In this Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/91850 The Umno supreme council meeting slated to take place next Thursday will discuss the calls for the party polls to be brought forward to December, said Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The PM said that the transition of power will still be in March. If the PM is pressured we wonder whether he will even see through the end of the year. The world economic turmoil is indeed putting a lot of pressure on the embattled PM. This could be used as one of the reasons for the UMNO warlords to pressure the PM to hand the reins earlier than expected to give the markets a much needed relieve and liftup some of the GLOOM. 

The Umno president said that even if the party holds its elections in December, he will still hand over power to the new Umno president only in March “assuming”  Barisan Nasional (BN) remains in control of the government as reported by an internet portal.The party’s general assembly had been postponed to next March to ensure a smooth transition of power, but some senior Umno leaders have been asking recently for the polls to be held in December instead.

Are we expecting some fireworks..? Why is the PM using the words assuming or has he been reported out of context? Is it done to ensure that the PM is politically losing it? All will be answered sooner than you can BLINK your eyes…..

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Anwar,”90 Minutes up,It’s Injury Time Now..”

This Malaysiakini report by Beh Lih Yi http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/91815 where Anwar said,” “We are not in a terrible hurry because, particularly in the present economic downturn, we need to engage with government leaders to ensure they take the right measures,”  Yesterday when interviewed by Bloomberg he said,” “I am not saying we have no options left, but I’m saying it’s getting to be much more difficult,”

In this political football match the 90 minutes is up and the score stands at 0-0. What does Anwar do? The assistant referee has just flashed 5 minutes on the board. Im just trying to read between the lines what Prof Dr Ahmad Atory Hussein of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) who said that  BN leaders should be focusing on the more vital issue of winning back the people’s confidence.  He also said BN should really need to go back and study the whole situation and find the root cause of the problem, then come up with brilliant ideas to really help the coalition woo back voters in the next general election. In a flashback Anwar knows that the next general elections is a no,no,no as BN will have enough time to reengineer back and the economy might just rebound to suit BN.

The 5 minutes or 5 months ahead are crucial times for Anwar and Pakatan to stay relevant. Quoting SAPP Presidents Yong Teck Lee’s favourite phrase,”Window of Oppurtunity” and it will get more difficult as Najib will not relent and submit as easy as Abdullah. Anwar can say,”“To suggest Najib has consolidated his position is an exaggeration. Maybe within Umno but not BN and certainly not with the rakyat.

“This is the first time in history that a Prime Minister-designate is being hounded and haunted by such serious allegations which have gone unanswered.” Does Najib need to be too bothered? He is fighting off the alleged involvement in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial to improprieties in the proposed procurement of helicopters. It seems that the BN goalkeeper has been magnificent and in unstoppable form in stopping all the balls which are goalbound. The only alternative that Anwar has within these five minutes or months is the “REFEREE HANDING A PENALTY “.  ASK yourself “Or Is itWho can that person be? How can he do that? What is the penalty for? It boils down to our earlier posting of WHO? HOW? WHAT?

The rakyat are not too bothered with the political transitional or takeover but more with the current financial crisis. Food needs to be served on the table for their families and they would not even have time to see out the injury time now. The people needs to cut costs, work doubly dillegently to face the mounting economic pressures and do away with the unnecessary costs. The bad times are here and most people will tighten their belts.

Its a fact and the BN and Pakatan MPs needs to find solutions to the problems and assist the people in whatever ways possible. Politiking is the least of the masses of peoples worries. The referee will blow for FULL TIME soon and Malaysia needs to ensure that when the credit crunch hits she will be able to sustain it.The injury time minutes are nearly up.Najib has already appealed to the UMNO faithful that the party needs to appeal to the masses and be responsible to the people at large. Meanwhile Anwar is looking at a dead end road but the economic crisis(penalty kick) some say might just be the medicine for the INJURY TIME WINNER….

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