Eventually, Pak Lah has decided to step down from his post and willing to withdraw from UMNO contest on March 2009. In my opinion he took a responsible decision by acknowledging people’s will on the last general election. Even though he gained massive support previously, especially by the decision of the 2004 general election, he took for granted and failed to perform very well particularly on how to solve people’s tension after enhancing fuel prices for three times. Finally, Malaysians voters regardless of race and religion agreed to change and swing their votes to support opposition parties.
Meanwhile, how about Najib? Do you think that he is the best replacement of Pak Lah as a Prime Minister and UMNO President? I don’t think so. In fact, he should also keep responsibility for what had happened on the last general election as well as Pak Lah and the other UMNO leaders.
For me, if UMNO really want to regain people believe, they have to appoint Muhyiddin Yassin to replace Pak Lah as he is quite clean and better then Najib. Actually, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is one of the leaders who have a good reputation to guide UMNO leadership, but he is quite irrelevant and too veteran in the competition.
Besides, for the UMNO Deputy President post, in my view it’s should be given to “UMNO reform leaders” either Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi or Shahrir Samad.
Whatever decision will be made, it’s depending to UMNO delegates to choose anybody they want. The power is in your hand, just change if you are really wanted to reform UMNO!!!