Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders should break out of their comfort zones and reorientate their approach to be constantly in tune with the people's aspiration, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today.Can you believe him?
Calling on BN leaders to raise to the occasion, the deputy prime minister also urged them to rearrange their strategies and resolve to make changes not only to themselves but also to the party for the sake of the people and country.
(I'm biased of course, as I was charged in court for lighting up candles in public without permit within 3 days of him making the statement)
Now we have the new Chairman of Election Commission, telling us with a straight face that the nomination date, is set more than a month away on 29 March has "nothing to do with the UMNO General Assembly" that is scheduled to be held from 24 to 28 March.
He was quick to deny the scheduled dates were made to accommodate the Umno party polls in late March, saying the law required the by-elections to be held within 60 days of the seats being vacant, which falls on April 11.Yeah, right. He's an UMNO stooge, no question about it.
"The date was chosen for the convenience and comfort of all parties and not with any political considerations," said Abdul Aziz, who assumed the post six weeks ago.
He said the situation in Perak was still tense after a government switch and the time-frame for the Bukit Gantang by-election would allow all parties to "cool off", adding he was hopeful there would be a high voter turnout despite polling day being a Tuesday.
Oh, and BN reform? My foot.