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An Inconvenient Truth “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Posted by St Low ��
Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:25

By Wong Chin Huat, The Nut Graph

MINISTER of international trade and industry Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says Umno needs to reform or it, and by extension the Barisan Nasional (BN), may perish by 2013.

He is spot on, but what kind of reforms does Umno need to undertake? What has gone wrong with Umno and the BN?

For people like Muhyiddin, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and most critics of prime minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the problem is the individual in power. Change the person in charge, and the party will rejuvenate. Nothing can be changed without a change in leadership first.

This writer begs to differ.

The electoral one-party state that Umno has built and defended virtually since Independence is the disease, the leadership only its symptom.”


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