Perception that Tun no longer cares if his attacks bring down Umno

January 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm 21 comments

“The perception in Umno is that Dr Mahathir no longer cares whether his attacks on Najib will also bring down their party or Barisan,” wrote Joceline Tan in her column today.

Exactly!

Joceline observed,”The irony is that surviving Dr Mahathir has also strengthened Najib’s hand in Umno”.

She quoted a former Putrajaya official as saying, “When politicians survive this kind of ­crisis, they come out stronger than before because they would have defeated or ­eliminated their key opponents and ­enemies”.

I’d blogged around mid-last year something to the same effect, i.e. if the attacks don’t kill Najib, he’d surely emerge stronger.

“Those who were predicting Najib’s demise last year did not realise he is such an ­experienced party man. He understands the Umno psyche. At the end of the day, as long as the party is with him, he will be there,” a long-time friend of Najib from his days as Umno Youth chief told Joceline.

Joceline summed up the situation as follows — “Najib’s political longevity is also thanks to the political network he established during his years in the Youth wing. He continued to cultivate them even after he moved up the party”.

That was my reading too, since last year, of the Tun vs Najib political scenario.

I characterized the face-off as Tun being the most influential man (in his personal capacity) while Najib is the most powerful man (by virtue of the positions he holds — Umno president, PM).

Joceline and Helen must be ‘great minds’ who think alike … Well, we’re both certainly not the fools-who-don’t-differ as Hannah Yeoh has painted us to be.

Gullible Protun sheeple punk’d by DAP cybertroopers

What Joceline described is Umno’s patronage system.

Najib’s “network of friends and allies forms an important part of his support base,” Joceline added.

Yup. Joceline’s summation of the state of affairs is again accurate. She has a good grasp of the mechanics in Umno and she speaks to/interviews party insiders who know what’s what. In other words, realpolitik.

The problem with keyboard warriors, especially those from the Chinese opposition, is that they live in their own imagined ‘(un)reality’ and wishful thinking. Plus they’re rather gullible. Having said that, so are the Protuns.

Both Dapsters and Protuns are blinded by hatred. It clouds the ability to make a clear judgment.

I believe that it is the five percent of Chinese pro-establishment voters who hold the most realistic view of politics in Malaysia. We must be, in order to buck the tsunami of the ballistic 95 percent who are continually going ape shit.

In any case, from quite early last year, I could sort of guess, i.e. make an educated and correct forecast, that Najib would be able to survive Tun’s onslaught.

Joceline in her article today reckoned that “Najib’s annus horribilis is over”.

walking cat

Zero sum game: If you’re with Tun, then you’re against BN

It’s worth repeating what Joceline wrote about the perception in Umno, i.e. “that Dr Mahathir no longer cares whether his attacks on Najib will also bring down their party or Barisan”.

To reiterate what I’ve been saying for more than the last half a year, GE14 is going to be a battle between Umno and DAP.

Whether you like it or not, it is Najib who is going to be leading BN into battlefield 2018 — the likely election year.

Tun is behaving like the de facto opposition leader. By supporting him, the Protuns are inadvertently strengthening DAP and Harapan, similar to how Tun turning up for Bersih 4.0 inadvertently strengthened the rally.

Tun is the enemy of their enemy (Najib/BN) and thus he is the opposition’s new BFF. For one, his old nemesis Lim Kit Siang has been tripping over himself to fawn over “the handsome old man”.

Tun Najib

Graphics by cil!sos

If you don’t want DAP to triumph, you gotta pick a side

What is your ultimate objective? For me it’s simple enough. I do not wish to see DAP taking federal power.

The self-destructive actions of the Protuns are indirectly helping the Dapster-evangelistas in their march to Putrajaya.

From now until GE14, it is the proJibs-Umno who are going to be battling the political opponent — DAP-Harapan.

The aims and ambitions of the Protuns, on the other hand, are aligned with the ambitions and aims of the DAP although this is not and never the intent of the Mahathir supporters.

If you’re not with us, you’re not necessarily against us so long as you balance yourself on the fence.

But from what I see (my own up close and personal), the Protuns are willing to bersekongkol dengan Cina ultra as well as allow their platforms to be used by the Dapsters.

Politics is never constant. Nowadays the DAP hates PAS more than it hates Umno whereas PAS is softening towards Umno and beginning to consider DAP as the bigger syaitan.

Some Protuns act like the Najib faction is their bitterer opponent compared with even the Dear Leaders of the DAP. They constantly attack the Umno president and his party while giving the evangelistas and oppo a free pass.

Thus the Umno hawks are right to press their boss to take no prisoners and ask their own followers to recalibrate who is a friend and who is a foe.

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  • 1. Abdullah  |  January 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Maksudnya kita perlu pejamkan mata terhadap salahlaku dan kebejatan yang dilakukan oleh pemimpin supaya mereka terus berkuasa ke Kak Helen?

    Teguran Tun adalah kerana beliau sayangkan UMNO, jika Najib terus menjadi presiden UMNO & ketua BN, nasib malang pasti menimpa BN pada PRU akan datang.

    Dan apa yang Tun lakukan adalah bertepatan dengan ajaran Islam. Sabda Rasulullah saw

    “Barangsiapa di antara kamu yang melihat sesuatu kemungkaran, maka hendaklah dia mengubah dengan tangannya (kekuasaan), jikalau tidak berkuasa hendaklah dicegah dengan lisannya, jikalau tidak berkuasa juga, hendaklah dicegah dengan hatinya (membenci kemungkaran itu), dan ini adalah selemah-lemah iman.”

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  January 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      re: “Maksudnya kita perlu pejamkan mata terhadap salahlaku dan kebejatan yang dilakukan oleh pemimpin”

      2×5. Pembangkang sebenarnya lagi teruk. Asyik menipu jer, http://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/hundreds-of-millions-in-compensation/

      re: “supaya mereka terus berkuasa ke Kak Helen?”

      Kalau bukan pentadbiran Najib yang terus berkuasa bermakna ia DAP yang akan bermaharajalela.

      re: “Teguran Tun adalah kerana beliau sayangkan UMNO”

      Tun sanggup Umno dinyah-daftar oleh ROS.

      Beliau telah mengesyorkan akan ROS mengambil tindakan semata-mata kerana Najib (mengikut dakwaan Tun) tidak mematuhi peraturan pengurusan persatuan apabila gagal memfailkan akaun berhubung-kait dengan derma RM2.6b yang diterimanya itu bagi pihak parti.

      re: “jika Najib terus menjadi presiden UMNO & ketua BN, nasib malang pasti menimpa BN pada PRU akan datang.”

      Adakah dengan Muhyiddin menjadi presiden Umno, prestasi parti akan meningkat? Kalau bukan TSMY, siapa? Zahid? Hisham? Siapa di kalangan pemimpinan Umno sekarang yang mampu berdepan dengan DAP dan membawa kemenangan dalam PRU14?

      re: “Dan apa yang Tun lakukan adalah bertepatan dengan ajaran Islam.”

      Tun is living in a glass house and throwing stones. Ibarat ketam mahu mengajar aanak berjalan lurus, http://www.malaysia-today.net/dr-mahathir-wants-najib-to-do-what-he-says-not-do-what-he-does/

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      • 3. Spectre  |  January 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        The old man and his glass house

        http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/01/14/najib-riding-on-dr-ms-damaged-system-says-ex-detainee/

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      • 4. silap cakap  |  January 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm

        Mana ada UMNO lagi? Tinggal JIBNO saja.

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      • 5. whatever  |  January 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

        Dear Helen,

        Please allow me to share some facts with your readers. Thank you.

        Teringat kita tentang pengakuan dan pendedahan Mohamed Razali Abd. Rahman bekas Pengarah Strategi DAP, Tokong Lim Guan Eng pernah memberitahu kepada beliau bahawa “ I don’t care about your religion, party is more important than your religion”. Nah, tidak kah ini sudah jelas menunjukkan parti DAP dan kuncu-kuncu pembangkang PAN dan PKR telah diletakkan pada kedudukkan lebih utama daripada Pencipta kita sendiri?

        Secara simboliknya menyokong dan menyanjungi DAP dan parti pembangkang sudah boleh menempah dosa syirik, sebabnya kerana kita sudah diberitahu olih pemimpin tertingginya sendiri bahawa DAP dan parti macai mereka lebih tinggi tarafnya berbanding ALLAH sendiri. Kalau pembaca adalah orang Islam saya pasti pembaca yang Muslim semua akan nampak impaknya terhadap akidah tuan-tuan kelak sekiranya pembangkang adalah pilihan utama tuan-tuan semua. Kenapa tidak? Cuba tuan-tuan semua fahami dan hayati ayat dari Al Quran ini.

        Surah An Nisa ayat 48: Sesungguhnya Allah tidak akan mengampunkan dosa syirik mempersekutukanNya (dengan sesuatu apajua), dan akan mengampunkan dosa yang lain dari itu bagi sesiapa yang dikehendakiNya (menurut aturan SyariatNya). Dan sesiapa yang mempersekutukan Allah (dengan sesuatu yang lain), maka sesungguhnya ia telah melakukan dosa yang besar.

        Oleh itu cuba fikir-fikirkan apa yang terbaik dan lebih penting sebenarnya. Memberi sokongan yang membuta tuli memang akan mengundang padah dunia dan akhirat. Pemimpin DAP hanya melihat bangsa melayu ni umpama macam komoditi sahaja bila perlu mereka akan buat baik lah. Tapi cuba lihat sendiri apa yang sudah berlaku kepada orang-orang melayu Pulau Pinang yang menyokong DAP dulu bila sudah tidak diperlukan lagi. Hampir kesemuanya dah kena “halau” dari pulau itu olih rejim DAP. Di akhirat nanti tuan-tuan fikir-fikirlah sendiri ttg ayat 48 Al Quran surah An Nisa itu. . Kegagalan orang Islam tanpa mengira apa pun bangsa mereka untuk berfikir dgn waras menjelang PRU14 nanti hanya akan mengakibatkan si malang berada pada kedudukan seperti yang digambarkan didalam Al Quran surah al Mulk ayat 10.

        67:10 Dan mereka berkata: “Kalaulah kami dahulu mendengar dan memahami (sebagai orang yang mencari kebenaran), tentulah kami tidak termasuk dalam kalangan ahli neraka”

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      • 6. Abdulla  |  January 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

        Kak Helen, benar 2×5. Tapi apakah kita perlu pemimin yang sama teruk dengan pembangkang? Itulah sebabnya orang UMNO yang dah mirip DAP, PKR/PAS perlu dinyahkan.

        Bukankah dalam pentadbiran Najiblah DAP lebih bermaharajalela? Imbas kembali, kami rakyat Malaysia hidup lebih aman dan sentosa selepas Ops Lalang yang menyumbatkan Papa Lim dan lain2 pemimpin pro perkauman semasa zaman Tun.

        Zaman Tunku, sikap tak apanya telah mencetuskan peristiwa berdarah. Zaman Najib ada beza ke kak?
        https://helenang.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/najib-punya-tuli-dan-rabun-takde-beza-dengan-tunku-punya-tidak-apa/

        Ahjip Ngor adalah umpama tumor di dalam badan, jika tidak dibuang, ia akan merebak ke sel-sel dalam badan yang lain, akhirnya seluruh badan lumpuh dan rosak. Dia hanya memberi peluru percuma pada pembangkang untuk mengkeronyokkan UMNO dan BN pada PRU akan datang.

        Tun living in the glass house? Kata siapa? Penulis upahan banduan yang sekarang mencari tuan yang baru?

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        • 7. Helen Ang  |  January 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

          re: “Tapi apakah kita perlu pemimpin yang sama teruk dengan pembangkang?”

          Najib tak singkirkan ketua bahagian. Mukhriz masih kekal sebagai ketua bahagian Jerlun.

          Bandingkan: Pengerusi DAP Kedah, Melaka dan Johor sudahpun disingkirkan Guan Eng.

          DAP berciri diktator. Umno masih lagi ada ruang demokrasi.

          re: “Itulah sebabnya orang UMNO yang dah mirip DAP, PKR/PAS perlu dinyahkan.”

          Sesetengah Protun yang mirip Dapster.

          re: “Bukankah dalam pentadbiran Najiblah DAP lebih bermaharajalela?”

          Bermula zaman Tun Dol.

          re: “Imbas kembali, kami rakyat Malaysia hidup lebih aman dan sentosa selepas Ops Lalang yang menyumbatkan Papa Lim dan lain2 pemimpin pro perkauman semasa zaman Tun.”

          Boleh dipertimbangkan Ops Lalang II jikalau keadaan menuntut tindakan yang sewajarnya.

          re: “Zaman Tunku, sikap tak apanya telah mencetuskan peristiwa berdarah. Zaman Najib ada beza ke kak?”

          Harap-harap Najib akan memperbaiki diri.

          re: “Ahjip Ngor adalah umpama tumor di dalam badan, jika tidak dibuang, ia akan merebak ke sel-sel dalam badan yang lain, akhirnya seluruh badan lumpuh dan rosak.”

          Barah di dalam body politic Malaysia adalah DAP. Memang DAP menyebarkan anarki beserta ia toksik – perosak negara. Rawatan di wad kecemasan amat perlu.

          re: “Dia hanya memberi peluru percuma pada pembangkang untuk mengkeronyokkan UMNO dan BN pada PRU akan datang.”

          Barang siapa yang bakal mengemudi Umno tidak akan lepas daripada membawa personal baggage (beban peribadi). TSMY kan sangat, sangat kaya berkat kerjaya beliau sebagai MB Johor dulu?

          Pendekatan DAP ialah serang habis-habisan. Walau pemimpin yang sebersih manapun pasti difitnah oleh parti evangelis itu. Kita wajib ada War General untuk menangani ancaman puak neo-Zionis itu.

          Paling penting, mesti berkeperibadian tegas. Shoot to kill.

          re: “Tun living in the glass house? Kata siapa? Penulis upahan banduan yang sekarang mencari tuan yang baru?”

          Bukan kontrak-kontrak yang diperolehi Vincent Tan, termasuk konsesi ERL, sudah didedahkan? More dirt to come …

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  • 8. grkumar  |  January 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    What is not understood and discussed in any detail is the dynamics behind the Mahathir Najib fued. whilst Dr. Mahathir had been very careful in ensuring his finger prints were never to be found in questionable commercial dealings with Malaysia’s wealthiest, some people in the know, including Dr. Mahathir’s relatives (those not quite on side with him) have begun to spill the beans about his links with deals involving Vincent Tan and Anand Krishnan. Deals that possibly made these two exceptionally rich on the basis of patronage.

    With greater revelations from disclosures of previously embargoed documents in the US, the long held suspicions about Dr. Mahathir’s actual involvement either through encouragement or from his willful blindness to going on’s in the corporate sector which otherwise required government scrutiny or indirect coercion in order to allow things to happen in favour of a few chosen businessmen is beginning to take shape.

    Najib may be silent and Ambiga and Anwar may be recipients of the NED and State Department’s largess to bring down Malay rule in Malaysia. But the American sword cuts both ways and often cuts deepest where its own interests are concerned.

    Najib remains the devil they know who is better than any unknown waiting in the wings. Sir Alex Ferguson of Man United fame (previously) has been under investigation by Scotland Yard for his association with a “South East Asian” businessman who owns a British Football club and gaming interests in Malaysia.

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    • 9. abdul rahman noor  |  January 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      I watch a weekly indonesian program ‘Indonesia lawyer’s club’ (ilc). it is very open n bipartisan. proff sahitapi ,a criminologist said in one of d programs – ‘politicians r just like thieves – u cannot catch them except red handed’

      recently their speaker of d house (setya novanto) was caught red handed tyring 2 gerrymander d xtension ( mining of minerals) by n American co Freeport
      . he had no choice but dishonorably tender his resignation. their makhamah agong is pursuing a criminal case against him now.

      I think ds najib is facing d same trauma. that is why he is fighting tooth n nail 2 stay in power.

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      • 10. grkumar  |  January 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

        But no one has identified the “crime” or offence under Malaysian law Najib is guilty of. If some one would I would be happy to draft the impeachment process for them.

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  • 11. onsleuth  |  January 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    What happen to the Star Anyway, 25% sad 8%’angry . I guess they already learn now. http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/on-the-beat/2016/01/17/winning-not-one-but-all-the-races/

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    • 12. Helen Ang  |  January 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      WCW is backpedalling furiously now. Hahaha, contrary to their expectations, Najib survived.

      And now comes the reckoning. Buka buku hutang, cepat kira.

      Well, it’s too little too late to play nice. They break the eggs, they can fry the omelette.

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      • 13. Spectre  |  January 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

        Well, as I said earlier, he sold the family silvers to the mainland Chinese and in the process bought himself much needed space and time to fix his problems. He also played golf with Obama. Plus Arab money flowing into the country. Any decent observer would have known something was going on behind the scenes. He may have been a ‘coward’ at times, but there is no denying that he survived. People who thought I was poking fun at him by calling him a Bugis coward have got it all wrong and they should have known that I never meant him to be a coward. l o l But most people are not familiar with satire or sarcasm l o l Speaking of winning elections, you can win an election and still end up with nothing. Just ask That Lady in Myanmar. She won the 1990 election but so what ? The army intervened and she was back to square one. One must understand that winning elections do not necessarily mean you have the right to govern. I have also said that the opposition have a decent chance, they might win the next GE but strange things have happened before.

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        • 14. Helen Ang  |  January 17, 2016 at 7:04 pm

          re: “they might win the next GE”

          The relentless Protun attacks are not helping BN.

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  • 15. Ganesh  |  January 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Helen Ang = Ridhuan Tee. A non malay trying hard to be one.

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  • 17. abdul rahman noor  |  January 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    being pekan born n in trying 2 repay my family’s indebtedness 2 tun razak, I put in every effort 2 reconcile both of them.

    if u hv d time pls read my article “sengketa d antara ds najib dgn tun m – usaha ihklas yg tak kesampaian” . it was published in addy’s blog – ‘just my thoughts’.

    nobody wanted 2 help me make it happen including dtn seri rosmah mansor.

    I hv a different perspective on d present spat between both of them.
    2 my mind I hv no doubt what so ever that tun m loves UMNO n d country deeply.

    on d other hand my take is that ds najib does not care if UMNO/BN survives 4 as long as he can temporally stay afloat. he shld b a true statesman n b open n transparent in all things involving matters of public interest .his actions n responses so r disappointing.

    pls do not discount tun m ; d vast portion of d literate rakyat n most of all d passive nature of civil servants n x.

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  • 18. AK47  |  January 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Ms H. No one noticed, uh ? At the end of the day, the destiny of our beloved Malaysia will be dictated by external events. For starters, vide Bilahari Kausikan’s opus ‘Singapore is not an island’ Straits Times 5 October 2015 in which he kicked the ‘Delusional Chinese’ in the butt and his essay at the forum ‘ Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy’ Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 31 October 2015. One sentence at the end is worth a thousand words.

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  • 20. shamshul anuar  |  January 17, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Helen,

    I once wrote that Tun’s insistence in bringing down Najib is actually bringing down the party, UMNO together.

    Tun commands respect especially among Malay community. There is no denying that Tun delivered. And the fact that Tun was willing to retire at peak of his popularity speaks volume of his character.

    But Tun too can make mistake. Initially UMNO went along with his idea of removing Tun Abdullah. Tun’s non stop criticism against Abdullah helped to deliver the most prized state, Selangor to PR.

    But the idea of again removing another PM is not going well with UMNO. Not that UMNO leaders love Najib that much. Rather, they realise that removing Najib will not lessen opposition’s attack against UMNO.

    In Malay tradition, there is enough saying about knowing when to press or to stop. Meaning excessiveness is deemed as “melampaui batas”.

    Though I too are upset with Najib on many occasions, I am not prepared to echo DAP or useless Rafizi just to bring him(Najib) down. Though I am curious about the RM2.6 billion donation, I am more worried about which “yayasan” that fund DAP.

    TUn already approaches 90 years old. We respect him. We love him. Tun has down so much for the country. But sir, please retire gracefully. Please enjoy your life.

    Whatever said about UMNO, certainly the party that you led for 22 years is not that bad. certainly more democratic that DAP. Certainly not a dynasty like DAP or a family affair party like PKR that no European worlds would imagine or willing to tolerate.

    Tun, if you want your son to remain MB of Kedah, stop your attack on UMNO. If you want UMNO to prevail, then continue your attack. But make sure the gun points at DAP, not UMNO.

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    • 21. Helen Ang  |  January 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      re: “And the fact that Tun was willing to retire at peak of his popularity speaks volume of his character.”

      Tun retired at age 78.

      Najib is 62 years old.

      If Najib retires as PM the same age as Tun did, that would be 16 years into the future.

      Hence, following in Tun’s footsteps, Najib should be PM until the year 2032, muahahahaha.

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