1Malaysia is multifaceted?


Today, FMT published another reminder on how the 1Malaysia rallying theme by PM Najib has been publicly opposed by DPM Muhyiddin to everybody’s horror.

Two years ago Muhyiddin stunned Malaysians when he claimed that he was a Malay first and then Malaysian.

Why should the people be in favour of BN as the ruling government when its leaders are doing all they can to perpetuate an agenda that only serves to discriminate and segregate Malaysians of different faiths?

BN keeps claiming that Pakatan’s ally DAP is racist. But then has BN not the slightest decency to acknowledge the fact that it is Umno which takes the cake when it comes to raising racial tensions.

The racist remarks made during the annual Umno general assembly is a classic example of the miscreant nature of this ‘all Malay’ party. What is unbearable is the fact that the racist remarks made via the Umno general assembly platform have always the backing of top leadership.

And it is even more painful to have a prime minister who cares a hoot about having a racist deputy.

In July last year, Najib when asked by a student at the Malaysian Student Leaders Summit to comment about Muhyiddin’s ‘Malay first, Malaysian second’ remark gave the most ridiculous of replies when he said:

“I don’t want to respond in any way that will divide me from my deputy. 1Malaysia is our guiding philosophy. It does not matter what you say, just as long as you follow (the 1Malaysia concept).”

Going by Najib’s tacky reply, do we need any more reasons to show BN the door in the coming 13th general election? (read here).

Follow the 1Malaysia concept your own way and we are all abiding by 1Malaysia. Instead of unity in diversity, 1Malaysia will become the disunity in confusion. Najib says you can behave what you feel is your version of 1Malaysia. Hence, DPM Muhyiddin feels that his 1Malaysia is Malay first and that is totally coherent with Najib’s 1Malaysia.

This is how our country is ruled. First, give out themes that you allow everyone to decipher what it means to them. Then, hope for the best that the goal of unity is gained. If it does, then Najib is a genius. If not, the people have totally misunderstood and misinterpreted it. If all we get is sheer baloney and crap politics, it is no wonder Malaysia is in the state we are in today.

One thing is for certain. For Najib to gain points, he must first exude his authority and air of confidence over his own team and not allow his DPM to pour cold water on his leadership. Then all Malaysians will know that Najib means business. But that he did not do. He did not tell Muhyiddin who the boss is and Muhyiddin wants the PM seat and cannot quite wait for it. The recent appearance of such posters in Johor seems to have made it loud and clear.

To make things worse, his continuous delay of calling for a General Election and his method of “buying” the hearts of the voters using pubic money is bordering on corruption. His “you help me, I help you” style smells bad for a clean and fair election. But that dream for Bersih 2.0 demands will not come true for the time being with the Election Commission dragging its feet and giving excuses.

Najib needs to win the next General Election and win better than ex-PM Badawi. In fact, some suggested that unless Najib wins back the 2/3 majority, he will lose his PM seat to Muhyiddin. This notion sure does incite fear in Najib, the fear of losing the 2/3 majority which is quite real. His appeal to the Malaysian voters recently not to give the Opposition a chance seems to resonate his inward worries of the possibility of losing the next GE.

The groundswell support of Pakatan Rakyat especially in recent days has cast a further shadow of doubt in Najib. This continuous onslaught by Anwar against Najib’s BN is tiring and is also working against Najib. He now has 2 fronts to defend against – Muhyiddin and Anwar.

Finally, Najib has to worry about the so-called “king maker” of Umno, our ex-PM Tun Mahathir. Perhaps, this is the strongest invisible hand that Najib has to worry about. Tun M moves and Umno rumbles. And Tun M probably is lining up his son, Umno Youth Deputy Chief Mukhriz, to line up somewhere suitable for a future ascension to the Umno throne, thereby, the Malaysia throne, to be a PM in waiting.

The GE13 is expected to happen anytime, perhaps towards the end of November right at the end of the Parliament sitting and after the school holidays have started and immediately after major national holidays. Watch the end of November if this time is for real.

Let’s see if Najib’s 1Malaysia actually works for him. Or against him.

He must take charge now or be taken charge of soon.

God bless Malaysia!

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