TTF: This is something I’ve spoken about repeatedly (see news item below).
GE14 was won by Pakatan Harapan on a platform of lies. Its leaders – particularly those from the DAP and PPBM – bribed local and foreign media representatives to flood the internet with disinformation and fake news. Their collective mission was to “turn the angel into the devil” by demonising both Najib and his wife. They dished out so many lies that even they began to believe the stuff they were dishing.
Then, there were the advisors.
One or two of Najib’s closest confidantes were so full of it that they ended up building a cocoon around the former premier. So worried were they about earning their keep that they pretended to know more than they truly did. The culture of pretence brought forth an intelligence vacuum that deprived Najib of critical truths. It is the lack of access to these truths that made him believe Barisan was doing better than it really was.
And who’s paying the price for it?
While his confidantes are laughing their way to banks, it is we, the people of good conscience, who suffered most defending Barisan without expecting anything. Rest assured, it is we who will help rebuild the coalition into the force it truly should have been. All we ask is if the leadership breaks free from the shackles of misconception by waking up to some hard realities. If you still believe that the politics of today conforms entirely with Sun Tzu’s “Art of War,” you’re simply flogging a dead horse and may as well call it a day.
It’s an era of digital technology we live in.
The volume of data is exploding, and yet, credible information is hard to find. There is no room for anyone who insists that “an election cannot be won through the social media.” The art of war was rewritten by Pakatan as Najib’s confidantes plugged him into a world of delusion. By the time he awoke, people like Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Clare Rewcastle Brown had long conned voters into thinking that the Prime Minister of Malaysia was a pukka criminal.
And it is not as if Najib wasn’t forewarned (refer links below):
It is just that his confidantes made very little of what I said, thinking that the articles (links above) were dense with exaggeration. Still, posting those links isn’t my way of saying, “Hey guys, I told you so.” On the contrary, it is to allow each and every one of us to reflect on our incompetencies and admit that we had it all wrong. Let’s face it – even I conned myself into thinking that Barisan would emerge a two-thirds victor by whacking Pakatan stupid at the ballot box.
Najib is a good man.
He’s the best Prime Minister the nation has had to date and was simply the victim of political deception. TTF shares responsibility for his predicament and asks only that team Zahid works with people of good conscience. There is no point allotting millions to confidantes who’re only concerned with fat paycheques and not the need to provide good intel. Remember, villains who twirl moustaches are easy to spot, but those who clothe themselves in good deed are always well camouflaged.
The war is far from over.
PEKAN: Barisan Nasional’s (BN) defeat in the 14th General Election(GE14) was due to Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) aggressive campaign in tarnishing the image of BN leaders and spreading misleading information on the country’s economy.
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he was the target of PH who continuously attacked him with slander to create a negative perception among the people.
“I am not upset over our defeat (BN) in GE14 as the people had made their choice and we must adhere to the decision. What makes me sad was that the defeat is due to the smear campaign which aimed at tarnishing the BN leadership … especially my family and me were continuesly attacked with various accusations.
“Besides that they (PH) also made various promises including the moon and stars …. promises that cannot be fullfiled but that is what they (rakyat) wanted to hear and decided to choose them,” he said.
Najib said this in his speech at opening the Pekan Umno branch meetings at the Pekan Umno building here today.
Expressing his sadness over the defeat in GE14, Najib said he accepted that the people have made their choice and continued to practice democracy.
“Some said I will not hand over the power and instead cause trouble. I never had any intention to cause any problem but ensure a smooth transition.
“However when I handed the power smoothly I was instead mistreated and was under immense pressure. Whatever that occurred over the past few days was something unexpected including claims that I stole the people’s money,” he said.
Najib, who is the Pekan member of parliament, described the current government’s action of implementing the rule of law as not being in line with their action towards him and his family members.
“At first they said they were adhering the ‘Rule of Law’… but do you all know what me, my wife and family members had been facing … they checked my house and even took away the baby shoes. Even the marriage gifts were taken …what is the connection between the marriage gifts or baby shoes with 1MDB,” he said.
Najib told those present that the continued attacks against him was merely to weaken Umno.
“When they attacked me as the Prime Minister and Umno leader my brand will weaken … this is a political strategy.
“I took responsibility over Umno’s defeat and decided to step down,” he said.
Also present was deputy Umno division chairman Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Harun; Wanita Umno division chiefDatuk Zalmah Abd Rahman anddivision Umno Youth chief Datuk Shaharuddin Ahmad.
Source: NST Online