Thursday, September 19, 2013

The 3rd Man in UMNO Vice Presidency

More than a year before the 2013 May general & states elections I posted a piece predicting Mukhriz Mahathir as the Next MB of Kedah, a useful political step for him to acquire necessary experience in political leadership towards fulfilling his Dad's hopes for him, as a future PM of Malaysia.

I had then written:

... we know UMNO is currently not doing well at federal level so perhaps a managed hiatus in federal politics for Mukhriz may not be ill conceived. [...]

... now no worries because AAB is out and Daddy is again back in vogue as the party darling, so it’s virtually guaranteed Mukhriz will be supported by 101% of any UMNO state constituency in Kedah. He will also, like Dad when he was PM, receive garlands as big as the Garden of Eden wakakaka.

Currently, given SAMM’s outrage and consequentially promised campaign against the current PAS MB, Azizan Abu Bakar, for his treacherous non-party line support of UUCA, and Chinese Kedahans’ dislike for same MB, there is a possibility that PAS may be voted out to an extent it loses majority rule in Kedah – for more, read Another Hasan Ali.

So if UMNO (forget about MCA and Gerakan, but don’t leave out MIC wakakaka) wins back Kedah, Mukhriz Mahathir could well be the next MB of Kedah.

And indeed he is as I forecast.

But MB or not, an UMNO man cannot remain outside the highest echelon of the UMNO party hierarchy (namely president, deputy president and the 3 vice president positions) and still expects to become PM, assuming of course UMNO remains the ruling party or at least, the largest party in the ruling coalition BN.

Thus Mukhriz must become, as a start, a party vice president, from which he can then ascend to become deputy president (and thus deputy PM) before assuming the top party post and by default, the prime minister position.

Currently there are 3 VP positions in UMNO, occupied by Shafie Apdal, Hishamuddin Hussein and the recently-most-belligerent and most ethnically "patriotic" pseudo-pahlawan, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

wow, in military uniform but where was this pseudo-pahlawan when
Chinese & Indian military/police personnel sacrificed their
blood, toil, tears & sweat,
and not forgetting lives for the nation?

And he amply demonstrated he couldn't be loyal to even his
UMNO seniors like respectively Dr Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim.
Perhaps Najib needs to keep an eye (or two, wakakaka) on him

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been an UMNO member who had been treacherous to (respectively) Dr Mahathir when the latter was party president and PM and he (Zahid) was in then-DPM Anwar Ibrahim's camp, and in a subsequent belakang pusing, to his mentor Anwar Ibrahim when Mr Manmanlai was expelled by UMNO whereupon he (Zahid) switched sides and vowed his uttermost allegiance to Dr Mahathir by hopping from the Anwar Ibrahim's camp back to Dr Mahathir's camp, wakakaka.

Oh that fabled Malay loyalty ... wakakaka ...

... for 3 years ago in a post titled Zahid Hamidi slept with an Indian wakakaka, I wrote:

Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi stated in response to a question in Parliament that the low number of Chinese and Indian recruits in the military could be due to the Chinese and Indians [being] 'not patriotic enough'.

Zahid Hamidi, once a very close ally of Anwar Ibrahim and the man who accused Dr Mahathir of corruption and cronyism in an apparent impatient move by the Anwar faction in UMNO to nudge then-PM Dr M out for Anwar’s final ascendancy to the PM’s post, but who has since abandoned his allegiance to Anwar to be allied to Najib, is hardly an appropriate person to talk about patriotism or loyalty. But Zahid is certainly the very model of treachery in UMNO or, if one really wants to be kind to him, a mercenary unprincipled opportunist.

I also made the same observation against the "patriotic" pseudo-pahlawan when defending PAS' Nizar Jamaluddin in a case of privately purchased car licence plates in another post Sedition - what profit that fable ..... in which I penned:

... 'renowned' Malay 'patriot', 'bravest' of the brave, Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has emerged to demand PAS must haul up Nizar over tweets.

The 'renowned superlative patriot' was famous for his only 'combat' experience, when he, as UMNO Youth Chief, was resoundingly trounced by then 74-year old Dr Mahathir in 1998 wakakaka.

That redoubtable wakakaka 'patriot' was Anwar Ibrahim's vanguard to oust Dr M out from the prime-ministership ahead of schedule through allegations of the Old Man's cronyism and nepotism. In June 1998, The New York Times reported in its World Business page:

In what was seen as a jab at Mr. Mahathir's 17-year leadership, the head of UMNO' s youth wing, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had called for an end to cronyism and nepotism during a speech to delegates. 
"Why were big loans to big businessmen approved so easily when small guys had to wait so long to get a loan of 50,000 ringgit?" ($12,500) Mr. Ahmad Zahid asked. 
The prime minister responded the next day by posting hundreds of names of people who have won government projects in recent years, a list which included his accuser, Mr. Ahmad Zahid.

Subsequently, Zahid Hamidi's superior survival skills wakakaka had him confessing that Anwar was the bloke who instructed him to attack Dr M with allegations of cronyism and nepotism.

He finished his confessional with a flamboyant flourish by apologising to Dr M, and acknowledging Dr M's rebuke of him as a father-to-son advice wakakaka - for more read the New Straits Times of 19 June 1999.

Perhaps this may explain why Dr M has never forgive Anwar but now tolerates Zahid Hamidi. Who knows, Zahid Hamidi might well be PM one day wakakaka.

But given his double treachery, firstly against Dr M, and then against his mentor/patron Anwar Ibrahim, is he really qualified to talk on a matter of 'loyalty', particularly on Nizar's alleged faux pas in tweeting on how to better spend a humongous sum of RM520,000?

It would be like the ghost of Hang Jebat chiding Nizar on the same matter wakakaka.

Okay, let's get stuck into the core issue of this post, namely the most important political event in Malaysia, the UMNO election, one far far more important than any general or state elections.

I believe Najib and Muhyiddin are safe in their respective party positions, much as PKR supporters may wish otherwise for Najib wakakaka. It's the VP elections that have now captured observers's rapt attention, especially when they 
may be interesting new candidates for the contest.

Shafie Apdal as the sole UMNO representative from East Malaysia should be safe as a VP - it would not do for UMNO, so much dependent on its 'fixed deposit', to fail an already marginalized East Malaysian from being a party VP.

Hishamuddin is the most hopeless of the 3 current UMNO VPs and solely on that lack of merit should be chucked out, but alas, he is Najib's cousin and I suspect will be retained through covert support by the PM who though reputed notoriously as being weak and beholden to Dr Mahathir, is not without some warlord's power within the party.

Nope, it would not do for party members to upset No 1, no matter how PKR might have been badmouthing and predicting (or wishfully hoping for) Najib's downfall within UMNO.

That brings us to (wakakaka) the remaining current VP, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who's on f* tenterhooks because he knows his rather precarious party position.

And man, hasn't he just been the UMNO VP who bullshittishly said that UMNO candidates intending to run for the vice-presidency should seek Najib's views first - perhaps hoping Najib will continue to support his current party status quo and thus his unchallenged candidature. He wishes!

Lurking in the corner is not only the son of Dr Mahathir but also UMNO strong (and rich) men Isa Samad and Ali Rustam, both of whom were previously deemed by their own party as either too dangerous (to party sectoral interests) or too embarrassing to to the party per se to be made VPs, let alone a DP, for both were 'hindered' by allegations of money politics and barred from contesting the party's highest echelon posts by the party disciplinary board, as if UMNO is innocent of money politics wakakaka.

I suspect both will again be stymied in their party ambitions, more so when Dr Mahathir's boy may now be contesting and expecting to win.

Anyway, back to my fave subject, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - bloke is now like a cacing kena abu because of the likely entry of young Muhkriz Mahathir in the VP contest, unless UMNO changes its party constitution to allow for 4 VPs which I suspect will be unlikely.

Thus we shouldn't be surprised by that pathetic "patriotic" pseudo-pahlawan, Ahmad Zahid, who as Home Minister has been jumping up and down the ultra-ladder in recent times like a kera kena belacan because he knows he could well be the unfortunate VP candidate to fall in Muhkriz's ascendancy.

And of course he would object to Chin Peng's ashes being interred in Sitiawan, wouldn't he?

Mind, some journalists and political observers have predicted Hishamuddin as the person to be ta-ta-ed for young Mukhriz's rise, because like it or not Ahmad Zahid is miles ahead of him in the upstairs department.

But alas for Zahid, in politics especially UMNO party politics, logic and brains alone don't work.

Besides, Mukhriz's ascendancy to the party No 1 will be smoother with only low brow Muhyiddin and Hishamuddin in the way, rather than deviously clever, cunning and crafty Ahmad Zahid, Ali Rustam or Isa Samad.

And I bet his Daddy agrees with my assessment, and will kowtim accordingly so, wakakaka.

Yup, Muhkriz must go for a VP position this year while Daddy is still in his king-making prime. He is a nice boy but without Daddy, he will be like a babe in the woods to those feral creatures just mentioned, and we mustn't forget dynamic KJ too, wakakaka.

He must become at least a VP before Daddy loses his powers, and which has been why Daddy had recently postulated that UMNO must accept 'fresh blood' into its leadership, wakakaka - you can safely bet Dr M didn't have KJ in mind ;-)

Thus the f**king Chinese must do their loyal duty and allow themselves to be bashed for darling Muhkriz by his Daddy so that nice boy or not, he may assume the vital status of a Malay hero, in the same way Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been endeavoring most earnestly for his own party position and survival.

But one important word of caution for Mukhriz: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is renowned like Najib for his political survival and cunning. Consider, he was in the dog house together with Anwar in 1998, yet today he has risen in UMNO to be a mere two hearts' beat from being party No 1 and becoming PM of Malaysia. That's how party-smart and party-cunning he is, and Anwar Ibrahim can eat his heart out over his far more successful once-protege.

But I estimate Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is far far far superior in the department of party-smart & party-cunning than Najib because unlike Najib he doesn't have any pedigree to cling on. So both Mukhriz and Hishamuddin, and indeed even Najib, best watch out, wakakaka.

Nonetheless, as reflective of Mukhriz's likely contesting the VP elections, super tok ampu (of Dr Mahathir), Rais Yatim, right on cue wakakaka stated to Bernama (picked up by TMI) that there is No need for Najib’s permission to contest top party posts.


  1. You appear to be shy to use "I TOLD YOU SO." Don't worry that expression is not copyrighted as yet - even in Manchester. Unless you are in awe of the "sifu"

  2. Why even talk about LOYALTY in the forever churning and hissing rattlesnake pits of UMNO-land of thieves, where basically every man is for himself.

    But if we have no choice but be hapless witnesses to these hissing ulars compete very soon for the much-sought-after front-seats row of the newly humongously-loaded gravy train, then so be thief or more is no different than the other, all intent in screwing the rakyat to the hilt, although it must be admitted that that desperate pseudo-pahlawan is now more hyper "patriotic" and "ketuanan" than ever, given that the King Ular of all Ulars is now pushing vigorously for his botak anak ular to the forefront, in preparation for his Botak-ness to take over the throne. Only then will the Ular King's Family Plan be son to sit on the throne, one son to rack in all the significant projects, yet another son to mop up the remaining second-tier of $$$$$.....what great foresight the Indian Kerala grand-daddy decided to hop over to Malaya, with a humble start of selling kacang putih on his rusty bicycle and maybe now in his grave ( he can't be in the muslim syurga since he died as a non-Muslim ) he must be turning in his grave ( in sheer joy ) to see his offsprings literally controlling a whole country !

    So why talk of LOYALTY as it has not much coinage in the UMNO land.

  3. Gloating ya, my dear KT. We too knew Mukhriz will go for the VP fight. Proxy, clear as day. But he's got nothing to lose. If he loses, he will be co-opted as into the Umno Supreme Council as an appointed member.
    You can see from daddy-Os speeches that son will be in the running. Personally I like him to replace Hishamuddin. But he's too young for VP. And I think Najib will endorse the 3 VPS now. Gotta you know since he and Muhyiddin will win uncontested.
    I feel Isa Samad and Rustam are past their prime. But I like them especially Rustam who is a victim of ungrateful Chinese.Luckily Chinese don't have a say in nominating UMNO party posts. Or else havoc.

    P.S. The county is still standing strong while I am away. And there's a new policy to empower the Malay economy. Finally Najib is rewarding us for voting UMNO candidates, in the GE.

    1. and I'm glad that ALL Malays will benefit, or will they (only UMNO members saja?)?

    2. Dear KT, this is a comment regarding the grading marks for the students of a certain race :

      "My ex-classmate who had just retired told me the passing mark for add math is 9. 9! And 18 for geography and most students opted to drop this subject totally for other subjects. History is now Islamic history. No wonder we are slipping and sliding down into oblivion."

      So it does not matter if the new injection for the Never Ending Policy is RM 300 million or RM 30 billion as far as the bumipootras are concerned......these princes of the soil can't count. So even if the warlords swallow up 90% and leave the crumbs to the teeming Malay masses, they FEEL that they have benefited. They mostly don't pay taxes, they don't have to pay back either school loans or business loans, and whatever crumb handouts they received is considered heaven-sent and since they can't count even if their lives depend on it....that is why they don't feel short changed. Now faham tak why the masses must be kept in the dark as too much of the right proper education will only mean "more men less share" for the thieving warlords.