Monday, 19 May 2008

So He Ditched UMNO

Tun Dr Mahathir makes the news again.

This time he's given UMNO the finger and even encouraged a few others to follow in his footsteps.

Frustration or just plain sandiwara?

There was once when the old bugger had the entire nation under his thumb. The economy was good, the country was prosperous and it was a good place to live.

Even with Mahathir's occasional remarks and tiffs with the foreign media and even other leaders, we sort of had a regional presence.

But that ended.

He grew old. We matured as a nation. We went through some rough times with the economy. And then Abdullah took over.

Promised us the end of corruption, more free speech, and a whole lot more which we may or may not have believed.

But he reneged on some of his promises. Or rather promises made by Mahathir on behalf of him. And that angered Mahathir.

A man, who for 22 years had his own way.

He openly went against Abdullah, condemning, criticising and asking him to step down.

This act of resigning is one of them.

Will it still work now?

I don't know.

But Malaysian politics has never been this interesting.


galadriel said...

Agree with u. Malaysian politics is getting spicier by the day.
Love it!

Stevie said...

a pig that doesn't fly is just a pig.

Zubli Zainordin said...

Yes, true, Malaysian Politic is getting more interesting...

bayi said...

Well, UMNO members have yet to follow TDM in droves, as some people thought they would!

Let's see. TDM will think of other tricks. This is so him!

zorro said...

Welcome to my Blogroll.

Crankshaft said...

Hey galadriel. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Stevie. I so get what you mean.

Hey Zubli. You sure have a lot of blogs!

Bayi, I'm sure TDM must be fuming to think his antics did not garner much support. But you're absolutely right - he'll be back with more.

Hey Uncle Zorro. Thanks! :)

Zubli Zainordin said...

Yes, earlier I was so excited, and publishing a blog has been speedy and easy. Thus the number of blogs. Now, I concentrate on two blogs only, A Total Blog - where I post amongst others on Malaysian Leaders, and A Total Blog Twin - where I post amongst others on Barack Obama. It has been fun and funtastic. I also prefer to spend precious moments reading posts at your blog here. Totally interesting!