27 August 2013

Umno Remain United And Strong With No Contests For President And Deputy

The 3 million-odd Umnbo members have somewhat decided to allow party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak and deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to continue leading the party undisturbed. Party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansur told the media that feedbacks from party divisions seemed to point out that there would be no contest for the party number one and number two post.

This means contests are expected for the three vice-president posts and the 25 supreme council posts and that also is expected to come from those who think they can contribute positively to the party well-being. Umno has been the backbone of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) since before Independent when the coalition was called Perikatan, guiding and steering the country to what it is today – a developed and wealthy nation.

Despite challenges politically and facing armed struggle by the communists, Umno was able to unite the people and implement its policies in eradicating poverty and lifting the people’s economic status through education and bridging the wide gap between the urban and rural population.

And Umno has been able to hold the ‘fort’ now Putrajaya when its partners MCA, MIC and other component parties are down and out when the oppositions DAP and NGOs such as Hindraf were able to erode the people’s trust and faith in them. The Malays, despite being split into three political ideologies – Umno, PAS and the latest is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) – Umno is still their best bet in championing thr Malay cause and struggle.

The 13th general election reflected the trust and faith Malays have on Umno and due to this, Umno members have decided to continue supporting Najib and Muhyiddin and do not want the both leaders unseat and ‘disturbed’. The path to achieving the party’s goal in championing the Malay cause is still ‘rocky and full of thorns’ and changing leadership is not the best option or rather is not an option at the present trying times.

With the present challenges to Malay supremacy and Islam’s dignity, Umno and the present leadership is seen by the 3 million-odd members as their best bet to continue the struggle. Of course there are few who may not agree and want changes in the leadership but almost all are united in supporting Najib and Muhyiddin to continue leading and strengthen the party.

As the backbone of the ruling coalition, Umno is to remain strong and solid and the party members know ‘rocking the boat’ will just invite easy prey to the oppositions’ non-stop onslaught and campaign. Thus, those who wanted to see Umno weaken by unwanted and wild contests in the coming October election is frustrated and disappointed.

And still, they will not stop their accusations and onslaught as expected.
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