Correct! Correct! Correct!, Tengku Adnan Mansor, the new UMNO secretary general, has warned the Opposition not to be “stupid enough” to try to buy over any Barisan MP. Tengku Adnan is definitely speaking from experience that any individual, regardless of profile, can be bought at the right price.
The opposition coalition (PKR-DAP-PAS) led by de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is not even elected, needs only 30 more MPs to form a simple majority government. An ambitious leader, Anwar naturally focuses on forming a federal government so that he can be made its new prime minister when he returns to the parliament through a by-election in late April.
Unknown to him, his aggressiveness in pursuing his ambition will cost him some support. An immediate thing Anwar should do is to focus on making his loose and ideologically diverse coalition works and delivers its promises to the people.
Tengku Adnan added, “As the newly appointed Umno secretary-general, I will send out our intelligence people to check on the ground whether there is any truth to such claims." Again no one doubted his ability to do so.
On creating trouble, he also warned Tengku Razaleigh not to “create trouble” in the party. Ku Li should remind Adnan the same and leave the judiciary alone.
Another UMNO stalwart who had just brushed off the dust on his desk and newly-appointed Selangor Barisan Nasional and Umno chief Muhammad Muhammad Taib (Mike Tyson) pledged to recapture the state in the next election - with his bag full of money and lack of proficiency in English?
We have moved on. Unfortunately, Abdullah hasn't and is still trying to resurrect old corpses to fend off the misfortune of his administration.