Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blur: Double-barrelled Mohammad

Hantu Laut

Have UMNO learned anything from the disastrous outings they had at the recent polls ?

The new UMNO information chief, Double-barrelled Mohammad said the party may postpone its party election to next year in order to avoid “havoc” and described it as a big possibility.

“Things are blur right now and people cannot see clearly. There is no space to make a rational decision and when this happens, the outcome may be a regrettable one,” he said.

He said the people are not angry with Umno and BN and if the people really hate the BN all states would have been wiped out.

The UMNO General Assembly had been postponed once before and I believe further postponement wouldn't breach conditions in the UMNO's Constitution as long as it doesn't exceed 18 months from the date of the last assembly.

Below is the relevent section (in Bahasa) regarding the annual general assembly in accordance with Perlembagaan UMNO (UMNO Constitution)

8.2

Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan hendaklah diadakan sekali dalam setahun pada bila-bila masa yang ditetapkan oleh Majlis Tertinggi dengan syarat tidak lewat daripada 18 bulan dari tarikh Perhimpunan Agung yang lalu.

( The Annual General Assembly must be held once every year at anytime determined by the Supreme Council on conditions it is held not later than 18 months from the last Annual
General Assembly)

What does he means by to avoid "havoc"? He didn't give any clear answer to the question when he was asked. Does it mean to postpone just to save one man from being ousted. He said things are blur right now and people cannot see clearly.

If the bootlickers in UMNO wanted to save one man and themselves and don't care what going to happen to UMNO at the next polls than the members have the right to call an EGM to decide whether the present office-bearers deserved to be retained.

In fact with the substantial lost of support at the just concluded polls it should not be Ku Li but Pah Lah and the Supreme Council to call for an EGM to reassure himself and members of the Supreme Council that majority of the members still want him to lead the party.

Postponing the general assembly will not solve the problems.It only delays them.It also shows that UMNO hasn't change at all and hasn't learned from its mistakes.

The top leaders are still embroiled in self-preservation, arrogance and completely out of touch with the ground.

Read:Rocky's take on this here and Tok Mommy's here

Related stories:UMNO polls should not ne postponed
Umno state committees ask Pak Lah to hold polls next year

5 comments:

En Arip said...

Errr... I don't mean to be rude, but they were not totally wiped out because the members (UMNO and BN) would've voted their own party, right? I believe it's called "Syiok Sendiri"...


Just my 2 sen worth...

Hantu Laut said...

en arip,
You are right there were not but going by its hisory it's the worst beating they ever suffered in an elections.In fact if Sabah and Sarawak had been opposition states, UMNO has lost the government.

Without Sabah and Sarawak they would be sitting on the opposition bench.

Both states got a raw deal when they should get better.

zorro said...

Hantu friend...the delay is because UMNO is in disarray...stumbling all over and bumping into each other. If they delay it till next year, we may see more than a few vying for the Presidency. Just my gut feel....you are on my blogroll, deservedly.

Hantu Laut said...

Zorro,
Thanks mate.

I think somebody is afraid he might be dethroned if the assembly is held in August.

SM said...

HL,

You are right. "Somebody" is scaredddddddd (& because of Mohd x2 announcement, the whole country including the UMNOputras know it now for sure!).