These people from Umno will never going to be Malaysian leader. Yeah, alright they can, "by automatic" (if you understand how Malaysia PM is chosen) be leader of Malaysia. But not Malaysian leader by and large. The neutral Malaysians will agree that they are "fighting" for self-glory and to stay relevant. And by doing so, they will always play up populist or rather racial statements or remarks in disguise. They know, they are not going to win any support from other races and devil may care so long as they remain strong within the inner circle of Umno. As a whole, Malaysia political scene is one hell of a circus - not relevant to present times anymore.
A true blue Malaysian leader, is there one with credentials? I think there is! But it is very unfortunate that he is not a commoner and he has to remain apolitical in politics. Need not elaborate....a true blue Malaysian leader is none other than Raja Nazrin Shah. If any politician who aspires to lead Malaysia, and stay relevant to all Malaysians, NOT only to a particular race, HE should emulate Raja Nazrin Shah, lead by example, make speeches like him, etc.
Pick from Malaysian Insider today....read this,
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 - The Raja Muda of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah said today that governments should not set down discriminatory laws or policies but must ensure inclusive development through empowerment.
"No segment of society must be disrespected, discredited and disenfranchised," he said in his address at the 21st LawAsia Conference here.
He said that no single group in any country should feel their contributions are unrecognized or unwanted.
While the Perak Raja Muda did not specify what laws or which countries he was referring to, his remarks comes amid a roiling debate over the country's "social contract" and the government's pro-Bumiputera affirmative action policies.His advice also comes on the heels of the recent statement by the Rulers Council calling on all parties to stop questioning the social contract between Malays and non-Malays as it would cause unease.
In his speech today, Raja Nazrin called for the abandonment of what he called "the silo mentality where we only look up at what is happening and not beside us at what others are experiencing."
He made a case instead for policies which empower through inclusiveness.
"Only with inclusive development through empowerment can societies become strong," he said.
The lack of empowerment, he said, would lead to a sense of alienation and hostility that could result in "rash acts of violence."
"We cannot morally turn our backs on the fundamental responsibility of ensuring that all stakeholders in our society, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, have a place under the sun."
Among the prerequisites cited by Raja Nazrin for empowerment was for governments to strengthen the rule of law and to ensure greater political participation for citizens as stakeholders.
"It is only when citizens are also stakeholders will there be the widest sense of ownership of problems and challenges," he said.
What more can I say, the politicians who make a mockery of Malaysia politics should be ashamed. The "aspirants" fighting to be what-they-are-not, should be ashamed too. Anyone who cannot come "clean" and still wanting to to be up there, should be most ashamed. Heed the majority, the majority does not come within one political party, the majority is us, the rakyat (citizens of Malaysia).
Somehow, US Presidential Election is very interesting though! A non-white leading a country of 250plus millions??? Even his name doesn't sound "white". History is surely being made!