Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Will Abdullah do the right thing today?

The moment we've all been waiting for. In October 2003, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi reported for duty to Malaysians as their fifth PM. It started very well and then things started to fall apart quickly. For the nation, that is.
Today, after more than a year of pressure, Abdullah must decide whether to listen to the wishes of the masses or the insistence of his handful of advisers., If he listens to Umno grassroots and Malaysians in general, he will make an announcement later today that he does not intend to defend his Umno presidency and will allow a power transition to take effect.

If he listens to son, son-in-law, Kalimullah Masheerul Hassan and a few other usual suspects, this man will insist that he is still needed by this nation and will therefore defend his presidency at all cost and continue to be Prime Minister of Malaysia.

And there's nothing WE can do about it.

Read also RIP, Islam Hadhari by Farish Noor
Abdullah to defend post, hears A Voice
Sheih says he will make peace with Pak Lah and not kick de fella if (...) in I am no King, I am just the last pawn

57 comments:

Sifar Sifar Tujuh said...

Rocky,

This is the moment you and Mahathir especially have been waiting the most for.

Anonymous said...

Can we do Thailand?

Anonymous said...

I say "Better Pak Lah than Najib & Rosmah anytime".


(Lat, Parit Raja)

a malaysian in riyadh said...

Just talked to a bankable junior lady colleague who recently sent a Raya card to RPK. She is adamant that Pak Lah will not let go his coveted post. When pressed, so who will challenge him? Her hesitant answer, er, not Najib.
aMiR

Anonymous said...

Salam sejahtera,

Semoga selamat semuanya.

Nicky

Anonymous said...

Yes you can but it's 4 years down the road. That's provided there's anything left of this country the way it's being run.

John

caravanserai said...

He finally awakes
Into his full eyes he sees
The events of his time
Passing by so quickly

The landslide victory in 2004
He forgot to make it works
When the slides begin its fall
He sleeps through it all

Now in 2008
He thought he could make his magic
Sadly his UMNO comrades thought otherwise
He has to be sacrifice for the good of UMNO
It isn’t for the good of the country and her people

UMNO doesn’t care about the people
UMNO wants its members to rule forever
Alienating its grass root members and the public
The 3Ps the menu in the mind every time

His advisors will tell him otherwise
Don’t go yet fight for another time
Let the members know what he wants to do
Like Sami Value work never finishes
Give me time to complete

So I take it
He will defend his presidency
Until the time comes then he will decide
For now he takes a leaf from LKY
‘In the loop don’t try to mess with me’

And the day of the ‘Titanic’
It is numbered on its forehead
Like the show ‘Frighteners’
The devil will come to collect it

The people will stand in vigils
Praying for the good to come over evil
Somewhere a new song
Silently singing in the solitude

Anonymous said...

Remember the king in the transparent clothes?

"If he listens to ... other usual suspects, [Dolah] will insist that he is still needed ... and continue to be Prime Minister of Malaysia."

Signed,
TailorOfTransparentClothes,
(TOTC)

Anonymous said...

Are you sure the rakyat can't do anything about it...?

Are we suppose to suffer under the goverment hands...?

What about our rights ? We have, you know..!

We also have an AGUNG...!

So..! What you are trying to say is that the rakyat has to take whatever shit that is thrown to us...?


Veryupset

deb said...

that sounds like dictatorship to me. what happened to democracy and all its stories about how we choose our own leaders and governements? hmm...

kchan said...

its pathetic for a democracy country like us actually leave the decision of our top leader in the hands of few peoples.

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Anonymous said...

Oh yes we can still do something about it...go to the ballot box again, albeit 5yrs later...and put BN out of business permanently so that they become the new opposition instead of the ruling party. Its the only way to show them that if there are no changes in UMNO, the rakyat will just give a bigger victory to Pakatan.

farha.

suka_aman said...

it depends on our perception of what "the right thing" is.

for Abdullah supporters,defending his title is the right thing.meanwhile for his haters and non-supporters,to quit is the right thing.

if i have to choose then i rather give Abdullah another chance to govern the country.no question about it.

Anonymous said...

I believe Bodowi will waffle "I still have many things to complete...this is a critical time not to have a transition, but I recognize the wishes of the members and people...insyaAllah..we see if the members want to nominate me to be their president...see...then I'll decide before the next AGM"! He will be subscribing to the old adage "a day in politics is a long time", what more till March 09!

(Noyawns)

patriot selatan said...

allow me to forecast a certain scenario...

pak lah refuse to go down.. disillusionment among the masses
continous demo and condemnation
anwar lurking
umno losses support
BN disbanded
malays run to PAS
Malays politics become less moderate
foreig intervention
secession by eastern states join a federation with brunei
military intervention in the south with foreign assistance to secure investment by foreign states

Anonymous said...

Democracy in Malaysia means that the ruling party has the right to do all sorts of things in a high haanded manner to remain unchallenged in their power game.
Sinewy

My Raison D'etre said...

Hi Bro Rocky,

What's not lost to almost everyone is the need for a closure on all these political shennanigans.

The world at large is in financial turmoil and yet here we (or they) are happily playing politics.

It has to stop somewhere so that the country can chart its course, wherever that may lead.

And No Thailand-Styled reaction, please.

No one benefits from something like this .

God bless.

Waiting for the day to end.

Edyes said...

Kuda Kepang said "NEVER"

Mat Sabu said...

Finally Rocky will be appointed as a consultant to Najib's 4th Floor boys ... well done rocky .... you are on your way becoming another Kali ...

Anonymous said...

sorry bro he will stay put. Simply put.. BN don trust Najis. Dat's why the call for the meeting..

Watever the outcome UMNO is doomed!

-satay

Anonymous said...

Of course, the Sleepy Head will hold on to the PM until the very last second because he must protect his SIL, son, KaliUlar and gang.

Until and unless he is pushed out of office by "force" thi sman will never gave up the comfortable post of PM where he had used it tot he fullest to help his SIL, son, KaliUlar and gang.
Mark my words that the Sleepy Head will definitely announce today that the country needed him badly to do all the reforms.

The nation must tell him that please FO from the surface of the earth because he had damaged the nation by time by helping his SIL, SON, KaliUlar and gang.

anonymous

Rocky's Bru said...

Mat Sabu,

Sorry to disappoint you but I won't be consultant to his 4th Floor. In fact, I have already started the ball rolling against any attempt to create an equivalent of a 4th Floor for whoever replaces Pak Lah (pls read my previous posting Najib's 4th Floor of Oct 3).

There is an effort to create some sort of a presidential committee or a committee of elders within Umno to advise the next President. This, I was told, is aimed at ensuring that the Umno president does not act as if the party and the country are his own and his family's properties.

Of course all these may be overtaken by events on Oct 13 if it turns out that Anwar has the numbers.

Thank you.

eugene said...

I strongly believe Pak Lah, will fight, not because he wanted to but others wanted him to.

The world is facing turmoil, and we can still be so oblivious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rocky,

If not Kamal's coveted position, how about Group Editor NSTP?

Datuk Ahiruddin Atan....Hmmmm, doesn't sound bad, right? Only thing you won't only have to clip your wings but also your pony tail!

Cheers

anak bugis johor said...

lawan pak lah lawan, nasib kami belum tentu lagi kalau pak lah blah, kami penduduk2 kg pisang akan terus menyokong pak lah, sampai bila2. betul.

Malaysian Tigress said...

I am all for a Muhyiddin Yassin/Nur Jazlan ticket.

Anonymous said...

Alahai Bro, aku harap dia pertahan jawatan hak milik keluarga dia. Biar dia berentap dgn Najib. Syok tengok siapa lebih popular sbb Paklah bukan pedulikan Umno atau negara. Kontrak dan masa depan keluarga lagi penting bro! Dia dgn keluarga dia jer betul, org lain semua salah. Tgkt 4 kata Najib salah sbb dia pengarah PRU tp KJ nak bertanding Ketua Pemuda kata dia ada pengalaman jadi pengarah PRU. Nah ambik kau, nak cari salah org aje tp menantu kau pun buat haru jugak. Semua ahli pemimpin Umno dan keluarga Paklah tahu KJ susun calon pilihanraya sampai BN catat sejarah kalah teruk. Kenapa nak salahkan Najib. Mahathir dah kata Paklah ialah PM dan presiden Umno tp yang buat keja godam Umno dan BN ialah anak menantu dia. Skrg nak salahkan Najib la, Muhyiddin la, Mahathir la. Ikut suka hati kau la Bro. Aku harap Paklah pertahan jawatan dan Najib declare lawan jawatan Presiden. Jgn lak Najib kata tak nak dan setuju peralihan 2010 tu. Dulu semua org sayang Paklah sbb dia Mr Nice Guy dan Ulamak tp lepas tu jadi Gusdur, hancur negara dibuatnya. Org Melayu/Umno dah tak angkat pot org label Gusdur ni. Janji boleh perintah Malaysia dgn baik dah cukup. Bro, aku harap Paklah-Najib jadi lawan dan Umno tukar balik perhimpunan pada bulan Disember. Kalau betul dia nak turun, Umno boleh pinda perhimpunan ke Mac. Bagi la peluang anak menantu dia buat duit byk sebelum pencen! SOKONG RENTAP BRO

Mat Sabu said...

Rocky,

You are quite naive in saying "steps are being taken to prevent 4th floor committees from being set up by having a committee of elders instead".

The committee of elders then become like a Communist party politburo! No difference. It will be these presidential committee/elders who will then rule the country, emasculating the prime minister.

Please understand political theory: if the prime minister is not strong, then the locus of power could go to such a committee of elders, which may be worse.

So don't be too happy just yet. We are in for more trouble.

Esky said...

Oh man, he can't even decide on the date to announce his decision! Tomorrow lah, no wait, better today lah, no wait, tomorrow best lah!

kluangman said...

Menjadi sesuatu yang agak membazir untuk menunggu Dolah mengumumkan sesuatu kerana ia tidak akan mengubah periuk nasi kita kecuali 'mereka'.

rashid said...

some might wave goodbye to incumbent Prime Minister and others still wanting to stay where he is.

to those others that wanting him to stay,seek for and give supports to Datuk Seri Abdullah to stay at his seat as our Prime Minister.he was selected by the people during the last general election and somehow he's still relevant to defend his seat.

meanwhile to his haters,well...any politician do have haters of their own.

ChengHo said...

UMNO want AAB to go , other component BN still want AAB to lead
but AAB is UMNO loyalist let respect his wish .
UMNO lineup for re branding;
president : Najib
deputy : Muhyiddin
vp: Ali rastam, Rafidah , Rais Yatim.

Anonymous said...

Bodowi,,,will still stays,,prefer to rot,,,rather than quit,,,Election baru 7 Months,,malulah kalu turun,,!!!

Nasi sudah jadi Bubur,,,US financial crisis lagi terok,,,Malaysian market akan jatuh tersungkur,,Bodowi will wait and see,,,lagi pon DSAI belum tau bole gugat kepimpinan beliau,,,


-BODOLAGI-

Mr. X said...

Will Abdullah do the right thing today?

That seems like the wrong thing to me.

sikapitan said...

Anwar and his numbers...aih

Pak Lah and his "yes/no"...aih

http://undergrounduate.blogspot.com

bravo said...

I think he will stay and fight.

Anonymous said...

What do you know? He's glued to his seat. Congrats on all your predictions that he's not going anywhere,...ever. Simply shows that we all know and even make accurate predictions of he's incompetent decision making and flip flopping words.

Red said...

The best announcement - The country still needs me. I will stay on. Then everyone will be jolly good happy and stage a nice walk in the park.

adamharris said...

Dear Rocky,

According to Datuk Richard Leete ( From Kampung to Twin Towers -Oxford 2007), Absolute powerty has been eradicated except among a small proportion of Bumiputera during the Premiership of AAB

So, please do not write off AAB totally, please compared apple with apple. When you compared what TDM has done in his first 5 years of his premiership- just splitting UMNO and sending people to Kamunting. AAB should not push out of office-ikut adatlah.

You think, Najib is much better than AAB? Talk about Mukriz, what about his contract with Telekom? He get it just before TDM step down. RM300million-optic fibre contract) Politicians are all the same...

wandererAUS said...

Sorry bro Rock, no vacancy for you yet. Abullah is staying put and, rightly so. He owes it to the nation and the rakyat. He cannot just pack up, when the world is facing the worst fianancial crisis...Malaysia is not immune to this crisis. How selfish these BN politicians are, putting self before the nation.

Anonymous said...

suka_aman you got my vote
NO NAJIB

Anonymous said...

Rocky,


Unfortunately (not to you)...I share Mat Sabu's thought as well.
Based on your recent write-ups.

Compliment or insult...You decide..


JK

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

Never give up in fighting for what is right
Never give in to whatever is wrong in God's sight
Only give out God's love to all those in His light
Only give all deemed worthy of being His salt white

(C)Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 081008
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Wed. 8th Oct. 2008.

2Kali5 said...

This is what Kali has said in Msia Insider :

"....He feels that the support that he has received in the last few days and reports from the ground confirm what he has suspected - that the "groundswell'' against him was manufactured by senior party leaders."

Anonymous said...

Dear dear Pak Lah, so many good intentions, all good intentions; it has all come to nought. It is all quite sad. So many years of effort; fruitless.

Dear dear Pak Lah. He didn't have the strength, he lacked the courage, didn't have the wisdom.

What a waste..........

thebigdipper

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

It's never easy now for me to resign
Without finishing big plans in my design
Haven't you all seen my early warning sign
What you actually get is what I personally assign

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 081008
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Wed. 8th Oct. 2008.

amir said...

Gua patut jadi Eighth-floor boys pasal gua ada Blackberry lama dengan OS baru = Gua pandai.

Mat Sabu said...

Rocky thanks for the explaination, but if you are requested by the Prime Minister to revamp the NST, will you take the offer or shall I say the challenge?

Thanks

ex-anon said...

I still hope AAB defend his post. I don't want people like Najib (Rosmah) or disasterous Anwar be a Malaysian PM. scary!

Anonymous said...

Mr PM has to defend his UMNO post, ironically, in order for a New Government to form, try to read beyond the lines in Kickdefella's "I am No King ... ", maybe, and just maybe, hopefully Mr PM is No King and He is Our Last Pawn.

goofy.

pistolair said...

Rosmah Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia? – Bahagian Satu: Belanja Lumayan, Anak Suami Tak Dilayan

Sebelum rakyat dan ahli-ahli UMNO memberi sokongan kepada Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagai Presiden Parti dan Perdana Menteri negara, wajarlah tingkahlaku dan dosa anak Perdana Menteri kedua Malaysia ini diselidiki sepenuhnya. Tolak ketepi dahulu kebarangkalian pengbabitannya dengan pembunuhan ngeri Altantuya Sharibuu yang mengaibkan kerajaan Malaysia di mata dunia. Imbasan ringkas sejarah busuk Najib dan isterinya Rosmah sudah cukup untuk mengajar kita betapa bahaya parti dan negara jatuh ke tangan gandingan suami-isteri (atau lebih sesuai, ISTERI-suami) ini.

Belum sempat keperitan hati keluarga mangsa-mangsa Helikopter Nuri diubati, kronisme dan nepotisme Najib-Rosmah terserlah dengan penggantian Nuri dengan Eurocopter, meskipun ia merupakan model paling mahal sejauh 25% dan tidak diuji medan perang. Mengapa Najib sewaktu menjadi Menteri Pertahanan sekian lama enggan memeterai perjanjian untuk Sikorsky Blackhawk yang jauh lebih murah dan mempunyai rekod cemerlang di zon-zon perang?

Jawapannya datang dalam bentuk seorang adik bernama Nazim Razak yang muncul berkecimpung dalam isu-isu pertahanan negara sungguhpun merupakan seorang arkitek. Dengan rangkaian luasnya dengan pencipta-pencipta Eurocopter, Nazimlah sebenarnya yang menandatangani perjanjian Eurocopter sekaligus meraih komisen besar sewaktu rakyat Malaysia sibuk memikirkan kos sara hidup yang kian meningkat.

Yang cukup membimbangkan kita, sebenarnya bukan Najib yang berkomplot langsung dengan adiknya Nazim dalam hal Eurocopter ini. Tetapi isterinya Rosmah, yang berkelakuan seperti wanita sihir atau "witch" dalam cerita kanak-kanak Inggeris! Rosmah cukup bijak; wanita durjana ini menghabiskan wang yang diberi Nazim, untuk bersuka ria di London. Siapa tak kenal Rosmah dan perangai borosnya itu di negara perantauan. Dalam satu kes, cukai-tambah-nilai sahaja dilaporkan oleh penguatkuasa di England sebanyak 50, 000 pound (sekitar RM350 000)! Jika cukainya yang tak sampai 20% pun sudah bernilai RM350 ribu bayangkanlah berapa tinggi nilai sebenar perbelanjaannya.

Tak cukup lagi dengan keborosan di kedai-kedai mewah di London, Rosmah juga menghabiskan RM 500 ribu untuk pembedahan plastik dan botox di London tahun lepas. Jika tak percaya, lihat sajalah wajah wanita sihir itu dulu dan sekarang; mustahil cukup tempe di Malaysia ini!

Mungkin sikap Rosmah ini tidaklah memeranjatkan, jika kita lihat sejarahnya yang lampau. Sudahlah mencuri suami orang (Najib pada awalnya berkahwin dengan Tunku Puteri), Rosmah cuba sedaya upaya menghalang Najib untuk menghadiri majlis akad nikah anaknya sewaktu bersama Tunku Puteri, Nizar Najib bersama anak usahawan mahsyur dan bekas Exco Wanita UMNO Malaysia Dato' Maznah Hamid. Kuatnya pengaruh Rosmah ke atas suaminya, Najib hampir-hampir akur dengan saranan Rosmah untuk tidak ke majlis tersebut.

Setakat ini sahaja bahagian satu siri Rosmah Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia. Tiga isu yang dikupas setakat ini:

1) Perjanjian kronisme Eurocopter yang menguntungkan Rosmah
2) Perbelanjaan lumayan Rosmah di London (wang rakyat!!)
3) "Queen Control" hinggakan perkahwinan anak sah Najib pun tidak direstui

Knights Templar said...

Apparently He did Rock ,He Did !
Now lets see siapa makan daging,siapa dapat tulang and siapa minum sup ...

My Raison D'etre said...

Bro,
From IHT. Quoting source.
"A party official says Malaysia's embattled prime minister will step down in March, four years before his term ends." .

Nothing from our online news yet. :)

My Raison D'etre said...

Hi Bro Rocky,

Even as I send the last posting, the news flash came in courtesy of Berita HArian Online.

Abdullah leaving in March..

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Council of elders? Meaning Tun still wants to run the show? What the hell, man! Betui cakap Mat Sabu, hang ni Pak Rocky, betui2 naive lah. Tun memang berwawasan, tapi esok lusa Tun dah tak dak, kita nak resurrect dia ka? Boleh? Dah ketandusan modal/pemikir ka kita?

Council/committee of elders. Hysterically funny. I like the innocent way you sounded so sure and confident. Like it is going to solve all problems within UMNO.

Righ about Mukhriz too. Pot calling the cerek black. Dua kali lima jadi sepuluh. No difference between Khairy Inc and Mukhriz/Mokhzani Inc.

Rocky is TUNSTRUCK, as in "starstruck"!!!

NON ANON

pistolair said...

Rosmah Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia? – Bahagian Satu: Belanja Lumayan, Anak Suami Tak Dilayan

Sebelum rakyat dan ahli-ahli UMNO memberi sokongan kepada Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagai Presiden Parti dan Perdana Menteri negara, wajarlah tingkahlaku dan dosa anak Perdana Menteri kedua Malaysia ini diselidiki sepenuhnya. Tolak ketepi dahulu kebarangkalian pengbabitannya dengan pembunuhan ngeri Altantuya Sharibuu yang mengaibkan kerajaan Malaysia di mata dunia. Imbasan ringkas sejarah busuk Najib dan isterinya Rosmah sudah cukup untuk mengajar kita betapa bahaya parti dan negara jatuh ke tangan gandingan suami-isteri (atau lebih sesuai, ISTERI-suami) ini.

Belum sempat keperitan hati keluarga mangsa-mangsa Helikopter Nuri diubati, kronisme dan nepotisme Najib-Rosmah terserlah dengan penggantian Nuri dengan Eurocopter, meskipun ia merupakan model paling mahal sejauh 25% dan tidak diuji medan perang. Mengapa Najib sewaktu menjadi Menteri Pertahanan sekian lama enggan memeterai perjanjian untuk Sikorsky Blackhawk yang jauh lebih murah dan mempunyai rekod cemerlang di zon-zon perang?

Jawapannya datang dalam bentuk seorang adik bernama Nazim Razak yang muncul berkecimpung dalam isu-isu pertahanan negara sungguhpun merupakan seorang arkitek. Dengan rangkaian luasnya dengan pencipta-pencipta Eurocopter, Nazimlah sebenarnya yang menandatangani perjanjian Eurocopter sekaligus meraih komisen besar sewaktu rakyat Malaysia sibuk memikirkan kos sara hidup yang kian meningkat.

Yang cukup membimbangkan kita, sebenarnya bukan Najib yang berkomplot langsung dengan adiknya Nazim dalam hal Eurocopter ini. Tetapi isterinya Rosmah, yang berkelakuan seperti wanita sihir atau "witch" dalam cerita kanak-kanak Inggeris! Rosmah cukup bijak; wanita durjana ini menghabiskan wang yang diberi Nazim, untuk bersuka ria di London. Siapa tak kenal Rosmah dan perangai borosnya itu di negara perantauan. Dalam satu kes, cukai-tambah-nilai sahaja dilaporkan oleh penguatkuasa di England sebanyak 50, 000 pound (sekitar RM350 000)! Jika cukainya yang tak sampai 20% pun sudah bernilai RM350 ribu bayangkanlah berapa tinggi nilai sebenar perbelanjaannya.

Tak cukup lagi dengan keborosan di kedai-kedai mewah di London, Rosmah juga menghabiskan RM 500 ribu untuk pembedahan plastik dan botox di London tahun lepas. Jika tak percaya, lihat sajalah wajah wanita sihir itu dulu dan sekarang; mustahil cukup tempe di Malaysia ini!

Mungkin sikap Rosmah ini tidaklah memeranjatkan, jika kita lihat sejarahnya yang lampau. Sudahlah mencuri suami orang (Najib pada awalnya berkahwin dengan Tunku Puteri), Rosmah cuba sedaya upaya menghalang Najib untuk menghadiri majlis akad nikah anaknya sewaktu bersama Tunku Puteri, Nizar Najib bersama anak usahawan mahsyur dan bekas Exco Wanita UMNO Malaysia Dato' Maznah Hamid. Kuatnya pengaruh Rosmah ke atas suaminya, Najib hampir-hampir akur dengan saranan Rosmah untuk tidak ke majlis tersebut.

Setakat ini sahaja bahagian satu siri Rosmah Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia. Tiga isu yang dikupas setakat ini:

1) Perjanjian kronisme Eurocopter yang menguntungkan Rosmah
2) Perbelanjaan lumayan Rosmah di London (wang rakyat!!)
3) "Queen Control" hinggakan perkahwinan anak sah Najib pun tidak direstui

Anonymous said...

50% of AAB's action was brought about by you.

Thank you, Rocky for making my day.

- The Last Malay