As I listened to the announcement from Malaysia’s l’enfant terrible, my mind wandered back to the very first article I wrote in my adventure as a blogger more than 4 years ago. This was just before the Umno general elections in 2004.
The first paragraph went like this:
I don’t know what’s wrong with the members in the top political party of Malaysia (UMNO) these days. By proposing to elect the Prime Minister’s only son-in-law as the national deputy youth wing leader will definitely begets disaster.
And disaster after disaster is what he have faced since he was elected to be the Deputy Youth Head. The very last paragraph of that article reads:
I don’t know what are the political ploys of the UMNO members but by following the herd in nominating Khairy is not a very good decision. My advice to Khairy is to stay away from the political limelight for the moment in order not to bring further problems in the future or else the opposition and the doomsayers will have a field day.
Wasn’t he the one who called all bloggers as ‘beruk’? Wasn’t he the one paraded himself like a gangster in Ijok by election last year? Wasn’t he the one who was embroiled in several financial scandals? Wasn’t he one of the main factor that caused Barisan Nasional to fare badly in the last general election? Wasn’t he the one who got the support from an unlikely source? Was he not the one who proudly said he is using the protection he receive from his father in law just to pursue his own agenda?
Judging from his bad track record and pompous attitude, how dare he could even offer himself to that post!
Imagine the amount of disaster and difficulties Malaysia had to go through ever since he became one of the top players in Malaysian politics. Remember how difficult it was for the Barisan Nasional members to overcome oppositions’ attacks against his antics in the government? And that was only via his post as Deputy Youth Chief. Imagine the magnitude of catastrophe we might incur when he becomes the Umno Youth Head.
Pakatan Rakyat must be smiling all the way from this announcement of his. For if he becomes the leader of the youth in Umno, Barisan Nasional might really lose in the next general election.
Umno members must nominate his rivals in the chase for the hot seat. If they still insist on repeating the same mistake they made 4 years ago, then they will have an extremely difficult and harrowing time in campaigning for Barisan Nasional. Again!