New BN, Umno faces but same old mindset

By Fikry Osman | APRIL 16, 2013
The Malaysian Insider

APRIL 16 — Barisan Nasional (BN) is putting out a refreshed and reshuffled list of candidates for the 13th general election, with a third new faces for Parliament and 49 per cent for the seats in 12 states.

Does it even matter if 100 per cent are new? Do the candidates matter more than the parties or coalition and the manifesto they put out days ago?

One has to understand something about BN and Umno. Their people subscribe to the same ideology and chauvinism as the old people they are replacing in the May 5 general election.

Is Rais Yatim’s replacement going to have an enlightened media policy or is he still going to offer a 10-minute slot to the opposition? What do you think?

All these new Umno candidates are products of the party mindset and thinking, the same thinking that gave us the Ibrahim Ali and Ridhuan Tee who blight our landscape.

How will these candidates even think they can promise a “better nation” with them in power? They are cut from the same cloth as their predecessors. Otherwise they won’t be in BN or Umno.

There is no transformation with such people, let alone reforms. BN and Umno have an assembly line of politicians who think and act the same way as their predecessors.

They’re just old wine in a new bottle. It might look sparkling new but it’s the same old, same old. You can be sure of that.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 6:16 pm

    There will not be any change in BN so long as Dr M is the boss. The fielding of Ibrahim Ali by BN on nomination day lent credence to my argument.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 7:34 pm

    Looker closer at the list of new faces – they are just younger in age. Not only do they have the same mindset and ideas but they are not even better in talent and abilities than the old ones they replace. In fact most of them are worst than the old ones they replace because they are more risk averse and more ambitious/greedy..

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 9:03 pm

    Hey, don’t forget d tow truck gal, a NEW babe on d block well rewarded by pornoSnake

  4. #4 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 9:09 pm

    They all went through the same indoctrination process by attending the BTN course.

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 9:15 pm

    Got d list/details of PR ceramah/public rallies in M’sia?
    Pls announce n publicise details (date, time, venue, speakers) here, TQ

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 9:36 pm

    Suggestion to Sdr. Lim, when mentioning BN’s ‘politik mempecah belah rakyat antara kaum’, you may want to add, ‘supaya boleh ambil rasuah dan curi dari rakyat’…

    Just a little more zing into the lines..

  7. #7 by Taxidriver on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 10:26 pm

    Durians don’t grow on rambutan trees, neither do rambutan trees bear mango fruits. So, no matter how many new faces UNMO B fielded in this GE, they are all of the same kind. They have the one same and common aim-to rob and plunder the wealth of the nation and protect those before them who had robbed. The Chinese say ‘ dong bing xiang lian ‘ ( because they have the same sickness, they emphatize and help each other ). Don’t waste our time hoping for UMNO B to reform itself. Instead, rakyat need to reform them by putting them on the opposition bench. Wahai ubah. Kali inilah!

  8. #8 by yhsiew on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 11:19 pm

    There are so many independents contesting in GE13 because this is one quick way of making money. Once get elected, they just sell themselves to BN for a huge sum of money (said to be over RM millions). The wide spread publicity about independents selling themselves to BN for huge personal gain after GE12 might have influenced current independents to try their luck in GE13.

  9. #9 by gofortruth on Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 11:25 pm

    Young “yes men” of Mahathir!

  10. #10 by chengho on Monday, 22 April 2013 - 7:38 am

    don’t make it like New village vs Traditional village ; build new bridge , start with ONE School and ONE Language

  11. #11 by Loh on Monday, 22 April 2013 - 11:15 am

    We have lost a DAP MP seat in Malacca. Wonder how much has Sim been paid.

  12. #12 by Winston on Monday, 22 April 2013 - 1:39 pm

    The devils must be thinking that they can fool the Malaysian electorate by having so-call fresh and new faces as candidates!
    These devils must be really at their wit’s end to try to ward off defeat and the attendant trials that their vile crimes will surely bring!
    But Malaysians are not fooled by such plans because they know that the devils are pulling the strings behind the scenes!!
    These newbies are just puppets who are induced to act as such!
    Whether they are naive, stupid or mercenary is not important!
    They are the devils’ hand-maiden!!!!
    As the Chinese saying very aptly says: Those near the ink-pot will be stained black!!!!
    So, have a one track mind this GE13!!
    Just vote for the PR!!
    JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!

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