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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The UMNO Conundrum or How to Stay in Power Forever....

Something is not quite right when the leading political party of Malaysia wants to keep postponing elections like indefinitely.

But there are still leaders in the party who know what is the right thing to do.
I understand that elections were supposed to be held in 2007 but it was postponed to after the General Elections. MCA too deferred their elections but are now going ahead as they want to get on with re-building the party.

But UMNO is in a dilemma. Now members are asking that it become more democratic and also allow more contenders to challenge for the top posts.

But isn't that a basic right and practice of any political party so that those selected as leaders are really those with the most support?
Just observe the Presidential race in the USA. They spend months testing and probing the candidates before they make a selection and even then the best candidate may not be selected.

It is definitely superior to the UMNO process where there is an "understood" succession plan and the party leadership is treated like a modern day feudal society.
I say "Let the best man win".

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