YOURSAY ‘The only thing that PM Najib Abdul Razak is good at is coming up with lots of catchy slogans.'
Najib a weak leader with bad advisers, says Anwar
LittleGiant: PM Najib Razak has kept mum on a host of highly sensitive issues that has affected his reputation over the past several months.
Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim is right in his statement that Najib is surrounded by bad advisers who are either plainly ignorant or completely out of touch with ground sentiment.
Najib has also clearly displayed his lack of firmness to say "no" to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali, and his lack of courage to effectively "checkmate" these two people whose words and actions of late have brought a lot of uneasiness to the racial harmony and religious tolerance in this country.
It is disappointing to have a prime minister who seems contended to only 'entertain' the people, but is whimpy when dealing with issues upfront.
Ex-wfw: After 30 years of Mahathir's doctrines on making Umno the gravy train of the Malays, is it surprising to note that Umno has such a weak leader in Najib Abdul Razak?
And not only Najib, but the whole Malay community has succumbed to his plan of enslaving their minds. This may be the only chance for the Malays to decide if it was worth all the crumbs they had been given.
These include living on handouts from a government where the economy is steadily losing its ability to compete with other Asean countries, having a fourth-rate university education - for that matter, all levels of education - and worst of all, a growing sense of complacency.
This, the more forward-thinking Malays, should be awaken to.
Passing Cloud: It is generally observed that Najib listens too much to his corrupt, sycophantic, right-hand men in BN, government agencies and local governments (particularly, local councils), but ignores the common people whose chronic daily problems - mostly environmental in nature - that have been neglected for umpteen years.
For sure, Najib can't take action against his cronies without jeopardising their support for him, particularly from Umno, but the resultant mounting dissatisfaction on the ground compels the people to swing their votes for Pakatan Rakyat, whom they believe, could offer a better chance of solving their daily problems.
Throwing money here and there is good for the people of course, but as Kelantan MB Nik Aziz Nik Mat counters, "Take what BN gives, but vote for Pakatan" (Ambillah apa BN bagi, tapi undilah Pakatan).
In short, the resultant deep dissatisfaction on the ground - as a result of pervasive corruption and abuse of power by BN cronies - will come full circle in GE13 to slash BN's already slim majority, or perhaps even finish off Najib and BN altogether.
Onyourtoes: Why must there be any doubt on why Umno-BN and their leadership are so dumb today.
Umno-BN is just a gravy train ride passing from fathers to sons, and from cronies to cronies. To attract clever people into Umno-BN, the party must sit on the opposition bench for at least one or two terms.
Right now, they are the ones who do not realise that the coalition is just a group of depraved fortune-seekers using the same old race and religion formulae to gather support.
They don't even know that the times have changed, they can't see the frustration of the people.
Doc: Hmmm... was Anwar implying that PM Najib's chief adviser, Rosmah Mansor, has been giving him bad advice?
Swipenter: Najib is noted to be a weak politician and a fence-sitter all through his political career. If you combine that with bad advisers, you have a disaster in the making.
I believe that Najib is under the control of some Umnoputras because of his fondness for ‘you-know-what'.
His past and present indiscretions are haunting him. Just imagine the consequences if he and Umno-BN are given another term in office.
James Bond 007: Mahathir and other Umno leaders are holding Najib's secrets... so it's not his fault that he cannot fight back.
Starr: Najib asked the question ‘Are you ready for BN?' at the Psy concert three times as scripted. He can't change from the script on the spot. Similarly, most government policies have been scripted.
As for who actually prescribes the government policies, your guesses are as good as mine.
This points to a weak leadership in the Najib administration and as a result, he tends to flip-flop on issues most of the time.
OZ: Actually, I'm guessing that Najib's advisers want him out as well.
Ah Gu, Ah Beh: Anwar, you are right. Penangites are smart and use their heads to vote wisely. They are not easily influenced by handouts, regardless of which side they're on in the political divide.
Blackberry: The only thing that Najib is good at, is coming up with lots of catchy slogans. Whereas, we see Anwar becoming wiser and wiser, and delivering what the people need to hear at this point in time.
AK: Anwar was not a good leader during his Umno days either. Hopefully, now he has real good advisers around him.
Cogito Ergo Sum: Can Anwar and Pakatan do the unthinkable - dislodge BN from Putrajaya convincingly? In the face of the revelations of the Sabah RCI (royal commission of inquiry) and phantoms, is possible to neutralise this poison before GE13?
If you can, then you have more than a fighting chance. If you can't, then the whole nation is in for the worst era of our history as the current regime wreaks havoc for another five years. Expect all neutral news portals to be victimised and its commentators hauled up.
Don't let this catastrophe take place. You have the hopes and dreams of a nation on your shoulders.
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