It is very clear that UMNO is in trouble! The latest is when all 20 Terengganu BN state assemblymen threatened to resign if Idris Jusoh is not made the Mentri Besar (MB). Meanwhile it is clear that the sultan did not want Idris and has already sworn in an assemblyman from Kijal to be the palace choice for MB!
Lets go back a bit. There was a general elections and the opposition captured four states and one federal territory, while opposition made some headway in other states where BN won. The prime minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, won but with a reduced, much reduced, majority when his state of Penang went to the Chinese-dominated DAP!
Perlis sultan did not want the incumbent MB, Shahidan Kassim, to be an MB again and there was an attempt to discredit the ruler, but the ruler held steadfast and won by having his choice for the state MB. Shahidan relented and accepted his fate. Good for you!
Kelantan went back to PAS totally, when previously the party ruled only with a majority of one, while logic would have dictate BN, after pumping Federal money into the state, that it could or would have taken over the state! But BN, namely UMNO, failed miserably!
Selangor is now ruled by the opposition when a Reform party member is now the MB. Perak also has an opposition member as the MB, but not without the DAP firing a lot of salvo against the appointment of a Malay-Muslim as a choice to take charge of the state.
In a nut shell, UMNO is in a big trouble but the prime minister went on TV nationwide telling the people he has the support of the party and the people?! Who is he kidding!!
The a senior UMNO member, Tengku Razaleigh, called for an UMNO Extraoordinary General Meeting (EGM) to discuss what went wrong and what remedy to be taken to correct the problem and to nurse the political injury suffered by UMNO!
But his call for EGM was censured by UMNO members with questionable reputation. One is Tengku Adnan Mansor, Rafidah Aziz and Hishamuddin Hussein. However, the party vice-president Muhyiddin Yassin said EGM can be called but it must be within the purview of party constitution.
You know what, if EGM were to be called for a post-mortem of the recent BN loss, it will surely comes to an agreement that the reason for such a loss was due to the inability of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to steer this country in a more meaningful way. How much more irreparable damage must he inflict to the country before he resigns?!
How much more a wedge must he draw between the Rakyat and the Sultans before he admits that he is the cause of the country's predicament and UMNO's and BN's unpopularity before he step down and take full responsibility for his action?!!
He must think of the country first and to do it immediately!