Tuesday, 15 April 2008

I have two ears. I am not deaf – says Pak Lah

Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi has said it again. He has two (big ) ears. He is also not deaf, mind you. And he does listen...to various views.

The Prime Minister said he received various views on the power transition, with some wanting it to be as soon as possible while others gave him more time.

"Never mind. I just listen. I have two ears. I am not deaf. In a democracy, everyone wants to talk. So what can we do? If we don't allow them to speak out, they say we are scared... there's no freedom, so let them talk."

He says he wants the power transition to his successor to be smooth as this is important for the country.

"I don't want to leave the party in a state of turmoil but in a good, stable condition.”

He said this to reporters after meeting with Barisan Nasional (BN) parliamentarians and state assemblymen in the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Monday.

Abdullah, however, declined to give a timeframe for the transfer of power because he wanted a smooth transition.

When commenting on party vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin's call for an immediate change to the party leadership (read here), he said:

"They can announce anything they want. They can say anything they want. The decision is mine; people can say anything they like."

Abdullah also said he would seek re-election as UMNO's President in the party election to be held in December.

"Why shouldn't I contest? You tell me," when asked if he would go for the president's post should there be a contest for the post.

Here’s the report from Bernama:

Abdullah: 'I Don't Want To Leave Party In State Of Turmoil'

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he wants the power transition to his successor to be smooth as this is important for the country.

"I don't want to leave the party in a state of turmoil but in a good, stable condition.

"I can say to (Deputy Prime Minister) Datuk Seri Najib (Tun Razak), 'good luck, that's your problem not mine.' But that should not be the way. We don't want it to be so sudden...where's Pak Lah (Abdullah)? He has quit. That's not the way," Abdullah said.

The prime minister was speaking at a press conference after meeting with senators, members of parliament and state assemblymen from the Barisan Nasional at the Putra World Trade Centre here Monday.

"It was the same before, when (Tun) Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) wanted to hand over power to me. That's how we do things," he said in response to calls from some Umno members for him to transfer the reins of power to his successor.

He said he received various views on the power transition, with some wanting it to be as soon as possible while others gave him more time.

"Never mind. I just listen. I have two ears. I am not deaf. In a democracy, everyone wants to talk. So what can we do? If we don't allow them to speak out, they say we are scared... there's no freedom, so let them talk," added the Umno president.

Asked further on the power transition, Abdullah said it was only the view of some quarters and not all the grassroots.

On his meeting with Johor Umno last week, he said it was clear that they supported him as Umno president and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as deputy president in the December party election. He said after this, he and Najib would think about matters pertaining to the power transition.

Asked if he would go for the president's post if there is a contest for the post, he shot: "Why shouldn't I contest? You tell me."

On Umno divisions holding their extraordinary general meeting, to discuss, among the matters, the nomination quota system and for an EGM to be held at the central level, he said they should follow the procedures if they wanted to hold it.

On the statements made by Umno vice-president Umno Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, Abdullah said: "They can announce anything they want. They can say anything they want. The decision is mine; people can say anything they like."

Rais was reported to have said that it was the party members' right to ask Abdullah to step down as prime minister and Umno president or to announce a power transition.

Sunday, Muhyiddin was reported saying that Umno would fade away and not be able to make a comeback if there was no leadership change at the top.

Abdullah, meanwhile, said that he was confident of the support and loyalty of the BN MPs although the opposition had claimed that there would be a vote of no confidence against him at the coming parliamentary sitting.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Muka tak malu, dia tak segan silu, suruh pergi dia tak mahu.

Anonymous said...

Rakyat Malaysia tertipu lagi. Mula salahkan orang. Dah tu kata kena sabotaj. Dah tu kata diri sendiri yang salah tapi akan berundur selepaskan menyatukan parti dan menamakan pengganti. Seterusnya kata akan berundur. Akhir sekali akan mempertahankan jawatan

Kelentong lagi!

Anonymous said...

Jangan tunggu lama-lama, jangan tunggu lama-lama, nanti di benci orang!

jebatmustdie said...

OMG is this PM stupid

baie-segan said...

Ada beberapa kemungkinan kenapa PM ke-5 bertegas mahu terus mempertahankan jawatan presiden.Antaranya:

1)Beliau masih lagi menyusun bisnes anak, menantu dan para kroninya agar terus boleh mengaut untung walaupun selepas ketiadaannya.

2)Telinga beliau gagal mengenalpasti beberapa perkataan seperti, berundur,berehat,amik cuti, berhenti, dan resign.

3)Otak beliau tidak berupaya untuk berfikir dan menganalisa maklumat yang sampai dari telinga beliau.

4)Beliau cuba untuk menghancurkan UMNO.

5)Beliau adalah dlm keadaan ' Delusions of Grandeur'.

6)Mahu membuat suicide politik sendiri.

7)Telah hilang kewarasan, atau dalam erti kata lain GILA.

exzede said...

Andaikata lah keadaan dah jadi ok semua, masa tu dia akan kata: is there any reason why should I leave because everything is ok oredy?

PM ngangong

Anonymous said...

This old man memang dah tebiat nak gol agak nya.Rasa hormat kami yang sedikit terhadap pemimpin yang bodoh nak mampos ini tidak ada lagi dah!

drshamsulAnwar said...

Yes of coz Pak Lah got two ears, he listens to every comment thrown by the grassroots. But may i ask, is Pak Lah an active or a passive listener? There is the difference between passive and active listening!

My friendly "teguran" to Pak Lah, when you listen, please listen to understand. Do not just listen for the sake of listening; please listen to gain a real understanding of what is being said, hear the emotion from the rakyat ! Get the main points,

Anonymous said...

Nampaknya Pak Lah tidak dapat diyakinkan lagi bahawa pimpinannya jika diteruskan akan menghancurkan UMNO. Pimpinan beliau telah menyebabkab kehilanga kepercayaan rakyat, bagaimanakah beliau mengubah kepercayaan rakyat, tanpa beliau sendiri meletakkan jawatan. Semua orang sayang kepada kuasa, tapi insaflah Pak Lah, masanya telah terlewat untuk menjanjikan REFORM SEKARANG.

Anonymous said...

let's face it, he's waiting to hand over the PM-ship to Anwar. Sorry, not working pak lah, your days are up! you couldnt help yourself, your son, you SIL even if your life depended on it. we've had enough of rubbish from you...and really, the statements made..i have big ears, i have 2 ears, very elementary, cant you do better than this? of yes, you cant, taht's why you are on your way out, SOONER THAN YOU DREAM

novice101 said...

Abdullah Badawi solely to be blamed for the dismal result?

It's a sad fact of life that when one is down, one is left to stand alone. One is asked to shoulder all blame though, in life, this is never the case. One is isolated, cast to the wolves. In worst cases, the ones one has helped and whom one has placed one's faith in, joined with the crowd to go for one's blood. All these, from the mildest to the worst scenarios, are now being played out in UMNO!

Having been through one month of humiliation, he must be at his lowest, right now. For all his faults, this treatment meted out to him is not fair. If, the UMNO people do not want to speak out for him, the rakyat should.

The present state of the nation (the emergence of the 2-party system), which we think is good for the nation, would not have come about if not for AAB's more tolerant and liberal attitude.

A more basic consideration is the human values. What democratic principles are we talking about if we don't offer a person his basic right - the democratic right to dignity and respect!

Wakmasnoor said...

Abdullah cant leave UMNO in a state of turmoil, but im sure UMNO can. I dont see UMNO in turmoil, actually. UMNO is so much in a state of protest. From the unseen few at the top, down to the almost naked all at the bottom. They are protesting over Abdullah. Yet the Ol' man-in-power cant either seems to accept it nor can he be bothered. He's staying put even willing to stand up to any challenge comes this December in the UMNO election.

The only reason left for him not to bow out, was of his own personal agendas vis-out as reasons. He could well has something of wrongdoing that needs to undo, of perhaps the coffers of his, arent big enough yet.

As Tun Mahathir rightly said; Abdullah is bringing UMNO downed. If so, he might as well bring something else with him. Legacy perhaps...

Ismail said...

4 tahun buat pekak tak dengar nasihat orang. Yang dia dengar cakap menantu ,keluarga dan budak tingkat 4. Kerja dia tidor dan keluar negara 2 minggu sekali serta kayakan keluarga.

2 telinga dia tu setakat boleh dengar aje tapi tak register kat otak pun. 4 tahun tak guna otak mesti otak dah berkarat tak boleh pakai lagi.

Nak perbaiki keadaan umno konon. Siapa percaya? 4 tahun baru 'warm up'. Kalau percaya cakap dia memang kita bodoh.

Sekarang keutamaan dia cuma nak pertahankan jawatan selama mana yang boleh. Sebab dia tak mau kes
Scomi (BS Tahir), ECM Libra dll
disiasat dan diambil tindakan. Kalau pengganti dia nanti setuju/janji tutup sebelah mata, baru dia letak jawatan. Dia nak jaga kepentingan diri dan keluarga saja. Lingkoplah umno ke, negara ke dia tak peduli.