You think Pak Lah is really leaving? – Analyse the interview on Malaysiakini
Posted on October 9th, 2008 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
Everyone is popping champagne that Pak Lah is leaving. I don’t understand why. I read through the interview on Malaysiakini and I read in between lines and I read unwritten words. Can’t blame me, I am a woman and a woman always do that, you know? And I don’t see any indication that Pak Lah is really leaving.
Looking at my magic globe, I can foretell that we are going to see more mudslinging, more fork tongues, more peribahasa, more ‘menghina ini, menghina itu sandiwaras and more entertaining news each day.
Why do I say Pak Lah never really say he is leaving?
First, he said :
What do you feel about stepping down?
I feel alright, I feel alright. The party BN still leads, BN is still the party that forms the government and I believe this government will be able to remain strong until the next general election, whenever that may be and Insyaallah (God willing) we will win.
See? He never says, This country will remain strong under (name of next PM).
And here’s where there is a possibility that Pak Lah is going to contest for the UMNO president again :
If there are those who still want to nominate you (to defend the party post) despite your decision not to defend your post, would you accept it?
What can I do? If people want to do that I can’t stop them but I already informed them earlier on (about my decision).
Aha, this is where I like Pak Lah. He said so much without saying anything. He may not contest but surely there will be some diehard fans who nominate him.
If you think Pak Lah is going to handover the premiership to the most likely candidate, think again. Here’s what Pak Lah said :
Will you be stepping down as prime minister?
Well, at some point I have to hand over to my successor.
Who is your successor?
I hope it is Najib. Why do I say hope? Najib has to stand for Umno elections first. Once he wins the elections and becomes party president then we will discuss about it (the power transfer).
See? At some point. Not in March, not anything but at some point which can be like forever.
And oohlala, Pak Lah never say he will give the PM title on a silver platter.
People are going to fight, and we shall sit here and enjoy the show.
However, I still have faith in the “other option” and I shall wait it out…..
All the blogs on Malaysiakini seems so confident Pak Lah is leaving. I am not. Frankly, I don’t give a damn. I am writing a post because everybody wants to show off they are clever in political analysis. So, I also join lah. Bwahahaha….