Looking at the current situation and the leadership crisis happening in this country, there is now a general feeling that Malaysians are no longer confident with the leadership in Umno.
We termed it as a leadership crisis because top bosses in Umno were sacked from their jobs just for asking questions and expressing their anxieties.
The justification for the sacking is that criticisms, even to the point of beating tables must be made at the right platform and not in public. But it is ironic indeed to know that the purported speech that caused the sacking was made in an Umno private function – a divisional meeting. The excuse is even more chaotic when the Supreme Council meeting, the most appropriate platform to discuss these concerns was cancelled at the last minute “in order to avoid heated debates”.
Maybe “sweeping everything under the carpet” is Umno’s new de riguer.
We also call it loss of confidence because people who are investigating a crime were also sacked from their jobs and some were arrested for doing their jobs. Furthermore, those heading a parliamentary investigation team were conveniently promoted; resulting in a delay.
Nevermind the fact that a week before the promotion, the former PAC chief said 1MDB probe is much more important and that “he would prefer to stay as the PAC chief and oversee the investigation to its conclusion.“
This blog had criticised and highlighted the problems surrounding 1MDB and allegations of billions of money transfered into the personal bank account of the prime minister.
When we asked for accountability and corrective measures to be taken, the opposite seemed to be taken place.
When we suggested that an acting prime minister should have instructed for an independent investigation, the loyalists deemed it as an attempt to overthrow the government. Maybe Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is from the DAP party because should he stepped is as the acting PM, the Barisan Nasional government will fall.
The hogwash that came after just to defend the indefensible were utterly mindblowing. The last straw was when a couple of bankrupts were used to prop up the argument that all problems surrounding 1MDB and personal bank accounts in Ambank rest heavily on what these bankrupts had to say.
When their credibility were tested, the best they could come out with is to look at the message, not the messenger. Basically, they beg the public not to shoot the disgraced messengers.
But all these time, the government had killed off messengers with such glee and impunity. They attacked Tun Dr Mahathir for raising questions, tried to discredit his past tenureship as the prime minister, they killed off the careers of the deputy prime minister and an umno vice president for raising questions and they tried to arrest whistleblowers, investigators and critics.
The highest levels of hypocrisy have been reached.
When WSJ broke the story that billions were credited into personal bank accounts of the prime minister, most cabinet ministers bent over backwards stating that WSJ had made accusations over something that did not exist. They claimed there were no such accounts and no money were banked in.
Their mission to cover up changed from day to day. First the swift codes were wrong, because no PM would be so stupid to get billions of money in his own accounts. Then they say the allegations were just foreigners’ attempt of political sabotage, and lastly, they claim that political funding is legit because past prime ministers have done the same way; vaguely admitting that WSJ’s allegations could be true.
Of course the legality of the political funding was crushed by a former prime minister in his blog today.
And it was indeed revealed by the MACC that there were billions of money in the prime minister’s personal account. Some even went to great lengths that Umno constitution provides the prime minister to have a trustee account under his name. We are not sure which clause they are talking about; when no other members of the supreme council even knew about the existence of that account. Was the opening and closing of the accounts minuted in the meetings? Obviously not. Otherwise the deputy president wouldn’t have been so shocked to hear about the accounts and the amount of money that went in.
Everyday, the justification made have become more and more ridiculous. Some even say the way the prime minister leads the country is similar to the Prophet.
Recently, an Umno supreme council member just declared that if we attack Najib, then that is akin to attacking all muslims in Malaysia. The absurdity is endless.
We are entertained by it all.
This blog has been criticising Malaysian leaders since its first article. We have stopped blogging for awhile because people without moral compass will never listen to reason and criticisms. They have charted their own doomed course and the direction of this country. There is nothing more to say to save them.
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