UMNO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - WILL ANYTHING DRASTIC HAPPEN?
The largest political party in Malaysia, UMNO or United Malay National Organisation, which is the leading partner in the Barisan Nasional, which governs the country, is holding its Annual General Assembly from November 13, 2006 to November 17, 2006 at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. About 2,554 delegates from various UMNO divisions in the country are attending this meeting. This meeting is expected to be very crucial for the current President, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is also the Prime Minister of Malaysia, since there are numerous calls for his immediate resignation since he has been deemed incompetent and had mismanaged the country. Corruption, nepotism, cronism and many others are also expected to be a hot topics at the assembly. The greatest matter would be the problem that the current president seem to be facing with former president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. It had been revealed recently that even his second meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir at Tokyo had not resolved their rift between them. But Tun Dr Mahathir would not be attending this meeting since he has been warded for a mild heart attack at the IJN a couple of days ago and had been adviced by his doctors to rest there for further observation and treatment.
The Assembly would commence with a light tone of 'salam-salaman' as usual. There will be grand meals to keep every delegate expremely satisfied and happy. It is predicted that 'may be' this time around, every delegate may be offered a green envelope with a fat 'angpow' to keep them focussing on the agenda decided by the Supreme Council and not to be side-tracked to discuss on matters raised by Tun Dr Mahathir or on any other matter highlighted by the online internet medias. It is common that to shut the delegates rights to do so, they are offered these 'angpows' to shun them from provoking any unhealthy scene. The suspected threats would have been offered projects or concessions linked to the 9th Malaysia Plan. UMNO style politics.
It is public knowledge that the recent incident in Kubang Pasu division where every delegate was offered RM200 angpow to vote out Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from being a delegate. It was further revealed that the whole UMNO Supreme Council had planned this sabotage which if could be proved (obtained the minutes) could make UMNO de-registered for having violated its Constitution and had breached the Societies Act and every member of the Supreme Council will be charged in court which will disqualify every member from holding public office. Since this matter will gravely undermine this largest party which claims to rule the BN and government, the likelyhood of this being discuss will not arise, since without UMNO, the Malay race would be a fall-out community. It will be emphaised that the Malay race has greatly benefited due to the existence of UMNO and the survival of UMNO is paramount. The special rights of the Malays currently enjoyed will be removed if not for UMNO and this would create chaos and will ruin this community. So no one will take this risk. They will forgive their leaders and accept that since 'politics is dirty', it is a way of life although religious wise, it is considered 'haram'.
The position of Khairy Jamaluddin, son-in-law of the president and prime minister, being a hot topic will not suffice. It is expected that Khairy is eyeing for the post of Vice President, left vacant by Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad from Negeri Sembilan, to give room for him to be the future Prime Minister, as indicated by him that he will be at 40. Tun Dr Mahathir had demanded that the president sack Khairy from every position he holds, since it is belived that he is the mastermind for president and prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. It is also learnt that hot money is been circulated among delegates to propose and second this nomination and motion at this Assembly. It may materialise without even with any objections.
As regards to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's incompetency, the delegates may voiced some criticisms but at the same time allow him time to adjust and make good his follies. The remark that he sleeps on his job and does not read any proposal or memorandum will be camouflaged. So these matters will just die off.
Projects like crooked bridge and Johor Economic corridors will be discussed but it will be given the impression that it will benefit the rakyat although we are losing our sovereign to another country. Delegates would be told of the 'benefits', this implementation would create and arise. As regards the crooked bridge, the likelyhood would be the leadership will highlight the chance of a International Court issue that would eventually be of disbenefit to the rakyat will be exposed and the amount of damages the rakyat will have to pay out. So these two great issues will be just forgotten and just swept aside.
The whole meeting would be used to camourflage the benefits the country is going to derive by the implementation of the 9th Malaysia Plan and why the president need to be there to implement them. The talk about removing him or any other sorts will all be just brushed aside due to the 'angpows' offered. So as to speak, all the delegates are going to be bought to shut their gab.
The Assembly will end with offering full confidence to the president and gone are the interest of the rakyat taken into account.