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Thursday 6 May 2010

Ketua Pemuda UMNO in Cabinet



The issue of KJ.
KJ won his post as Ketua Pemuda, one year ago. He won it fair and square. Fair and square in UMNO terms that is.
He was found to have transgressed some UMNO election rules. He was given a warning about that.
Who is to blame if that was the kind of punishment he got? The UMNO Disciplinary Committee. All criticisms must therefore be directed at the dispenser of UMNO justice not the recipient of that punishment. Since the Committee forms part and parcel of UMNO, by extension, blame it on UMNO and its entire leadership. Blame it on the head of the disciplinary board who I think, at that time was the DPM. The DPM then was our present PM and therefore, also by extended reasoning he is also partly to blame that KJ got away with a less than desired form of punishment.
The desired form of punishment is one desired by people outside UMNO- the bloggers who may not be UMNO members and those who don't know how UMNO operates and thinks. So their noises can be ignored.
We are fed up of this adoption of sanctimonious and pious attitude when it comes to KJ. If we want to be puritan, then the entire UMNO Supreme council is tainted. The whole bunch of office bearers must be punished and removed.
Since then we have had 10 by elections. At every one of these by elections, the Ketua Pemuda has played a very prominent role galvanizing the votes of the younger generation. People may dispute the role of Ketua Pemuda since in any by elections; the director of operations is always his deputy. That is an arrangement by convention as the deputy president of UMNO is always the director of elections operations. Those noisy bloggers may not know this.
So if we bullshit away the role of the Ketua Pemuda, we must also bullshit away the role and presence of the UMNO president. We may as well say, in the Hulu Selangor by elections recently, it was the DPM who is also the UMNO deputy President who was instrumental in winning the by elections. Acceptable? We don't accept because we know the presence of the UMNO president swayed the preference of fence sitters and contributed to BN's victory. Also many in UMNO don't like the way Muhyidin looks even though that's not his fault.
In all the by elections, the Pemuda has been in the forefront. Its Pentas Pemuda has become a permanent feature and a decisive opinion shaper too. Its members work the ground- house to house making strenuous efforts to win voters. The person responsible for energizing the Pemuda elections machinery and eliciting renewed acceptance of Pemuda UMNO is its ketua Pemuda- Khairy Jamaluddin. He has the smarts and personality to draw the younger generation.
The UMNO president must be mindful of the fact that the deciding elements in future elections are the younger voters. He might as well leverage on his own asset that can galvanize and win over the younger generation votes. He has 2 choices- to elevate and honor the position of Ketua Pemuda or place other bland characters as the voice of the young.
No one wants to listen to Ahmad Maslan for example who likes to regal audience of the circumstances the PM identified him and developed him into what he is today. No one wants to listen to his self worth exposition of how he is blissfully thankful to God for being the chosen one.
No one wants to listen to the son of a former premier who is a very very junior UMNO member after forsaking his earlier membership. Hey- it's only now I realize that Ibrahim Ali isn't the king of Katak- that honor is deservedly reserved for another person. It is a mark of his respect for UMNO when in HUlu Selangor he chose to speak on Ibrahim Ali's platform. UMNO peole dont want to think about this rebuff.
Let's face it- KJ has a charismatic personality, articulate and very smart vs. the other fellow- yes the fellow who lost but made a deputy minister who has a personality matching that of a wooden lamppost.
It's a great anomaly to see the ketua Pemuda of UMNO outside the cabinet or hasn't got any government appointment. The head of Puteri has a post, the ketua wanita MCA, the ketua pemuda MCA have positions. The KP of UMNO- the backbone of UMNO doesn't? All previous KP of UMNO were given positions.
The PM doesn't have to be all things to all people. He doesn't have to please a very junior UMNO member who joined UMNO only in April last year. By the way, has that application to become UMNO member been endorsed?
Like Dato Zahid Hamidi, I urged the PM to induct the UMNO ketua Pemuda into his cabinet. Think of the future.


Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 09:33  

KJ for Minister? KJ worked hard? All this because he is according to you very talented, charismatic, blah blah. Well, so is Anwar, Blair, Hitler, etc etc. Enough said!!

Ariff Sabri 6 May 2010 at 09:37  

anon 9:33
come on dont be shy- write a full article in yr blog and lets see we debate on it.
you want to enough enough lah... i will write anything i like in my blog. why dont you enough come here. the way you phrase that term- sounds like a spurned lover.

d'enricher 6 May 2010 at 09:45  


Semua orang tahu, hak melantik Menteri, Timbalan Menteri dan secara umumnya "Caninet" adalah hak mutlak PM.

Ini kerajaan PM Najib, sepertimana satu ketika dulu, Cabinet Tunku, Tun Razak, Dato Sri Hussein, Dato Sri Dr Mahathir, dato Seri Abdullah, (Masa tu mereka belum dapat gelaran Tun lagi).

Kalau ingat satu ketika apa jadi pada pimpinan 2M (Mahathir-Musa) kan ke haru jadinya. Jadi 22 tahun, pimpinan Dr M.

Sekarang ni, PM Najib, nak lantik siapa ... biar la, kalau berjaya dia yang dapat "glamour", tapi kalau sebaliknya "derita" dia kena tanggung la, saya dah mula kan "COUNTDOWN" to PRU13, tinggal lagi 1039 hari aje lagi.

Sesiapa yang berjaya meyakinkan rakyat Malaysia, akan layak ke Putrajaya.

Ingat ada 222 kerja kosong, tak termasuk DUN dan jawatan-jawatan PM,TPM, Menteri,Timbalan Menteri, MB dan Exco. Speaker pun akan kosong.

Tak lama lagi dah


Zainal A. Kasim 6 May 2010 at 10:17  

Salam Dato'

Ramai yang layak.

Seeloknya yang dilantik bukan sahaja ada kredibiliti serta kelayakan sebagai bakal seorang Menteri, tetapi dalam masa yang sama memberi imej yang baik kepada UMNO dan Barisan Nasional. Sekiranya KJ menepati kelayakan itu, tentu PM tidak ada masalah.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 11:17  

Was the junior UMNO member Mukhriz? I thought it was Mokhzani as Mukhriz never resign from UMNO a year ago. Correct me if I am wrong. But I agree that KJ is a much better man than Mukhriz. It is just that Najib is too scared of the mamak to appoint KJ. He is not his own man. Sorry.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 11:55  

Yes Najib will think about the future. That is why he will not appoint KJ into cabinet.

What a bad article from the start. You cunningly thrown out Pak Lah's role in ensuring KJ did not get disqualified by the Umno Disciplinary Board.

A puppet board controlled by the President at that time.

Dispute this please. Do you think PM at that time will let his son in law be punished and further fell behind into the abyss during a crucial Umno AGM?

Dispute that please. Surprise you did not even mention Pak Lah's protection over his son in law. Please look at this issue holistically.

KJ was found guilty of money politics (his aide gave money to Pemuda reps in Sabah and was caught).

But he can still continue to be a candidate. How is that possible. Pak Lah had a hand in it. Bohong kalau kata takde.

KJ then won because the night before the voting, his aides carpet bombed the hotel rooms with money.

Khir Toyo and Mukhriz's supporters cancel out each other's votes.

KJ won 'fair and square' due to bribery and sheer dumb luck. 304 votes out of 900+ reps gave their votes to him. Less than half of Pemuda electorates.

Yes, he is charismatic indeed! Haha

Casually forgetting his and his father in law's regime will make Najib repeat the same mistake.

Weird that before Hulu Selangor election results were announced, you had damned Umno's election machinery with damning criticisms.

You ridiculed the Pemuda as non effective and inefficient.

Now you said Pentas Pemuda is the best thing that had happenned to Umno since sliced bread.

Please be consistent. KJ must pay for his uncouth actions back in the day when his regime ruled this nation.
A fiasco after fiasco has been revealed and yet Pemuda is silent like a mouse.

Where is that rabble rouser who once arrogantly claimed he loves to use the protection from his father in law to exact the changes that HE WANTED to do in this country?

Think about it. Some people may be overwhelmed with his so called charisma or intelligence. Maybe he does have those qualities. But just maybe, those who think he has it, don't have enough intelligence in the first place.

Precisley why Najib shouldn't appoint KJ to be minsiter? Because he will not want a minsiter with baggage that could erode the strength of his cabinet as PRU13 coming along.

Or else, Najib will have a tough time dousing fire when all the wrongdoings of the previous government will be exposed and shit hits the fan. Time for retribution is getting near.

People will know what a fraud his Ketua Pemuda is and Najib won't have enough time to do damage control.

If rent seeking behaviour be erased through NEM, it must start with his cabinet. With this, KJ must go. And Nazri will go too. He might be made the Chairman of SPAD as his reward for 'loyalty'. Good dog. Woof!

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 12:04  

i was not in hulu selangor, neither am i in umno..but i like the idea of KJ..he has not been 'tainted' by the umno culture as far he has been humble and respectful of everyone, even the former PM and up to a point the one that started it all, Raja Petra..

what he got (shares, power etc) is not what he asks for but given by sure other people in his position (being the SIL of former PM) would have done and accepted the same thing and done the same thing as KJ..he wasnt in government, so it is his right to accept what is given to him..but when he joined government, he gave up all those that he recieved when he joined active politics..

i believe there are a lot of jealousy on all fronts against a young man, who achieved a lot in a short frame of time..

btw, i am not KJ or a woman who loves KJ, if anyone is wondering..just someone on the outside looking in through a glass window

Quiet Despair,  6 May 2010 at 12:11  

As usual, well-thought arguments.
We have smart cards, smart phones, smart tunnel. But do we have smart people in the cabinet?
Or rather we do have smart one like Khairy but is unnecessarily punished.
I love the words pious, sanctimonious and pristine which Sak used. If that is the critieria for cabinet members. 85 per cent are not fit to be there.
Puhleeze. This double-standard is only for KJ. You can never have pure as the driven snow politician the world over.
Some may not like KJ, but give the devil his due. Do you want to punish him for being Nori's hubby? Must the sin of Dollah be revisited on the son-in-law?
KJ has been working hard behind the scenes. During the Allah issue, he garnered all the KPs including from the opposition to come out with a joint statement condemning the attack on mosques and churches.
During the Hulu Selangor by-election, he went house-to-house and was hands-on with the mak-ciks at their kitchens. He was such a natural with the folks there that the mak-ciks were remarking on what a fine, well-brought up young man he is.
KJ was also the first to offer consolation to Aminulrashid's family. Hishamuddin only came out with an official statement yesterday.
DS Najib, it's time to rectify the anomaly. It's absurd that Razali, the deputy KP is a deputy minister but his boss is not. Being by-passed by all the component parties KPs and Puteri leader is very hurtful to KJ.
You said Malaysia is big for everyone to have a place.
Your cabinet is already bloated. So what's one more to accomodate KJ.
Tun M, much as we adore you, please stop attacking KJ.
You look small and unbecoming as a statesman to have vengeance against KJ who can be your grandson.
Mukhriz, i dedicate the song I Am Leaning On A Lamp-post by Herman Hermits as a listening pleasure.
P.S. Sdra Sak, Mukhriz did not quit together with hus mium and dad. It was his brother. Remember, then he was contestuing against Khairy for the KP. He will forfeit the chance if he quit. In that way he's smart.

Wenger J Khairy 6 May 2010 at 12:23  

What a wonderful article Dato'.

The advantages of having a youthful figure in the Cabinet is just so much much greater than all these personal insults and trial by media conducted by the "particular individual".

I'll list it down

#0) Whose the boss
The PM is on about transformation yet in all aspects the Government has slid in terms of reaching any goal. By hiring KJ as a Cabinet Member, the PM shows he is serious about transformation and he alone calls the shots, and is not predicated on the influence of an ex-PM and his narrow minded supporters

#1) World has changed dramatically over the last 20 years but Government Ministers are still stuck in the 1980s mode.
We need a leader who "gets it". Who understands what works now and what does not work anymore. KJ is definitely that person

#2) Demographics
Who are the prominent youth leaders in the Opposition - Nurul Izzah, Lim Guan Eng, Cikgu Bard and so on. These people have a rock star following amongst different segments of the society. Who are the youth leaders in BN apart from KJ?


These guys only appeal to the hardcore Perkasa bloggers. So we need a person who can be an icon to the many youths and to show that the Government is serious about issues such as young families, jobs, security and social justice. This market is completely handed over to the Opposition, and the Government is increasingly dependent on the Saluran 1 and 2 to win the votes

3) Broaden appeal to the "intelligentsia".

The "intelligentsia" group in this country is very small but their influence is very strong. Previously this will be the educated upper class but right now its the opinionated middle class - the bloggers, the twitteres and the facebookers. These guys need to be relatively intelligent to hold an audience and currently no single BN leader has any appeal to them with the exception of KJ.
We can exclude gutter blogs from this list. They are there for amusement. Everybody knows that. Check out the Alexa stats on their readership and the likes of the Parpukaris, the RBF, the GAPs and the Unspinners attract the primary school education profile.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 12:24  

Is this a joke? Is this article for real?

Quantum Metal Consultant 6 May 2010 at 12:51  

Dato, kita sama tapi tak serupa, walaupun seakan senada dan seirama.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 13:12  

Najib : Tun, I mau kasi KJ masuk kabinet i ...

Tun : Over my dead body !!!

Najib to KJ : Sorry boy.. you have to wait a 'little bit longer' know what i mean rite .

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 13:48  

But Dato, the number of UMNO members who are anti-KJ far outnumbered his supporters. Just take the result of non-KJ voters from last UMNO's election,if we are to add the number of votes of Mukhriz and Khir T, it seems clear the majority is against him.

So for DSN to appoint him to ministerial post at this time is suicidal. Remember we don't want a rebellious UMNO who can jeopardize the recovery resuscitated by DSN.

I think DSN should just shun out UMNO youth altogether especially Mukhriz.

Ariff Sabri 6 May 2010 at 14:01  

anon 11:17
the junior member is Tun M. h ejoined only last April. i wrote the some on a former PM who is a junior member of UMNO. i meant Dr Mahathir- thats why i asked has his application been accepted?

anon.woof at 11:55
i shall write a fuller article on that. have yr 5 minute fame.

Ariff Sabri 6 May 2010 at 14:08  

there were 3 contestants for the KP post last time. who taught you people, that in order to prove the winner doesn't have the support all you need do is to combine the number of votes obtained by the ther two losers? in that case, if you combined the votes of Khir T and KJ, would MUkhriz win? no ...
votes are mutually exclusive. those who supported KT did not support MM and KJ. that simple. its not that in order to make MUkriz win, you transfer KT's vote to him. for all you know, the tempe brethren who voted KT would have preferred to vote KJ instead of MM. the fact was in the 3 cornered fight KJ won- period.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 14:08  

KJ has too much bagage . . .

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 14:22  

AK47, If you think Muhyuddin's appearance is an issue then how do you deal with KJ? The budak hitam sticker is not just his complexion. Mata sepek bro. Looks unclean with his little porno star type goatee. Not exactly John Wayne. For such a young guy, he has been involved in too many shady deals - ECM Libra, Air Asia, the money politics issue in UMNO and banyak lagi. Unfortunately his father in law was Dollah Badawi. That is a great handicap bro, not a plus point. What is his net worth now?

OK lets ignore that and look at the bright side. What are his achievements? What is his program for the country? What is his grand plan for the economy? For the Malays?

Using more creative methods to take 10% off every Govt project is not exactly innovative bro. And please dont think of eliminating anyone to get your objective.

Ariff Sabri 6 May 2010 at 14:41  

anon 14:22
expected these to come up. then show me those pure ones in UMNO bro /beb. ecm libra ke, air asia different from kencana, no different from getting PNSL, no different from getting tiuo supply drapery, marbles to KLCC, fixtures and fittings at Putrajaya. no different from supplying optic cables.
would they get all these if their names were berbin different?
they are a bunch of pirates whose position is exactly that fought by Ibrahim Ali.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 15:24  

Good article Dato but from the comments can you see a pattern emerging that shows, you should not have a brain to be in umno.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 15:48  

looks like hell hath no fury for a 'fairy' tongkol scorned. dont waste our time la harping on TDM and his family. apa yg u takut sangat dengan depa ni? kan TDM dah tak ada power. hang kata KJ ketua pemuda paling baguih. melalak lah u sampai esok pagi.hakikatnya KJ hang tu adalah bekas menantu. zaman dia dah habih, kesian nor!kalau najib nak beri layanan kat depa and tak layan idola hang maka menangis sampai berdarah pun tak guna. walau cam mana baguih pun jejaka idaman u kalau PM tak mau dia, sorry la. Ciao!

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 15:52  


Sewaktu KJ didapati bersalah dlm siasatan 'Politik Wang', nampak ahli2 panel memang sengaja tidak menghalang KJ bertanding. Harapan/anggapan mereka KJ akan sedar dan akan tarik diri. Harapan/anggapan mereka perwakilan tidak akan mengundi pesalah politik wang.

Tiba hari perasmian perhimpunan Wanita, Puteri & Pemuda, perkataan/mesej yang kerap disebut dlm ucapan Najib adalah 'Berani', 'Berubah' & 'Mantap' . Jelas Najib lebih mengharapkan Mukhriz atau Khir Toyo. Najib tidak mengharapkan KJ.

Pada hari terakhir perhimpunan, bergema dlm dewan, KJ di 'Boo'. Di luar dewan pun bergema sorakan 'KJ Rasuah'.

Kalau tak silap, sewaktu KJ menang tanpa bertanding jawatan Timbalan KP, KJ juga di'Boo'.

Berdasarkan sedikit kronologi diatas, rasanya mustahil Najib lupa dan mustahil KJ akan dipilih dlm masa terdekat, kecuali KJ berubah, sedar & faham.

Tindakan KJ harus nampak selari dgn tindakan yg sedang dilakukan Najib. KJ perlu banyak bersabar & ikhlas.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 15:55  

As long as Tun Mahathir is around, the notion of KJ in Cabinet is still a long shot.

Apparently KJ is being kept in the back burner, awaiting the right time.

Ariff Sabri 6 May 2010 at 16:07  


awat hang pulak takui sangat kat KJ- budak lagi. hang sebut pasal TDM apa hal..dia baru sat join UMNO tahun lalu . that makes him a junior UMNO member.
takpalah- as long as dunia tahu kj anytime baguih dari idola hang...

Quiet Despair,  6 May 2010 at 16:18  

PH Chin

That is what everyone is thinking. But Najib is his own man. He is a shrewd and tested politiician.
Sure he can circumvent this irritant. He must stop pandering to Tun M's demand.
What if Tun M lives to be 100?
Must Najib wait 20 years to stamp his mark.
Time for Najib to put his foot down.
I always feel Tun M has partly contributed to BN's dismal performance in 2008.
We do not want a repeat peformance in 2012.
Acually BN has more to fear from Tun M rather than the opposition.
Why is it that US has four living presidents and none of them interfere in Obama's administration?
Same goes to Britain where Thatcher, Majors, Blair are still alive and kicking.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 16:43  

KJ is way too smart for the rest.You put him in then u are done for.Remember the last time around when father in-law was in office? masa tu pun dah bikin foul dalam ECM-libra issue
Just imagine giving him the power and authority.

Quiet Despair,  6 May 2010 at 16:48  

Anon 15.48

You and orang-orang yang sewaktu dengan anda melihat KJ dari segi persepsi. Itulah masalah KJ yang sebenarnya. Perception. And wrong one at that.
Tabik-tabik cakap, kita orang Melayu ini, banyak PHD. Tak boleh tengok orang lebih pandai, lebih berpelajaran, lulusan Oxford. Terus dianggap bongkak.
Timbul pula gerombolan nak menumbangkan Dollah. Yang bencikannya swipe sekalilah menantunya. Ini bukan lagi pukul anak, sindir menantu. Ini kes hentam terus menantu.
I fikir kalau makcik kat Hulu Selangor boleh tertawan dengan KJ, kenapa tidak kita. I bangga kalau KJ tu anak I.
Tapi tabiat kita ni, kita suka memilih orang lebih kureng. Jadi taklah nampak kia bodoh daripadanya.
Saudara, zaman kita dah berlalu. Negara perlu orang macam KJ yang boleh inter-act dan sekepala dengan orang muda. As it is now our young, with their idealisms, are not interested in Umno.
Why? Because they feel Umno is a jaded party, not attuned to the times.
If Pakatan ada Puteri Reformasi Nurul Izzah, kenapa kita tak boleh ada Puteri Transformasi Khairy.
Beri can kat dia menunjukkan mantlenya dalam kabinet.
Later we judged him.
I know I will be receiving flaks from entrenched KJ haters.

P.S.. Sdra Sak. Permisi ya. Macam blog I pulak.Thanks.

Bleacher,  6 May 2010 at 17:21  


You open support of KJ for cabinet post is unprecedented as oppose to normal back room lobbying. You must have thought deep on pros and cons before writing. You most certainly knew this could back fire KJ chances and surely awakened his opponents to intensify their lobbying against his appointment. Marvel why you still decided to do it?

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 17:22  

A successful politician gains popularity when he talks on behalf of the majority. That's what Tun Dr M and Anwar did - now and then.

They talk spot on. It's about the people, it's about the feeling, it's about them. Then only, they will have their support. Of course, what you do afterward is a different thing.

From what I see, KJ probably have the brains and young blood, but he certainly do not know how to blend with the majority. That spells trouble even if you have the best intention.

In my case I am young, but I can't relate to him - at all for now.

So, KJ supporters, you will have another 1000+ days to help KJ to gain his popularity.

Stop blaming old horses like Tun Dr M when KJ is the one who should manage him. Take Najib as an example.

As long as the old horses are relevant to public's eye, you have to work with them or at least seems to.

I know you Oxfords' know what strategic means. If you cannot defeat them, be friend to them.

Haiya, ini pun nak kena ajar ke?

So, if Najib is upgrading KJ, this is the only thing he should look at. Can KJ brings more popular votes? If the answer is no and Najib still insist, I hope he have a better plan. I really hope.

That's why not all political graduates becomes a politician. They have all the knowledge, but to survive in real politics, it certainly need more than that.

Fi-sha 6 May 2010 at 18:27  


Dear Dato'

Yang Berkhidmat KJ is definitely charismatic, articulate, smart and has that poster-boy image but has he use them in productive ways to this country? Jauh panggang dari api considering he is after all KETUA PEMUDA UMNO.

Unlike DZI who has been been open about his past and has since repented, YB KJ has yet to achieve that level of maturity to earn respect and support from people. His capitalistic past is too shady to ignore and I am not sure people, even UMNO people, would trust their future in his hands.

Popularity in Malaysia is so vain Dato' but if YB KJ could couple his popularity to real values of humanity then people could accept his leadership genuinity - inside or outside UMNO. Otherwise, people would leave wondering why they shook his hands in the first.

I call upon YB KJ to prove us all wrong.

sniper,  6 May 2010 at 19:39  


1. KJ's KP Umno post was won after 6 hours of recounting - longer than the Hulu Selangor PRK with 60,000 voters.

2. KJ "was" in the cabinet during Dollah's time as PM and their failure to lead Malaysia was proven during the 2008 PRU when the voters/public have clearly told BN that Dollah/KJ was a big flop.

So I'll take your opinion with a pinch of salt.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 20:46  

nanti nak report artikel ini kat parpukari lah

Red Alfa 6 May 2010 at 20:58  

Salam Dato'

Can't help weighing in all the good can now be said about YB KJ with all were said when he was the SIL, Fourth Level guy, the Gate-keeper , etc.

And did YB KJ had made enemies like he is making friends nowadays. When he does get whatever cabinet post you say he deserves, very likely all the past might just start ganging up.

Indeed, MACC might just be shamed as to what and how corruption and abuse of power could ever be laid so bare!

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 20:58  

to quiet despair
you are in a absolute state of denial.It seems that If something suits you even if its not right its considered alright but if it doesnt then the rest is considered as perception.Go fly kites.
KJ is no angel my fren.Dato Sak is.If you say that Dato sak should be given a chance to sit in the cabinet then you are being sensible.If not , do make an appoinment to see a good shrink.

Anonymous 6 May 2010 at 21:32  

Typical of the selective logic of many old timers, you have exalted Najib to do the right thing by appointing discarded KJ as a Minister or a worthy position as he is smarter than most of the idiots in the cab9net now hunched like door bells awaiting to be hit to ring. Why only KJ , why not make way for Anwar to be PM ? Anwar is far far superior to Najib in every department ! At least he is not tainted by da dead Mongolian. Then why Ezam , the traitor to beat all traitors ?

Najib is severely dehydrated , lost & urgently needs help to move out before he collapse under the weight of his baggage. everbody from Timbuktu to zimbabwe knows that. The least you could do is to ask Najib to retire gracefully

walla 6 May 2010 at 22:50  

You can have reforms and transformations but they need to be articulated across ministries and into society. Right now they are just power-points on Putrajaya screens.

KJ can do that articulation. He can do it as a minister or in some other new cabinet post. In addition, he can coordinate discussions which will lift debates above the 4R levels (race, religion, rights, rulers).

At present, in fact for as long as one can recall, Umno has not had someone who can rationalize a topic and articulate it clearly and comprehensively across a sea of sentiments. It can only be counted upon to fall back into the 4R pool. That locks all adhering minds into sets.

The water-walker could pierce a matter but he carried his own brand of ascerbism in his own train of logic which was in turn skewed by his own preferences which then caused polarization which in turn destroyed everything.

Look at the nyatoh cabinet before us. None can argue anything without giving the impression they only picked the first thing that came to their mind in order to overcome their own ordeal. And in all cases, they always fail to explain why they had decided in a certain way. That omission invariably implied they were hiding something. Hello there, Umno has lost the trust of the rakyat. So shouldn't regaining trust by transparency be the first order of the day? If it is really to cheat the rakyat, say so. After all, life is cheap. If it is really plain laziness or stupidity, admit it. After all, life is boring.

On the other hand, KJ has baggage, personal and public. His vehicle, Pemuda Umno, itself has baggage, juvenilism and racial arrogance in equal measure.

But if Umno wants to get the ball rolling to change mindsets, then the first mindsets to change are those of the Malays and the fastest way to deliver the widest impact is to have a spokesperson who articulates things in such a way his style integrates comprehensively all angles of each issue.

That means he has to say bye-bye to being a malay leader and, unlike the Umno Supreme Council, start to be a malaysian leader first, something one is pained to repeat as lying at the heart of all faults in Umno leadership - wearing federal hats but only on Malay skulls.

State the problem and solve it with what is needed to solve it. Not like how the Azhar Ismail's are doing every now and then, not realizing this time that in saying another May 13 may be coming about, he is actually pointing to who will be starting it.

This country needs a modern spokesman to push society into the 21st century.

Let's take a problem going round the circuit. Sovereign debt. If a government runs a ballooning deficit, it raises bonds on the international market. When they mature, it pays back in the currency in which the purchasers had issued their investment. What if it still has no money to pay back? It defaults and goes the way of Argentina, Greece and so on. Since the global financial market is itself integrated, default in one country may boomerang on another. See, subprime crisis. If that other is buyer of our goods, then obviously we will be affected.

The 21st Century spokesman of Malaysia would have seen something like this, suspend the gallivanting, coordinate a Cabinet weekend meet, help the chairman draw out a contingency framework, sit down over coffee with his own people to flesh it out properly, then on Monday, go on the air to sound it clearly.

You ask if after half a century, the two-million strong, annually mega-billion budgeted, civil service has to pay outsiders to think for them on things like the MSC to KPIs to 1M, then what the hell have they been doing all those years?

So if someone comes along who seems to have a bit more grey matter than the norm, use him as a tool until he matures as a Malaysian.

I am in pain so excuse the incoherence this round.

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 23:04  

anon 20:46

report kat sapa? haha penerima white feather yang pertama? mesti bacak! gempak! habuk pun takdak. mcm mukriz

Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 23:15  

"The head of Puteri has a post."
So why ever not KJ?

Dato', I am almost 27. Guess that still puts me in the young category. If you ask me, there's not a one in Umno/BN that people my age can identify with, except KJ.
I can't imagine anyone from Umno brave enough (ok, brazen if you like) to engage the opposition-friendly crowd like the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia apa benda. KJ did.

Someone earlier commented that Kj "cannot blend with the majority". No, I don't think so. He's working hard to fight this perception and believe you me he's winning cos I saw him campaign in HS.
I quote my old makcik Piah: "YB ni bawa ke kampung boleh, naik atas pentas berdebat dgn mat salleh pun boleh."
True lah. If KJ is interviewed by "Hard Talk" ke, BBC ke, I don't cringe.
Dato, can I ask you a question, ok, two.
A) Which Ministry would you like to see KJ get?
B) You've said many times you've never met KJ. Why is that? Is it a fear of disappointment? Because I have met 2 well-known authors in UK and they were never what I expected them to be -- one quite dull, the other supercilious.


Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 23:22  

Its high time KJ be spared from being attacked by the opposition if he is elected into the cabinet.

RPK is busy lobbying KJ to be a minister already. What a bad omen that is...

Why does RPK suddenly feeling a bit 'concern' for KJ to be a minister?

Simply because KJ has a lot of baggage which the opposition can keep attacking KJ and the cabinet of Najib until GE13.

Before you think I'm a mukhriz fan, I'm not. The reason why I say this is because you always get angry to people who are critical of KJ and quickly dismiss them as Mukhriz's fan. Very peculiar this attitude is..


Anonymous,  6 May 2010 at 23:36  

well said.but sadly you are up against a bloddy brickwall.
quiet despair
We dont need people who come with a lot of baggage even though if the person is talented, charismatic, articulate or whatsoever.
We need people like Dato sak and walla.There are many more Dato saks and wallas out there.But they are being pushed aside for reasons which every sensible malaysian knows.
I am all for the many towering malaysians who are left by the sidelines by those who forget to be sensible.

Anonymous,  7 May 2010 at 00:10  

KJ for cabinet... why not? I have seen how he engaged the young, opposition, NGOs.. It's a day's work for him. I cant see anyone of them cabinet members could do what he can interms of wit and charisma!

LEt's have him in the cabinet and show Razali and Mukhriz what real leader is made of.

Anonymous,  7 May 2010 at 01:21  

The focus has to be in getting rid of evil...which is UMNO and everyone in it....only then the good and unroyal will get to see the light of day. And that day will be the brightest in the new Malaysia....

pakteh adam 7 May 2010 at 01:54  


1. Sebelum Pak Lah turun, LKS, Hadi dan beberapa pemimpim pembangkang beriya iya mempertahankan Pak Lah daripada serangan orang UMNO , supaya Pak Lah terus memegang tampuk paling tidak sahingga PRU 13. Sekarang ni cakap cakap kedai kopi pun ramai "orang pakatan" yang menyokong idea KJ jadi menteri!!

2. Saya tak nampak atau saya kurang faham tulisan Dato. Dato tidak menyentuh langsung "peranan" Pak Lah semasa Najib yang mengetuai Badan Displin didalam membuat penentuan hukum keatas Khairi. 26 tahun Najib menanti. Takkan disebab KJ, 26 tahun nak dibuang begitu aja!!

3. Sekali pendang kes Kenanga tak ada beza kes ECM Libra. Kenanga, PNSL umpama Abang Long mencuri duit didalam rumah sendiri. Manaka kes ECM dan yang lain2 dibawah Khairi umpama Abang Long menjual geran tapak rumah kepada penyewa yang menyewa rumah sewa yang dibena diatas kawasan tapak rumah sendiri . (susah tul nak susun ayat!!)

4. Kalau Dato nak saya buktikan, memang tak dapat nak bagi. Tapi semasa 5 tahun sebagai kabinet tak resmi dengan kuasa mutlak kepada Pak Lah, hari ini sepatutnya majority rakyat Malaysia akan masih bercakap dan memanjatkan puji pujian diatas keberkesanan polisi, tranformasi dan apa segala jadahnya yang telah di berikan KJ kepada Malaysia. NAk katakan satu habuk pun tak ada, tak adil lah. Tapi kalau setakat habuk, namapun habuk.

5. Tapi terpulang pada Najib. Politik selalunya tentang kuasa dan harta. Masing masing ada pegang file masing masing. Ini rahsia umum. Tak memeranjatkan, jika Najib akan melantik KJ.

Khun Pana aka johanssm 7 May 2010 at 02:27  

If Ezam the Kotak can be a senator.
I dont see any reasons why KJ can't be a minister.

Unknown 7 May 2010 at 09:46  

How much Khairy pays you to lobby? Just kidding!! No doubt that KJ is smart, good orator and intelligent. However, his image and people perception is very low. Most people know what he has done during his father-in-law tenure as PM. But time is still with him...he is young.For now Khairy should be patient and buy time to let the perception fade away over time, contuinue servicing UMNO and regain trust. Sadly to this moment he is a liability and not suitable for a cabinet post.

Ariff Sabri 7 May 2010 at 09:51  


its ok. dont mind the question. thats how MUkhriz operates too. He pays me the equivalent of one Cayenne which MUkhriz uses.

Kamil,  7 May 2010 at 12:06  

DS Sak,

YES! Its a bout time KJ is brought into cabinet. Nobody in Parliament from the backbench articulate issues like he can and he knows issues and policies well unlike Ismail sabri, Shabery cheek and even Khalid nordin. he is a cut above this young man. What is PM waiting for?

PANJI HITAM 61 7 May 2010 at 21:50  

"anon 14:22
expected these to come up. then show me those pure ones in UMNO bro /beb. ecm libra ke, air asia different from kencana, no different from getting PNSL, no different from getting tiuo supply drapery, marbles to KLCC, fixtures and fittings at Putrajaya." Dato',I am very dissapointed with you are exposing your true colours ... 2 wrongs does not make a right.
Najib must overhaul his cabinet, he must also realised that it is the civil service that run the country. Politicians job is to make policy and ensure that civil service serves the public well.
Good example is Brunei, zero politicians yet they got Limbang and the oil fields.

Kazman,  7 May 2010 at 23:15  

Hi Everyone,

Many detractors here, but i still believe KJ is just about the only one that actually understands 1Malaysia in UMNO. Yes there was an anon observer whom posted Najib doesnt want KJ during the last UMNO assembly, but look now, over a year sapa yang bagi nilai penuh pada Gagasan 1Malaysia?

Dont be afrid, belum test mana mau tahu, tarak bagus, drop saja lah.

Anonymous,  7 May 2010 at 23:18  


if KJ's image is still bad, how do explain his FB fanclub that has 11,000 fans and Mukhriz has 13,000? Are u trying to say MM has a bad image too?

DONT USE BOTOX,  7 May 2010 at 23:21  

Anon, RPK's corridors of Power was written by the late Adk]lan Benan, ex-IKD and private sec to Anwar. No way RPK wrote that well. It was all lies. if u believe RPK, u'd believe Pol Pot was a saint.

Anonymous,  8 May 2010 at 12:56  

Quiet Despair,

Absolutely, BN has more fear of Tun M than the opposition that PM Najib will not want to antagonise him.

KJ is merely a pawn in PM Najib grand chess game unlike Tun M, the torn in his flesh.

Anonymous,  9 May 2010 at 22:25  

that mamak's son is quite useless. He only knows how to hide behind his father's shadow. so far i observed the things he said - no quality. he should be out.

Anonymous,  19 October 2010 at 17:02  


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