First, I apologise for lack of Sleepless in Setiawangsa and book review in this blog. The hullabaloo in our political landscape makes me take a backseat in my reading and writing. It is amazing how main stream media spins the story nowadays. Suddenly, bloggers are now in favour. Read Shanghai Fish’s take here. No, I am not shifting to be a political blogger, I am just too consumed with current affairs in this country, that’s all. I’ll be back to my dull writing material in no time – I promise you that.
The temptation to write about UMNO – my first love – is just too great to resist. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, an UMNO stalwart in Gua Musang – hath spoken. He called upon UMNO members to convene an extra ordinary general meeting to discuss about the dismal result of the recent general election on 11 Mei 2008.
The Prince fell short of naming one person to blame but pointed to the rest of UMNO members who failed to notice the raging wind of change in the country. Personally, I think this is the best advice that can come out from an UMNO leader.
Ku li is a larger than life figure in Gua Musang – one of the biggest district of my home state, Kelantan. He is next to God in the eyes of Gua Musang’s people. My late grandfather used to say “Ku Li tuh, kalu dia pakai parti cap Beruk pun dia akan menang di Gua Musang.” [Read: the prince can be under any political party of his choice and still wins the election].
I think UMNO leaders should heed his deep warning at the end of the letter “sesal dahulu pendapatan, sesal kemudian tiada berguna.” The saying should apply to us all the lowly mortals as well.