Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Najib Razak Rallies Supporters

An UMNO Youth gathering of brown nosers. The Malaysian Insider pic by Kamal Ariffin, April 13, 2015

The Rakyat Post pic by Azrol Ali
Embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak is now turning to his army of apple polishers, ass kissers, boot lickers, grovelers and toadies to show Malaysians that he is still enjoying rock-solid support. In spite of Rosmah Mansor – actually the real power behind the throne. In spite of Mahathir Mohamad’s relentless attacks. In spite of the scandals – whether Scorpene submarines, Altantuya Shariibuu or 1MDB.
On March 08, 2015, one hundred and fifty-four UMNO division chiefs gathered at PWTC to show their unanimous support for Najib.
On March 19, the fourteen Barisan Nasional component parties met in Parliament and did the same.
On April 09, CUEPACS (Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services) declared their support.
On the same day too, Wanita UMNO chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil pledged her 1.3 million members’ undivided support.
On April 13, the Senators' Council came into the picture as well and threw their support behind Najib.
And Yayasan Pesara Kerajaan Malaysia (Malaysian Government Pensioners Foundation) also said they supported Najib’s leadership.
And then, it was UMNO Youth division chiefs’ turn. And they did not disappoint Najib – in fact, they hoisted the man and some were even shoving each other to come close to him in order to hold onto his balls. If you care to look at the photo above, they look like kindergarten children.
Not to be outdone – on April 14, Puteri UMNO expressed full support for the prime minister.
I have to give Najib Razak respect. This guy sure knows how to put on a grand show!

But I also know that these sudden overdrive public pledges for Najib won’t impress Malaysians. We can see clearly that Najib is painting himself into a corner.
For a PM to orchestrate these public displays of support from people who don’t matter – it is a sign of desperation. A sign that all is not well. A sign that for Najib, the end is nigh.
I was in SS15 in Subang Jaya yesterday. I did not play any role at the Taylor’s College Toastmasters meeting – and I was merely there as a spectator. It was nice to be just a member of the audience.


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