Somebody commented the red logo of Umno is a symbol of racism well, if that is what is being imprinted in the mind of the commenter and I will not blame him or her for that. Just like a certain symbol of Buddhism being adopted by the Nazi and today that religious symbol is being associated with evil, negativity such as carnage, mayhem, gas chambers, mass killing and six millions lives lost and for what! In responding to that posting I have decided to change the red Umno logo to the old Umno flag of red , yellow and white and a benign looking kris, in which no one should make an issue out of. In Europe sword has been used a part of a flag symbol. I also have problem with the red Umno logo that is so foreboding when scrutinised closely. There is even the face of gollum from Lord of the Ring trilogy in that logo, at least to me. That is alredy a negativity. I think Umno that needs a make over, should start with adopting the old flag as shown above as its permanent party symbol AGAIN! Get rid of the red logo and I thinkit wiull bring back Umno, past glory or at least some of it. BTW this is a very serious observation made by Pasquale and will not entertain any racially sounding comments that will be rejected if sent! Cheers
Najib made the statement after Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who said the time frame for Abdulah Ahmad Badawi to hand over the party presidency to Najib by 2010 is far too long, and that the transition of power should be made earlier than the "agreed" time frame of 2010.
Many have agreed that the decision on the transition of power cannot be made just by a group of people or just by two people. Many have also greed that the power of democracy has been yanked from Umno members by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
"It is clear that Pak Lah has yanked away the rights of Umno members to voice out their dissent. Or their rights to choose a leader. Now it appears he (Pak Lah) has forced down the throat of all Umno members this culture of fear of not to express their feelings. This is not democracy," said a senior member, who refused to be named. He added what Umno members want is democracy to be returned and to have their rights to be restored without fear or favour.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi retorted unfavourably by Muhyiddin statement saying the transitional year of 2010 is far too long.
He said it has been agreed by the Supreme Council members and between him and Najib when to hand over the helm of Umno to his deputy. Looks like 2010 is not going to happens! Just my suspicioun!
Cheers! May be!