Your MP's Question of the Week #17

Famous for flip-flopping on his decisions, Abdullah Badawi yesterday announced that he will step down as Prime Minister and hand over power to Najib Razak in June 2010.

This is a result of the unceasing clamour for him to resign since BN’s heavy trashing by Pakatan Rakyat during the March 08 General Elections earlier this year.

Here’s a snapshot of the aftermath. While Kelantan remains under incumbent PAS’ jurisdiction, BN loses control of Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor to Pakatan Rakyat. Unprecedented too, in the Federal Territory where there are 11 parliamentary seats, BN also loses 10 to Pakatan Rakyat but still manages, through a quirk of federal legislature, to appoint its sole MP as the FT minister.

It’s not surprising then that Badawi’s leadership has been put into question and he’s under tremendous pressure to quit as PM from calls within his own party and the public at large.

Apart from being known as an incorrigible flip-flopper (remember all those bold denials regarding his impending marriage to Jean, the dissolution of parliament, the petrol price increase, etc?), Badawi has also been totally ineffective as a prime minister.

Since his landslide victory in 2004, he has failed to deliver any of his promises and has also sneakily increased the price of petrol progressively by a total of RM1.35* to top it at a high of RM2.70 per liter on June 05. And this, too, when Malaysia is a net exporter of petroleum and raking in the billions?

Now, in an attempt to assuage his critics and desperately trying to hang on to his job after December 2008, he has schemed up a proposal where he can remain as PM and exit the scene only in about 2 years’ time. (We just hope he will be like Tun Mahathir when Tun announced his retirement and then subsequently left office after 10 months as scheduled.) This, too, on the incredulous excuse that he would like to have

“the opportunity to implement reforms and projects promised since he came to office five years ago.”

Haven’t we heard it all before how a lame duck PM will always talk about reform after reform in the hope of holding on to power. And what’s most unique and unfortunate in the case of Malaysia is that the PM is decided by about 2,500 UMNO delegates out of a total population of approximately 27 million people in the country.

The question of the week then:

Should the rakyat continue to listen to Abdullah Badawi’s rhetorics and believe his seemingly good intentions and give him the extra 2 years so that he can finally deliver what he has promised to us 5 years ago – especially when there’s great economic distress overwhelming us now, and, if history is any indication to go by, he will also probably flip-flop on his decision?

*History of the creeping increases of petrol prices under Abdullah Badawi’s premiership:

01/05/2004 – RM 1.37 (increased by RM 0.02)
01/10/2004 – RM 1.42 (increased by RM 0.05)
05/05/2005 – RM 1.52 (increased by RM 0.10)
31/07/2005 – RM 1.62 (increased by RM 0.10)
28/02/2006 – RM 1.92 (increased by RM 0.30)
05/06/2008 – RM 2.70 (increased by RM 0.78)



  1. NO!!! NO!!! NO!!!

    One has got to be kidding!

    What he CANNOT and HAS NOT DONE for the last 5 years this sleepy head is trying to fool us that he can do it within 2?

    Oh brudder, either we are stupid or he is stupid. Sounds like another one of his ‘sleep talking’ episodes.

    Yah, go tell it to the mountains. All he wants to do now is to finish plundering the treasury and tie up the lose ends and shred the papers! If not, it is to buy enough time for his son Kamaludin and son-in-law Khairy to be bailed out and cashed out.

    If Najib is smart (but he is a dead man walking anyway with all the Mongolian spirits troubling him) he should do an Alamo and ship the hadhari ulamak back to Perth where he can sleep on forever with his jeans on.

    Tell him to fook off. Enough is enough!

    umno no balls … what about Pakatan Rakyat?

    Is DSAI awake and listening?

    God save Malaysia.

  2. Mr Wee, please tell DSAI to act fast without any delay …. and if he takes too long …. people will start to forget about him to lead us as Prime Minister … and the two lousy leaders will still be leading us

    Damn fed up already …..

  3. Menepati kehendak ahli
    KUALA LUMPUR 10 Julai – Penentuan tempoh peralihan kuasa antara Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Timbalannya, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menepati kehendak akar umbi yang sebelum ini mahukan satu tempoh yang tepat bagi perkara itu berlaku.

    Muhyiddin: Tempoh terlalu lama?
    TOKYO 10 Julai – Naib Presiden UMNO, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin berkata, sesetengah pihak berpendapat tempoh peralihan jawatan dalam UMNO yang dirancang pada 2010 adalah terlalu lama.

    Satu langkah yang silap – Ku Li
    KOTA BHARU 10 Julai – Ahli Parlimen Gua Musang, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah menyifatkan keputusan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mengumumkan penyerahan kuasa kepada Timbalannya Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dua tahun lagi sebagai satu langkah yang silap.

    Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu sokong
    KUALA LUMPUR 10 Julai – Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu (BBPM) menyokong penuh pelan peralihan kuasa Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pada Jun 2010.

  4. In the US, Obama and Hillary have to compete openly to gain approval of the democrats before they could represent the party to the election.

    McCain is expected to have a presidential candidate debate on live television so Americans can decide which president they will vote for

    In Malaysia, 27 mil people are expected to accept Najib as the PM because 1 man says so.

    Note the difference in the system.

  5. ha ha ha.. PM has a good plan. he knows country reserve fund can tahan for another 2 years. After that leave it to next PM to recover …..

    This time he acts smart but not benefit to public……

  6. Two years you must be joking!!!! Two weeks are already far too long let alone 2 years. We cannot afford the situation to persist. Nothing is moving in the country. If he cannot perform any reform for the past 5 years how can he do it now. It is just impossible. Furthermore, people would not want to deal with a flip-flop PM.

    The earlier he leaves office the better for this country. Please get out graciously when you have the time. Don’t wait too long where you might be thrown out of office in disgrace.

  7. In 2 years time,Malaysia will be in a terrible recession state.If we do not get a capable leader by then,when the global recession hits in a couple of years time (which is long overdue) We will be sitting ducks.A lot of Malaysians are going to suffer!

  8. Well, he is stupid surrounded by stupid people and also he recruits stupid people. So what can you do about this cursed man and his coterie? Anyway, whichever way we go, Be End (BN) will not win any other election in Kenya.

  9. Eerytime he speaks, i’ll just take it as he is just talking in his sleep.

    You know, when a person talks in his sleep, he’s just mumbling. And the next morning when he wakes up, he will say “I said that? sorry, couldn’t remember”.

    Zzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

  10. Malaysia lacks capable leaders.

    Pak Lah – NO.
    Najib – NO
    Anwar – NO

    So who is left? Nik Aziz? Muhyiddin?

    Malaysia needs a leader that can bring the country to greater heights, free from corruption/nepotism, walk the talk and most importantly, has the interest of the rakyat close to his heart.

    Gosh, recently, the UK government plans to impose visa to our citizens visiting the UK – what’s next?

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