Umno Needs To Undertake Political Reforms - Muhyiddin
PUTRAJAYA, July 3 (Bernama) -- Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reminded party members to carry out political reforms which is in tandem with the government transformation.
Muhyiddin, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, said that what he could see now was that Umno was not moving fast enough and this was critical in facing the next general election.(seriously, it is an obvious show of 'ketakutan' of the next GE)
Compared to the government transformation, he said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had made radical and extraordinary changes by introducing various initiatives, including the 1Malaysia Concept, Government Transformation Programme and the National Key Result Area (NKRA).( a facade to syphon some cash perhaps)
He said the changes made by the government had regained the public confidence in the government under the leadership of Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN) in developing the country after experiencing the 'political tsunami' in the last general election.
"Umno should have changed, but it was slow. Umno is like an old ship. We are not perceived as moving rapidly, so this is more critical if we are to face the 13th general election which is less than three years from now.
"If we (Umno) do not change, there will be people who will change us. They will take over (our role)," he said when opening the Putrajaya Umno delegates meeting, here Friday night.
Also present was Putrajaya Umno division chief Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
Muhyiddin said Umno had not much time and thus, had to make the changes by understanding the needs and aspirations of the people so that they would continue to support the party.
He said the people's demand had now changed and they wanted to see the willingness of Umno and BN leaders to make changes.
That was why, he said, Umno introduced the Juara Rakyat programme so that party leaders and members could understand and were able to help resolve the people's problems. (funny that they thought by introducing such programme people's mind set could be changed. the leaders should be changed in order to move forward. cut the head and replace with a better one)
Muhyiddin said Umno should be loud and not afraid to uphold the rights of the Malays because the basis of the party struggle was to defend the Malays and Islam in the country. (used to be maybe after the independence. not any longer. it is now a party that struggle for personal financial gains)
"Now, I see non-governmental organisations are more vocal in fighting for the rights of the Malays, when it is Umno's agenda. (exactly, because they can't make more money than corrupted politician and politicians wannabes)
"Why are we seen weak? The Malays are not as great as before. So they (Malays) go to other bodies. This is a mistake," he added. (because the majority are comfortable in what they believe a safe environment now and forever, and of them adapting well to the complacent mode)
He said Umno should continue to fight for the rights of the Malays, but at the same time, not to deprive the rights of other races in the country. (is this another political joke or fishing for vote from another race? truthfully, they, the other race or the component of the ruling Barisan Nasional don't give a shit of what the Malays well being. Why would the Malays need to bother much about the non-Malays? I have met many non-Malays who are so eager to get themselves PR in another country especially the Chinese who would die hard wanna live and die in Australia. So why bother? I never hear any Malaysa who'd wanted to migrate as many as the non-Malays. They -non-Malays- don't bother about the country, except for those who are on the scene, at the top and those influential ones)