Monday, 20 July 2009

Back to School for the Clueless ....

Here's something of a confession of ignorance from UMNO - published on NSTOnline:

Back to 'school' for Umno leaders


By B. Suresh Ram

SHAH ALAM: Umno leaders and members from all levels will attend a training and motivation programme in stages beginning next month.

Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the move was part of measures to strengthen and revitalise the party leadership in facing the ever-changing political landscape.

He said members of the party's supreme council would be the first participants at the Umno Empowerment Training Institute in Janda Baik.

The programme, endorsed by the party's management committee and the supreme council, will be held throughout the country for divisional and branch leaders.

"The programme will involve all levels of leaders because they are the prime movers who will guide party members and we want to project a new image," said Muhyiddin, who is also deputy prime minister.

Speaking after opening the Shah Alam Umno division meeting here yesterday, he said the training would also incorporate modules on being people-friendly and on resolving the people's grouses effectively.

Earlier, Muhyiddin said following the 12th general election, which saw Barisan Nasional losing its two-thirds majority in Parliament and the loss of several states, political analysts said BN would have a hard time winning back the people's support.

"It is a challenging scenario for Umno and the Malays," he said, adding that the challenge was to ensure that the party's struggle in the past 50 years was not wasted.

He acknowledged that the party faced a daunting task in the present political climate and landscape.

Muhyiddin was confident that if party members and leaders were united in their task to strengthen the party as well as changing the perception of the people towards Umno and BN, both would regain lost ground.

Changes which needed to take place in the party must not only satisfy party members but also be perceived as good enough by the people.

He said the prime minister's 1Malaysia concept and economic liberalisation were just some of the changes.


  1. Nazri, Muyhiddin, Zainul Arffin and Selangor UMNO Youth, please read this :

    Monday July 20, 2009
    Fatwa needed on MACC procedures

    OUR nation is shocked by the death of a young man after he had undergone an interrogation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). It saddened us more as he was only a witness to assist the investigation and not even the accused.

    As a practising Muslim, my heart cried for justice as prescribed by our Holy Book of Islam, the Quran. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) taught us strict principles to imagine what would we feel if such a tragedy were to happen to our own son, brother or close relative.

    All Malaysians should extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of the deceased.

    At the same time, it is a sin to let such an incident happen without a thorough revamp of the investigative procedures.

    The investigative procedures used by MACC were professionally taught by Westerners. And it is a fact that these Westerners are godless people. They do not believe in the existence of Almighty Allah nor do they ever accept that there is a day of judgment after death.

    Therefore, their ways of working are based on the ends justifying the means.

    To them there is no meaning of sin. They are not afraid of accountability to Almighty Allah. This clearly is in contrast to the teachings of Islam.

    I would like to humbly request the National Fatwa Council to play an active role here. The Fatwa Council should scrutinise all the procedures used by MACC and give a verdict according to the Islamic ruling. This is a huge responsibility but the nation is in need of such prompt action.



    Deputy Nazir,

    Masjid Al-Mujahideen,

    Damansara Utama,

    Petaling Jaya.

    Thanks for the post, novice 101 - there sure is no monopoly on idiocy, I should say.
    Who the hell is this moron to say that "Western" people are godless, and thus their methods "ungodly"? Doesn't this moron know that our civilization is based on science and technology?
    Maybe he needs a dose of "godly" arabic justice ....
    Freakin' morons - like as if a fatwa is the cure for all the ills of our society!!


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