Is Najib ready and prepared when Tahrir Square comes to Malaysia?

The wind of change in Malaysia continues to blow strong and hard 39 months after the 308 “political tsunami” – this is the most important message from the weekend’s PAS party elections.

Mukriz Mahathir, one of the aspirants for the highest Umno leadership position when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak stumbles and falls, said “Congratulations to the DAP and PKR for succeeding to influence PAS to the extent that only those aligned to them (no ulama) were elected as PAS vice-presidents and even the deputy president”.

I say to Mukriz: “Congratulations for your wild, baseless and irrational comments as it is the best demonstration and proof to all Malaysians, particularly to the young generation of all races, that there is nobody in UMNO and Barisan Nasional who could live up to their aspirations for change to make up for Malaysia’s lost decades in building an united, just, democratic, progressive, prosperous and competitive nation.”

Recently on World Youth Day, Najib told a crowd of 8,000 youths – which was exaggerated more than one hundred-fold into a million-strong gathering – that “if in Egypt one million youths gathered in Tahrir Square to change that country’s leadership… in Malaysia, one million youths gathered to defend Putrajaya”.

The question Najib has to answer is whether he is really ready and prepared when Tahrir Square comes to Malaysia. That question applies to other Umno wannabes like Mukriz as well.

The latest news from Egypt in post-Tahrir Square era is the Cairo criminal court sentence of Egypt’s former finance minister Yussef Boutros Ghali in absentia to 30 years in prison on charges of corruption and embezzlement of public money.

Ghali was awarded 15 years for squandering public money by using cars held in customs and 15 years for abusing his position to benefit from ministry funds.

He is among several ministers of the Hosni Mubarak regime to be brought to justice in post-revolution Egypt which is now investigating charges of corruption on officials of the previous government, including the ousted president. Former interior minister Habib al-Adly was earlier sent to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.

Are Najib and UMNO/BN leaders prepared when Tahrir Square comes to Malaysia?

Najib had called on a million youths in Malaysia to defend Putrajaya.

The Prime Minister will be sorely mistaken if he thinks there are one million youths in Malaysia to defend Putrajaya to continue as the seat of federal power of an undemocratic, high-handed, corrupt and decadent regime.

I have confidence that there will be one million youths in Malaysia to defend Putrajaya ala Tahir Square – not to defend Najib, Umno and Barisan Nasional but freedom, democracy and political change in Malaysia by democratic and constitutional means.

  1. #1 by dagen on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 8:57 am

    Nonsense. Umno has the weapon of all weapons. Ketuanan! Umno can go to town and mass orgy publicly with their pride, their ketuanan. Can pas? In fact, umno ketuanan is so strong that umno have even commanded three of their members to film the sex thingy featuring someone I believe to be tamby with an indon pros. Can pas?

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 9:02 am

    Sdr. Lim is being unfair. Najib was not even prepared for the job that he has now, much less an extraordinary event like Tahrir Square. Najib should be preventing a Tahrir Square and the right PM should be able to do it given the resources and power of his office and party.

    But I would not put it past them to be ready for a Tahrir Square – to run like rats with everything tucked away in foreign banks somewhere.

  3. #3 by Godfather on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 10:01 am

    You mean finally there could be the possibility that the thieves will be held to account for their plunder ? Yeah, we gotta tell UMNO that they can run, but they can’t hide – simply because those who inherit the mess will have motivated and much more competent people to track down these clowns.

  4. #4 by Godfather on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 10:07 am

    Moo Hee Din now says that PAS’ accusations against UMNO – corruption, lies, slander – are baseless. Then UMNO goes out and continues to do business as usual – on “negotiated” deals, on “allocated” transactions, on “non-transparent” dealings.

    Hey, Moo, if Hadi has slandered you, why don’t you take him to court ? Or is it that UMNO can’t afford to have these truths repeated over and over again ?

    Siapa yang makan cili dia lah yang merasa pedas….

  5. #5 by drngsc on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 11:22 am

    Hi Kit,
    Lets us all strive for a peaceful change thru the ballot box. It is difficult, but please give that a try. Violence aids no one.

    We need to change the tenant at Putrajaya.

  6. #6 by Winston on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 11:22 am

    Uncle Lim, the time is now!!!
    In the next GE, make sure, very, very sure, that PR goes all out to take over the seat of government!
    The circumstances have never, ever been better!!!
    Go all out!
    Pull out all the stops!!!!

  7. #7 by Jamal Malik on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 11:58 am

    Uncle Lim,
    You guys will have to try to emulate Singapore opposition parties. Field only the best, meaning educated and with ethics.

    UMNO and Perkasa political stands on racial line dont hold water anymore as younger Malaysians becomes more internet savvy and educated. They cater to the illiterate and ignorant at the moment. Barisan is living on borrowed time.

  8. #8 by limkamput on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 3:53 pm

    This enjoy-er of privileges and abuse of power should be tied to the nearest lamp pole and lynched publicly should Tahrir Square come to Malaysia. If he is smart, he should just keep his blady mouth shut.

  9. #9 by bush on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 4:27 pm

    Minority Chinese only can do their part to support the malay to topple the BN.

    We need to change the mentality of the kampong folk to vote for change.

    If malay dont change for their future generation then we need to wait till the country to become bankrupt to have the correction take place.

    Send more info to Kampong and vote for change.

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