… in the Bermuda Triangle, I mean.
Dunno lah actually where our PM is now. Last Dec 30, Kadir Jasin blogged that Najib Razak could likely be in Las Vegas to catch the new year sunrise.
“Yes, Najib is some sort like kura-kura. Kura-kura suka makan kangkong. Plus kura-kura bergerak sangat ppeelllaahhhaannn and bila ada problem, sembunyi kepala dalam tempurung. Senyap seribu bahasa.”
Recently on Friday, I posted ‘Najib masih cuti CNY?‘
Today TMI asked ‘Di mana Najib Razak?’ (see screenshot below).
There is a ROTFL comment by a Zamkata reader. It’s so hilarious that I will kebas and reproduce it here:
Dora Melaka (8 Feb 2014 21:43)
“PM clueless dan khabarnya sedang bercuti kerana cuti tak boleh tangguh macam tangguh masalah.”
Not getting a grip
Najib does not control the narrative. For example, Waytha Moorthy’s resignation has just given rise to a mini political circus that is being exploited to enhance the opposition script.
If Najib was in control of things, he would have been the one announcing the departure from government of his erstwhile Deputy Minister with a short, firm statement that sets the tone of the subsequent public discourse.
He would not have let detractors seize the initiative in framing public perception. But as we can see, nobody from the top establishment is doing any damage control on the breaking news which the oppo are happily milking.
“Najib’s freaking fetish”
Mulan, a regular commenter here asked @ 2014/02/07 at 4:06 pm: “What is Najib’s freaking fetish of trying to please Penang people?”
The PM wastes his time in pursuits that bring no benefit like spending last Christmas in Penang, and similarly last CNY where he got booed by the Penang crowd who attended the free, BN-sponsored concert by Korean popstar Psy.
I’ve said this before. Najib boleh buat hantaran 7 tempayan airmata anak dara Puteri Umno dan tujuh treler penuh dengan tas tangan Birkin kepada orang Cina Pulau Pinang namun mereka tidak akan berganjak walau satu inci pun daripada benci dan hasad dengki yang tersemat di dada mereka terhadap beliau.
He would have better spent his time and resources paying at least some decent little attention to the Indian poor problems that Hindraf was trying to get him interested in.
My regular commenter Sarah has made what I feel to be a realistic evaluation of the current scenario. I’m reproducing her comment, originally @ 2014/02/09 at 2:33 pm, below with minor editing on spelling and grammar.
“I don’t think that in this situation the Malay will care what treatment they will get from PM. They simply don’t trust Chinese, period.
One by one the stories, I guess some of it is rumour, surfaced. A story how the Chinese is trying to cheat them [Malays] when the price of some items which was high the last week and this week, after the enforcement of the price control by government, the prices of those items go down.
The story about how the Chinese officer who refused to attend to them in investment [opportunity] chided they’re busy but when he [the Malay] came back after 5 minutes, the same officer is busily explaining about the same business portfolios to the Chinese [client].
This is a sample of the stories I heard yesterday. I mean, really, it [political temperature] is getting hotter by the minute.
I think the Malay sees that in Umno you can replace the president with a motion and with enough forces and requests from akar umbi (like first PM TAR and then Tun A), it can really happen.
They don’t see today’s situation as Najib’s fault right now. They see it — it is the Chinese’s fault. They [Chinese] are the ones who created this situation.
Unlike some of us who are busy reading blogs, a lot of these people are busy attending to their day-to-day life. Their stories are centered around what they’re facing daily. That is what I read on the ground in a suburban area where the community is a mix of the lower, middle and higher income people. Majority of them is Malay.
These people will discuss Bantuan Persekolahan, BRIM, income tax closing dates, Tekun and much more. Last year I joined this group once in a while and their discussion was centering around these matters.
Suddenly in the past few months, it morphed into Chinese kurang ajar. If this kind of people have started to discuss this, what do you suppose is brewing inside their mind and heart? It makes you wonder how the kampung folks feel. Based on a few places I visited, similar things brewing too.
Do the Malays care what they will get from PM? I don’t think they care. PM already gives them BRIM, Bantuan Persekolahan, Tekun and much more. It is enough for now and with a few more [programmes] they foresee all coming to the Malay, they don’t care.
I got the impression that they only care about what they view as the survival of Malay which is now facing a threat from the Chinese.
A dangerous sentiment is brewing among the Malays. I read in history that this sentiment was once brewing among the Malays. It is like seeing the history repeated once again and this time it is live in front of my face.
I’m afraid it can explode and we will facing another tragedy and we will be the one in the history books, read by our children and grandchildren as the people who are living in it.”
Najib is suffering from a major failure to read the rumbling grassroots sentiments. Not to mention now he has lost even that bit of Indian ground which could have been provided by Hindraf to the BN.
Najib is allowing the minority to bully the majority and to pijak kepala everything that the majority holds sacred in this land.
We cannot tahan Lim Guan Eng and his DAP evangelistas who are so conniving and so manipulative as to portray themselves the victims.
But the clueless kura-kura Prime Minister is making all the wrong moves and sending out all the wrong signals. Very soon it will not only be the rebel bloggers targetted by the PMO operatives who are revolting but large swathes of the Malay ground.