C4ed. Or all 5. I’ll be firebombed, then ISAed, decapitated on release and my remains C4ed and then shipped to my parents at their cost.

    I love Malaysia! Tomorrow morning I’m going to the computer shop to buy one of those Najib-brand keyboards (with smiling face logo) with the special ‘giving the finger’ key, so I can sign my comments with it.

    1Malaysia! Hidup! Fingerup!

  20. #20 by OrangRojak on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 12:50 am

    No wait, no wait….

  21. #21 by monsterball on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 1:46 am

    OrangRojak…You need to be brave to write or do not write at all.
    Why all these nonsense……creating fear to readers…who many have more balls than you?

  22. #22 by gofortruth on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 1:54 am

    I think Najib will be best remembered as the Prime Minister of “Cover Ups”

  23. #23 by OrangRojak on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 2:21 am

    You need to be brave to write
    Or you only need to write the ‘right’ things. The amount of bravery needed to write in Malaysia is not the same for all writers.

    If I have caused any additional fear in my polyorchid fellow commenters, it was not my intention.

  24. #24 by monsterball on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 7:10 am

    Are you going to vote ……..change of government.
    If you are….surely you mission must also be…to convince young readers to understand and vote same thing.
    To do that…no one ask anyone to lie or write wrong things.
    Right things will come..if you have the will…with the ways to do that.
    So much to write.
    Study LKS messages. He is the conductor to his blog. We are the instruments and take cue from that…and write…with commitments and sincerity.
    Since UMNO love to tell half truths..we must also put out the other half truths…to let readers decide..which is the whole truth.
    Try hard to sell your messages!!
    UMNO is doing that….day and night with unfair rules. It is more to program and capture minds than advertising from UMNO.
    You need to be grea saklesamen like UMNO ministers…..and that’s quite easy…….as from the day…you are born…..you know how to cry to get attention or be fed.
    So everyone is a born sales person.
    You are smart to know your own needs and wants. Now be less selfish..be seriously interested in the country an the people…love everyone as Malaysians…and you will know what to write…..because with true love…you can see and feel how evil…UMNO is.
    Yes…UMNO ministers are trained professional sale people….but they evil products and speak with no sincerity.
    Identify those evil matters…agendas….deeds….actions..and expose them..with no fear.
    Once you are half hearted…you will not be convincing…just write…no one believe in you.
    The day….you can say….I have convinced one UMNO or MCA supporter to vote against BN…you have done your job….and from one…it is easier to get another.

  25. #25 by monsterball on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 7:32 am

    I mean UMNO promote evil products.
    This is not the same as selling fake products.
    It is involving human lives and their future…it is very serious product…not to fool around with….and UMNO keep fooling Malaysians.
    We must confront and exposed them.
    Right now..they know they are beaten…and came out with so many slogans and suggestions to please Malaysians…with the sole purpose…to win 13th GE…and rule forever.
    30 years non stop race and religion dirty politics plus massive corruptions.
    Only idiots and racialists will keep supporting a proven crook..who tell us…to forget the past…and give them another chance.
    53 years of chances gone….what we we now?
    “1 Malaysia” “People first. Performance now”……sounds like the first day we attain freedom..from the British.
    No no no…those slogans are much much too late and redundant…as we do not need UMNO to teach us unity…when they are experts to divide and rule and cheat..lie and are pure racialists under the disguise to love all Malaysians as equals.
    Presuming they are willing to change…what next?
    Shall we all forget PKFZ RM12.5 billion scandal….RM500 million commission for submarines…rediculeous high prices approved for so many tenders..all awarded to UMNO
    Do we forget BMF matter …where one auditor was murdered in Hong Kong?
    Kugan,,,Beng Hock are latest…..what about the hundreds died in these 53 years…..relatives just keep silent?
    Hundreds of proven evil deeds done by UMNO…and although Mongolian lady is not a Malaysian…just look at how she was murdered…why like that?…because UMNO can do as they like…..how they like and when they like..with thousands with license to kill with no reasons needed.
    Is it not our duty to try our best to convince young voters to free Malaysia from proven crooks?

  26. #26 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 8:04 am

    The short answer to Hussein Ahmad is NO!

    Najib is like that wimpy kid not really bright but boast a lot and have a rich parent who give him everything but teach him nothing.. We all hate that kid and want him to get what should be coming to him.. There is a lot of these kids in UMNO and BN in general.

    Najib’s future lies in the reform of UMNO. Like everything he has done, ITS PATHETIC.. The reform initiatives is a disaster if you ask me. By not having a mechanism that ensures that UMNO leadership is elitist, the natural tendency of UMNO is to turn right. In the end, there will be free-for-all among the middling oligarchs and that means that the ones with the most money and lies the most will end up controlling the party.

    At the core of the problem is the bankruptcy of ideas in a large swath of UMNO organisation and the wide gap between the the elite and the grass-root. The likes of Isa Samad is naturally the ones who will rise to the top in such a system..

    Najib is an intellectual pretender. His reasoning that opening up the party election will reduce corruption is intellectual mediocrity at its best. Its not so simple.. The truth is the choice was always either to open it up completely and let the masses (all the millions) make the choices or have kept it elitist. By not choosing either, he chose the worst although he think himself so smart to have come up with a good compromise.

    It reveal how stupid he is. Yes, no one can buy 60,000 votes BUT you can influence them and that will take money AND it will take the least money to influence by turning right and pander to the most stupid..

    The end of UMNO is sealed and Najib is responsible basically because he is that wimpy prodigal kid we all hate…

  27. #27 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 9:08 am

    Hussein Hamid’s question – “Will history be kind to Najib?” – is a reference to history as told from the future, which basically is same as foretelling/predicting the future of how Najib will perform from vantage point of the present, based on history of Najib/UMNO past until present so far.

    First question: Is it given to us to peer into and foretell with accuracy the mysteries of the future – in respect of a person’s leadership role?

    In a sense, yes, when one looks at his family background, occupation, and political experiences, he is poised in a vantage position to assume leadership role but whether he could effectively lead the country to a higher instead of a lower plane of politics and organisation, one looks at other predictors of leadership such as personality traits and record up to now, which is not that favourable considering swirling allegations abound of his 11th hour switch of backing in the Mahathir/Razaleigh UMNO presidential contest, the usurpation of Perak state legislative assembly by party hopping, Altantuya’s investigations etc. These I call his “baggage” that he brought to office. Aside from this, there is the internal dynamics of UMNO enmeshed in a patronage system that he leads. Even if he were effective, it may be argued that his party warlords and the system and vested interests that they defend, will seek to bring him down if he were seriously in reforming the party for the better!

    Although one can make a calculated prediction, yet one cannot (from objective stand point) really foretell the future with certainty. For equally it can be argued that there is no Malaysian Prime Minister that has come to office with such a cumbersome ‘baggage’.

    Now if one predicts that his baggage is precisely the factor that will weigh down his leadership performance, it can be equally speculated that his baggage will be the driving force to out perform any past Malaysian leader for the simple reason that with such an overhang of baggage, his failure is to him not an option. It will make him strive doubly harder to stay in power and for that he will have to perform and be acceptable not just to UMNO but to all whose support he also needs to stay in place.

    When talking about how “history will judge”, reference has also been made to what constitutes great leadership with quotes of “the price of greatness is responsibility” (Winston Churchill ) and “Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting” (Napoleon Bonaparte) have been cited. These quotations link greatness to high morality (what one did to affect & improve lives and human advancement of many for the better).

    However this idea of greatness has become problemetic : for one may ask, in what way the greatness of Alexander the Great Genjis Khan or Napoleon in history is due to improving lives? It is more their achievement in conquering territories, and in this sense “evil” Hitler was also great! Such a view proceeds to define “greatness” not in sense of having moral quality but based on sheer “achievement” in terms of tremenodous impact on lives of multitutudes, with long term consequences beyond the live the individual no matter whether the man’s actions are underpinned by moral or immoral good or bad intentions or even leading to moral/good or immoral and bad results! I call this “amoral greatness” because it is greatness not importing moral or immoral implication but just predicated on sheer and profound impact /change of lives of many by one’s actions! Now if one looks at greatness in that “amoral” way, then if what Hussein Hamid says were true that “the man who could have saved UMNO but instead hastened its demise within your first term as its President”, Najib could also be “great” in amoral sense in hastening demise of a party of over 50 years hegemony to pave way for regime change (that no other PM had done)!

  28. #28 by lkt-56 on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 9:08 am

    Did you guys notice that for the first time in Malaysia’s history there is no racist speeches made in UMNO General Assembly. If it remains that way till the end. History will be made and…

    -PR leaders will go down in history as the coalition of enlightened leaders who realized that our country must reject institutionalized racism.
    – Anwar Ibrahim will go down in history as the man who spear headed this transformation.
    -As for Najib, time will tell if he is sincere… It is still not too late for him to show his sincerity.

    The party that can win the hearts and mind of the people will be the next party in Putrajaya!

  29. #29 by boh-liao on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 9:10 am

    Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
    So, history, depends on whose history n who wrote it
    Like in the US, cowboy n red indian, who is the bad guy
    Depends on the cowboys history or red indians history
    Oredi in M’sia, history abt Yap Ah Loy, Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat sangat beza oh
    Macam macam pun ada
    Must also ask will history b kind to MMK
    Surely some may praise him like a saint
    And others may want to just piddle on his grave

  30. #30 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 10:32 am

    /// #16 by imranj78 on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 – 11:21 pm

    Whatever it is, Najib has definitely done more then Anwar has ever done for Malaysia! Can anyone care to list down what has actually Anwar done recently or even when he was DPM? ///

    Yes, you are right, Anwar didn’t do much.

    Yes, Najib did a lot. Partial list:

    1) As UMNO Youth – he wanted to bathe the keris in Chinese blood.

    2) He bought a lot of submarines for Malaysia as Defence Minister

    3) He bought a lot of Russian fighter planes

    4) Eurohelicopters – on or off?

    5) Now, more warships needed

    6) C4

  31. #31 by k1980 on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 10:34 am

  32. #32 by k1980 on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 11:58 am

    Sorry but Jib the kampung boy is not in the list below—


  33. #33 by Godfather on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 1:22 pm

    “Did you guys notice that for the first time in Malaysia’s history there is no racist speeches made in UMNO General Assembly.” lkt-56

    A swallow does not a summer make. Much too early to tell because those who make racist remarks esp Muhyiddin, KJ, etc are still there in positions of authority. Utusan may have been asked to tone down their racist commentary, but the editors are all still there. A leopard does not change its spots.

  34. #34 by jamalmalikslumdog on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 2:07 pm

    Fully agree with Godfather.
    How can a leopard ever change its spots ?

    UMNO is just a bunch of actors and actresses whose scripts changes according to the movie role they are suppose to act in.

    It is all a wayang show lah.

  35. #35 by limkamput on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 5:29 pm

    //It is not about history being kind to Najib. It is about Najib not learning from history. Ignore the lessons of history and you are doomed to repeat it.//HUgos

    All the meaningless and moronic talks. Didn’t most of us want the quick demise of UMNO? Learning from history? It is so bl**dly lame and so bl**dy lack of idea.

  36. #36 by limkamput on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 5:33 pm

    //Although one can make a calculated prediction, yet one cannot (from objective stand point) really foretell the future with certainty.//Jeffrey

    Surely no body can tell the futurre with certainty, but i am sure we have heard of forecasting – we predict the future based on information and behavior, past and present.

  37. #37 by limkamput on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 5:38 pm

    What difference does it make whether UMNO has made racist remarks or otherwise? UMNO itself is a misnomer.

  38. #38 by limkamput on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 5:51 pm

    UMNO – United Malays National Organisation: You unite the Malays for what? Demi bangsa, agama and negara? Jadi Malays are the only bangsa and Islam the only religion di Negara Malaysia? Most of the bloggers here like to say, “Deeds, not words; actions, not just talks”. Now, UMNO is the “action”; the so-called working with others, accommodating others, tolerating others, 1Malaysia, are mere talks.

  39. #39 by Hugos on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 8:06 pm

    ” Most of the bloggers here like to say, “Deeds, not words; actions, not just talks”. Now, UMNO is the “action”; the so-called working with others, accommodating others, tolerating others, 1Malaysia, are mere talks.” >>>limkamput

    That is because “most of the bloggers” are stupid and you’re smart.

  40. #40 by katdog on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Hugos :
    That is because “most of the bloggers” are stupid and you’re smart.

    Nah i think that’s not true. Most of the bloggers say that because they are desperate. They disparately want action from the leaders.

    After all, many political bloggers blog in hopes of instigating some form of action from the political leaders as most formal forms of communication are difficult to gain access to.

    Besides that most bloggers are all talk only. I really don’t think they want their leaders to be all talk only as well as they already do that pretty well themselves.

  41. #41 by Hugos on Thursday, 15 October 2009 - 10:22 pm

    Yep. Tell that to Pendek!

  42. #42 by monsterball on Saturday, 17 October 2009 - 5:11 am

    Ditto…a pendek who said he is tinggi and handsome.

  43. #43 by monsterball on Saturday, 17 October 2009 - 5:16 am

    But Limkamput seems to have awakened to be on the good side…which I do agree with his last comment.
    Lets be patient and read more of his future comments.
    Maybe you keep drumming him..and the demon have left his body…..Hugos.

  44. #44 by johnnypok on Monday, 19 October 2009 - 11:54 am

    Najib’s tenure as PM may be the shortest in the history, UMNO will explode like a bomb, and Malaya will become a colony of Indonesia, while Sabah will become part of the Philippines.

    Sarawak, Brunei and Singapore will form a new nation under the name of “United States of Sarawak”

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