Keen To Join “BN Baru” But Needed Answers To these Questions First

by Richard Loh

Very interesting that ‘Umno controlled BN’ is now opening the door for direct membership. To avoid confusion over the many questions that arises with this introduction, let me called it “BN Baru”. There are many confused statements coming out from the various leaders of what this ‘BN Baru’ constitutes.

Fellow Malaysians, before we rush in to sign up, we need to clarify a few things first in order not to get into ‘Umno controlled BN’ entrapment or deceit.

We need to ask these questions and hopefully the cybertroopers can forward them to their master for answers.

Q1 : “Najib said last week that the historic decision to amend its charter is an effort to make BN more inclusive and open to all who share its concept, principles and policies of the coalition.”

Many left ‘Umno controlled BN’ is because they are not happy with it’s concept, principles and policies. So what is the difference in this “BN Baru”? Have we got to endure the same old racist policies, abiding by master Umno’s concept and the principle of ‘ketuanan melayu’?

Q2 : Who will lead this “BN Baru”, Umno supreme council, BN supreme council or members will elect their own “BN Baru” supreme council?

If “BN Baru” is going to be under Umno supreme council or BN supreme council, then, what is the different, they are all race base and members will have to abide by their policies.

Q3 : Are capable members of this “BN Baru” allowed to stand for elections as MP or SA and under which of the coalition party or will it be under the “BN Baru” new flag?

Q4 : As members of this “BN Baru” can we object ‘Umno controlled BN’ policies of discrimination, racism and unfair treatment.

If we are not allowed to object or go against bad policies implemented by ‘Umno controlled BN’, then, what is the difference of having this direct membership when members have to bow to what ‘Umno controlled BN’ says or order.

Q5 : Will you allow members of this “BN Baru” to call for total transparency in governing, separation of power to MACC, PDRM and Judiciary and allow them to serve the public and country without fear or favor?

“The BN Rakan Muda Club is for those between 18 and 21 who want to support the coalition before they are allowed to vote at the age of 21.”

Q6 : Is this Club legal?

Youth between the ages of 18 and 21 are mostly students and undergraduate, if I am not wrong there is an act that disallowed students and undergraduate to be involved in politics. Is the ‘Umno controlled BN’ government going to remove this act to allow them to participate or a new act that allowed student and undergraduate to participate in politic ONLY if they join “BN Baru”?

Q7 : It is the understanding that this “BN Baru” is open to all races, does it means that the very much dislike of separating Malaysians into Bumi and Non-Bumi will come to an end?

Q8 : Will members of this “BN Baru” have the opportunity to climb the ladder to become elected as Prime Minister one day, irrespective of their races?

Q9 : Many youths today deplored the use of religion and race for political mileage. If I were to join this “BN Baru” am I allowed to campaign to stop the use of religion and race in politics?

Q10 : How far and to what extent can this “BN Baru” members go?

We need to know the involvement we will be into, active, passive or just as slave that follow orders from ‘Umno controlled BN’. If this is the case why the need to have this “BN Baru” direct membership that are no different from the present ‘Umno controlled BN’?

Until we have the answers as to where we stand as members of this “BN Baru”, we do not want to go in and regret that this “BN Baru” is going to behave and act like the same old ‘Umno controlled BN’ way of politics.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 1:26 am

    That is a clear sign..BN is aware their race and religion politics is over.
    And UMNO B cannot stop it…as doing so means some BN parties like MCA may pull out from BN.
    MIC is nothing important.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 4:04 am

    So many ideas on Baru when all forgotten it was Mahathir that started “UMNO BARU”…now purposely deleted the word “BARU”.calling it “UMNO” which is infact illegal in the eyes or true laws…as Tunku created “UMNO” and Mahathir killed it..and how come only he can kill a party name..yet use it whenever he likes.
    “UMNO” will always belongs to Tunku and “UMNO BARU” belongs to Mahathir….but you can leave it to these rouges and thieves to twist and turn and do as they like.
    Do not be brainwashed by UMNO B crooks.
    And sooooo the idea catches on.

  3. #3 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 7:59 am

    It is known as Parti 1Malaysia

  4. #4 by undertaker888 on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 9:01 am

    a crook by any new name is still a crook. before it was Bangsat Negara. now it is Bangsat Negara Baru. what’s the difference?

  5. #5 by Raitman on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 9:24 am

    I once read a sign in a store that says, “Nice to see, nice to hold, once broken, considered sold”.

    Could it also apply to “BN Baru”, likening it as such “Nice to see, nice to hear, once joined, considered yourselves sold?

  6. #6 by HJ Angus on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 9:28 am

    If the core is rotten, joining one of the appendages is a futile exercise.
    It just creates a “feel good” factor for the gullible.

  7. #7 by dagen on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 9:41 am

    Yes. His mata is still sepet. Even now. And without doubt, he is still the decendant of a certain prostitute. Ask cintanegara. He knows all about him.

  8. #8 by dagen on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 9:42 am

    Oh comment #7 for meant for an earlier thread on Chong Eu.

  9. #9 by born in Malaya on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 10:46 am

    Another gimmick by UMNOs to trick the naive citizens or running dogs.
    Just like1Malaysia, things said did not come from the heart, in 1Malaysia, the Racist slogan has change but the racist coditions did not change a bit.
    Vote for a Malaysian malaysia.

  10. #10 by Comrade on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 10:50 am

    This is an undeniable fact
    As long as Umno plays ‘Taiko’ role
    No others can have any great impact
    Umnoputras will always be in control

    Umno/BN in control is not wrong
    As long as they give good governance
    Bring Malaysia to where it once belong
    And live up to the people’s confidence

    BN has betrayed the people’s expectations
    May the people show their democratic might
    Kick out BN this coming general elections
    Elect PR to bring Malaysia to greater heights

  11. #11 by born in Malaya on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 10:52 am

    BN is worried that people do not accept racist government anymore .
    So 1Malaysia and UMNO Baru are their tricks to make people believe that they have changed but non-Malays are still enshrined by them as Non- Bumis/Pendatang. Rights and quotas still continues as at this very moment.

  12. #12 by undertaker888 on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 11:12 am

    does umno think we are stupid or what? please stop using their nenek moyang ways to pull a veil over our eyes la. this is 2010, not 1810.

    who are they trying to fool? maybe themselves.

  13. #13 by monsterball on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 11:41 am

    UMNO B is very smart…do not doubt that.
    They control God…Rulers..people and even decides on DESTINY of Najib…by appointing him as PM.
    And who gave hem the power to do all those things and why?
    The only logical explaination is MONEY…that can do wonders or evil deeds.
    And so..we now live in a country controlled by the Devil.
    Will those who love Allah wake up to know the truths? Sure they do and are waking up..which makes Najib sick and coocoo like.
    And the razor thin minority like us have become the vast majority to send Satan and his die hard followers to hell. In real meaning..back to kampongs and be what they are good at and stop fooling others.
    Can they fool undertaker888 and people like him?….not in a million years.

  14. #14 by Jeffrey on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 11:48 am

    One cannot reasonably expect details and answers to the question as, the concept of opening BN’s membership to outsiders, as affiliates/associates, is both an evolving idea to have a cosmetic show of BN’s inclusiveness and a temporary stop gap measure for BN to win the next GE.

    To say that BN is more inclusive and open to all who share its concept, principles and policies of the coalition is a contradiction in terms because had these potential members shared BN’s concept principles and policies they would have already earlier joined UMNO or one of the other component parties of BN. Other times it is said that BN is inclusive because it now opens its door to others of divergent views as BN associates/affiliates.
    Now if they were of “divergent views”, how could they be said to subscribe to BN’s concept principles and policies at the same time – unless the expression “BN’s concept, principles and policies” is played by Najib to contain double meaning here: (1) the traditional communal principles and policies of Ketuanan/NEP, which is why the BN Council still maintains strict control to determine who can become associates/affiliates and their rights and privileges, not expected on par with existing BN’s members; (2) Najib’s inclusive principles and policies of “1 Malaysia” that his immediate party members and warlords resist.

    This double talk of opening BN’s doors to others who subscribe to BN’s concept principles and policies as well divergent in views at the same time without care of internal consistency, begs the fundamental question – what’s the BN’s present concept, principles and policies? Is it (1) or (2)? Najib is pushing for (2) but has to lapse back to (1) or otherwise get ushered out by his own party. So he will always try to keep vague and ambivalent (here just like Anwar on matters of race and religion, one copying the other) to push for both diametrically opposed agendas both extreme and moderate and say and mean different things to different audiences for immediate short term political votes of next GE and longer term political survival.

    PR gained political ground in 308 because not so much of its own merits but BN’s demerits. What Najib as BN’s leader is doing is that he is focusing on doing the same number on PR by copying everything that PR/Anwar does – massaging public perception that it tries by agenda to be inclusive by “1 Malaysia”, inciting defection from and opening its door of membership of those unhappy and dissatisfied with the coalition rival or its defacto leader’s failings, and who have or will otherwise become independents to engage not just PR but BN in 3 cornered fights.

    Basically what it boils down to is that both coalitions are trying to win the next GE more by leveraging and exploiting the other rival’s weaknesses and failings rather than proving its own merits and strengths, which is uphill to showcase! BN is resurgent (for up till now) because Najib, with the help of his advisers, appears doing a better job in capitalizing on Anwar/PR’s weaknesses and copying its strength than the opposite case.

  15. #15 by salmanS on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 12:11 pm

    ‘….open to all who share its concept, principles and policies of the coalition.”

    Very obvious…what else to ask?? If you don’t share its concept, forget about it. find other party(s) which suit you. Free country…if all parties are the same you might as well live in Cuba, North Korea or even China.

  16. #16 by k1980 on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 12:47 pm

    //Q10 : How far and to what extent can this “BN Baru” members go?//

    Richard Loh, they would throw you out of the 14th window if that would enable them to regain the cherished 2/3 majority in parliament. They might even pass saiful over to you if that would enable them to charge you with depositing your dna inside this rectum.

  17. #17 by limkamput on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 1:23 pm

    We know many things done by UMNO/BN now are mere stop-gap measures aimed at truncating the clamour for change and the demand for greater equality. How can they change when it means lesser power and juicy positions for themselves? How can they cater to the demand for greater equality when it means lesser privileges to abuse and lesser opportunity to pilfer? We the people have allowed this party and this government to run the gravy train for too long already. Think about it, it has become their birth right to govern without accountability to anyone. I don’t think it is feasible and practical anymore to ask them to stop the train and get out. No way; we have to find a way to throw them out of the train at high speed. This would be our greatest challenge. Looking at the disarray of the oppositions and the emergence of moronic third force, I think our greatest enemy is not UMNO/BN but we the people. We simply have too many intransigent and selfish b*stards around.

  18. #18 by ktteokt on Friday, 26 November 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Sh*tpots will always remain sh*tpots and they stink! BN Baru or BN Lama does not matter as many people are keeping away from it!

  19. #19 by yhsiew on Saturday, 27 November 2010 - 12:48 am

    ///Q10 : How far and to what extent can this “BN Baru” members go?///

    So long as MCA, MIC and other BN components remain in BN, “BN Baru” members will not be accorded status, privileges and benefits better than those of BN components.

    The “BN Baru” concept is probably a cunning ploy by BN to garner support from Perkasa, independent MPs who have left PR and disgruntled PR members who no longer wish to remain in PR.

  20. #20 by dawsheng on Saturday, 27 November 2010 - 4:27 am

    A sign of real desperation, marking the new era of bastardization of Malaysian politics, the goal is to stay in power and fix the problems with more problems, the ends justify the means. Unfortunately it has been too little too late, the fall of BN is imminent. And it is not because people love Anwar or PR, but because people are worried about how our PM is doing his job, the last time we have one that doze off in official functions, now we have one that the wife will take over when our PM is on MC. Can it get any ridiculous than this? Not in 1Malaysia.

  21. #21 by boh-liao on Saturday, 27 November 2010 - 7:03 pm

    Hee hee hor hor n other opportunists r joining BN Baru n larfing all d way 2 d bank

  22. #22 by good coolie on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 - 12:26 am

    Don’t be stupid fellows! Leopards cannot change their sports. Calamity awaits you after the general elections if the Barisan wins. Get UMNO out the same way MIC, MCA, Gerakan and other circus clowns were shown the door in the last General Elections.

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