TTF: Before anything, I’m going to reserve my comments about Dato’ Lokman Noor Adam (see news item far below) simply because I campaigned for his election as UMNO Supreme Council Member a while back.
That having been said, the idea that one UMNO member should come out publicly to demonise another is utterly ridiculous, particularly if that person is himself (or herself) seen publicly advancing his (or her) agenda without due consideration for party protocol.
It becomes even more ridiclous when one considers that the party’s supreme council failed to even convene a meeting to seek an explanation from Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi regarding the corruption charges he’s faced with.
These are very serious charges to begin with, charges that stand to jeopardise UMNO should Zahid choose to remain as party president.
TTF has repeatedly sought Zahid’s resignation on the basis that the UMNO president is absolutely corrupt and a liability the party leadership can do without.
I can assure you that these charges are but the tip of a very large iceberg that is set to collide with the party very, very soon.
I can also assure you that the authorities are not done with Zahid and are bound to charge him further on multiple counts of corruption.
Under the circumstances, it is highly irregular for the UMNO supreme council not to have questioned the party president given that these charges are now of national interest.
On the 3rd of October 2018, I wrote (edited):
The way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if UMNO ends up with only three or four MPs by the end of the month or early next month.
The Barisan Nasional component party is currently being led by Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been publishing several articles that listed reasons why Zahid needed to resign as UMNO president by hook or by crook.
The links to these articles are as follows:
Zahid betrayed former premier Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak by planning even before the 14th general election to depose him.
Then, following the general election, he was given an option by Dr Mahathir Mohamad to either lure some 36 or so MPs into PPBM or spend time in jail once evidence related to his crimes is submitted to the MACC and the police.
Mahathir is in possession of that evidence.
To avoid going to jail, Zahid conned UMNO MPs into thinking that some factions from Pakatan Harapan were willing to join him in his ‘quest’ to set up a unity government.
But his real plan was to drag 36 UMNO MPs to Pakatan Harapan later this month (31st of October 2018) or early next month after ‘announcing’ that the so-called factions “pulled out at the eleventh hour” and were no longer interested in working with UMNO.
Many things have changed since the above was written.
Zahid ended up doing something of an entirely different nature without letting Mahathir know about it.
He told so many lies to the Majlis Kerja Tertinggi (MKT) and the 36 UMNO MPs that he gradually started believing in his own lies.
He convinced himself that the “unity government” idea could be turned to his favour and commenced backdoor negotiations with a group of Sabah and Sarawak MPs.
Some of these MPs took him for a ride by pretending to agree with him but quietly reported to Mahathir’s men what was going on.
Infuriated, the Prime Minister decided to call off the arrangement he had with Zahid and resolved to hold him accountable for his many misdeeds.
But the overly confident Zahid continued to believe that the “unity government” idea would work and result in the collapse of the Pakatan government.
He even convinced the MKT and the UMNO MPs that PAS was a “willing partner” and was ready to work with UMNO towards a unity resolution through the backdoor.
But that was as big a lie as a lie could ever get.
Not even the MKT knew that the Syura Council quietly indicated to PAS president Dato’ Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang that it wanted nothing whatsoever to do with Zahid given his associations with Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Zahid was well aware of the development.
Despite this, he continued to con members of the MKT and the UMNO MPs that the unity idea would work because he knew that a certain “group of people” had the “golden key” to trigger Pakatan Harapan’s collapse.
He knew that the ‘group’ had the means to trigger the collapse at any moment and effect a caretaker government with a certain Tan Sri as interim premier.
Zahid wanted to ensure that he remained UMNO president as long as possible to grant him the authority to negotiate terms of succession related to the caretaker government in the event it happened.
On the 21st of October 2018, I wrote:
Things may have been very different had Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi resigned as UMNO president when I told him to do so.
Because he didn’t, even if I now have my finger on a ‘detonation’ button that could guarantee Pakatan’s downfall, I would never push the button, as a downfall of government would likely result in a caretaker administration that could see a Zahid man being named Prime Minister.
Under the circumstances, I think it’s best we let Dr Mahathir Mohamad complete a full term as Prime Minister and work towards GE15 by seeking a Muslim-led Third Force to replace Barisan Nasional.
Nothing has changed.
Because of Zahid, members of the MKT ended up becoming a bunch of self-centred egotistical freaks who are more absorbed with the quest for power than they are the plight of the Malays.
Thanks to him, UMNO has lost its moral compass and is now a disease that stands to jeopardise my quest to unite the Malay race.
So you see, even if we assume that I did have my finger on a ‘detonation’ button that could have guaranteed Pakatan’s downfall, I would never have pushed that button.
The fact that the MKT is willing to bend rules and publicly demonise anyone seen seeking Zahid’s departure (see news item below) is testimony to the culture of greed that Zahid has further inflicted the already diseased UMNO with.
Many of its members are doing what they’re doing because they’re convinced that Zahid can bring them into government through the backdoor with Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s assistance.
The MKT is afraid that action against the UMNO president would only serve to offend the PKR de facto chief and jeopardise the so-called “unity plan”.
The MKT has grown so corrupt and power-crazed that there doesn’t seem to be any hope left for UMNO or its leadership.
It is for this reason, above all, that as long as there is breath in me, I will do everything in my capacity to ensure that Dr Mahathir Mohamad completes a full term as Prime Minister and will continue working towards the unification of the Malays.
As a matter of fact, I owe Zahid a debt of gratitude for jeopardising plans to collapse the Pakatan government as Islam does forbid one to subvert a legitimately instituted government.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno Supreme Council has been urged to take disciplinary action against Datuk Lokman Noor Adam for challenging party Youth chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki to step down from his position and face him in a re-election for the post.
Umno Youth executive committee member Muhamad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin said Lokman, who is an Umno Supreme Council member, had proven himself to be a liability to the party by issuing such a challenge.
“The way he carries himself as a supreme council member and his use of rude language on social media will not have a positive impact on the party members. Instead, the people will distance themselves from Umno.
“We respect the presidential institution as well as what the Umno Youth chief had to say. Asyraf was merely offering advice to the party president politely,” Muqharabbin said in a statement today.
On Thursday (Oct 25), Asyraf said Umno Youth wanted party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to take leave and rest in order to focus on his ongoing court case.
Asyraf had said the decision was made so that Zahid would not be burdened by other matters facing the party.
In response, Lokman uploaded a 10-minute video on social media challenging Asyraf to step down from his position and face him in a re-election. Lokman had also labelled Asyraf a failed Umno Youth chief.
Muqharabbin said the Umno Youth wing leaders advised Zahid to go on leave as they were deeply concerned about the charges faced by the party president.
“It is illogical to say that Barisan Nasional leaders who face criminal charges should only go on leave if BN was still in power.
“Therefore, I propose that that disciplinary action should be taken against Lokman for his impertinence.”
Source: NST Online