Blog AK47 Sakmongkol equates KJ's presence on Monday's Ipoh rally against Karpal Singh to General Patton addressing his troop in Sicily before the invasion of Germany during World War II. To simplify his and Setiakawan bloggers campaign, by that presence and showmanship he deserve to be the next Ketua Pemuda UMNO. ... lol.
Allow me to offer my friendly "sembah berbeza" to Dato Arif without having to express explicitly my preference, be it Mukhriz or Dr Khir Toyo. KJ is no General Patton, not even equivalent to any single piece of the brash General's finger nail. He is merely a candidate trying hard to gain attention to his already sagging campaign.
His presence adds to the already overkill demonstrations against a crippled and already isolated Karpal Singh. It's like blasting a fly with a cannon. The real enemy is neither Karpal Singh nor deposed MB, Muhamamd Nizar.
Given my choice, I would rather find a back passage to reach and console Nizar. We'll just leave Karpal alone. He'll get tired. The louder he gets, it will just messed up DAP. The real enemny that is getting away is the deceptively devious Anwar Ibrahim and the commie cousins Nger and Nga.
In a delicate situation like this, KJ's presence for his selfish political interest would only inflame voters against UMNO instead infuriating them against the Derhaka act of Pakatan Rakyat. Having UMNO-liability's presence would damper efforts, just like in the past General and By-Election.
KJ should have prove his mettle as a leader by being unselfish and to stay away. He will on steer away voters, where lies the real struggle and immediate priority of UMNO, be it for the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections and GE13.
Demo in Ipoh
The Malaysia Insider Report on the demonstration in Ipoh as follows:
Protestors were tearing up posters of Nizar, chanting ‘Hidup Melayu’ and ‘Daulat Tuanku’.Bodoh Betul This KJ
By Shannon Teoh
IPOH, Feb 9 — Deputy Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin called for Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin to be stripped of his citizenship as he led protests by the Barisan Nasional (BN) faithful here today as part a campaign to label the Pas man a traitor.
About 1,000 mainly Umno Youth members attended the rally here under the watchful eyes of the police, as BN now hopes to shore up support for Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir, who was sworn-in by Sultan Azlan Shah last week to replace Nizar as Perak mentri besar.
Nizar has refused to resign and maintains he is still the legitimate MB.
Speeches by several BN Youth leaders suggested attempts to reverse the perception that BN’s power grab was unconstitutional and pro-Malay. Instead, the speeches portrayed Pakatan Rakyat as anti-Sultan.
The speeches were punctuated by cries of “Hidup Melayu” and “Daulat Tuanku.”
“In the old days, what did we do to those who committed treason?” Khairy asked the crowd at the Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil field here.
The crowd replied “kill him!” as they waved banners with the words “Nizar Penderhaka Melayu Moden (Nizar is the modern day Malay traitor)” but Khairy instead said that “we only ask that they be stripped of their citizenship,” referring to Nizar and other PR leaders who have supported his decision.
The crowd started tearing up posters with pictures of Nizar, as Khairy also called for Nizar and Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham’s titles to be retracted.
Those assembled, joined by several Malay NGOs, and representatives from MCA, MIC and PPP Youth members from Perak, then took a pledge requesting Sultan Azlan Shah to do as Khairy had asked.
Khairy also told the crowd that their position should not be seen as racial as “our friends from MCA, MIC and PPP” are here.
“The anger is not just from Malays but the rakyat as the opposition has broken the principles of the Rukunegara,” the Rembau MP said.
He also called on Umno Youth members to guard the gates to the state secretariat tomorrow as Nizar and his executive councillors are expected to continue to try to report for work.
“If you see the illegal government coming, I order you as deputy Youth chief to do what is necessary,” he said.
Later, when pressed on what is “necessary” by reporters, Khairy said that as the Ipoh police chief had assured him that they would not allow the PR men to enter the premises, Umno Youth would stand down.
“I hold him to his promise. But if they are not able to deliver, then I cannot guarantee their actions due to their anger,” he said.
“This is not a constitutional crisis. This is a crisis of power,” Khairy added, stating that the fact that PR could not relinquish the state government after being ousted through due process showed that they were power-crazy.
In Tun Dr Mahathir's words, it is legally right to bring the Sultan to court but it is not ethically right. The Rukunegara requires every Malaysian to be loyal to the King, as the symbol sovereignty and Country.
If Pemuda UMNO are really behind the King, why was there no demonstration in front of Standard Chartered Bank when the late Yam Tuan Negeri Sembilan was taken to Special Court? On the hand, where were the PAS and PKR supporters that demonstrated in support of Ahmad Said against Idris Jusoh's "Natang" supporters in Terengganu?
KJ had no sense of strategy on this issue. He was a hard-up glory seeker trying to get some attention by stealing the limelight away from Dato Najib. He is perhasp not aware that many working in the background bridging with the opposition ADUNs are in a foul mood. One chap unhappy with the manner the victory was stolen away from them uttered this, "Kalau dema ni cakap banyak, teman pusingkan balik ke Nizar."
KJ is desperate. His campaign is not doing fine. His positive campaigning is not working. Neither is his negative campaiging against other candidates. KJ's rhetorics are not working. They nod and praise him but they say something else behind his back. His money is not taking him any further. There are delegates willing to give Mukhriz despite knowing well ahead they will be shaking a "tangan kosong".
His reputation is as good as "tanam" that no lyrical words from Dato Arif can salvage. What more without the presence of the more eloquent Mr Padedoh to give some flair to the shallow cyber campaigning of the Setiakawan bloggers, the like of SUKJ and Bro_Jinggo.
No amount of denial from KJ or counter spin by his Setiakawan bloggers can erase the already inscribed impression that KJ is behind asset sales to Singapore Temasik, intrusion into his father-in-law's work and his directive phone calls in UMNO, to civil servants and Ministers.
All those curses in his campaign strategy meetings have hurt him without him realising his troops are deserting him. They are sticking around for his money and to funnel info to the other side.
Not only he is not going to win the Ketua Pemuda post, his brash manner, and arrogant posterior will continue to be a liability for UMNO. How many more arrogant campaign speeches and stupid stunts from KJ should we tolerate? Lets not forget that the root cause of UMNO's predicament is Abdullah Badawi, Kamaluddin Abdullah, Khairy Jamaluddin dan Kalimullah.
I may need to awake Dato Arif from his afternoon lull. Having a brash, uncultured, and reputably rude and arrogant young punk as leader of Pemuda UMNO spells D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R for UMNO in the next GE13. More so, with someone already soiled with allegations of corruption and power abuse.
It's pointless. Just dump him!
The Way To Win
Instead of KJ's overkill, there is no use to have UMNO do demonstration. It provides basis for PAS to accuse UMNO is behind the power grab. They should have stayed away so that the public do not have the impression of UMNO's over enthusiasm to hold power. Such demonstrations should be left to the NGOs, which is a better reflection of the people expression. The more PAS do their outburst, it only adds the impression that it is PAS versus the peoples' wishes.
With Malay voters in a daze, voices of unity is more soothing to their ears. The best way is to talk of Malay unity. The last we would want is an overkill that turn these voters into sympathisers for Nizar and Karpal. This words of Mukhriz should have a more positive outcome to the more reasonable voters for UMNO to win votes at Bukit Gantang:
Better for Perak Pas to join BN, says MukhrizI wish I know what Dr Khir Toyo's position and statement on the Perak debacle. Mind you, he will be very effective for Bukit Gantang. Unknown to many, he joined UMNO through the Bukit Gantang Division.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — It is better for Perak Pas to join the Barisan Nasional (BN) to strengthen Malay unity and hence enable a stronger government to be formed in the state, said Umno Youth executive committee member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.
Mukhriz, who is also the Member of Parliament for Jerlun, said Pas should consider this alternative as the combined seats of the BN, PAS and Independents in the Perak legislature would enable a strong government to be formed in the state.
“If the Malays are united, all Malaysians stand to benefit,” he told reporters at the pre-launch of the Down Syndrom Association of Malaysia’s gala dinner, here today.
Mukhriz said this in commenting on the political turmoil in Perak in the wake of the BN wresting power from Pakatan Rakyat in the state.
In the general election last March, Pas won six seats, PKR (7) and DAP 18 to form the Pakatan Rakyat government in Perak. The BN won 28 seats.
However, following defections from amongst its ranks, the coalition lost its majority in the 59-seat state assembly and thus enabling the BN to take over.
Mukhriz also urged DAP chairman Karpal Singh to desist in his plan to take legal action against Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak and accept the fact that the BN was now in power in Perak. — Bernama