- When my Ayah left UMNO, it removed all possibility that his motives for speaking his mind was to pursue a position for himself in the party.
- For the audience, the speech then was seen as a sincere expression of views, with no motives linked to the pursuit of power.
- To my Ayah, any temptation to moderate his views 'just in case' he can go for a party post has been removed, and so he could speak freely.
- Much as I lament Pak Lah's announcement of his late departure mid-2010, I nevertheless see this as a small win, as at last he admits he has to go and was forced to commit to a date well before PRU-13 is due. So, we must persist, as we are 'winning' the struggle for the removal of Lah.
- The pressure to bring Pak Lah down sooner is continuing to mount, but perhaps more behind the scenes. E.g. 80% of Mubarak, the ex-UMNO MP's club, endorsed a proposal for Pak Lah to hand-over to Datuk Seri Najib by Dec 2008. The 20% who disagreed sabotaged a formal announcement though, but we shall see if one emerges, but here's one version of the story.
- The UMNO grassroots want change, with its core yearning for a return to the party's purer struggle for the betterment of Malays. As I get to know more people in the party, this is becoming more apparent, and leaving them to struggle whilst I continue my screaming from the outside hadly seems fair. Don't believe that they are determined? Check out what the grassroots did to KJ's allies recently... and how his barriers in Negri Sembilan are rising...
Hence in UMNO I shall remain for now... and may it be for the better well ahead of the worse... As they say,"Perjuangan Belum Selesai..."