Thursday, March 20, 2008

BN Defectors. Worried Umno To Engage In 'Intelligence' Gathering!

Umno will send out its members to gather intelligence on the Opposition's claims that some Barisan Nasional representatives are "crossing over".

The party's new secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor however warned the Opposition not to be "stupid enough" to try such a stunt.

"We have heard talk but we don't know for sure whether there are such attempts. As the newly appointed Umno secretary-general, I will send out our intelligence people to go to the ground and find out whether there is any truth to such claims.

"Our MPs and assemblymen know that BN and Umno are the only coalition and party for them," he told reporters.

Tengku Adnan was commenting on reports quoting Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as saying that the party welcomed any Barisan assemblyman or MP wishing to cross over. Anwar had also said that he had met several Barisan leaders during his visit to Sabah and Sarawak.

Tengku Adnan said if there were such attempts by the Opposition, then it only meant that they were trying to take advantage of the apparently "gloomy outlook" for the coalition. "But it is not a gloomy outlook for us. Our calculations show that Barisan still managed to garner some 51.2% of the votes.

"That means both Barisan and Umno are still relevant," he said.

Tengku Adnan said Barisan would focus on recapturing the five states - Kedah Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan - as well as the seats in the Federal Territory that were lost to the Opposition in the recent general election.

"Maybe our component partners have been weak in these states or that there was infighting within the Umno divisions. We will conduct an in-depth analysis of all these places," he said, adding that the coalition has to come up with different approaches to reclaim the states lost. We have to start working immediately," he said.

On the spate of resignations by Umno leaders, particularly that of former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo as Selangor Umno and BN chairman, Tengku Adnan said they should realise that the party's interests should come above all and that they should instead work harder.

Asked if a lack of a Cabinet post would hinder his job as secretary-general, as hinted by his predecessor Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, Tengku Adnan said he would leave it to the Prime Minister to decide on the matter. (The Star)

***** First of all Adnan should be glad that he has been appointed sec-gen. After the Lingam-gate fiasco one would have thought that he would be considered a huge liability and sent out to pasture. Thanks to Radzi's resignation, Adnan has been given a toehold to build up from.

If Umno is really not concerned about defections, why say that they will send out their members to gather intelligence? It's because they simply cannot trust the crooks in their own coalition especially the 'frogs' in Sabah and the aggrieved ones all over the country.

It is laughable for
Adnan to say that Barisan would 'focus on recapturing the five states'. BN should instead focus on remaining relevant and staying intact at least over the next few months. Even a formidable giant like Umno would rapidly disintegrate if a meltdown starts and there is every indication that the conditions for that is now optimal. History is replete with examples of stronger entities than Umno biting the dust when their intolerable ways became too much to stomach.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lingam Gate and the Report of the Royal Comission is awaited by rakyat. Appears that this appointment of Adnan as Sec Gen of UMNO and BN by the PM is totally insensitive ? Correct to assume NO culpability on the part of Adnan, as the PM sees it? Should the PM not await for the outcome of the Report before making any such appointments?


20 Mac 2008

3:38 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Trying to take advantage"?? Hahaha...oh boy, does he know the game?

If not for the dirty tactics, BN has lost flat down already, come on old boy, get real.

4:25 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

Wow, Adnan is the Intelligence head as well. Why should he be sending out his men to check out on whether there is such a thing as cross-over by some aggrieved BN members when in the first place, Anwar has already said so there were. At 51%, he still says that BN and UMNO is relevant? I bet he would maintain such a stand when BN/UMNO hits 15%. Really kiasu!

5:18 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

Hahahahahaha....are they scared or what? They said PKR was "Party Kurang Relevan" & Pak Lah asked who's Anwar propir to the 12th GE! Does he remember Anwar now? Can one of those BN controlled Media Reporters ask him please?
We await the the report of the Royal Commission (it has alreday been psotponed once!) & this appointment of Adnan probably hints what will be the outcome of the RC!
Nothing changes in the BN (read: UMNO). They are concentrating on getting the 5 States back? Didn't they do that for Kelantan for the 12th GE? Did thye learn anything from that? No!
They should concentrate in getting rid of the "rot" within their ranks & serve us the Rakyat (but most of them never have & never will!). A Leopard does not change its spots!

7:39 PM GMT+8  
Blogger bayi said...

"Our MPs and assemblymen know that BN and Umno are the only coalition and party for them," he told reporters.

If that is so, how come UMNO is so worried?

7:31 AM GMT+8  

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