Thursday, September 25, 2008

KENYATAAN AKHBAR

Follow me, urges Zahidi
By Kharleez Zubin September 23, 2008 Categories: News

Leave money politics aside Perlis Umno deputy liaison chairman Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin will be running for Umno's youth chief post in the coming party polls in December.

"Yes, I am contesting the post and I promise the delegates, who are politically sober and detest corruption and money politics plaguing the party, a new direction and leadership.

"I will make my official announcement in a few days in Kuala Lumpur," he told Malay Mail from Perlis yesterday.

The outspoken Padang Besar division chief, however, said he was not prepared to lead a legion of si Kitol who would sell the party and the community for a pot of gold.

"Just like the treacherous Kitol, the henchman of Raja Mendaliar during the Malaccan Sultanate, who opened the gates to the Portuguese invaders for a pot of gold, there are in Umno, a sizable number of Kitols who are so encumbered by money and power," he said.

(In the Malaccan annals, Kitol and Raja Mendaliar planned the ouster of Tun Hasan Temenggung, who stood in the way of the Portuguese taking over Malacca, by falsely accusing Tun Hasan of taking bribes to Sultan Mahmud Syah.)

They are even prepared to sabotage their own party, Zahidi said, referring to the last general election and the Permatang Pauh by-election where Barisan Nasional and Umno took a historic beating due to "defeat from within".

He said that in the Permatang Pauh by-election, only about five per cent of Umno youth members in the constituency voted. This is a reflection of the sorry state of affairs in Umno, which he says if left unchecked, will result in the ruin of the party and the community.

In the last general election, Zahidi said many "clean" Umno members refused to vote for the party because they were disenchanted with its leadership and wanted to teach them a lesson.

"The lesson brought the party to the jaws of defeat and there is a strong feeling among members who are true to the party’s vision that something urgent must be done before we are finished," said Zahidi, who secured 69 nominations from the 120 branches to contest the division chief’s post after Hari Raya.

Another contender is Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid, MP for Padang Besar, who secured 51 nominations.

Asked about his chances of getting enough nominations to contest the youth chief’s post, Azmi said: "I think I can get the numbers to enter the fray," he said, adding that 40 votes were within his reach.

They each need 20 per cent, or 38, of the 191 Umno Youth divisions to nominate them. The divisions will begin their meetings to nominate candidates on Oct 17.

Now, with Zahidi’s confirmed entry, it will be a four-cornered fight.

All have begun active campaigning and Zahidi has already started his roadshow in the northern States to explain why it is crucial to elect him as Umno youth chief, in his own words, "to save Umno from destruction".

"If you love Umno and your community, then please leave money politics aside and join me in restoring Umno’s leadership in the coalition," Zahidi, who also has his own website, www.zahidi-zainulabidin.blogspot.com, said.

He added that the three contenders, Jerlun MP and Umno Youth exco member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin and former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, should step aside because all of them represent the "Umno elite", which he said was the cause of discontentment among party grassroots.

"(Dr) Khir Toyo must be really thick faced to announce his candidacy after leading the State (Selangor) to its doom in the last elections," Zahidi said. MALAY MAIL

4 comments:

AhmadRazinHjYob said...

Salam,

Saya menyokong penuh hasrat Datuk untuk melakukan sesuatu demi agama,bangsa dan negara. Dalam perjuangan memanglah banyak dugaan dan cubaan. Hasrat baik dipandang negatif dan sering di tohmah. Pejuang sebenar tidak akan patah semangat dan melayan perkara perkara yang negatif ini. Apa yang penting adalah fokus kepada matlamat. Penyokong juga perlu di beri maklumat yang jelas dan terang. Hasrat dan tujuan Datuk perlulah mantap dan teguh. Jangan sesekali mengubah haluan apabila layar di pasang. Ini melibatkan kredibiliti. Konsistensi amat penting sebagai pemimpin. Jika kita hendak mengubah haluan, penyokong perlu diberi isyarat supaya mereka faham atas tindakan yang di buat itu supaya tidak menimbulkan sebarang spekulasi. Kalah menang adalah soal kedua, yang penting ada semangat dan tindakan untuk mengubah sesuatu..
dan penyokong serta para sahabat akan sentiasa menyokong selagi Datuk berada dilandasan perjuangan demi agama,bangsa dan negara.

Sekian

Anonymous said...

salam perjuangan,

Tiga perkara yang perlu dijadikan tauladan :

1. jangan berjuang hingga negeri tergadai (Selangor).

2. jangan berjuang di sebalik kuasa PM dan Presiden UMNO (bapa mertua)

3. jangan berjuang atas desakan bapa sendiri (mantan PM).

Banyak perubahan yang telah dilakukan oleh pemimpin-pemimpin terdahulu hinggalah pemimpin-pemimpin sekarang. Kita tidak mahu perubahan-perubahan yang dilakukan oleh pemimpin yang terlalu berani untuk berubah boleh membawa sesuatu yang tidak baik kepada UMNO :

1. sudah berani menegur dan mendesak PM meletak jawatan. Ini teladan yang diberikan kepada generasi muda supaya tiada adab dan kurang ajar kepada orang yang lebih tua. Ada cara yang lebih sopan dan tertutup.

2. sudah berani menggadai anugerah tuhan dengan melakukan perubahan fizikal pada diri sendiri.

3. Sudah berani mengatakan orang lain "beruk" dan mengeluarkan kenyataan bagi pihak PM.

kalau ada yang tak faham, perlu pertingkatkan lagi pembacaan..hehehe

-zam-

joe said...

salam

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Kemaafan mungkin amat berat untuk diberikan
kepada orang yang pernah melukai hati kita.
Tetapi hanya dengan memberi kemaafan sahajalah kita akan dapat mengubati hati yang telah terluka. Kemaafan yang di beri secara ikhlas umpama pisau bedah yang boleh membuang segala parut luka emosi.

Keikhlasan yang dipohon ,keikhlasan jua diberi walaupun keikhlasan itu umpama seekor semut hitam di atas batu yang hitam di malam yang amat kelam. Ianya wujud tapi amat sukar dilihat.

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Zahidi Zainul Abidin said...

Salam,

Pertama saya ucapkan terima kasih kerana sudi menjengah blog saya yang biasa ini. Terima kasih juga atas sokongan, nasihat dan teguran yang saudara berika demi memantapkan UMNO yang kian lemah akibat kerosakan tangan-tanan tertentu.

Semoga sinar terang akan muncul selepas hujan di petang hari...Insya Allah.