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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Feeding on people’s fear

By Mohd Ariff Sabri Aziz | FMT

The recent Umno general assembly proved one fact, which is that the party survives ‘by fabricating lies and manufacturing stories'.

Let me ask you this question. How does Umno sustain itself? You get the answer if you analyzed what just went on in the recent Umno general assembly.

Umno gets on by making Malays believe that they are being besieged, attacked, assaulted and victimized. That’s how Umno can survive. How does it do that?

By fabricating lies and manufacturing stories. The Chinese are going to eat you up. The Chinese are going to Christianize you. They are going to wipe out the sultans, ban use of Bahasa Malaysia, and abolish Jawi and so forth.

You feed on people’s irrational fear. You want to maintain stupid and mute people.

Can you sustain whole people like that – turning people into xenophobes? I say this is a recipe for destroying Malays, not cultivating them to become self-confident people.

What kind of political party and government by extension, that keeps its people on a leash and drumming into them a debilitating dependent mindset?

I say this is a party not interested in cultivating people. Let me ask you why the real big issues were not and never discussed?

That’s because Umno fears for its future.

As far as the Malay agenda is concerned, the 62nd Umno meeting was a non-event.

It was not about Malay agenda. It wasn’t a congregation of minds meeting to discuss how the real Malay agenda of uplifting them, their economics, and their future.

It was a congregation fearful of Umno’s future. It was speaking about the Umno agenda.

For those reasons alone we must deny these so called Malay leaders a chance to concentrate power.

If given such power, they shall apply it to the misfortune of the majority of Malays and to the misfortune of this country.

Give us power bellowed, (Umno president) Najib Tun Razak. Why? Because we want to continue with the agenda?

Why wasn’t the agenda, whatever it is, debated in that assembly?

‘Love fest and blood fest’

Give us power, intoned KJ (Khairy Jamaluddin), so that the ‘nikmat’ or tidings we enjoy with having power is kept.

But ‘nikmat’ to do what? To pillage and plunder?

The Umno GA 2011 was an ‘love fest and blood fest’.

This delegate loves Najib. That delegate said more about how Najib is the savior and all that.

The agenda of the meeting was actually to whip delegates into frenzy about how to defend Umno and defend the life as the leaders and Umno warlords have always known.

It’s the life of the leeching aristocrats feeding off the fears and hopes of the silent Malay majority.

It’s a life of living a lie pretending to fight for the interests of the majority and the interests of the nation.

The writer is a former Umno state assemblyman and a FMT columnist

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