COMMENT | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has long dreamed of making the Malays great.
He dreamed of towering Malays, blazing forward in the fields of business, industry and all the major professions.
He dreamed of an Umno filled with entrepreneurs and captains of industry. He ended up with an Umno filled with rent-seekers and sycophants.
This was the fate of Umno and Mahathir 1.0. What fate next, for Bersatu and Mahathir 2.0?
Bersatu vice-president and former Elections Commission chairperson Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman seems to believe that the old Umno formula is exactly what Bersatu should move back to:
“In the election, we must win by hook or by crook," he said.
Rashid said although he did not like the idea of using government resources, it had to be done.
"All division chiefs should be given activities so that they can have the opportunity to defend their divisions," he said.
In his speech, Rashid also urged the government to restore the parallel village chief system practised by the previous BN government.
"And our people must occupy these positions," he said...