UMNO GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENDS TODAY - WHAT WAS ACHIEVED?
The UMNO General Assembly will end today and the 'pesta' for the past few days too will come to an abrupt end. Various traders outside the conference hall seem to be having a roaring business with a few free give-aways too.
UMNO General Assembly as far as I see had not achieved anything. It has only created a rift between the other component parties which seem to be brewing. Talks of malay rights, continuing NEP policy, and asking other leaders to shut-up, showing the 'keris' were remarks voiced, rather than talking on useful policies for the nation and how to strengthen the existing racial unity among the various races in our country.
UMNO leaders and delegates fail to address the key issues such as economic, corruption, cronyism, nepotism and so forth. Since each divisional leaders was granted RM 3 Million, they feel that the government had done something great, but fail to realise that it was meant to shut their gabs.
The current rift between the former leader was not addressed and his accusation were never debated. There is a likelyhood that this rift is going to see the collapse of UMNO and will there be another assembly next time is an important question, outsiders seem to ponder. There are issues that affect UMNO as a whole but the delegates had decided to ignore for fear of their selfish attitude.
It was also noted that the free copies of Khairy's Chronicle was distributed to everyone at the assembly hall. Although Khairy clearly describes the articles in the publication as a 'fairy tale', only time will tell.
Another year has past with nothing achieved. This is UMNO style of politics which Malaysia seem to be heading.