WE WIN ELECTIONS!!!
BAGAN PINANG witnessed the first sincere and concerted effort by the UMNO machinery, with the local division playing the most crucial role, i.e. staying united as one force working not for money, but for the future of the party and Nation under UMNO/BN, just like in the first three decades of the party. UMNO/BN won with an increase of almost double in majority. Also, it was because of a candidate who is well connected with the people of the area. Congratulations Tan Sri Isa Samad.
This is also the result of proper employment of the resources available in the government not seen since the days of when we were nearly untouchable. If we fail to use the resources properly, then we aim to fail which is rather pathetic considering the opposition has no access to the same.
In recent elections namely in the Permatang Pauh area, we gave poor showings because the UMNO division there was divided. No sincerity came out of the local machinery and UMNO office bearers resulting in the PM’s decision not to field a candidate in the Penanti by-election. Of course another reason is because it is Anwar “country” where he can probably field his gardener and still win. We need to remember that we lost Penang when the then Prime Minister himself was from there.
We can also conclude that we will never win Kelantan back with the current division leaders, former ministers and deputy ministers undermining each other for selfish reasons with UMNO being the last in their list of priorities.
Terengganu UMNO is showing cracks in the ranks because of selfish leaders who should live in Kelantan for a bit to feel how it is like being in the opposition without “Wang Ehsan”. It also reflects on the leadership qualities of the State Liaison Chief who was recently elected as one of the UMNO Vice Presidents who couldn’t even shine if he was born with patent leather, unless with the help of a relative’s influence. I hope the President will revisit his appointment as there is only so much the grassroots can do to hold Terengganu together. An added liability will not help the BN retain the State in the 13th General Elections.
This win in Bagan Pinang is indeed a long awaited boost to UMNO and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time coming into the UMNO General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur next week. I am sure everyone will be in high spirits, all fired up and ready to go anywhere the President points us to.
To my fellow delegates in UMNO, let us unite as one big happy family again for the sake of the Nation, as we know deep down in our hearts, we are the ones who are sincere, willing and able to lead and do justice to the given privilege we are holding in trust for the future generation of Malaysia.
Between the dates of 14th-16th of October 2009, it will be “Party UMNO Di Dahulukan, Perwakilan Di Utamakan!” SELAMAT BERSIDANG AND MAY ALLAH CONTINUE TO BLESS UMNO.