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UMNO perlu pulih kredibiliti

KUALA LUMPUR 15 Mei – UMNO akan ditolak oleh rakyat pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 akan datang sekiranya barisan kepimpinan serta ahli-ahlinya itu gagal memulihkan semula kredibiliti parti tersebut di mata masyarakat.

Naib Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (gambar) berkata, keadaan parti boleh menjadi semakin parah jika persepsi negatif serta semangat kebencian yang ditanam oleh pihak pembangkang selama ini gagal diurus dengan baik oleh pemimpin dan ahli UMNO.

Pada masa sama beliau turut mengingatkan kepada semua pemimpin dan ahli UMNO supaya tidak mengetepikan Islam dalam perjuangan kerana tindakan itu boleh mengakibatkan kenikmatan yang dikecapi akan dicabut oleh Allah SWT.

“Realitinya UMNO sekarang bukan berada di dalam zon selesa berbanding sebelum ini berikutan berlaku perubahan kepada landskap politik negara. Dahulu jika kita letak songkok di Lembah Pantai pun, calon BN atau UMNO boleh menang tetapi sekarang ia tidak akan berlaku.

“Kita harus ingat pandangan masyarakat kepada UMNO akan berakhir sekiranya kita lambat berubah. Mahu tidak mahu UMNO perlu berubah, perlu melalui proses transformasi supaya UMNO terus relevan,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap merasmikan Mesyuarat Perwakilan UMNO Bahagian Lembah Pantai di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini, hari ini.

Turut hadir Ketua UMNO Bahagian Lembah Pantai, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin dan barisan kepimpinan UMNO bahagian tersebut.

Berucap lebih lanjut Ahmad Zahid berkata, dua pemimpin tertinggi UMNO iaitu Presiden, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin telah memberi contoh terbaik dalam mereka berusaha mengembalikan semula imej baik UMNO.

“Mereka tanpa rasa penat lelah dan jemu menemui rakyat mendengar masalah mereka dan seterusnya menyelesaikan masalah mereka. Sikap yang ditunjukkan oleh Presiden dan Timbalan Presiden hendaklah diikuti dan disahut.

“Jangan biarkan pemimpin kita keseorangan dalam melakukan tugas-tugas ini. Kita sebagai pemimpin bawahan hendaklah sama-sama menyokong dengan turut serta menemui rakyat,” katanya.

Dalam pada itu beliau berkata, media arus perdana sama ada media cetak dan elektronik telah menjalankan tugas dengan baik apabila melaporkan berita secara benar dan tepat.

Sumber: Utusan Malaysia

Women can’t become ‘menteri besar’ (chief minister)

Hamidah Osman, one of Perak BN senior exco members said, women can’t become ‘menteri besar’ (chief minister) a few days ago.

I know this issue  is a-few-days-ago topic but also a hot topic, discussed by all kind of people with different opinions. But first of all, if we put our gender as the wall or limiter to our opinion, then that’s what I called as chauvinist.

If you’re a man, you’ll agree that woman can’t become menteri besar, and if you’re a woman, you won’t agree to it. It’s common and normal. But, worse than that, many people are being blinded by the brand of their own parties. If the statement was said by UMNO people, people from Pakatan won’t even agree to it and vice versa.

Come on, people!

Yeah, I know that different people have different opinions and justifications. But lets see from different point of view. Different from parties’ pov. The statement ‘women can’t become menteri besar’ recently was heard from Hamidah Osman’s mouth and people see her as someone from UMNO. But here I am quite surprised when I read a different opinion from Pakatan’s side, especially PAS and PKR. Maybe not all of them, but most of the opinions I heard.

Why the Perak exco said that? Did she just say that because of her gender? Or because she just wanted an issue to gain fame? I may not know her but if these were her objectives, she should and would choose other ‘easy’ issue. This issue is seen as ‘digging her own grave’ issue, so why would she do that?

Even in Islam, there’s a quote from al-Quran saying that women can’t become a leader.

“Kaum lelaki itu adalah pemimpin bagi kaum wanita, oleh kerana Allah telah melebihkan sebahagian mereka (lelaki) atas sebahagian yang lain (wanita), dan kerana mereka (lelaki) telah menafkahkan sebagian dari harta mereka” (An-Nisa’: 34)

English:

“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women).” (An-Nisa’: 34)

Women by nature is a soft-hearted creature, that’s why women are the mothers, rather than the men. Women tend to use feelings and emotions as guideline to judge something, rather than rational. Don’t believe what I say, see for yourself! That’s why I agree to the Perak exco’s statement, women can’t become a menteri besar. Further more, if a woman is entitled to menteri besar, how about her family? Her husband will become ‘househusband’ ah? So we should exchange the role between the genders in work sector nowadays? Women should work as construction workers and men should work as maid?

Back to the statement. So, when this statement is seen as ‘digging her own grave’, people who only interpret this statement as a political issue, will laugh off and condemn her. Those people can never govern/become a leader to a group of people, far from a leader to a state/country.

Why? Just because a person has different opinion, they will never accept it. Further more, they belittle him/her and don’t even try to find the positive values behind the opinion. A good leader should never do that. So, well done to Hamidah Osman! You’re trying to uphold the truth even though people try to stab you with knives. Truth is bitter, but whoever hold to it will forever be a winner.