Monday, July 28, 2008

Now you know why Umno is losing supports

I was in Melaka on Saturday afternoon. To be exact, I went to Rockybru's kampung, SLN which is much nearer to KJ's constituency of Rembau (mine is 2km further south of SLN).

Responding to a call, I was at the Balai Raya at 3pm where an Umno branch
meeting was about to start. About 100 people attended it (SLN population is just about 300, excluding Rocky), so, it was considered a good attendance.

SLN comes under Masjid Tanah constituency. Datuk Wira Abu Seman is the Member of Parliament. There are 5 state seats, namely Taboh Naning, Ayer Limau, Tanjung Bidara, Kuala Linggi and Lendu. Only 2 state assembleymen were present.

The event itself was very interesting and quite tense. The scent of durian was all over (its durian season in SLN, anyway that provides extra income for the population).

But what I want to highlight here is for Umno President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and the rest of the Supreme Council members, to understand just one thing --- why Umno members are beginning to hate their leaders (not the party).

Read very carefully. I believe Datuk Wira Abu Seman, too, wants to know and he may sue me for libel... BUT I got every proof and tangible evidence. For your info, I am an Umno member too (just that I've forgotten to pay my fees).

The meeting was called to order. Ketua Umno SLN, (call him Din) was challenged by his buddy called Abang.

Throughout the meeting, some odd things took place... like a person named Cikgu Bahaman claimed he received a telephone call from division head, Abu Seman, not to support the contender but to ensure the incumbent's victory.

Is it true? This shouldnt have happened. How could a division head do that? Party elections should be conducted in a very democratic manner and all factions vying for any position should not resort to dirty tactics.

Even the JKKK chairman, known as Jalil (who has held the position for 4 terms, just like Abu Seman as a parliamentarian) sent an SMS to Din's challenger 'jangan kacau SLN...(dont disturb SLN).

Adun for Ayer Limau, Amir, whom I think knows nothing much about SLN, took Din for 'a ride in the kampung on the eve of the branch meeting.... for what purpose? Din wont be in SLN if not through marriage.

Cikgu Bahaman told Abang that ketua wanita SLN, Melah Tahir got 'an order' from Adun Taboh Naning, Latifah, to ensure that the branch head position stays with Din.

This is a small conspiracy, right? How about a division head who only chose candidates of his taste for the last general elections?

Why cant we leave who should head a party branch to the rakyat who really know their own leaders? They know who is best to lead the party. If a small Umno branch like SLN is faced with such conspiracy, what about the rest of branches and divisions in the country?

At the end, I noticed discontentment in almost all attendees, including this poor Kak Timah and Along Mail.

The ssshhh-sssshhhh about putting the blame on Abu Seman, the hatred for local leaders and the show of disgust on the face, reflected how Umno is easily losing its support if the members' domain is being hacked.

And, of course, the best thing they said was 'takyah undi Umno lagi pada pilihanraya akan datang (do not vote for Umno again in the next general elections). Dont you think it is serious enough?

If one branch has responded such, what about others?

What's more? The SLN meeting, I believe, was not conducted accordingly to the party constitution. The present committee was not dissolved and a temporary chairman to service the meeting and election was not appointed.

Umno Disciplinary Committee - you've got a task.

18 comments:

ahli sejati umno, muar said...

BUJAI,
THIS IS VERY, VERY SERIOUS. IF PAK LAH AND HIS TEAM DO NOT REACT TO THIS, UMNO WILL EVENTUALLY GO DOWN THE DRAIN!

I AM AN UMNO MEMBER TOO, AND I ADMIT THINGS LIKE THIS ARE ATTRIBUTING TO WHAT YOU TERMED AS 'UMNO EASILY LOSING SUPPORT'

I SALUTE YOU FOR BEING DARING ENOUGH...

pak tua, selayang said...

bro, you are just a fantastic blogger and writer. i bet umno people, including those at the top, will read this, too.

i dont blame abu seman because i believe almost all division heads do the same thing to protect their interest, notably to prolong their stay at the helm.

i have experienced it, too about a decade ago when i tried to challenge a branch ketua pemuda... almost everybody knew then that money was flowing...

tak sombong, KL said...

alhamdulillah, akhirnya ada yang berani dedahkah perkara semacam ini, yang berlaku dalam umno. saya juga ahli umno dan saya turut undi pembangkang dalam pilihanraya yang lalu. saya buat begitu bukan marahkan umno tetapi bencikan gelagat pemimpin umno setempat yang masih rakus meraih kekayaan sedangkan ramai ahli di kawasannya masih hidup dalam kesukaran.

syabas sdr bujai, semoga paklah dan pemimpin umno lain sedar akan hakikat ini.

bujai said...

friends,
i think its best to bring up this SMALL matter. we believe it has been going on and on and on to the extent that many umno members find it a sickening phenomenon. i took the courage to write about it with the hope that umno will realise the errors and try to overcome it before the party becomes irrelevant...

Anonymous said...

I bet Abu Seman also received instruction from higher up. It goes as high to the top leaders of UMNO.
Quite obvious that UMNO is losing its grassroot supports. The UMNO leaders themselves are the ones destroying the party.
There is great possibility that UMNO will be wiped out from existence in next GE.

gogok, lubok cino said...

abu seman memang dah terlalu lama menjadi ahli parlimen, dah lebih empat penggal.

sudahlah tu... dah kaya dah!

anti-korup, tangkak said...

the umno supreme council must into this very carefully. if steps are not taken to adress such a foul, sooner or later it will bring down the whole organisation.

i dare not say much but admit that this minor thing is the main reason for umno dismal performance in the 12th general elections

kesing, mersing said...

in baru cawangan kecil. bagaimana pula cawangan lain di seluruh negara?

jika ketua bahagian hanya memilih orang yang sesuai untuk pasukannya dan mengetepikan hak ahli lain untuk memilih, nescaya umno akan kecundang dan lenyap suatu hari nanti.

paklah perlu bertindak untuk memantau kegiatan seperti ini.

jika tidak, masa depan umno akan menjadi tidak menentu.... atau adakah paklah tahu mengenai perkara ini dan sebaliknya membiarkannya saja?

daud, pasir mas said...

aku setuju dengan KESING.

rasanya memang pucuk pimpinan tertinggi umno tahu mengenai penyakit sebegini tetapi tidak berbuat sesuatu.

sebabnya - mereka sendiri mengamalkannya!

johar, bruas said...

memang patut umno kalah pada pilihanraya yang lalu.

selagi ahli tidak diberikan kebebasan mutlak untuk memilih pucuk pimpinan cawangan dan bahagian, lebih baik mereka tinggalkan saja parti ni

akob, masjid tanah said...

BUJAI,

KAU PUN KONA ABU SEMAN NI, DIO NI TAK BULEH HARAP. CAKAP JO BOSA, PIPIT KOCIK!

aina, seremban said...

pemimpin umno yang semacam inilah yang merosakkan hubungan pihak atasan dan bawahan.

jika arus buruk ini dibiarkan tanpa sekatan, ahli umno akan berpendapat tidak ada gunanya menjadi ahli sebuah parti yang dipimpin secara diktator!

paklah lah yang kena buka mata luas-luas!

kuih tat, subang said...

bujai,

lu siap la. abu seman nak saman lu!


hehehehehehe!

bujai said...

kuih tat,

kalau dia nak saman, saya terima. apa yang penting ialah bagi saya menyampaikan mesej dengan jelas kepada pucuk kepemimpinan umno. sama ada paklah akan memberi sedikit masa untuk memikir dan menilai perkara ini, itu hak dia sebagai presiden parti.

demang, kepala batas said...

reading your post makes me really angry, not towards the party but towards some umno leaders who deliberately flex their muscle at any branch or division meetings.

i have observed similar irregularities took place at my division's meeting recently.

i do agree with you that this has been going on and on for so many years that it already being treated as 'nothing's wrong with that'.

if this scenario goes unchecked, umno will collapse at the hands of its leaders, not its members.

paya rumput said...

kasi tembak ajelah si kuda tua tu.

dah empat penggal jadi MP, semakin sombong dengan rakyat dalam bahagian dia

alim kucing said...

eh, bro bujai,

bukan ko kak timah dan along mail dalam cerito kau ini akak dan abang kepado rockybru?

kang rocky belasah kau kang!

bulan said...

handal ko bujai..
mamat seman ni nak jumpa masa umah terbuka ari rayo jo
puehlah masjid tanah jem
lagipun suruh la sapo2 lawan dio
dah tuo bekarattt
takpo kito poei rayo umah along mail n kak timah