There is a rejection of Najib from a substantial number of UMNO members, although this is not openly acknowledged and shown for fear of UMNO's famous reprisals, and Khairy Jamaluddin takes pot shots from a safe distance whilst always giving himself an escape route as even he is afraid of how big the reprisals could mean in UMNO when you say "Boo" to a goose.
|Playing very safe can get seriously burnt|
Sungei Kandis showed the UMNO "Leadership" if there are any real leaders now, how serious the Najib factor is to their party and its strength.
From Johari Abdul Gani's outright criticism of allowing Najib to campaign in Sungei Kandis to Annuar Musa's more forthright criticism referring Najib as "Baggage the party could ill afford to bear", to Khalid Nordin's remarks that it was "Najib on trial and not UMNO" and went on further to say, "it mirrored what UMNO used to be, and still is, to a certain extent".
|Campaigning in Sungei Kandis|
|Very appropriate criticism of UMNO's position with Najib|
|Perceived to be a Najib Puppet|