YOURSAY | Zahid or Najib, either one will be a disaster


14 Jun 2020, 11:27 pm

Updated a year ago


YOURSAY | 'The recycling of incorrigible characters is unthinkable.'

'Zahid or Najib - Malaysia's post-GE15 prime minister'

ScarletPhoenix3581: This roller coaster will have to stop somewhere, it is only logical. Muhyiddin Yassin and his fellow frogs will go down, sooner or later.

Well, he has tasted the prime minister post that he dreamed of. He should be satisfied now; ambition successfully fulfilled before meeting his creator.

Now, back to reality. If a prime minister and deputy prime minister have to come from Umno, the best pair would be Tok Mat (Mohamad Hasan) and Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Tok Mat-Khairy combo has less baggage. However, this is only an option if Muafakat National makes it in GE15.

The reality on the ground is that many people are already losing their jobs and their sources of income.

By being in the current cartel, Umno will have to share the blame for any miscalculation and failure of policy by the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.

This will be reflected badly in their report card before GE15. The majority of Malays will not be so forgiving this time around, as in GE14.

Bobby0: Will Umno take the step to let Zahid and Najib lead in the next election?

They have seen the disastrous position they were put under by both of these leaders. If Umno wants to make an impact in the next election and win more seats, it needs a new generation to lead them. Tok Mat, and maybe even Khairy, would give Umno a breath of fresh air.

When Dr Mahathir Mohamad knew he was not that popular, he handed the reins over to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Abdullah won the next election with a huge majority. But due to inefficiency, he lost the majority support, even after winning another election.

So maybe it’s time for new leaders to bring back the same results at the next election. Umno may win, but to get majority support, you need fresh and maybe untainted leaders. Will Umno take that risk or will they instead let the next generation of leaders lead?

A win is a win, but a majority win will put Umno back in the driving seat.

Fair Play: According to an article published by Malaysiakini, Umno itself is divided into four camps: Najib Abdul Razak, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Hishammuddin Hussein and Tok Mat/Khairy (non-aligned).

It looks like the Tok Mat/Khairy camp might break away and join PKR or Parti Amanah Negara.

At present, the Pakatan Harapan Plus coalition of PKR/DAP/Amanah/Dr M-Bersatu/Warisan appears to be the strongest. If the Harapan Plus coalition stays united, other camps might join forces with them.

As for Bersatu, it is every man for himself. It is likely the breakaway camp of Mahathir will have no choice but to join PKR or Amanah, too. At this stage, it is too early to suggest that PAS or Umno could win GE15.

And, of course, the Azmin Ali camp could prostitute themselves to the highest bidder.

RengitBP: I don’t think Najib or Zahid will continue to be the leaders of Umno. There are factions within it that are trying to move the party to a more centrist position - Tok Mat, Hishammuddin, Khairy.

Umno also realised they have to change their narrative - the extreme 3Rs (race, religion and royalty) are also off-putting to middle-class urban Malays.

Salvage Malaysia: Sad but true with regard to former minister Maszlee Malik’s observations. My take is that Najib still has stronger support within Umno than Zahid.

And if Najib is freed from the court trials, that will be used to show that he’s innocent and he will then make a claim back for the Umno presidency.

Muhyiddin seems to be checkmated at present by Umno. It’s one step forward and two steps back for Bersatu.

Clever Voter: Many welcome the recycling of the waste we produced. But the recycling of incorrigible characters is unthinkable.

More so, those facing obvious cases of corruption. Sadly, the cases of Najib and Zahid are unlikely to be closed fairly. Letting them get away may not mean much to one single voter but it carries severe implications.

The country will continue to have the same issues, problems and the difference is that it gets worse. No one, nonetheless, can predict what can happen. It's an unpredictable world, but we already know how bad many of these are.

The question is, will the electorate be convinced of the need to change?

RegularRakyat: This is what's most likely going to happen:

1. Bersatu will merge with Umno.

2. The short-sighted non-Malay MPs who jumped from PKR to Bersatu are going to be left out to dry for their stupidity since they cannot join Umno; they need to join MCA or MIC but they have no supporters in those parties, so they're going to fade into irrelevance.

3. BN is going to win GE15 in 2023 and we are going to go back to the status quo of the last 60 years.

4. Malaysia will continue its decline as the countries around us progress.

5. We will still be arguing with one another over race and religion, while the corrupt keep stealing our money and making sure that their families are well-prepared for the future outside of Malaysia.

After that, it's just a matter of time before some foreign power takes advantage of the situation and indirectly uses Malaysia for their own gain.

Wawasan_20XY: How can Najib become a prime minister if there is a 50 percent chance that he will be jailed - unless it's clear he will walk out of the court as a free man, with all the money allegedly stolen from us?

In addition, whenever I read news that Najib could become prime minister again, I feel like I have to puke.

Anonymous Who: Zahid or Najib, either one is a disaster. Just thinking about it will shatter me.

Masterplan: Indeed, looking at the photo of these two men makes us sick. What more when thinking of either one becoming the next PM after GE15.

Malaysiakini should also include the words “facing criminal charges” after mentioning their names. This is a fact, isn't it? This will remind the public who is now forgetting about their wrongdoings.

Lamborghini: God forbid either of these men ever become prime minister after GE15. It will be like asking wolves to look after chickens in a chicken coop.

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