“Jika pembedahan perlu dilakukan, tetapi, tidak ada anesthetic untuk mengebaskan atau menidurkan si pesakit yang hendak dibedah, saya akan ikat dan tambat pesakit tadi dan saya akan bedah juga walaupun pesakit menjerit sekuat-kuat jeritan.”
“Itulah cara Tun Dr Mahathir bertindak.”
The above description is courtesy of Sanusi Junid, “izinkan saya menjelaskan cara berfikir dan bertindak Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang saya kenali, dalam menyelesaikan satu-satu masalah” @ ‘Bila Melayu Mula Merapu‘ (6 April 2015).
Ironically, Tan Sri Sanusi was the man whom Dr Mahathir installed as Kedah MB in 1996 after forcibly removing the then office holder Osman Aroff.
Osman was steamrolled over, and Sanusi bulldozed through by Tun despite that 22 Umno Kedah Aduns had protested against the former’s removal.
Fast forward to our current situation:
“Surely [Mukhriz] knows that a Mentri Besar cannot go against his Prime Minister and still hope to survive? His own father has demonstrated that numerous times in his 22 years as Prime Minister.” — Joceline Tan in her column today, ‘Mukhriz not letting go‘
Malaysia needs a war general now
If Najib fails to act decisively to put a quick end to the Kedah crisis, the public will see him as a weak leader.
Just be bold lah. Surgically excise the thorn that is Mukhriz and move on, Umno.
After all, Dr Mahathir had this to say on BBC about what he did to Tun Dol — “I’m a doctor, if I find one leg becoming gangrenous I remove it”.
Below is the relevant excerpt from Tun’s London interview with British television programme Hardtalk in April 2008,
2:48 (Hardtalk host, Stephen Sackur) – “You’re tearing your own party apart though, that is the problem. And that is what many people inside your party believe.”
2:54 (Tun) – “Well sometimes it may be necessary. I told people ‘I’m a doctor. If I find one leg becoming gangrenous I remove it’.”
3:02 (Sackur) – “Now he has said, Prime Minister Abdullah, that he will go eventually, but is your message to him that he has no time, he must go now?”
3:10 (Tun) – “He must go now, because it will take time to revive the party for the next election.”
Likewise, let the Kedah warlords have enough time to gear up the party machinery and prepare the ground for GE14. We have only two years, three months left before the general election must be held.
Mukhriz says still has support of over 90% of Kedahans, won't leave Umno dlvr.it/DLJZMK—
The Star (@staronline) January 21, 2016
Appointment of MB is party prerogative
Mukhriz’s position as MB does not come from “the people”. It is his party who chose to elevate him. We learned this lesson in the case of former MB Khalid Ibrahim in Selangor.
Arbitrary appeals to “the people’s voice” is merely the Protuns and Dapsters’ method of encouraging a mob mentality. The aggressive opposition crowd are going out of control.
The state needs to be firm and restore order. We cannot allow Malaysia to be subjected further to the whim of the oppo mob and succumbing to a Jerusubang-ish cult of personality.
Umno needs to focus on confronting the dajjal, DAP. They’re dangerous, same like the communist Darurat (1942-1960) and Chin Peng threat which our country faced once before.
Give back as good as you got
Golden Rule: What goes around, comes around.
The bottomline is that Mukhriz will not be able to function in Kedah if 15 out of 15 Umno divisions – including his own Jerlun deputy – in his state are against him.
(Note that out of 191 Umno divisions nationwide, no division leader has openly called on Najib to quit. Only a sprinkling of branch leaders – out of Umno’s 21,245 branches – have done so.)
Najib needs to learn from the best in the business. Please emulate Tun who amputated Kedah MB Osman Aroff.
Should Najib fail to act, his fate will be a carbon copy of Dollah Badawi at the doctor’s hand.