A few good men in Umno is needed

By Wong Mun Chee

Without pandering into the state of the present day UMNO, I really don’t care if UMNO wins or Pakatan wins but in fairness for all Malaysians, our elected representatives should ensure policies and governance implemented is able to ensure just and fair treatment for all Malaysian irrespective of their origin.

We had fair and wise leaders in UMNO’s yeterdayyears like Onn Jaafar, TAR, Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdul Razak & Tun Hussain Onn yet what we face with the current bred UMNO of leaders are a neocolonialism of non Muslim Malaysians courtesy of Dr Mahathir. As for the PAKATAN faction who seems to enjoy their limited power seems all divided as preference is again their game plan to emulate UMNO.

They were leaders who took risks to effect the desired change, no matter how great the challenges at that time in fairness without playing the racial political game that we observe with the current UMNO breed.

A very resounding statement by Tun Ismail

Why did we fight for Merdeka? So that the different races can be divided? That can’t be the way, right? That can’t be why all these great Malay and Umno leaders fought for this … Something is wrong…
I hope the new discussions will start. Why are we building Malaysia? What Malaysia are we building? What kind of symbol is Malaysia supposed to be?
The power and money politics initiated by Dr Mahathir encouraging nepotism, bribery, corruption had totally paralyzed the nation from its true objective of impartiality for the citizenry of the nation since 1980. Absolute domination and unbalanced policies in the socio-development against certain segments of the society has brought about the uprise of HINDRAF, Orang Asli issues etc.

Dr Mahathir had to swallow his own pride when his own mismanagement of the nation led him to lose a divisional seat in 2006. He probably realized at that juncture that nobody seems to be invincible when nepotism, bribery, corruption is at play and realized that he had imbibed a culture of selfish leaders within UMNO who are focused on their personal wealth and well being as oppose to the development of the nation.

The recent uproar of PERKASA and UTUSAN MALAYSIA under the guidance of Dr Mahathir again is a dim reminder of the current mentality of the UMNO leaders who seem to observe silence with their tootless alliance unlike the originators of UMNO without fear or favor.

I am sure there is goodness in UMNO leaders or any leader for the matter if fair play is in place rather than one stroking farcical notion like what we have seen lately with PERKASA and Utusan Malaysia. We have seen this in the preceding Mahathir era UMNO leaders and I see no reason why the current crop of UMNO leaders cannot emulate their predeccesors.

UMNO or PAKATAN, it does not really matter as long as the elective legislators play their role in fairness without their typical melodrama and self interest but addressing the issues in hand for the betterment of the nation as a whole for all.

  1. #1 by wanderer on Friday, 20 May 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Let’s spare UMNO if we find half a dozen of good men in UMNO…sadly, there is none today!…a good UMNO is a dead one. (The one that comes to my mind was Tuanku Abdul Rahman).

  2. #2 by DAP_VICTORY on Friday, 20 May 2011 - 12:51 pm

    yes but not tun razak, do you remember may 13

  3. #3 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 20 May 2011 - 1:27 pm

    why are we praising the dead men, always??
    or any person would automatically become good men after they died??

  4. #4 by monsterball on Friday, 20 May 2011 - 3:46 pm

    The good dies young.
    The baddies stay alive to fight it out.
    MODERATOR is a real baddie.
    It depends on which side he stands firm.

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