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Badawi battling alone

 
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redbean



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:10 am    Post subject: Badawi battling alone Reply with quote

Badawi is facing his most serious crisis ever since he became PM. The police has openly challenged his authority and is threatening to mutiny should he go ahead with the setting up of an independent board to
investigate police abuses. For the police to take such a position there is more than meet the eyes. Looks like the police has a mountain to lean on and setting the agenda for them.

Badawi now must call on all his cabinet members and UMNO to be behind him if he is to fend off this challenge. But would he get the support he needed? Most of the senior UMNO politicians, including ministers, are too wise as politicians and their main concern is to save their own skin. Once they read that Badawi may fall, it is likely that they will adopt an ambiguous stand, ready to change side.

This is perhaps the greatest mistake of Badawi for not removing the disloyal ministers and retaining them in his cabinet. Would there be anyone who will stand up bravely to be on his side? Maybe not. Badawi
must now count his men, who is with him and who is not. And maybe he will have to count on the dark horse to fight on his side. Someone who is able enough and strong enough to take on such a formidable force.

Badawi is too gentleman a politician to go down and fight claws and nails. The opponents will be fierce and dirty in this fight and Badawi will lose if he keeps on the front of a gentleman. He now needs fighters who will fight the battle for him.

No one except Anwar will be able to measure up in this crisis. No one except Anwar will have a strong enough reason to want to be on Badawi's side. Anwar may be presented with an opportunity to make or break.

The others, the fair weather politicians, will be on the sideline, watching. A few may stand behind Badawi, but not enough stature to land a strong voice. Rafidah may be a possible and strong ally. She is the type of politicians that will take sides and fight for her boss.

Will we see a return of Anwar as the shining knight to save Badawi?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another collectivist/socialist/statist is gonna bite the dust.

Whoo hoo... the laws of nature in action!

I am entertained! Laughing
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redbean



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you will get your entertainment this time. This show is going to be greater than the Mahathir Anwar Show. That was lopsided. This one may be more evenly fought and we can expect more than just mattresses in court.

What else can be more exciting than sodomy?

Next screening, the Mahathir Badawi Show. Seated in the front row, watching, will be Anwar and Rafidah. Not forgetting Matilah.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is sad to see Badawi being attacked so personally by Mahathir. In Badawi, Malaysia actually has the best chance to move on from a country engrossed and messed up in politics to a growth economy with policies made and guided by economic principles.

Malaysia needs a PM that is rational and objective, play lesser politics and look at economic fundamentals. Malaysia could then get a lot of development done to the country. Here is the strength of a no nonsense PM. But he needed the support of his ministers and a change in their mindset to abstain from too much politiking.

If Badawi can steer his cabinet away from politics, and his approach of not engaging Mahathir, then there will be hope for Malaysia. Otherwise Malaysia will be constantly embroiled in domestic squabbles which eventually affected their decision making on economic and developmental issues.

This is a watershed era for Malaysia. To continue with politiking or to seriously tackle economic issues free from political interference.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There appears to be some closing of ranks in the Badawi camp in the cabinet. Several ministers have made statements to declare their support for Badawi. Over the next few days the battle line will be drawn on who is on whose side. But open declaration may not always be the truth, or may be temporary alignment for political convenience.

The truth is when they take up the cudgel and start to clash. Who will be the point man to lead the charge? Badawi will not, as he would like to be what he is, a polite gentleman. If Mahathir continues to launch his salvos, the Badawi camp might be forced to reply. And the real Badawi supporters will then have to stand up to meet the challenge. The fence sitters will also be exposed.

Like it or not, the battle is now in the open and Mahathir, truthful to his style, will not gag his own mouth. He will go on and on, and could dig his own grave. At his age, no politician will think it expedient to be on his side. The laws of nature is too much against him.
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