Rocky blogged here about Joceline's Tan article which quoted him saying, below:
“Tun Mahathir supports Najib, that much is clear. He told us, ‘If I don’t support Najib, who else is there? You people want Anwar Ibrahim?’”Without having to give the answer to his question, the answer is understood.
Joceline may not be right on the timing. It was not quite exactly before Ramadhan because Tun Dr Mahathir said to those effect several times. I was there too and Tun said those words.
Rocky, you sure spoilt the fun from the speculation in the blogosphere.
As Tun effectively said, the choice is between Najib and Anwar.
From the level of competency, Najib is way ahead of Anwar. But on politicking, propaganda and psywar, I will give to Anwar. But that is no compliment because it is effectively saying Anwar is typical of left wingers, all talk and rhetorics.
If all the interest under the umbrella of Anwar were to get their way, Pakatan Rakyat government will be a cocophony of conflicting interest of ideology that will only lead to chaos and at it's worse, a civil war will break out.
As far as I am concern, Najib is the far better choice.
However, supporting Najib does not mean having to defend his every move and decisions. It is our role also to alert him from making mistakes. As he had requested before, it is important for us to give feedback.
Leadership is a two way process. The leader provides us the direction and we follow. If his direction is wrong, it is our responsibility to tell him that.
More so, if you are a party supporter whose able to see the implication of certain direction and moves by the PM will be detrimental to the voters and subsequently the party, one has to voice out.
The PM have his sources of information but we being those down here may know certain things better.
Same like the PM maybe familiar with someone working under him in the past. But everyone treat the PM differently than they way they treat the marhaen like us.
Knowing someone from work may not be good enough than knowing him or her as a relative, as a fellow student activist, and knowing someone socially. When we wish to know of someone, we also get feedback from friends, enemy, competitors, family etc.
Same like the PM may know someone from his work in a certain capacity BUT someone may know him as a boss for many many many ... years. That someone may have heard of his private remarks, comments and jokes thus that enables one to gauge him more than his public image.
Sometimes we have certain skill or foresight from our experiance, network and expertise that no politician know or dare give as feedback.
Defending the PM is not just about defending and making excuse for him but reminding, giving feedback and guiding him.
That is my stand!