Thursday, June 05, 2008

Frank And Open Discussion At Umno Retreat..

At least that's what I've been told.

I'm not going to be a naysayer and dismiss the gathering of 52 Umno supreme council members now at Holiday Inn Glenmarie although I am so tempted to.

They've called this very private two-day meeting a "retreat". You know, in the style of presidents and prime ministers of the world retreating to some quiet and serenity after a week of major conferencing. I have the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in mind.

But tell me, really, whether this Umno retreat will amount to anything. Really. What will it take for Umno and its leaders to accept the truth...the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Enough already.

Will the frank and open discussions with the Umno president and his men about the party's leadership crisis and all issues related to it effect the desired changes?

Will it have any bearing on Umno's leadership from now until December when the party elections take place.

Umno is still struggling to understand the problem and the crisis it is in?

Have not Umno leaders been frank and honest to the party leaders before this following the BN's devastating performance in the March 8 general election?

Whatever happened to the "exit plan" proposed in Johor recently?

Has Umno not got around to accepting the fact that Umno has been reduced to what it is because of its monumental arrogance?

Umno supreme council leaders can all agree on how to handle Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad?

Ok. So the reservoir has not been drained and Umno can still go on searching for answers and fixes.

And perhaps, who knows, the supreme council members will be straight-talking and Pak Lah will not only be listenin'..

So, until then...good luck and good night!

Here's the story.


Anonymous said...


The GE is over...more than three months now. Apa lagi lah yang these Umno goons wanna discuss.

Kata nak ambil hati rakyat. Tapi buat keputusan yang membangkitkan kemarahan & menyusahkan mereka.

In my opinion, Umno has screwed up big time. Depa ingat depa masih "gagah perkasa". Tidak mahu menerima kenyataan (dah hilang kuasa di lima negeri). Bodohnya!

Umno sudah tak releven lagi no matter how hard it tries to rebrand or reinvent itself, unless Umno members themselves kick out the whole lot of their useless leaders, clean up and detox the party. Mungkin ada harapan.

Otherwise selamat tinggal Umno, kini dan selama-lamanya.

Anonymous said...

These Umno jokers are probably having fun at the tax-payers' expense. You can imagine the food and the extravagance laid out for these jokers. And all this amid the oil price increase. You can bet your last dollar another retreat, this time probably in London, will be arranged for another round of discussion. Umno can go on retreating, but frankly we don't give a damn.

Anonymous said...

tak kan tak boleh agak apa depa nak kata?

"Kita mesti rapatkan barisan.
Teruskan perjuangan. Mertabatkan bangsa.
Pulangkan keyakinan akar umbi kepada pucuk pimpinan.
Kita semua di belakang AAB."

expected la kan?

straycat's strut said...

How do you expect a frank and open discussion from a group of double-talking, s-kissing, lying group of creatures?

Is it so hard to tell that someone that he is bad news, a burden, unwanted, rejected and he should just go to hell? I just did and I am being frank.

Anonymous said...

Kak Aina, please jangan sesekali sebut Good Night. I repeat, jangan sebut Good Nite la.

Saya bukan cuba hendak mengada-ngada atau merepek. Betul ni percayalah saya, please.

Bukan apa Kak Aina, takut bila Kak Aina sebut saja Nite, ada pengampu dan pembodek yang akan minta bantal dan pembodek lain akan beriye-iye minta seseorang mendodoi untuk seorang paling atas yang kita junjung. Dah nampak dia mnguap berkali-kali tu! Nanti dia berdengkor susah seMalaysia.


mCrossings said...

I can imagine this: photos with all of them ceria, smiling and pretending everything is actually OK.

CaptainCaveman said...

Your guess is as good as mine. Nothing much gonna change even with this so called "frank and open discussion". There already many "frank and open(or closed) discussions within and outside UMNO but what have change?

Our petrol price have been changed by UMNO!

zainul said...

lol @ zaib

Anonymous said...

I thought I would have given another chance to BN if there is a snap election. But, after what they did yesterday, so reckless and heartless, I've given-up hope on BN. Adios.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kak Ena yang manis.

Komen kak Ena ini kurang manis sadikit.Kenapa marah kapada Pak Lah,He is mr nice man.Ia macam lilin membakar diri untok meyenangkan rayaat Malaysia.

Dia telah pun merubah lifestylenya.Tidak belanja membazir.Tidak saperti Kak Rosmah yang maseh kuat berbelanja.

Sama lah kita berharap ahli ahli majelis tertinggi yang sedang bermesyuarat malam ini akan mencapai keputusan yang baik baik.

Donplaypuks® said...

Well, I suppose we have to thank God for little mercies.

That Holiday Inn Glenmarie is not Camp David, which would have blown another couple of billion $ off our national reserves had UMNO and BN got around to planning a permanent retreat like that for the US of A President!

I am guessing they will all be huddling in a rugby-like scrum, discussing about replacing their Govt supplied Mercs with fuel-efficient Protons or MyVi's and forcing Petronas to open up more LPG stations (I think there are only 2 in KL)throughout M'sia. So that the Rakayt, whom they consider THE REAL BOSS will have their burden lessened!!

You reckon, Nuraina?

What a hoot!!

By the time of the next GE, the rallying call of the majority will be "Never Again, Never Again!!'

wak segen said...

Assalamualikum wbt..
Tan Sri2, Datuk Seri2 dan Datuk2, semua...
Kali ini kite nak berbincang bukan tentang perkara2 remeh saperti peralihan kuasa atau PRU 12.
Yang lebih penting hari ini ialah penambahan keuntungan Petronas dan kurangan subsidi minyak bermakna wang untuk kerajaan akan bertambah.
Dengan wang ini, semua projek yang di bawah rancangan2 koridor boleh di jalankan.
Dalam masa singkat 4 tahun yang kita ada ini mari lah kita bincang secara terbuka dan ikhlas bagaimana
kita boleh bahagi2kan dan perolehi keuntungan sendiri maseng2 melalui projek2 ini.Saya yakin kenyataan saya ini diterima dengan gembira oleh semua disini.Maka boleh lah kita mulakan perbincangan sekarang.
.. Ucapan pembukaan Presiden party.

Anonymous said...

One thing for sure that will be discussed in the Retreat..Mahathir and Family...he is such a huge thorn in the flesh and that will be one of the top agenda.

Mahathir is buried in the party that he formed. He is history as far as AAB and gang is concerned.

Old Fart said...

Yes, Badawi talks, then Najib talks. Then Khairy expands on it. Everybody listens. And then like the scene in Lion King, all the animals bow before the KING!!!

Another shiok sendiri session!!! Ketuanan Melayu, Malays need protection and UMNO is the divinely ordained protector. Malays are sheep with no head of their own and that is why they need to be led. UMNO is their only leader!! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Anonymous said...

(I guess that includes me beacuse i joined in the silly fest)

Anonymous said...

jangan marah2..sabar2..mari kita berdoa keadaan akan menjadi lebih baik dan sama2 kita usahakannya ke arah itu.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

Let's hope all those at the retreat
Won't think of giving themselves a treat
Although they don't readily accept defeat
They must never ignore the people's heartbeats

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 060608
Fri. 6th June 2008.