R.A.H.M.A.N prophecy close to fulfillment: Lack of good leaders the BN's DEATHBLOW

R.A.H.M.A.N prophecy close to fulfillment: Lack of good leaders the BN's DEATHBLOW
Malaysians often like to toy with the idea of the R-A-H-M-A-N formula, which is the surname taken from Tunku Abdul Rahman, whereby all the country’s leaders’ names are derived from the letters beginning with ‘R’ for (Tunku Abdul) Rahman, ‘A’ for Abdul Razak, ‘H’ for Hussein Onn, ‘M’ for Mahathir, ‘A’ for Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the end with ‘N’ for Najib. fulfillment
Is it really the end for BN with Najib as depicted by the “Rahman formula?” While certain soothsayers are of the opinion that its doomsday for BN after Najib, what is taking place in the Malaysian political landscape are better indicators that it’s the end game for BN.
Perhaps the best bet to hedge that it’s the end of Barisan Nasional is based on the glaring and evident fact that the coalition that obtained Independence from the British with Tunku Abdul Rahman at the helm is nowhere near what it used to be.
Since Independence, the subsequent leaders that Malaysia have witnessed in power as prime ministers have begun to diminish in value and the current leadership under Najib Tun Razak is probably a BN that is at its lowest and weakest ebb.
Worries over the ability of BN leaders
If Malaysians, by now, are in a quandary over their future, it is not a situation without basis. In the coming 13th GE, the nation is set to witness a fierce ‘battle royale’ between Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.
While the stage has been set, and even many diehard political pundits are unsure as to what the final outcome will be like, what has become of real concern and of greater worry to Malaysians of all walks of life is the nature, behaviour, and basically the quality and capability of political aspirants from BN to continue to lead the rakyat.
Malaysians, whichever side of the political divide they support, and no matter if they follow the mainstream or alternative media, are of late, witness to the fact that quite a number of BN politicians lack integrity and ability.
Much doubt is now being cast over the sincerity and the leadership qualities of more and more BN politicians and this where most Malaysians are agreeable to the fact that there is a lack of capable leaders to steer the country forward if BN is to be given the mandate to rule.
Those whom Malaysians witness jostling to lead from BN are basically those whose motive clearly indicate that they have a “what’s in it for me motivation.”
The numbers of those with leadership aspirations that appear to be fuelled by self-seeking ambition have grown within BN leading to a great weakening and dislike for the coalition.
Pakatan Rakyat looms as being a more favorable option
With BN in disarray, the opposition coalition of Pakatan Rakyat has begun to warm up to Malaysians as a viable multi-racial party that hopes to fulfill the aspirations and hopes of every Malaysian in this country.
Ever since PKR, PAS and DAP have merged they have been able to present a formidable front and their union is seen as growing from strength to strength.
The fact that they are able to hold power in the Malaysian states of Penang, Kedah, Selangor, Kelantan, and indirectly in Perak, despite being relatively new in partnership, as opposed to the 55-year BN rule of the country, speaks volumes for the great strides and progress they have made.
In further staking their claim to greater power, Pakatan Rakyat has made progress and great strides in the states of Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.
Pakatan Rakyat, unlikely as it might seem, have managed to band together an amazing coalition as the political parties of PKR, DAP and PAS seemingly are of different values, principles, convictions and background.
The fact that they can group together in a united show of power is the best indication that Malaysians have lost a lot of faith and confidence in BN as the prime leader of the nation.
From being an alternative coalition in the beginning, Pakatan is now emerging clearly in more and more states within Malaysia as the possible leaders who will drive the nation forward in the coming years.
Their politics of choice is perhaps what makes them appeal to more and more Malaysians and their leaders are seen as persons of admiration and strength who despite attempts at being discredited  by BN have managed the storms well to emerge even stronger and wiser.
Barisan Nasional leaders in disarray
The fact that Barisan Nasional is in a state of flux has been to the advantage of Pakatan and not only has the opposition coalition reaped greatly the benefit of BN going down on a slide but other voices have grown in unison to drown the voice of BN leaders.
This is precisely why in the nation of Malaysia, there are non-political figures who have emerged on the scene to help “set things right.”
While Malaysians may have endorsed their politicians in the general elections, they are also now beginning to lend support to the voices of leaders outside the parliamentary sphere and these are voices that are also rooting for Pakatan.
The Malaysian Bar, Bersih, Suaram and other NGOs and organisations are beginning to eclipse and overshadow most elected representatives especially those from BN.
This is because of the belief by more and more Malaysians that corruption has destroyed the trust of the people in those holding political office from BN.
If they don’t openly state it, it is understandable.
But Malaysians, irrespective of race or religion, education or social status, are now becoming more convinced that the choices of political candidates they have been having on offer from BN lack the expectations and hopes of most of the rakyat.
Perhaps what Malaysians are looking forward to, after having been under BN rule for so many decades, is to be able to see leaders of capability in which they can be safely assured and put their trust in them that they will do what is expected by the people to move the nation forward for the betterment of all.
Malaysia losing ground on globalization
It’s a fast changing world in which globalization has brought about a number of real, hard facts which BN leaders have either failed to notice or pay attention.
Malaysia will benefit greatly if they subscribe fully to globalization and put in place effective practices to toe the line of globalization.
But the dire predicament the nation finds itself in is to have to put up with BN leaders who want to go about leading the country their own way.
This resistance in adhering to the principles of globalization is actually due to BN political leaders in this country placing self-interests above the interests of the people.
Not only do Malaysians cast doubts over the BN leadership in this country, the international community has also openly voiced concern and they have grave doubts over the politics and policies that are in practice in this country.
While Malaysian leaders might like to contend that this nation is a sovereign state and they will not bend or bow to those whom they view as meddlers in the domestic affairs of this country, it is the absolute right of Malaysians to do so.
But it also pays to pay very careful heed as to what these “meddlers” are saying. By doing so, Malaysia and its leaders have nothing to lose but putting to rest any false claims or allegations that may or are being leveled against its leaders and this country.
This is why leaders in the Malaysian political arena from BN are often viewed with doubt and suspicion, not only by the local community but also the international community. There is obviously no doubt whatsoever now that the BN leadership of this country faces a crisis of credibility.
BN expected to further weaken
If nothing happens or changes in the choice and selection of leaders made available for the people to choose from in the 13th GE, the end result should witness BN further weakened and the nation descend into ruin or become a failed state by lagging in the globalization process.
Malaysians should endorse their choice of leaders without fear or favour and encourage and support the people they view as capable and being able to deliver to the people what the people entrust and hope for in their elected representatives.
Candidates that are doubtful or tainted and lack the trust and confidence of the people should be removed without a further thought by the people. Only those willing to sacrifice and serve the people should command the respect and recognition of Malaysians to safeguard and strengthen the future of the nation.
Malaysia Chronicle

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