CALM. Met a young talk host from a radio station at a media night recently who asked me a question that he'd been asked earlier by a co-host: "If you are limited to just one word to sum up the current situation in Umno, what woud that one word be?"
"Calm", the young man told me before I could even put on my thinking cap, was the word he'd use.
Calm before the storm?
No, calm as in composed.
Look, he said, look at how calm the entire party was in the face of adversary: the split between the president and his deputy, the never-ending attack by the unhappy former PM (Dr M pens "get rid of Najib" opn letter ahead of Umno assembly) and his supporters, including the Opposition, the economic challenges which were about to become even more challenging in 2016, etc.
I told him that, yes, if one were to measure Umno by how the big boss conducts himself, then calm would be an apt word to paint a picture of the party. PM Najib Razak, also the president of Umno, had remained focused and steady throughout the year despite everything that was thrown to him. Najib and his poker face.
POKER. That could be a game to describe Umno. No?
Back to the young man who saw calm in Umno, who was asking me if I'd decided on the one word that would describe Umno.
HOPE, I said.
I'm thinking that if Umno can appeal to more sensible young men and women like my new radio host friend, who is obviously NOT an Umno member, there could be hope for the future of the party yet.
Selamat Bersidang, Umno.
p.s. So, if you have one word to describe Umno today, what would it be? Four letter words like calm and hope are allowed ...
a more precise word will be "denial"
another word ... hypocriteReplyDelete
"Four letter words like calm and hope are allowed ."ReplyDelete
Huhhh??? Allowed or
Now, now, now dato rocks,
the majority of comments in your blog....shall we say anti Najib and pro Tun (some hate him)? But have mutual agenda to get rid Najib?
You a tall guy ain't you when I see you at bsc.
"p.s. So, if you have one word to describe Umno today, what would it be? Four letter words like calm and hope are allowed"
My 4-letter world be "LOST".
It's not the party of our first 3 PMs any more; it's a money-making machine for the select few at the top, and f*** the ordinary Malays.
My longer word would be "BRIBED".
Jibbs could not muster much love at PAU, even from his hand-fed, bloated KBU and carefully screened ass-kissing crowd.
Sya merupakan salah seorang Perwakilan UMNO yang turut serta mendengar Taklimat Tertutup oleh Presiden UMNO iaitu DS Najib Tun Razak pada 8hb Dis 2015 jam 9.00 mlm dalam Dewan PWTC sebentar tadi..Majlis taklimat tertutup terlebih dahulu dimulakan dengan ucapan oleh Dato' Ahmad Maslan selaku ketua penerangan UMNO Malaysia…dlm ucapan DAM beliau meyakinkan para perwakilan sebentar lagi Presiden Parti akan mengupas dan menjelaskan semua isu berbangkit yang menjadi bualan utama rakyat khususnya isu 2.6b dan 1MDB..
MALANGNYA..MALANGNYA..MALANGNYA..ucapan DS Najib lbh kepada menghentam Tun M berbanding menjelaskan isu..paling menarik DS Najib juga menyelar TSMY kerana mengadakan perjumpaan di Kelab Sultan Sulaiman, DS Najib dengan suara lantang berkata " kalau nak berucap ini medannya" ( merujuk PAU sebagai platform dan saluran yg betul utk bersuara) .. agak lucu krn DS Najib tahu yg TSMY tlh dihalang dari menyampaikan ucapan dlm PAU kali ini..NAMUN sesuatu yang menarik ialah ketikamana DS Najib menjelaskan tentang isu 2.6b..jika di amati..hanya 9-10% shj perwakilan bertepuk tangan bersetuju dan menyokong DS Najib dlm isu ini manakala hampir 90% perwakilan tdk bertepuk tangan dan berdiam dgn wajah yang amat keliru..
Begitu juga ketika DS Najib menjelaskan isu 1MDB..majoriti besar perwakilan dlm dewan tersebut hanya diam seolah tidak dpt menerima penjelasan dari DS Najib..apatah lagi DS Najib ada menyebut bahawa rakyat tidak bertanya dan berbincang pun mengenai 1MDB, Tun M saja yang asyik melalak dlm isu 1 MDB..ada kelompok kecik yang menjerit meminta Tun M dan TSMY di pecat manakala ribuan perwakilan yg lain memberi reaksi sebaliknya..ini merupakan petanda jelas bahawa sebenarnya dibenak hati pemimpin2 UMNO diperingkat akar umbi juga tlh hilang keyakinan dgn DS Najib..
Dari raut wajah perwakilan ternyata mereka bimbang dan gusar utk menghadapi PRU 14 jika DS Najib masih mengetuai BN bagi mengemudi bahtera yang bakal hadapi cabaran besar dlm next General Election..esok pasti suasana akan menjadi semakin hangat jika TSMY hadir dlm persidangan..Para Perwakilan mgkin akan meluahkan dan memberi reaksi sebenar apa yang berada dibenak hati mereka..Semoga Allah SWT memelihara parti keramat ini dari terus dipimpin oleh mereka yang tidak bertanggungjawab dan tidak amanah..PAU kali ini mgkin menjadi titik tolak utk UMNO lbh berani membuat perubahan demi kabaikan Agama Bangsa dan Tanah Air.
Condemning Trump and doing as he does:
It looks like some Umno leaders, as well as some of their colleagues in other BN parties, are in serious need of a lesson on how not to expose their hypocrisy.
On one hand, we have leaders from the ruling coalition coming out with guns blazing against US presidential candidate Donald Trump over his remark about barring Muslims from entering the US. On the other hand, we have an Umno event which non-Muslim reporters are not allowed to attend.
hee hee.....here's a four-letter "sound" for Umno members...
Your great leader just said:
“This means Umno has been successful in its struggle and the Bumiputera agenda was no longer just at the national level."
Because he signed the TPPA.
So the perjuangan demi bangsa, agama & negara has gone international because you sold our collective backside to the USA????
Worst logic ever.
Get better speechwriters, Encik Derma.
UMNO = KELAKAR
"Meaning, if Umno were rejected, this country will be ruled by those who are against the Islamic struggle, who reject the Malay and Bumiputera struggle." - Sang Songlap
What, like struggling to explain why you had 2.6 billion in your personal account?
KIH KIH KIH.......
Off with his head!
My Daddy is a Genting crony
I will bet my duit judi haram
On how many times
His head will bounce
When it falls
Off with his head!
SHIT...thats what UMNO nowadays... full of shitty people lead by shitty president... no mOre by the people for the people... CASH IS KINGReplyDelete
Nero was also calm as he fiddles along while Rome burns.ReplyDelete
which umno you talking about bro? umno at the grassroot level or the 191 and MT and najib? for the grassroot i would say pissed. for the other i would say pissing.ReplyDelete
its going belly up anytime soon bro. was the guy that described it as calm, autistic by any chance?
How about SPIN, CRAP.ReplyDelete
Hmmmmm, how about "illogical"?
"Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin should not complain about party tradition being broken, as he broke it first", said vice president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi."
Yalah, that's because YOU all broke tradition FIRST by barring him, geddit?
Lu boloh kaa, Jahid Hamili?
Calm?? Nahhhh...CASH would be more apt.ReplyDelete
I hope its not like Mat Sabu's Gerakan Harapan Baru (New Hope) or the New Pakatan Harapan aka 'Conspiring Hope'. Synonymous with the 'New Hope Evangelical Church', somewhere in the US.
Me, if I have just ONE words to describe Umno, it would be 'lame'.
The President is mired with too much controversies, rendering him a lame-duck.
I would choose the following words:ReplyDelete
thanks rocky for giving us some space.
cliched? boring? predictable? syok sendiri?
yes, the best is syok sendiri.
in the meantime the rakyat bleeds and bleeds
It’s understandable that Najib might want to try his explanation with kinder crowds first, to sort of gain some confidence before he comes clean with the rest of us. We do hope that is the case.
But it is unreasonable to claim that matters of national interest can be discussed only behind closed doors by the members of the ruling party. These are issues that affect all of us, and possibly even our children.
Are we, the people, supposed to just accept that our ministers are happy with the explanation and get on with our lives, thankful for leaders who are able to handle all the difficult stuff? That is a lot to ask of us.
We Malaysians may be easygoing and tolerant, but there is a limit to how much trust we are willing to put in a government that refuses to tell us anything, with the condescending claim that we would not understand.
2:34 pm said:
"which umno you talking about bro? umno at the grassroot level or the 191 and MT and najib? for the grassroot i would say pissed. for the other i would say pissing.
its going belly up anytime soon bro. was the guy that described it as calm, autistic by any chance?"
Grassroots & KBU are on different planets now.
My word for KBU:
Remember the 3 monkeys - speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil?ReplyDelete
That's 1MDB - Mute, Deaf, Blind.
My word is.......
Gani was heading a task force comprising the police, MACC and Bank Negara to investigate alleged corruption and money laundering.
Following the unceremonious removal of Gani Patail, former AGC legal officer, Jessica Gurmeet Kaur, was arrested along with former MACC adviser, Tan Sri Rashpal Singh, and held for a day for questioning in connection with leaks of investigation documents.
Jessica's service with the AGC was also terminated prematurely.
Seven other MACC officers were called in for questioning by the police, including Ahmad Shazalee Abdul Khairi and the anti-graft agency's special operations deputy director, Tan Kang Sai.
Two senior MACC officers were threatened with transfer orders but Putrajaya later backed down due to public pressure.
Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz on August 13 revealed that seven officers were also questioned by police over leaks related to the 1MDB probe.
And action against No. 1 Suspect....
*krik krik krik*
The rakyat's been sabotaged, lah.
C.A.S.H = 4 letters
K.I.N.G = 4 letters
one word... 'SCAM'ReplyDelete
Cool. Tak melatah.ReplyDelete
Kebanyakan komentor dalam post kali ni nampaknya dikuasai rasa benci, dendam kesumat...ReplyDelete
Macam kanak-kanak membesar tanpa kasih sayang....
Berapa % agaknya daripada RBA, Kem M ataupun dilahirkan sememangnya macam tu ?
Tak apelah... Nenek doakan kauorang diberi pencerahan satu hari nanti. Ameen
Mereka bukan benci pasal diupah..tp respond akal waras ats gelagat najib sendiriDelete
Dumb,dumb doom munyi melcun...ReplyDelete
SARKIS... borrowed from the late P Ramlee..ReplyDelete
D.E.A.D!...if Najib is still PM comes PRU14...WallahualamReplyDelete
To be precise........ Cattle class organisation.ReplyDelete
for the president : IMBECILE
for MT : DUMB
for KB : MORON
for putras and putris : STUPID
for member : USELESS
Only four letter word is allowed...crispy clear...only four!!!ReplyDelete
But pitty those oppotoons datuk...they simply cant understood that. No wonder how easy to mislead them...half bake story will do and in the battle of perception they are like a sitting duck!
UMNO : A group of politicians with IS mentality. IS berjihad by killing innocent people to go to heaven. While the malays with half past six mentality join UMNO to be rich by blindly supporting bugis.ReplyDelete
dont understand why najib always get these kind of negative remarks.ReplyDelete
he has been doing his best for the people n country since he became our PM.
please show some respect!!!
Sorry Dato Rocky. Out of topic.ReplyDelete
Today, I still met young people who says Anwar Ibrahim was innocent and they accused the government as evil. I guess those who were too young in 1997, might not know the truth.
Therefore, I would like to do the job that people like Azmi Arshad and those who supported Najib, should do. Tell the truth about Anwar Ibrahim. You cannot be sued for telling the truth, anyway.
Daim was Finance Minister, 1985~1991.
Anwar Ibrahim was Finance Minister, 1991~1998.
The bugger was Dr.M blue-eyed boy. Due to his pious credentials, Dr.M somewhat, brought him into UMNO 1983, from ABIM, to neutralised PAS religious influence amongst the Malays. It was Dr.M biggest success then. PAS became very weak. Infact, UMNO once captured Kelantan.
Dr.M affectionately groomed Anwar to succeed him. Unfortunately, Anwar was alleged to be an adulterer and a ‘kaki-main pungkoq’ guy. This was exposed by Azmin Ali’s (current MB of Selangor) sister, Ummi Hafilda Ali in a letter to Dr.M, 1997. Dr. M dismissed it outright as slander. The letter then reached Karpal Singh and Mat Sabu.
Both of them, then declared in Parliament, 1997: “Kita mempunyai seorang peliwat sebagai TPM”.
Just imagine the shock to Malaysian then.
In-fact, the nickname ‘Al-Juburi’ was coined by Mat Sabu himself, because Anwar portrayed a pious image.
I guess that was why Anwar became very impatient and tried to topple his boss. His deplorable sexual desire was about to hit the fan. (Please bare in mind that ISA was not yet abolished then) That was when Zahid Hamidi, as Anwar’s man, accused Dr.M of cronyism. The next day, Dr.M came out with a list, who got what from the government. (Contracts & APs). Most of them was Anwar’s cronies, of-course.
After being dismissed from UMNO, the bugger was charge in court, 1998, for abused-of-power as DPM and sodomy I. This event seems to strengthen support for PAS and PKR was borne to safe the liwat-guy.
For abused-of-power, (wrongfully instructed the Police to arrest Ummi Hafilda, frightened her to retract that letter and apologised) he was sentenced to 9 years behind bars.
For sodomy I, he was acquitted for technical reason, though the panel of judges did acknowledged that sodomy act did occurred.
Moral of the story:-
Those who supported Pakatan Harapan (Hope?)and Mat Sabu’s PAN, please ask Mat Sabu why he accused Anwar a peliwat in Parliament, 1997. Also ask him why he nicknamed Anwar as Al-Juburi since 1997, yet he haven’t apologised to Anwar. That’s the real truth. That Al-Juburi thing was not from UMNO’s people. If there is ‘amanah’ or trust in Mat Sabu, he would surely, not tell lies.
Betul RD....ramai yg buat2 lupa mkn kepala hotak ikan byk sgtDelete
Dan budak sekarang tgk syiok hisap vape lagi la penoh icu dan menempah u know whatDelete
Mmg org kampong senang d influence. Terpulang kpd penyebar yg nak menyebar berita2 positive or negative mengenai apa2 cerita.Delete
org kampung juga
Alif mim nun wau = sarkasReplyDelete
Alif mim nun wau = sarkasReplyDelete
" you have one word to describe Umno today, what would it be? Four letter words like calm and hope are allowed "......My 4-letter word is "RICH" (atau "KAYA" bole pakai jugak). But only applies for KBU & macai & cium bontot of the KBU.
97% of org Melayu left out. We are "POOR" (4-letter word also)
Hope. Yes, Coalition of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) is our Hope.ReplyDelete
USELESS as in at this moment UMNO stands for Useless Malay National Organization.ReplyDelete
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is unruffled by accusations that he has acquired an autocratic style of political leadership.
“Just a year ago, they said I was too soft. Now they say I am autocratic. They can’t even make up their minds as to what I am,” he said.
You're just desperate.
Got caught with your hand in the cookie jar, now getting your crooks to cover it up.
Outside the Box is fantastic. The video is a spitting image of UMNO and their corrupt ways.ReplyDelete
UMNO has changed from al juburi to cium bontot parti.ReplyDelete
four letter word IS ALLOWED but it is not confined to only four letter word as long as it is ONE WORD.
who is the moron now?
agree 100% with anon 8.27pm
The most popular word to describe UMNO isReplyDelete
We only follow instruction
No question asked
1MDB - Mute, Deaf, Blind.ReplyDelete
Most of the commentators above are from the urbanites which are known to be anti establishment esp the Chinese.They can labelled UMNO as what they like to express their frustration but the facts remain Najib still received the support of his party members and UMNO still the strongest,stable,perform oriented party around compared with other political parties in the country.Good e.g with all negative images and propanganda that UMNO will fared badly in the past 13 GE,yet the Parliament seats won by UMNO alone were as many as the three PR component parties added together.I had the feeling thing will be not much different come next GE esp with the situation the Oppo are facing now and the slowly change of taste of PAS to be BN friendly now ,the scenerio do not look good for the Oppo and the anti estblishment urbanites.So keep on barking and name calling UMNO .ReplyDelete
UMNO = Untuk Mohd Najib Only
Penghisap darah Melayu...phuiiii
Tak payah kita nak pening kepala dok mikir siapaaa penderma Arab ini sebab mereka ada kat situ-situ jugak dari kalangan Jho Low, Riza, Petro Saudi, IPIC tu. Dan rasanya Jho Low jugak salah seorang penderma itu. Bukankah beliau ini seorang ahli perniagaan dan juga philanthropist di kalangan golongan celebrity dunia beliau?
Perniagaan yang depa buat itulah selain nightclubbing and judi bisnes, depa juga main saham dan forex. DSN hanya digunakan untuk pinjam duit Malaysia untuk dilabur dan dileburkan untuk perniagaan depa.
Ada untung yang itulah dimasukkan balik ke akaun peribadi DSN untuk dicuci dan pandai-pandailah DSN nak manfaatkan untuk peribadi atau parti dsbnya.
Berdasakarkan ini, perkataan "4-letter" adalah "DSNK"
(Dato Sri Najib Kantoi)
Scary looking at the responses. Statistic never lies, and doctored data can never overcome natural data. And those who still believe kampung people are easily influenced, you will get a rude shock come 2018. It is wise to acknowledge weaknesses, mistakes or whatever you want to call it, and work sincerely to win back rakyat's heart and mind. Dont you think so Dato?ReplyDelete
Finally the oppotoon has nothing left in them!!!...they can only keep on barking and name calling...which they are really good at...seems like theres nothing much left in their bags of marble...and in the battle of perception...look like umno has won half the battle and it will be won especially right after PAU.ReplyDelete
Spot on anon12.13pm
K.I.M.A.K....(Kroni I Mesti Ada Kontrak)
Even Annie tells it like it is:
"Malays, in particular Umno Malays, are probably the most deviant of all Muslims. Since Ayah Pin is to be arrested for his deviant teachings, then the Umno Malays too should suffer that same fate."
- Raja Petra Kamarudin, November 14, 2005
Bahasa giler dari org giler frustrated dajjal that is rpk sicko..Delete
Ahli MT yang kaki AMPU BODEK patut letak jawatan.
Harapkan pangkat tapi tak buat apa-apa pun untuk rakyat dan parti. Tiada kredibiti lagi.. Dah semacam lembu dicucuk hidung. UMNO jadi lemah kerana puak-puak ni... Penuh dengan skandal, penipuan dan menggunakan kuasa dan kedudukan untuk kepentingan sendiri.
Mereka nak tunggu BN jadi pembangkang, baru nak sedar ke?
well, since you asked.ReplyDelete
its italian. could have been worse.
Perjuangan demi bangsa, negara, dan agama sebenarnya dah lama berakhir dan dah pupus.
Yang tinggal, hanyalah perjuangan demi tembolok, keluarga dan kroni...jadi ketua bahagian sehari dah buat rumah baru, kereta baru, segala gala baru, kemewahan terserlah...selepas pilihan raya dan pemilihan lagilah jelas kemewahan yang sebenar.
Kalo UMNO nak terus relevan, Najib mesti berambus. Selagi Najib berkuasa - UMNO akan terus jadi bahan lawak, dan bahan momokan.
DIsebut sendiri oleh Perwakilan Umno dari Pulau Pinang. Tak boleh nak nafi lagi.
Kicap, toyu, kicap, toyu = Umno
NAJIB NAK MEMERINTAH SAMPAI MATI, KERANA DIA TIDAK BOLEH BERI ORG LAIN MEMERINTAH, WALAUPUN ORANG UMNO SENDIRI.SEBAB KES NYA TERLALU BANYAK...