Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Mahathirism: A Pre-judgement ?

Hantu Laut

It's the end of the Badawi's era and the beginning of a new Mahathir's era.

Malaysians are watching closely the road that Najib will be taking to redeem himself.How he is going to extricate himself from a whole slew of allegations which he claims to be unfounded and manufactured by the oppositions.They are malicious and baseless lies spread by the oppositions to smear his good name he claimed.

There is a general perception that Najib will be turning back the clock to the Mahathir's era, the use of strong arm tactics to intimidate the oppositions, muffle the media and crack down on the alternative media where the smear campaigns and oppositions to him ruling the nation resounding loudly.

Najib is asking Malaysians to judge him by his actions and said he has not taken office yet but people were already pre-judging him.

Malaysians are basically skeptical because of his non-reaction to the allegations other than denying it. Malaysians wanted him to clear his name by using the justice system which he seems not to be in favour of thus making the people even more suspicious.Tengku Razaleigh has asked him to exhaust the legal system to clear his name.Razaleigh has, in the past, used the legal system to clear his name when news report implicated him in the BMF scandal.

Mahathir has strongly indicated his return to UMNO and the entire nation is glued to a political watch of whether Mahathir will have undue influence in his administration. In another word would Najib be under his thumb? Will he takes Mahathir as the wise old man and a fatherly figure that he should render his respect and obedience ? Mahathir has openly thrown his support for Muhyiddin who had been instrumental in pressuring Pak Lah to step down. Would Mahathir make full use of Muhyiddin to pressure Najib to compliance ?

Malaysians will get an early indication of whether Mahatirism has snuggle back into the administration when Najib chooses his cabinet ministers.The one person that Mahathir wanted no business with is the young and restless Khairy Jamaluddin. He has openly attacked Khairy and wanted him out of the Youth race and later openly told
Najib not to appoint him to the cabinet.By tradition the youth chief is usually given a cabinet post.

Will Najib appoint Khairy to the cabinet and faces the wrath of Mahathir or appease him and not appoint Khairy and faces the wrath of the party youth division ?


Anonymous said...

"Will Najib appoint Khairy to the cabinet and faces the wrath of Mahathir or appease him and not appoint Khairy and faces the wrath of the party youth division ? "

if najib appoint KJ, he will face the wrath of rakyat lah.. not only mahathir.

i think that is the greater cause of concern than the wrath of a tiny faction in youth division. after all, not all umno youth leader was elected as minister. it was not a tradition. check your facts. many did not make it to be minister. zahid hamidi was one of them back in mid 90's. rahim tamby chik was also not appointed.
senu abdul rahman too. and many many more in the 70's.
stop stoking fire please.

Anonymous said...

agree with anon 5:59;
if najib appoint kj, he only has to face the 304 perwakilan that voted kj in. there are more than 700000 pemuda still in support of mahathir. kj is alone.

Anonymous said...

Old "Evil" forces returning or not is not so big deal, but for the sake of democracy we, Anak-anak Bangsa MALAYSIA have to prevent it before too late.

Remember !!!
"Prevention is better than Cure"

“One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.”
Socrates quotes (Ancient Greek Philosopher, 470 BC-399 BC)

Anonymous said...

Gauging the reaction to KJ's win in blogs and my large extended family members who are umno folk, Najib would have to face the wrath of many in the party.
I really don't think it's a tradition to appoint ketua pemuda to the cabinet. The late Datuk Harun Idris was once Ketua Pemuda, wasn't he? He was never a fed min. I stand corrected if this is a factual error.

Anonymous said...

It is good that Mahathir has returned. This time around the rakyat will show him the exit.

Hantu Laut said...

This is an opinion, nothing to do with stoking fire.You need to check your facts.Rahim Thamby Chik was never UMNO Youth chief, he was only youth chief for Malacca.Zaid Hamidi would have been a minister if he didn't join Anwar's reformasi and was detained under the ISA.

Najib was a youth chief and so was Hisamuddin and both were made ministers that can be taken as a tradition.

Khairy,at least he is the most intelligent of the lot.Sure, he got there using money, so is every one else.There is no one in UMNO who can claim to be clean.

Well, maybe UMNO Malays don't like intelligent people, that's why they are in such a mess.

Anonymous said...

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Another evil reincarnation

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Bukit Gantang by-election: Anwar vs the Sultan

SM said...


Yup, we will see soon enough which way Najib goes. Maybe he will find a way to "appease" TDM (by giving Mukriz something also)?
Whatever happens, one day in the future, we will realise that this is yet again one of those "Dark Periods" in Malaysia's History!