August 4, 2008
How the UMNOPUTRA Elites Are Fighting Back?
The UMNO Elites will never release their grip on the nation’s wealth and power easily. It will require total commitment from all of us to ensure that their misrule is ended permanently.
With the impending rise of Anwar Ibrahim to the Prime Minister seat in Putrajaya, the UMNOPUTRAs are sweating profusely. They are nervous and loosing and more importantly they are scared. Their once tight-grip on power and the country’s wealth is in serious jeopardy.
In view of this, they are willing to set their individual differences aside. Please note that even from the olden days, feuds between feudal lords among the Malays were frequent and prolonged. The same applies today between the UMNOPUTRAs. But, the circumstances no longer allow for such luxury anymore. They have formed a committee which includes military intelligence and other agencies of government dedicated towards maintaining their continued and desparate hold on power.
They have agreed on three short term but crucial objectives:
a. Destroy Anwar Ibrahim’s credibility and relevance. In short, destroy him completely.
b. Bring PAS into Barisan Nasional and thus resulting in the break up of Pakatan Rakyat
c. Ensuring smooth transition from Pak Lah to Najib for the PM position.
The committee consists of important figures in the government like the IGP, Panglima Angkatan Tentera, Ketua Setiausaha Negara, several senior civil servants, UMNO leaders and many more. In short, every unit and resources of the Federal Government are at their disposal to achieve the objectives I mention above.
Pak Lah was informed of this committee and its objectives, but are not told of their moves and actions. Which means that this committee has a degree of immunity for all the actions they are going to take.
Who Are These UMNOPUTRA’s?
They are a class of people created by the British to ensure the country is ruled in according to the whims and fancies of the British after independence was awarded to this country.
The British recruited them from a number of types of Malays, namely those related to Royalty, Malay civil servants that served under the British and local leaders who were friendly to the British.
When they awarded Independence to Malaysia, the British effectively handed over power to this elite class of the Malays. They, in turn, ensured that British interest was protected and at the same time they consolidated their control of the country’s power structure. That, in part, explains the pro-British policy stance of the Tunku’s administration in the early years of independence.
To find legitimacy in a Constitutional Monarch that practises democracy, the elite required a political platform. UMNO, and later Perikatan (Alliance of UMNO, MCA and MIC) is chosen to be that platform. (amended by Tulang Besi)
In other words, the default political platform for them is UMNO. They formed the core support base of UMNO among the Malays. And through their diabolical and ingenious scheme they were able to subdue the non-Malays of this country as well. This is the Ketuanan Melayu concept with MCA and MIC as willing accomplices.
The Non-UMNOPutra Malays are nothing more than servants to them. When the elites require their help, they will fan the fire of “Malay spirit” among the Malays and these Malays will do whatever they want them to do.
However, as far as wealth and opportunities are concerned, the lion’s share remains with the UMNO elites while the majority of the Malays survives on whatever scraps and crumps they grudgingly decide to throw at us.
In order to subdue and guarantee the support of the Malay masses, they employ Malays in large numbers in the public sector, creating a culture of dependency among the Malays upon their patronage. They also ensured that the Malay masses in the desas remain ignorant as the media and flow of information was manufactured to propagate myths of Ketuanan Melayu.
The “Utusan Melayu” started out as a very critical newspaper to UMNO, but in the 1950’s the newspaper was taken over by force, thus subjecting the Malays to a prolonged period of darkness and ignorance. Ignorant Malay masses will follow the whims of the UMNOPUTRAs at a drop of a hat.
Other Motivations Of The UMNOPUTRA
Apart from the need to monopolize the country’s resources, the other motivation that is driving the UMNO’s relegation to irrelevance was when they decided to band together and place for the first time in Malaysia’s history, those not from the elite lineage were put in a position to chart the future course of the country. We are talking about sons and daughters of farmers, laborers, tailors, in short normal people who will have the power to determine what goes and what does not in the running of this country. The elites will have to live their lives, like other normal people and their special treatment would cease to exist. A new elite, more rapacious than the previous aristocratic British trained one has since emerged.
The scenario is best explained from a dialogue from the movie “Count Monte Cristo” when Edmund Dantes asked Fernon Mondego, the son of Count Mondego, why has he betrayed him. Fernon replied “ [Y]ou are the son of a clerk and I am not supposed to want to be you”. The dialogue sums it up and applies to the current situation in Malaysia. A shift in fortune from these UMNOPUTRA elites to the general masses is an eventuality that must be prevented at ALL COST.
How The Committee Operates
Basically, they operate as they will. And they have full control over every institutional arm and resources of the Federal Government. They will use their individual powers to ensure these 3 main objectives, stated earlier, are achieved.But it seems, their hold on the government is not as strong as it once were. For one thing, government employees are themselves reeling from the effects of high prices, including petrol.Nearly government employees are not spared from the dreaded arms of inflation.
That explains why there were many leaks in their movement. How can one explain a doctor’s confidential report of Saiful was leaked to the public, or the various meetings held between PAS and UMNO leaders came to the knowledge of the masses. They cannot operate as effective as they once could. They too are feeling the fury of the masses.
Race And Religious Issues Are Mere Distractions
These are are used to fan undying and unlimited support of the Malays to them. In addition, the Malay issue is used to create dissensions within the ranks of Pakatan Rakyat. They need to fan the fury of the Malay because each time that has happened, UMNO will reap its benefits.The real issue is corruption and abuse of power. And how the country has is going down the drain because of the UMNOPUTRA greed.
The economy needs to be reformed so it can be dynamic and able to compete at the international level, not to feed the UMNOPUTRAs .
How PAS Was Nearly Won
They used their mole in PAS in the form of Mustafa Ali, a fan of the Malay spirit. On top of that, they awarded Rameli Musa a RM2billion contract. Being Rameli Musa ,a respected figure among PAS leaders and a financier of PAS, he took the bait and some of the PAS leaders fell for his deception. Again, all this would not have happened without the support from the government apparatus. But they never expected Tok Guru Nik Aziz to resist so vehemently. And so their plan failed, at least for now.
Do not kid ourselves. They are fighting back. And they will not cede power and their control over national resources that easily. They will fight tooth and nail and will ensure that their status quo remains intact.
On our side, we should take precautions and never allow ourselves to be fooled by their propaganda, duplicit and deceptions. Also, we must move towards eradicating the corrupt UMNOPUTRAs and ensure our goals are achieved without any hitch.