Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Its my rights to criticise!

A lot of people didnt like my posting on Umno defeat in the Kuala Terengganu by-election, many of whom described me as trying 'to smear our top leaders' name' or 'wanting to create uneasy feeling among party members'.

The 'Pentarama' issue prompted some senior aides to this 'top leaders' to call me for explanation (because they were not there that night) while those who attended the 'fiesta' said I was not supposed to expose it. A few warnings did come, too! Only a handful said it was a good one, that it should be perceived as a wake-up call.

Was I wrong?

As an ordinary member ( I dont know whether I am still one), just like a few million more, we dont deserve to expose any 'wrongdoing', dont we? We deserve no rights whatsoever to tell them by saying 'hey, this is wrong' or 'we cant accept this', huh?

Yes, there are proper channels for grassroot members to voice out their dissatisfaction. However, how efficient are this so called channels? Will complaints reach the utmost level of the party administration?

I dont think so.

Umno is becoming a party of bad detente, an organisation which feeds the greed and personal needs of its office bearers, starting at its branch level. Disgruntled members could not find a way to protest almost every decision passed by the leaders. Those who dare will eventually find themselves on the sideline.

Once you are sidelined, it will the end. Your existence will be forgotten.

Division leaders operates like gangsters, leading their own clans, chosing who he likes as branch heads. Who says branch chiefs are chosen by members? As I am from Melaka, Masjid Tanah division is a good 'rotten' example (I posted something about it in October last year).

That's why each time the party calls for branch and division meetings, many will work hard for it. Money politics will be common. 'My Team' and 'Your Team' will clash like titans as division head normally gets project allocation from the party.

No just that. Whoever heads the division must get full endorsement from higher authorities i.e State Umno Chairman, vice-presidents, youth head or wanita head. If they pull different cards, out you go. Is Kluang division ready to confide?

So, what's wrong if bloggers like me do some 'reportings' on the weblog?

Should I have any complaint, must I go to Paklah or Najib or KJ or Ahmad Rithauddeen or Hisham? Nope! Almost impossible that they will entertain you when relating it to their senior aides even takes a lot of hassle. If their aides decline you, forget about meeting their bosses! You and me are just dirts to their shoes!

That's where I miss the era of Tun Dr Mahathir where almost all complaints, including minor ones,were attended to and given feedbacks. Actions were taken in many cases, too.

So, bloggers. Dont be intimidated. Its your duty to correct the imbalances.

You dont have to wait to be offered RM25 million to shut up. You are not any state assemblyman or lawmaker!

15 comments:

Raison D'etre said...

Saudara,

We've all heard of "Proper channels", don't we?

Often when you do go through the proper channel, your complaints would get what due to it.

The dustbin.

You did right.

pecinta umno said...

bro,
no need to feel intimidated. go on and blush em out... or flush em out.

we need positive thinking and attitude, not those with the intention to multiply their business empire or enlarge their political gain.

go on... we are with you

Anonymous said...

proper channel?

which one?

better opt for the english channel..

anyway, you are right bro

ahli umno 60an said...

mana ada channel atau saluran yang betul ni?

saya dah jelak dengan ni semua. dah berpuluh tahun jadi ahli umno tapi saluran yang betul ni makin jadi saluran tak betul.

adu la apa saja kepada yang sepatutnya mendengar. masuk telinga kiri, keluar telinga kanan. itu pun kalau dia ada telinga.

umno sudah tidak macam dulu, sdr bujai. dulu semua ahli dan pemimpin bersemangat waja, semangat nasionalis dan kukuh ukhwahnya.

umno hari ini sudah memisahkan pemimpin dan ahli akar umbi, mungkin kerana dah terlalu ramai pemimpin dan ahlinya. tetapi ini tidak bermakna semangat terdahulu tidak dapat dicontohi.

saya kesal kerana setelah lebih 50 tahun memimpin negara, kedudukan umno makin lemah dan dipelekehkan.

amat sedih!

DUDA BAIK said...

bro. are they reading your posting? if they do, i dont think they will be perturbed by what u said. they are tooooo BIG to notice their own small errors. all that we can do is for the biggest wake up call... the 13th general elections!

Anonymous said...

COME TO CHANNEL XXX... IT'S THE RIGHT CHANNEL FOR EVERY UMNO MEMBER AND LEADER.

dr idris, tg malim said...

sdr

kita tak perlu lagi guna saluran yang ada.

sebagai bloger, sdr dan rakan2 yang lain berhak memperkatakan apa yang difikirkan perlu untuk mengubah haluan negara dan rakyat.

tidak ada gunanya sebuah parti yang hanya memperjuangkan segelintir ahli dan membiarkan berjuta lagi terpinggir.

kita perlu berkata benar dan berani menegur. kalau orang atasan sanggup terima teguran, ini mampu menyedarkan banyak pihak betapa umno sudah tersesat haluannya.

Anonymous said...

bujai,
mana kau tau pasal pentarama tu? aku baca posting kau pasal tu.

agaknya diorang berpesta untuk menang kot... makan makan, joget joget, nyanyi nyanyi... macam PELESIT!

tapi best gak sebab kau berani hentam diorang.

Non-partisan said...

Bro
Can't agree more. Like you I also miss the great era of TDM.

JomoSama said...

Betul.... it's your right to criticise...but, why only the bad things about some stupid so call pentarama... why not highlighting the million-million projects done by UMNO to the people.. is that consider nothing compare to this tiny pentarama things...
Sometimes...people wish to talked about small mistakes we done rather than the biggest contribution we've given.
Like some old say.. `setitis kesilapan boleh menengelamkan selautan kebaikan...'

DrAFauzi said...

Tahniah dan teruskan usaha saudara. Sebagai seorang ahli, sememangnya saudara mempunyai hak untuk menegur. Baguslah kalau mereka terasa.....siapa makan cili dialah yang rasa pedasnya.

Anonymous said...

Bro,

Aku tumpang simpati kat hang.

Ni! jangan dok berserabut otak nak pikiaq tentang depa, orang putih kata nanti hang dapat 'ulcer' ka apa? Hang panggil dua tiga orang membar pi kedai mamak pekena teh tengok markah lagi best daripada hang dok melayan bodo-bodo tu semua.

budak-kom said...

berkongsi benda yang sama dengan saudara...yang salah tetap salah..mereka masih dalam state of denial...menggali lubang baru tuk menutup lubang yang lama...kata rindu kat tun mereka kata taksub...rindu kepada suara dunia Islam menggegarkan dunia...

kicap lemak said...

laaaa.....

apa yang diorang takutkan kalau kena komen atau cuit sikit?

kalau dah betul buat benda tak betul, apa salahnya kita bedil sikit? bukan nak kasi mati tapi sekadar nak sedarkan diorang daripada mimpi indah sepanjang masa!

teruskan, bro.

Anonymous said...

bujai,

dont just stop there.

its everyone's rights to comment and commend