Lembab hidden hands. Umno Selangor leaders' self-denial h e r e and h e r e in response to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's posting on the need for transformation (Umno Selangor perlu berubah, 5 Nov 2014) proves the very point Dr M was trying to make. Even if they weren't corrupt, Noh Omar and gang are certainly bankrupt of ideas on how to properly deal with such a simple situation. Is it a wonder that BN did so badly in the last general election?
I would have thought that the sensible thing to do was for Noh and gang to seek an appointment with the outspoken Statesman and defend themselves. If Dr M has evidence on corruption in the party in Selangor, wouldn't Noh as the local chief want that information so he can deal with the disease? Why ask Dr M to go to the police? Why so defensive? The old man is your ex president lah ...
And it's not that Dr Mahathir is doing it to maim the party or spite Noh's current boss; on the contrary, he was reflecting on what PM and Umno president Najib Razak had said just a few days earlier (Najib beri teguran keras kepada Umno Selangor, Utusan Malaysia, 1 Nov 2014). The Tun, as a party elder, was merely saying what his party president has probably no heart to say:
To quote Najib:
Kita masih lembaaaaaaab lagi!!!!!!... kenapa tak tambah undi? kenapa tak tambab ahli Umno. Bangkitlah ... bangkitlah!
p.s Honestly, I've never heard Najib sound so tired and exasperated. And he has reason to be: