Friday, October 10, 2008

Mukhriz Trailing 1:2 to KJ; Does Pemuda UMNO Appreciate It's Own "Obama"?

Came across an interesting article. The title sounds pompous to me for it is self-serving to my own prefered candidate. But, I seek readers ponderance. Give it a long thought, particularly the young people of UMNO. We need to change. And, that change must come with a body and face to gain the people's acceptance and the voters' ballot. Do give this reparagraphed version (for easy Internet reading) a read:

The "Obama" of Pemuda UMNO

Does it take a bald Obama for Pemuda UMNO
to see the Mukhriz's aspiration and brevity?


"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."- Barack Obama
Mukhriz Mahathir is indeed the underdog in this long awaited -biased fight for the coveted Ketua Pemuda position in UMNO.

Biased because the other lesser contender- Khairy Jamaluddin has always had the political patronage when he first usurped the position of Naib Ketua Pemuda uncontested much to the consternation of UMNO members themselves.

Wielding the powers of patronage and enjoying "protection" that he himself has admitted to; has delivered obvious advantages to Khairy...


I'm sure it has been a dream come true. The stuff that dreams are made of and how so many wish for the same dream to happen to them.

The mainstream media splashed great news pieces in spin and all praise for Khairy. His announcement to contest for Ketua Pemuda which was attended only by a handful of Pemuda members and officials made the main pages of the local broadsheets.

In stark contrast, Mukhriz Mahathir's announcement which was a festive affair with many Ketua Pemuda and over 500 grassroots members present was reported in a half-hearted fashion much in the manner as what we know as "in fine print."

The fact that this Dare to Change! (Berani Berubah!) event was covered by so very many of our local journalists and foreign media begs the question as to why the advantage is given to Khairy in so many ways.

Today the local broadsheets again show their hand in favour of Khairy.

Look at the headlines, while Mukhriz was nominated by the Sabah Kimanis UMNO Youth Division, the eye-catching headlines start with Khairy and his win. Mukhriz's nomination is reported in a by the way manner.

In all fairness, the reality is that for starters Mukhriz and Khairy have kicked off their campaign on a 1:1 footing in terms of nominations.

But then, this is an uneven playing field and Mukhriz will have to depend in his firm believe in the need for change and dare to fight an uphill battle for the future of this nation.


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As of now, Berani Berubah is trailing by 1:2. KJ received nomination from Annuar Musa's Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan.

6 comments:

berasiam said...

Perjalanan masih jauh dan perjuangan masih panjang sebelum pemenang dapat diketahui. Insya Allah Mukhriz akan beroleh pencalonan yang mencukupi. Langkah yang lebih memerlukan penelitian ialah bagi mendapatkan bilangan undi yang menentukan Mukhriz berjaya menjadi Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO pada bulan Mac nanti.

Tidak perlulah melawan api dengan api. Lambakan wang atau projek memang menjadi kelebihan kepada mereka. Yang lebih perlu diterapkan adalah seperti yang jurublog ini paparkan yang juga tema Mukhriz, iaitu menanamkan semangat untuk menjadi peneraju perubahan. Tidak salah menerima lambakan wang yang dihulurkan serta projek yang dijanjikan tetapi janganlah jadikannya sebagai hutang budi yang perlu dibalas dengan sokongan undi. Kalau pemudanya pun sudah kehilangan semangat dan jatidiri dalam lautan sogokan rasuah duit dan projek, tidak ada lagilah harapan dan masa hadapan untuk UMNO pulih sebagai pembela rakyat dan negara.

Semoga Allah merestui dan memudahkan perjuangan Mukhriz. Sekiranya kemenangan baik untuk beliau dan seluruhnya, nescaya tidak akan ada kuasa yang mampu menahannya.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Kelantanese UMNO is known to be a stounch supporter of Pak Lah. I am very confident that KJ will trail Mukhriz when other states finish their voting process

Dhahran Sea said...

Voice,
Those Kelantanese Pemuda UMNO who picked KJ amat memalukan bangsa... didn't they see that KJ is an 'extension" of AAB who went down as the most "pariah" PM of the country? It shows the general mentality of Kelantanese UMNO, which couldn't go beyond that of Anuar Musa! Grow up lah sikit!

Anonymous said...

Bila lah politik wang akan hilang, sudah dapat jatuh kan Bapak mentua kau orang angkat menantu dia pulak.

MANTRA said...

KALAU SAYANGKAN UMNO, BIARKAN KHAIRY MENANG!!!

Obviously... some people wants UMNO to be history...

Hadi said...

mudah naik,mudah lupa diri,mudah tersungkur..IBARAT KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN

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