Sunday, May 30, 2010

Forever in snooze mode, time to wake up...

Our politicians must take heed that the old ways of wooing voters will not work any more in the changing political landscape.

IT has become a ritual for our political leaders to ask their members to wake up after each electoral defeat, but Malaysians wonder if these politicians are still on snooze mode even after making their wake-up calls.

The impression we get is that while Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has taken bold initiatives to win back the lost ground following the March 8 general election, some Barisan Nasional leaders are still refusing to see the changing political landscape.

Some are continuing to cling on to outdated ways, even in states controlled by Pakatan Rakyat where they behave like they are still in power simply because the federal government is under Barisan rule. Worse is that there are still component party leaders who refuse to retire.

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Sharon said...

Good article. You have summed it up succintly how the current voters feel. However, i think this problem has been rather ingrained and it'll take a huge paradigm shift in all levels, all quarters to change their mindsets.
I hope out leaders will lead by good example otherwise in the end it'll not only be the country that loses out but also the next generation.

Anonymous said...

Najib has no power over the UMNO war lords who still control the power in UMNO. People like Mahathir clearly still control the party, and seems still to be the king maker of UMNO. BN still wants to cling to the old ways, and that includes UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerakan and the rest of the BN component parties. They are all beyond reform until they fall out of power. It is only then that real reform can take place in BN. The rakyat must kick them out first.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...


Let us help get rid of all corruption
Before it leads to any nation's complete destruction
By eroding the basic fundamental foundation
Of natural justice and basic human rights in any nation

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 300510
Sun. 30th May 2010.