The city was abuzz with news filtering through that more BN divisions are moving houses. Which house….? But before I go indepth, I have to thank (Malaysiakini) for the title of the “a horse, a cow and a donkey” which can be read in full http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84350. This morning when I was called to join up for breakfast by a few component political party members I sense that something is amiss. Casually I approached them with my usual morning greetings.
First word uttered from them,”You heard its the start of Tadpoles hatching season in Sabah” Why not the customary Malaysian style, “Eat what? Eat already?” Of course Birds of the same feather will get together and the conversations would be “Politics.” The game plan has changed and the opposition which has harped on “Kataks” “Hoping/Crossover” has turn its tail like the scorpion to attract the foot soldiers.
Inspired enough,”Nope.Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! What animals change more than tadpoles. Tadpoles are like tiny fish and when they grow older they will lose its fishy tail,gills,grows legs and develop its lungs and will become a frog. Its an amazing methamorphis. In politics there are not much difference in following this trend. One of the contributors in my blog has this very fair comment. It seemed the Chinese frogs(MCA Semporna and Tawau) are getting frustrated, but they don’t hold the overwhelming power. He went on to say,”I’d love to see which frogs crosses the finish line first while Najib has been task with baby sitting and monitoring them frogs.
Anwar has consistently set September 16th as the deadline and my blogger friend added that continuing this game frustrates the people and they can back fire.He has also witness a lot of people being frustrated and branding Jeffery and Anwar as tin kosong. So what my breakfast friends said was in a way similar that Anwar cannot fight tooth and nail against Badawi in this game as besides the fourth floor boys he has Ezam and Nalla with their “invaluable advises” into Anwars chameleon approach.
It has been a rather interesting morning as another comment came in with a different analogy,” Its about a scorpion wanting to cross the river and seeing a frog he ask for help. The frog made sure that the scorpion would not use his sting when they cross the river.It was agreed of course and they crossed the river but midstream the frog felt a sting and Ooops!! Both of them drown. Moral is very simple “A scorpion is still a scorpion” The scorpion can’t help it even how hard it tries ,not to mention what the consequence is. Frog only can only be blame for believing scorpion.
One has to know that,” Scorpions are generally harmless and timid, and only voluntarily use their sting for killing prey, defending themselves or in territorial disputes.Scorpions have two types of venom: a translucent, weaker venom designed to stun only, and an opaque, more potent venom designed to kill heavier threats. Scorpions are able to regulate how much venom is injected with each sting.” Whoever controls Johor and Sabah,controls the UMNO National assembly and Najib who has been tasked with this function moves also like the Scorpion.
Since Najib has been asked to babysit he has been keeping a very low profile but he unleases pedipalps (claws) his right hand Muhyiddin to step up the tempo for the UMNO General Assembly. The tempo is the call for the proposal to abolish Umno’s nomination quota for the top posts in the party. Umno’s general assembly has been scheduled to be held from Dec 16 to 20, and some keen contests are expected for the top positions. The divisional meetings will be held between Oct 9 and Nov 9, while branch annual general meetings will be held between July 17 and Aug 24.
Under the present quota system, a candidate wishing to contest for the party’s presidency must obtain nominations from 30 per cent of the party’s 191 divisions, while those vying for the deputy president’s post require 20 per cent, for vice-president 10 per cent and for a seat on the supreme council five per cent.
So what we are saying is simple there are 191 Divisions in UMNO and divisional meetings are a priority for all who wishes to grow from a tadpole to a frog. The demands and requests from Divisional members are easier to fulfill. In the party hierarchy those who have attain the status as Assemblyman carries some extra voting strength depending on the Party constitution. I know very well that each PRS YBs has 3 extra votes besides the divisional numbers and it also applies to UMNO and other parties. But for now who will get the nominations for UMNO ticket to contest will take centre stage.
The movement of BN members to other houses or to cross over will still be a topic of interests as Anwar tries to attract as many as the Tadpole Divisons first before the Frogs cross to Pakatan. We say and the PM knows that a high oil price is here to stay. It is happening everywhere in the world. PM has played it right this time and with his position so vulnerable his “camouflage theory” in our earlier posts seems to have work to perfection. The scorpions are all out and the PM knows already which and what treatments are available.
The divisional warfares will be little wars fought but before the “One Scorpion” emerges with the final sting it will surely be heavily crushed. Najib has also ticked off Anwar for his “political gamesmanship” who he says that he will form Government in March,April and now September. The practical thing is to live with the new reality of BN holding steadfastly to power with Abdullah at the helm while Anwar is hoping
the thunder that is brewing in UMNO will see the emergence of a new force in Malaysia. Anwar hopes…………………..!!
Related Sources:- Nora Ariffin also writes in (Malaysiakini) Najib explains why he won’t challenge PM http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84356