|UMNO to bungkus in GE14?|
Still angry, tired and fed-up. Currently out of town and still reluctant to return.
Not because we lost. No ... BN is still in power.
We managed to takeover Kedah, though not as much as we expected, but we still win it. And Mukhriz is new Menteri Besar.
We manage to defend Perak. BN was trailing but towards the end, Bagan Serai seats and Selama came in favourably. In a neck to neck race, never ignore the marginal voters.
But we are pissed with the fact that we failed to takeover Selangor and Kelantan because of our own mistake, power greed, and foolishness.
We lost former Malacca Chief Minister, former Menteri Besar of Johor and few major Parliamentary and the state seats due to weak intel or stubbornness and refusal to hear the ground i.e. intel.
For the same reason, we almost lost Terengganu.
Yes, we win some and we lose some but we did poorer than expected in this general election because of three factors; Chinese Tsunami or we shall call as Cinami, Calun (candidate) problems and UMNO's Complacency.
All will be elaborated once we settled back.
Generally, UMNO's organisation, election machinery and communication plus propaganda machinery are really macam p#kim@k.
During the election campaign, almost everywhere one hear of UMNO divisions beseiged with endless power struggle inside, sabotage, and duit tak turun. Most division heads are more concerned with party election than general election. UMNO have no qualm to ruin their chances of winning the general election.
In most places, there was no genuine leadership and capable people in charge of the election campaign. The so-called millions of UMNO members and campaign paid volunteers are generally headless, hopeless and clueless.
Yes, UMNO members were paid to be volunteers. Much of the time, they were just hanging around Bilek Gerakan to eat and laze around while being paid daily allowance.
If it not for outside help, volunteers, and contributors, Malaysia would have sworn in as Prime Minister yesterday. UMNO was shooting their own feet, practically everywhere.
As for Ghani, he was too timid in his campaign against hard hitting Lim Kit Siang.
There is no issue of going to battle against Lim Kit Siang and his racial sentiment using a friend friend ... tactic.
But, ue truth of that claim. se also Kit Siang's enemy to whack him. He has got issue within DAP. The men is a replica of North Korean dictatorship.
Many Chinese seemed to be cheering for us but are subtly helping DAP by discouraging any hard hitting retaliation against Kit Siang. Everything seemed to result in backfire without even testing it out.
The Cinami was building from day one campaign period with 7,000 attandent at Sutera Mall and some nuthead cancelled the plan to bring Tun Mahathir to Gelang Patah.
It is so typical of Johorean's UMNO psyche of Johor the Great. They did not realised that Johor has the most complacent UMNO machinery in the country.
They had it too easy that they forgot to think properly. The writing was on the wall at the Tenang by-election.
Batu Pahat also fell.
A case of not listening to the ground. Dr Puad Zarkashi should have stick to the advise to run at state level but talk in Batu Pahat is that he used his wife to lobby at Jalan Duta. We'll have to check the truth of that claim.
Puad had problems in Batu Pahat. Members are angry over his transaction land. They say he is helpful but rather sombong and lack warm.
We never received any SMS reply from him ever since he became Deputy Minister including the offer of help for his campaign. If he does not wish to communicate, we can't give feedback and share information.
Did anyone alert upstairs this attitude of Puad that led to his expected downfall?
After 2008, will UMNO change and wake-up?
As of now, we feel they will not and see no urgency in doing anything fast and drastic. If 2008 did not awaken them, they are not likely to wake in 2013 with so many Melayu Liberal along the corridors of PWTC, Putrajaya and KLCC.
We do not see Dato Najib will change and dare to remove weeds out of the party. UMNO need a new Secretary General. Not a Sec Gen that is too arrogant to listen to advise and oblivious to ground report.
And, also a more effective Executve Secretary.
More urgent, UMNO needs a strategist to fill the role of Ketua Penerangan. It cannot be someone who thinks that holding a thousand of courses, speaking in ceramah and working hard from dusk to dawn is considered a strategy.
The Ketua Penerangan must at least know how to differentiate between tactical or implementation strategy and strategy.
At the rate UMNO is going with their party unclear direction, lackadaisical attitude of leaders and members, and endless internal politics, prepare to bungkus in GE 14.
The new voters profile, more new voters and late political awakening of younger baby boomers will favour them. Where will they get their new support and energy?
More so with the culture to hold to power and ill intention to frustrate and block capable new talents into the party, who wants to join UMNO.
Scary? Better be then sorry.
We will be retired by then and will want to worry about after life. Maybe by then, we wouldn't give a duck to all this.
Their only relief is that there will be no Anwar Ibrahim by then ... too old and probably died of AIDS.
* Updated 3:00 AM 8/5