“DAP has to ask itself why Malays won’t join the party even though it has been around for a while,” Khairy Jamaluddin is quoted as saying in response to the DAP central executive committee election results. See today’s Malaysiakini, ‘Khairy taunts “undemocratic” DAP‘.
KJ notes that Malays won’t join DAP.
That’s okay. If Malays refuse to do so, the same objective can be achieved the other way around. Dapsters can always join Khairy’s Youth Ministry.
Let’s see other examples of reverse takeover. One of the most ironic, and surely galling, must be for Dr Mahathir Mohamad to see how KJ is taking over Umno Baru, the party that he had founded in 1988 (see timeline below).
Imagine: The young upstart is the politician most responsible for tarnishing Dr Mahathir’s legacy and blackening Dr M’s name in the annals of Malaysian history. And now this very same individual, the incumbent Umno Youth chief, is attempting to make over the Hidup Melayu party in his own Harper’s Bizarre image. See ‘PM wannabe Khairy to UBAH Umno members into Firsters‘
Extracted from http://www.umno-online.my/?page_id=2900
24 April 1987
Pemilihan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno di Perhimpunan Agung Umno 1987, di mana Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad menewaskan Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah dengan majoriti 43 undi bagi jawatan Presiden. YAB Encik Ghaffar Baba pula menewaskan Dato Musa Hitam dengan majoriti 40 undi bagi jawatan Timbalan Presiden.
25 Julai 1987
Kumpulan 12 ahli Umno (kemudian seorang menarik diri) mengemukakan saman di Mahkamah Tinggi supaya mengisytiharkan pemilihan Umno pada 24 April 1982 batal dan tidak sah.
4 Februari 1988
Mahkamah Tinggi mengisytiharkan Umno sebagai pertubuhan tidak sah kerana menerima wakil dari cawangan-cawangan yang tidak berdaftar semasa pemilihan Jawatankuasa Bahagian sehingga membawa kepada pengharaman Umno.
13 Februari 1988
Permohonan bagi mendaftarkan Umno (Baru) dikemukakan Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad dan beberapa bekas Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno.
16 Februari 1988
Umno secara rasmi diterima untuk menganggotai semula Barisan Nasional.
The video above, which was uploaded on 27 March 2007, shows the crowd crying “KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah!” following the Son-in-Law’s victory at the Umno Youth election.
Umno (Baru) that was established by Dr M is in the process of being destroyed from the inside.
It is the realization that enemies within are more dangerous than enemies without that makes the DAP delegates so resistant to elect Malay candidates.
And which is also why the only Malay face acceptable to DAP is Zairil’s. See ‘DAP re-election: Zairil proves his ‘Chinese’ credentials‘
All that is negative about Umno — the nepotism, cronyism and corruption — came to a head in the party when Anwar wielded power as its No.2 most powerful man. In fact, Anwar was responsible for a good part of Umno’s bad.
And once again is Umno plagued with an Anwar incarnate in the form of KJ aka Anwar 2.0.
Those whom Umno reject, such as Anwar, are elevated to become paramount leaders of the opposition pact. Umno REJECTS are put through the Pakatan spin cycle, washed (and the Pakatoons brainwashed) and the ex-Umno politician can come out laundered as the long-awaited saviour leading the assault to occupy Putrajaya.
Four-and-a-half years is a long time in politics. The Umno-PAS unity talks have been getting louder.
So why not entertain an idea too that in the event of a hung Parliament in GE14, the movers and shakers (and snaky twisters) from both sides of the political divide might possibly come to some sort of arrangement? After all, that was what Anwar’s Sept 16 attempted coup was all about, i.e. cobbling a rainbow coalition government through defections.
Hence what do you think that Si Kitol is capable of doing? Read my theory of ‘Can Khairy replace Anwar as Pakatan figurehead?’