A reader asked me a question recently;
“If you were asked to point to a place in time, where did it go so wrong for Umno?”
There are several ways to answer this question. Either to go back more than 50 years ago, or 25 years ago, 10 years ago or probably 5 years ago.
Time is relative. Errors in judgment are subjective. They vary greatly depending on the perception of the observer.
Today I would like to share my thoughts on the recent things (8 year period) that went wrong with Umno which had contributed greatly to its current malaise these days.
Below, I am illustrating the reasons why Umno lost its respect and why we should eradicate the source of that problem.
Now, Pak Lah had every opportunity to stem an incident before it turned into a crisis and worsened into a disaster. If Pak Lah had been blinkered or blinded by his undying love towards his family members, then it was up to the Umno Supreme Council to correct what was wrong in the whole scheme of things.
But of course, just because it is an event, doesn’t mean it’s an incident. If it’s an incident, doesn’t mean it’s a crisis. And a crisis will not necessarily mean a disaster. How could each level of these scenarios be mitigated before it gradually deteriorated into a disaster?
By exercising good judgment.
If a group of Supreme Council members could not have a good sense to know what is bad and what is good for the party, then maybe those group of leaders should not BE in that council in the first place. What more, to be the decision makers and providers of strategic direction of the whole nation.
But here’s a conundrum.
Good judgment comes from experience. And where does experience comes from?
From BAD JUDGMENT.
I hope with all the bad judgments made by the Supreme Council members and to a certain extent, the division heads, they now have enough experience to EXERCISE GOOD JUDGMENT.
Just eradicate the source of the problem before it manifest itself into something more ugly and malevolent.