28 July 2011
He'll sure remember this song, it was from his time and it was an Elvis Number, "It's now or never" and those 4 words hold a lot of meaning to Mohd. Najib now more then it ever did.
Najib Tun Abdul Razak is going in for a big shock, it may even be the cause of Mahathir Mohammed suffering a severe heart attack, I would not want to speculate more on that score, and to avoid that he -Najib, has to be extra careful in the selection of who stands where, in the next General Elections, not in the component parties but particularly in UMNO as deals have been struck to dump him come the next elections.
This should not come as a shock to many Malaysians, as he was not really the rightful heir to the position of Prime Minister when Badawi was moved aside. For the "RAHMAN" equation to have been settled it had to be someone whose name began with the alphabet "N" but what the entire country forgot is that his name began with a "M" his name is Mohd. Najib.
UMNO insiders close to Najib say Mahahtir was aware of this and as such worried that Badawi who had removed Rafidah Aziz would do the same to Najib and Muhyuddin and replace them with Nazri to remain Prime Minsiter for the long term.
Now as some superstitious UMNO people are talking, because of what has happened they say, the next cycle has begun prematurely, and the new equation is "MAHATHIR" he - Najib, has occupied the "M" prematurely and as such the next PM's name will begin with an "A" and that should mean Anwar Ibrahim they believe..
Some UMNO circles believe that Anwar is the ordained one to become Prime Minister, they say if he does not this nation is doomed, this belief is not only confined to those who have left UMNO but with many who remain there, and they hold firm to the fact that Anwar will be back because that is his destiny, they even go as far as saying that is why the entire "RAHMAN" equation fell apart, it is a curse they say and that is a sign for all the Malays.
Within UMNO there is talk about who should be dumped come the next elections, and overtures have been made by existing members from UMNO to cross over. Najib has actually got a Hobson's choice to deal with, he may have to take all the people aligned with Muhyuddin or face the wrath of Muhyuddin's supporters, if he does that then he has to reckon with his own supporters who do not support Muhyuddin and of course he has the Kuli factor to deal with too, poor Najib.
Going it alone he does not have too much choice, he lacks the ground support Muhyuddin has raked in during Najib's tenure as PM.
Now to add insult to injury both in Sarawak and Sabah there are potential candidates who know that the only way to serve their people is to go with the opposition, they now reside in the BN fold and are awaiting their time.
The opposition have learned their lesson from the last elections and the elections when Semangat and PBS had a coalition so, now they have decided to play it cool and quiet, and whilst Najib goes on his rampage of the opposition = the opposition is on a quiet rampage of the BN themselves in a vote us or vote them it does not make a difference campaign in the Eastern corridor.
Doubtful seats like Sungei Siput have been strengthened for the opposition with the detention of their MP under the EO. Neutrals are moving to the opposition as Najib together with his not so intelligent cousin tries all the wrong things in desperation.
Surprising though the UMNO's intelligence unit that used to garner all the information for their bosses and keep them fully appraised of such situations does not seem to be that intelligent anymore, the people are not giving them the news they once used to acquire so easily. Now it seems they are more preoccupied with finding out what Ambiga is after next and all intelligence is lacking in the handling of the situations that arise.
It could also mean that UMNO intelligence reports are being channeled to others in UMNO and not the Najib camp.
If UMNO was shocked by the results of the last elections the next one is going to be a disaster, a complete disaster.
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