Monday, January 25, 2016

In Pas and UMNO Corrupt political leadership does not attractive men of outstanding integrity;

Rosmah and Najib now

Why we Malaysians are such suckers for all sorts of conmen

Is Malaysia going to pieces?

Malaysia-What's wrong
Enough of this nonsense! Enough already! Malaya and then Malaysia was created as a secular nation. Denial of this basic fact has become commonplace in recent time Malaysia, therefore, is a country with “audible secularism”. You can be a Muslim in Washington and London, and go to a mosque of your choice, but you will not be able to hear the call to prayer. In Malaysia a, dawn is welcomed with the wafting lilt of the azaan, followed by the music of temple bells, the harmony of the Granth Sahib being recited in a gurdwara, and the peal from the church. if born a Muslim, be a good Muslim: for if you were true to your faith you would be a good Malaysian. From individual moral strength would emerge a powerful Malaysia;If you a good Hindu  the challenge before Hinduism, a Vedantic way of life, was to rescue its inherent rationality from layers of superstition and “mumbo-jumbo”. Those who believed in regressive practices like child marriage or untouchability were doling out ditch-water instead of amrit.Muslims should respect the pluralism of prophets and accommodation. This was the Islam of the influential 13th century scholar Ibn al-Arabi, who urged Muslims to practise their faith, but not condemn the rest.
 Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor  who publicly advocated and endorsed the actions of the “mujahideen” of al-Qaeda, saying that their actions are verily justified and it was actually the Western media that has corrupted their image by creating a fallacious portrayal of the group.
The reality of policy did not waver, but at some point along the line  elections it began to get vulnerable to the rhetoric of electoral clamour. Language is a powerful tool in the management of perceptions, and voices began to be heard which, in search of the base, began to descend, linguistically, to the base. The misuse of religious sentiment, whether overt or covert, always hurts those who do so, fo the Malay voters are very clear about what they want from a government: a recipe for this life, not the next one. They want a great budget, not a great sermon.
It is entirely within the logic of turbulent democracies that a dream run should be interrupted by a wake-up call. It might be pertinent to note, in this context, that dreams are best shaped into reality with the help of daylight. Among the dangers of darkness is that it obscures the bumps on that twisting road to economic regeneration. Those who know Najib and Awang Hadi are aware that, as master of the long game, they are not going to be deflected by the short pass; it is too late for them to absorb the stumble and restore the stride towards that clean horizon.The Malay voters, much unlike the  opinion pundit, a very cool customer. Every election result is a message, which should neither be underestimated nor overestimated.Extrapolation of any regional result on to a wider canvas is alluring but deceptive. As was famously said of American democracy, all politics Malay are local. This does need a minor amendment: most politics  are not local. Taking the right decision needs, in our system, nerves of steel along with forensic skills. There is plenty of both.
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor announced that the governmental intel is already that easily access to terror groups  the official stand on Isis wishy-washy like flagrant and unabashed euphemism of the word Isis by attributing gallantry to its members to bolster unintelligent and self-demeaning cheers from his daft supporters at the UMNO annual general assembly, the general public is antagonistic or unsympathetic towards the radical group.
 Disappointment has begun to eclipse optimism about the country’s medium term prospects. For a short while Malaysia’s image shone across the world. Citizens of this democratic nation on earth, clamouring for profound change,however, not much has changed. Malaysia remain  where it was.are Being buffeted by winds of slowing demand amidst gathering uncertainty.On secular tolerance, on freedom of speech, on institutional functioning and on other liberal democratic markers, Malaysia’s image has been damaged. What many feared would be a capitulation of the Hadi to tendencies and demands of the far right in fact happened in several instances that featured prominently in the  the international media to sour global public opinion. On top of that came a slew of news stories of  the marking the entrance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) into PAS and UMNO  connection with Najib and Awang Hadi It was in their aggressive worldwide pursuit of external relations that  surprised observers and critics 


All those who thought Najib would do his Hitler duck walk and waddle past the winning post even before UMNO got its act together are bewildered by recent eventsNajib has stepped down. (A bit late though. The damage is done. By his own admission things were happening round him which he knew nothing about.
  The game just got messier. And messy is good for the new expected, corruption is one of the key issues. Fuelled by a spate of scams, the common man of the country has never been as interested in the debate over corruption as Anwar now is. interest in the subject that spawned a successful anti-corruption movement and finally resulted in the formation of a party that, through its unconventional style, is challenging the long established, larger and infinitely richer political formations. Of course, while we all know of big-ticket corruption  We have finally figured that politics is far too important to be left to thugs, scoundrels, scamps and scallywags.If all else fails, UMNO has one last option. said Mahathir There's a man sitting in Putra Jaya who can, in a jiffy, put Humpty Dumpty together again. And more important, he has friends in Suprime council. But the question is: Can they cajole him to re-enter the game?
 Malaysian  has a few advantages if it wants to renovate its business environment. It has world-class economists, in government and outside, who are aware of the problem. for instance, has talked about it as an issue that needs serious attention.Malaysian also has an army of management specialists who advise clients abroad but rarely have an opportunity to team with forward-thinking economists and policymakers to help reorganise India's own governing structure.And there are outstanding entrepreneurs, small-scale as well as very large, who start or take over businesses around the world but find it hard to start enterprises within the country. Hear them out and take their advice honed by business acumenI.n short, release their animal spirits, as John Maynard Keynes would have said. That way Malaysia can recover some lost ground in its race for prosperity. In the process, it can shut down a large number of collection booths manned by corrupt gatekeepers.
That will be one way it can sharply reduce, though not eradicate, corruption. While a watchful but benevolent regulatory eye must remain in place, several other steps, many of which are in the blueprint for structural economic reform crafted way back in 1991, would have to be taken. Privatisation of public sector behemoths is one; decentralisation of federal power over economic decision-making is another.

Aggressive tactics might not be the best way Matching aggression for Opposition aggression might not be the best way for the government to make the legislature work. Accommodation and engagement are integral to democracy Najib cannot afford to shrug off these tremors from the grassroots. It is clear that the direction the leadership is taking does not sit well with some divisions, and Najib must worry that he has not built his castle on solid rock. Muhyiddin has always enjoyed popularity within the party, and that popularity was significantly boosted after his address at last year’s UMNO General Assembly. His sacking from the Cabinet does not sit well with some party members.After Najib Abdul Razak's loyalists insisted that the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts were donations intended for Umno, the prime minister today reminded Umno leaders they themselves have benefited from the funds he raised.

Significant segments of UMNO are united in scalping the Prime Minister’s head. .
Malaysia’s democracy is unique. It is arguably the world’s only democracy that thrives on dictatorships.Najib’s power lies with the UMNO divisions throughout the country, with the warlords, with the party’s Supreme Council, and, of course, with his Cabinet. Outside of a general election, these are the only powers that can remove him, and he is cognisant of the fact. Najib’s relationship with these parties is a symbiotic one. The warlords, the division heads, the Supreme Council members and the Cabinet ministers know that for them the benefits of keeping Najib in power outweigh the disadvantages, for the time being, at least. After all, it is not as if there is a surplus of credible, competent candidates waiting in the wings to replace him.
Khaled  warned that allowing Umno's troubles to drag on will spell doom for the party and called for swift action. 
Umno leaders should not allow one man to single-handedly be the cause of the downfall of the largest Malay-based party in the country
Najib ruining the very party that his father had tirelessly built up and defended.
After Najib Abdul Razak's loyalists insisted that the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts were donations intended for Umno, the prime minister today reminded Umno leaders they themselves have benefited from the funds he raised., as UMNO officials have sought to portray the funds, the money was to be used in the 2013 election, how is it possible that RM2.6 billion, or even RM1.6 after the overseas flight of RM1 billion, could have ended up financing the polls without anybody knowing about it? The 2013 general election was widely believed to have been the target of vast UMNO spending. But how could that have happened without the Supreme Council or other Barisan Nasional bodies knowing about it?"If we let the issues drag, they will turn cancerous for the party. We need new hope and we have to act fast to solve the issues, no more waiting.

As the debate continues to swirl around secularism, albeit with ebbing intensity, but still provoking a loose nerve or two, an intriguing question demands an answer. Is  What precisely do we mean by secularism to Pas therefore, is a UMNO with “audible secularism” is also signalling, with his jibes and jabs Such foibles will evaporate, although not without raising some questions about credibility, as general elections begin in earnest.Corruption is a vital concern; but no one has exclusive claims on honesty. Look east, if nowhere else  Abdul Hadi Awang.gets away with amnesia on past corruption of current benefactors in UMNO now-desperate Abdul Hadi Awang want to sleep with desperate Najib 
Every good drama needs a few sub-plots whirling through the mainframe. The most captivating within our current political theatre is surely Abdul Hadi Awang . cut hi syour coat according to his cloth. Look before he leap. This sort of pithy wisdom has been distilled from centuries of human experience.
What ails PAS ? the a messiah, Hadi Awang may have diagnosis 
Another barbaric chapter of an epic conflict between the presence and promise of modernity, and the bitter, toxic romance impatience has ruined more plans than true love..  An enduring literary myth is that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the ultimate starcrossed tragedy of true love. Wrong. It is merely a tragedy of true impatience. Romeo, proving once again that men are the stupid sex, kills himself because he assumes Juliet is dead, when all she has done is taken a helpful sleeping sedative, very useful indeed at moments of high stress. Juliet is then forced into her grave by a playwright in search of a highvoltage ending. If Romeo had been patient, he would have aged into a toothless tease in Verona while Juliet washed her grandchildren’s nappies. Nice, but no story.But with elections due soon, Abdul Hadi Awang  became a man in a hurry engrossing electoral battles tend to become fairy tales with a twist. Good does not defeat evil; it is never quite as moral as that. But a victor does suddenly become a huge definition of good. . An impatient teenager is someone in love. If you are in late middle age, you must be in politics.Najib was also smitten his head swells to such an extent that it becomes an obstacle between you and the next rung on the ladder of upward mobility. PM’s chair could be covered in a quick sprint because both are in the run for chairy This is a marathon . Najib have to pace yourself carefully.The battle for prime minister of Malaysia will be fought in the bed Some, however, are still sceptical of Umno’s peace offers and worried that PAS is falling into another trap by its long-time, but now-desperate, nemesis.
Although analysts said such cooperation was more to give the two beleaguered parties a lifeline, PAS members saw it as one way to unite Malay Muslims.
Mohd Monier Mat Din, a PAS member from Baling, Kedah, welcomed the idea of mending ties with Umno.
But he also summed up the mixed feelings of many of his compatriots towards Umno, saying that PAS still has a responsibility to accept Umno’s peace offer, no matter the risk.
“PAS’s job is to dakwah (spread the message of Islam and its values) even to a bad person. But, if that bad person wrongs us again, what are we to do? As bad as Umno is, they are still Muslims.”
Ramlan Samiran of Batu Pahat, Johor, also echoed the Malay-Muslim unity sentiment, saying that PAS should forgive Umno’s past transgressions and put aside the long history of enmity.
“PAS has hated Umno but if Umno repents and returns to the right path, then we should accept them,” said Ramlan.
Six decades of rivalry
The two parties have been rivals for the Malay vote and a chance to be the voice of Muslims since PAS was formed in 1951.
PAS joined the Barisan Nasional government in 1974 at Umno’s invitation. Ties broke down between the two in 1977, leading PAS to leave BN.
It also lost control of the Kelantan government.
This bitter experience has led certain PAS leaders, such as its iconic spiritual leader, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, to declare that the Islamist party would never work with Umno again.
But ties have thawed with Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang helming PAS.
On December 18, Hadi shared the stage with Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak at an Al Azhar University alumni dinner where Najib again reached out to PAS.
Analysts such as Ilham Centre’s Mohd Hisomuddin Bakar said Hadi’s attendance was the clearest sign that the Islamist party was burying the hatchet with its rival.
This is especially since PAS is no longer part of the formal opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan.
Trust issues
Those interviewed expressed a strong trust that their leadership, especially the president and ulama in the Shura Council were making the right decision to work with Umno again.
This is despite the fact that some of their bosses witnessing Umno’s betrayal in the late 1970s.
“We know that our elected leaders and the ulama are more knowledgeable and experienced than us in these affairs and that they will make the right decision for the party,” said Mohamad Shamsuri Mohamad Hussin of Maran, Pahang.
They also repeated a point Hadi once made, that PAS was willing to work with Umno and advise it on how to govern the country based on Islamic principles.
“PAS could be a check and balance to Umno and guard it from corruption and abuse of power,” said Ramlan.
“We are not here to rule, we are here to advise Umno,” said Monier.
Other members, such as Mohamad Zahar of Kuala Lumpur, however, questioned whether Umno was sincere and if this was yet another attempt to rescue the Malay party.
“Umno is beset with scandals, 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), the RM2.6 billion donation and the people’s complaints about the economy,” said Zahar, who did not want to reveal his full name.
“So now, suddenly it’s like we’re giving them a hand up after all they’ve done to us.”
He was also critical of PAS leaders who were quick to forgive Umno but would not do the same to other parties, such as Parti Amanah Negara, formed of ex-PAS leaders and members.
Amanah has been labelled traitors by the PAS leadership yet this was nothing compared with the five decades of crackdowns on PAS activities and leaders by Umno, said Zahar.
“Why only be open-hearted to Umno? Why not Amanah or even DAP, both of whom can also strengthen PAS. If we are willing to forgive Umno which wronged us in such big ways, then surely we can forgive the others?”

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