Saturday, December 29, 2012

Is Najib The Last Of Rahman?

Najib has been the prime minister for 4 years now and it looks likely that he will go down in history as the Malaysian prime minister without a mandate from the people.

He is likely to wait for the legal effluxion of time rather than calling for the 13th General Election himself, although he had been boasting loudly that he would win were he to call for it.

He inherited the premiership from Abdullah Badawi, the man whom some said, slept through his tenure as the 5th prime minister, following an Umno internal coup orchestrated, some say, by the man whom, some claim, could even walk on water!

I think that that sleepy thing said of Abdullah was quite unkind. At least Abdullah Badawi was responsible for something that Malaysians should be grateful  - opening up the space for public discourse. And he at least, had the guts to thumb his nose up at his predecessor by dropping the crooked bridge to nowhere.

During Mahathir's time, even an ant dared not cross the man's path, for fear of being ISAed and Kamuntinged.

Najib, however, doesn't seem to be made of a similar stern though somnolent stuff.

Will Najib go down as the last of Rahman?

For those not familiar with the Rahman Theory, it states that RAHMAN is the initial of the names of the first six prime ministers of the country, perhaps prophetic of the long reign of Umno coming to an end and then an entirely new list of leaders starting with ANWAR

Thus:-

  • R - Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • A - Tun Abdul Razak
  • H - Tun Hussein Onn
  • M - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
  • A - Tun Abdullah Badawi
  • N - Dato Seri Najib Razak  


Whether the theory proves to be right or not, the list must surely look scary to Najib. Let's not frighten the man more than it needs be.

We will just try to see where Najib is, since becoming the prime minister.

I don't know about you, but I don't see much of Najib as the man who should be the prime minister.

I see him hiding behind his cocktail of alphabet laced transformational plans of one kind or another and I am getting high already. That's not saying a lot inspirational.

What is transforming of Najib is that we, as a nation, are being transformed into BRIM 500 ringgit junkies; while the sovereign debt balloons out of control and we are being told that the economy is cruising along nicely and everything is honky dory, don't worry, we still have plenty to make us all happy and smart phone huskies too! (The Star 28 Dec 2012)

We continue to hear him claim that he is the prime minister of all Malaysians, as if being the prime minster for all shouldn't be obvious to any prime minster of any country who is worth his salt!

Yet while he continues to harp and even lately claimed that he was the prime minister of the Christians too, he has done nothing to promote race relations or integration or religious understanding or tolerance.

We see Najib obsessed with his personal image and public persona. So he is everywhere, on billboards and facebook and in twitter.

Ah Jib Kor or not, "nambikai" (Indian for trust or hope) or not, Najib seems only good for begging you to "lu tolong gua, gua tolong lu" (you scratch my back, I scratch your's)

Now, if Najib is the last of Rahman, shouldn't Malaysians say "Nambikai!" (trust or hope that it is so!)

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