Barely a month later, one after another came forward to avow such a call, that Umno and Barisan Nasional would be better off with a new leader. Such calls will escalate soon (I believe). When someone sets the precedent, more will jump onto the bandwagon.
They will talk to the media - the anti-BN media to be precise. If they choose Utusan or Berita Harian, they will go unnoticed.
Why? Because such people just want publicity and a bit of thrill. If they are sacked from the party, it means stardom for them.
Yup! More Umno members have 'real balls' of late. When a few former Cabinet ministers and Umno veterans spoke freely about leadership's weaknesses, the chill goes down further. Even ordinary members enjoy such a polemic.In a rare show of defiance, an Umno grassroots leader has demanded that Prime Minister and party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak should step down before the next general election to rejuvenate the party.In an open letter, Umno Taman Chempaka information head Syed Rosli Jamalullail said the party had become weak and was losing not only Malay support, but also voters of Barisan Nasional's component parties, especially from the Chinese and Indian communities.
"If Datuk Seri truly loves Umno and Barisan Nasional, the best thing is to step down.
"Help us to become strong again by leaving," the branch leader said in the letter.
"We did not mean to insult Datuk Seri but we feel that it is better that you step down voluntarily before the 14th General Election."
So, who's to blame when the four walls crack?!
Some may even ask, who are these people trying to push up?
Same issue when Home Minister Zahid Hamidi slammed former Election Commission chairman Rashid Abdul Rahman for criticising the government after retiring from the civil service.
What Zahid said the other day is 'basic'. We have seen many ex-senior government servants turning 'hostile' against their paymaster (they still survive on government pension) by speaking their heart out on things they once 'afraid' to say.Days after Perkasa chief labelled several Umno leaders “bangsat” (scum), its supreme council member Azrul Akmal Saharudin claimed the culture of sulking for not getting anything was “a cancer prevalent in Umno”.Azrul said this in response to Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who was reported as stating that former Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman dared criticised the government due to “something he did not get”.Ahmad Zahid had two days ago, claimed that Rashid had a hidden agenda of not speaking up on government corruption when the later was in office“There should be a paradigm shift in Umno by requiring all top leaders to declare their assets to clear any suspicion,” Azrul said in a statement.
Call them 'champion outside the ring'; they are everywhere.
And if Rashid is not a Perkasa vice-chairman, the organisation will not defend him (I guess)!