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Saturday, 20 September 2008

An Honourable Discharge Nonetheless

Sakmongkol has long advocated an honourable discharge for our commander. The UMNO leadership must understand and apply this concept. Otherwise, people will look at UMNO as wanting in a very crucial department- to act with honour and integrity. Sadly, these are fast depleting under the callous and cavalier UMNO leadership. From the top to the grassroots levels.

Sakmongkol has written about this in some earlier blogs. About the code of honour involving the dismissal of an officer and gentleman.

Yes, we all want Pak Lah to go. But it must be done in a dignified way. The UMNO people must learn from the shameless ways they treated Tun Mahathir. The John Q public or the man on the Clapham omnibus do judge us by our deeds.

The fate of UMNO is unfortunately linked to the leadership of Pak Lah. So when people, including UMNO stalwarts agitate for the exit of Pak Lah, they must know that they are in fact, damning themselves too. Because since 2004, the leaders have implicated themselves in the huge charade of masquerading mediocrity as leadership quality.

During the MKT meeting, Sakmongkol has been told that Pak Lah was about to burst into tears. He was saved from this embarrassment by Tan Sri Dato Seri Pahlawan Anuar Musa. ( phew! That’s a mouthful). Azalina Othman cried like a baby, thus confirming once and all, that there’s a woman hiding underneath that rugged masculinity.

Sakmongkol now realise that Pak Lah’s days are numbered. He is racing against the clock. He must quicken his pace lest he be swallowed by internal pressures and the quickly gaining momentum of Anwar Ibrahim’s bulldozer.

How does Sakmongkol realise that Pak Lah is about to write his own Closing Chapter? ( the title of a book by Lord Denning). When Sakmongkol noticed that his loyal-to-a-fault, the true blue Abdullah loyalist Adnan Yaakob found himself on that day, deficient in trying to defend his boss. When you are no longer defensible by such a person, that means the end is near.

But please don’t besmirch the unwritten code of honour and dignity by a summary execution.

11 comments:

benj 20 September 2008 at 02:42  

Think of the so-called laws of nature : when there is a beginning, there is an ending; leaders come and leaders go, etc etc, but the Party (UMNO) must be made to stay relevant, not being made obsolete, worst still destroyed...Soon as the carrier 'KD UMNO' have managed to weather the current political storm and stay afloat, its captain and all (crew) members shd embark on some serious reflection and soul-searching, the need to go back to basics, perhaps the need for a paradigm shift - uphold party philosophy/struggles and ideals and less of using it as a tool for personal glory/gains and endless self-enrichment (being moderate is best policy). Holders of important posts, for instance, shd be chosen based on ability and professionalism, coupled with a high degree of integrity. It all began with a member's intent upon signing the membership form...a Concerned Member.

Zahar 20 September 2008 at 02:49  

Parting is always such sweet sorrow.

Hopefully the money can make up for the disappointment.

Or maybe we're being unkind. No proof has ever been put forward that any of his family members made any ILLEGAL money while he was PM.

So I would consider it fitnah until the proof is put up by someone.

mekyam,  20 September 2008 at 03:50  

it truly defies logic why pak lah persisted in overstaying his welcome to the point of losing his dignity.

i heard say that it was at the instigation of his son, kamaluddin. it seems this character is a real piece of work. it is his luck to have a brother-in-law so brazenly crass as to draw most of the people's attention/hatred away from himself. apparently most people aren't even aware or questioning kamaluddin's grip on his father, so focussed are they on that ugh! kj.

but surely pak lah was warned by many that it could come to this. other than that, his allowing the bunch of lowbreds in his cabinet to rubbish and trample the dignity of dr m, did he not think it won't come home to roost?

but i agree with you, his detractors would be no better if they do not allow him to preserve some semblance of dignity.

hegel would surely say the way we treat our young, our old and our infirm is also a reflection of our volksgeist, nicht wahr? :D

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 20 September 2008 at 05:13  

woi, mekyam. there you are. i am right. you really are someone who's really well read. i mean, you are also familiar with Hegel's philosophy whom i myself tried to read many years ago, nak act act je. bravo mek yam. was debating with mein other half yesterday. mek yam must be a lawyer or lecturer. i asked? in KB? haha.
auf wiedersehen. haha

Mat Cendana 20 September 2008 at 06:13  

This concept of giving an honourable discharge to Badawi - I'll have to say that you are diplomatic and have the tact.

It's something that I had missed entirely, given my enthusiasm to "just get rid of the guys"(plus Najib too, thank you). YES, this "jaga muka & maruah" must be given due considerations - it's the better way; a win-win situation where everyone (or most) gets something instead of a "winner take all" scenario that I am/was more focused on.

BTW, this post has also given me an idea on how to "expand the honourable discharge" concept for Part 2 at my own site. BUT it will be `nonsensical stuff' as usual, of course. After all, that's the theme of my site:-)

Oh, as to my comments HERE - These are "the real me"; what I SERIOUSLY think and feel.

Mat Cendana 20 September 2008 at 06:15  

@zahar
Pardon my curiosity, but are you the same "zahar" as the one who had contributed to the soc.culture.malaysia Usenet newsgroup some years ago?... maybe six years or more ago?

Mat Cendana 20 September 2008 at 06:25  

Che Ariff,
mekyam is in the US of A.
This Hegel - I've never even heard of him until the both of you mentioned him here; much less had ever read of his works.

Hmm, have to start reading BOOKS again and reduce the time on the Internet.

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 20 September 2008 at 10:42  

dear benj
you have said what every serious umno member wants. a party of serioud, determined and capable leadership. agree with you totally, that after this ravaging storm, umno members must rethink the image and role of the party. it must regain its original mission.

telur dua 20 September 2008 at 23:07  

Was TAR given such dignity back then? Are those in UMNO now more classy? O, sure they are all much richer, but more class? I don't think so. They are brought up on greed.

If anyone is looking for the perfect example of an ingrate, look no further than the person of Mat2 Taib. Pak Lah rescued him from political wilderness with a Senatorship and a Minister's post. In 'gratitude' he stab Pak Lah in the back at the Supreme Council Meeting. Wow! such a good role model. Brutus would be proud.

I'm not saying that Pak Lah should stay though.

Terong 22 September 2008 at 09:56  

Pak Lah akan dikenali oleh rakyat Malaysia sebagai:

Bapa MKJ i.e. Bapa Mentua Khairy Jamaludin.... kahkahkah

Mat Cendana 22 September 2008 at 12:02  

> Tan Sri Dato Seri Pahlawan Anuar Musa

WHERE did Anuar Musa get that "Pahlawan" title?? Does he use all of these at once?

Looks gaudy instead of impressive, and makes the man a caricature when used at the same time.

BTW I may be in Kelantan but I didn't even know that he is a Tan Sri now. Had thought this title is for "a certain breed" - "Captains of Industry" type, diplomats...

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