Pak Lah (Abdullah Badawi) resigns? Pak Lah (Abdullah Badawi) letak jawatan?

As we all know, Barisan Nasional (BN) was denied the two third majority in the parliament and put to shame. BN suffered its biggest loss since 1969. To be more exact, BN was denied the two third majority for the first time since 1969!

Could be because of overconfidence. Could be because of pure ego. Could be both. Or could be because people are just sick of Barisan Nasional’s administration. I think it’s the fusion of all of the above.

The hot discussion at the moment is whether or not Pak Lah should step down. Within UMNO itself, there are already groups who support his retaining the position and there are groups who think that he should relinquish his stewardship.

Whatever it is, one thing for sure, his biggest critic, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said, “My view is he has destroyed Umno, destroyed the BN and he has been responsible for this”. He also reiterated by saying, “I am sorry but I apparently made the wrong choice,” addressing the issue about his decision of choosing Pak Lah as his successor back when Tun Mahathir was in power. (Source: Malaysiakini.com)

Supporting his father, Mukhriz Mahathir also hinted that Pak Lah should step down. (Source: Malaysiakini.com)

However, at the present moment, evidence points to Pak Lah’s intention in retaining his old job and become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He had an audience with the Agong yesterday and looks like he’ll be sworn in as the Prime Minister today at 10.30am. (Source: Malaysiakini.com)

A lot of the BN leaders also expressed their support for Pak Lah. (Nak bodek la tu…) (Source: NST)

So, what do you think? Should Pak Lah becomes a gentleman, accept full responsibility, give way to a much more capable leader, and resign?

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Comments

  1. The people of Malaysia should have predicted this and NOT let BN win even simple majority that enable them to head our government again. BN leaders are all arrogant complete with “OLD & ROTTEN” political mindset and dragging the country to downward fall together with the people. WAKE UP it will never too late!

  2. The Malaysian have spoken their minds on 8.3.2008. It’s time that the PM consider of stepping down. Btw how old is he? An early retirement may be just to him. No more lack of sleeping 🙂

  3. He’s 68 years old. He should assume the responsibility for BN’s loss and give way to a more capable leader. Go back home and catch up on a little sleep 😛

    You know what? Given a similar situation, the Japanese would have performed “Hara Kiri”.

  4. limyeefatt says:

    After 50 years, if not for Datuk Seri Abdullah, we would not have the first Tsunami and victory for democracy in Malaysia.

    Let’s just look at the scenario:

    1. Datuk Seri Abdullah released DSAI when he came to power.
    He did not need to do this.
    Dr M would probably have driven DSAI to commit Harakiri in prison!

    2. Datuk Seri Abdullah did not stop the bloggers from giving altenartive news.
    He could have arrested these bloggers under ISA.
    Dr M would definitely have done this at least prior to the election.

    3. Datuk Seri Abdullah allowed the Bersih and Hindraf to organise their rallies. Under Dr M’s rule,
    the organisers would have been arrested even for thinking about organising the rallies.

    Judge a person from the outcomes of their leadership, not from what their detractors say.

    Think!

  5. summersby says:

    Looks like Paklah won’t hold the post too long.
    But pls don’t let the bloody murderer Najib be the next PM!
    also, I don’t want Mahadeal come back. This two in makan suap,murder crime or violent action …..are even scary than Pak Lah!

  6. @limyeefatt

    Interesting analysis sir 🙂

    My goodness, I can’t imagine bloggers being held under ISA.

    @summersby

    It’d be interesting to see how Pak Lah will respond in the next few months, or even few years.

    Somehow, my gut feeling says, he won’t step down.

    Well, we shall see.

  7. I have a feeling he won’t step down too. 🙂

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