Monday, January 19, 2009

Muhyiddin: We have lost the 'wow' factor

MANAMA (Bahrain) (Jan 19, 2009) : In a frank analysis of what ails Umno in the wake of Barisan Nasional's (BN) defeat in the Kuala Terengganu by-election, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the party has lost the "wow" factor that would pull people to the coalition's backbone party.
Muhyiddin, the international trade and industry minister and Umno vice-president, said there was a need to bring it back because having the wow factor would mean that people would sit up and take notice of something new and interesting that the party was conveying.

"Currently, in Umno, what's the wow factor? There is no wow factor. We have lost the wow factor that would make people say 'I really want to listen to what the leaders are saying'," he told Malaysian journalists when asked to comment on the by-election on Saturday, in which Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut of PAS beat BN's Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh by 2,631 votes.
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Interesting paragraphs in the news:

He said it would be well and good to conduct a post-mortem to ascertain weaknesses that contributed to the electoral defeat in Kuala Terengganu but what was more important was to dig deeper into the minds of voters.

"There are bound to be weaknesses in any by-election despite the party machinery having gone full throttle. But maybe this is a signal that must be taken seriously," he said.

seals: I have been hearing the word "conduct a post-mortem " since the last General Elections in 2008. BN never listen they only talk and people must listen.

"Does it mean that the people still find it hard to accept the BN after we lost in the last general election because they don't feel that there has been any change or reform as promised?"

seals: Elections are not like "you loose once, people pity you and they vote for you in next elections" It is based on "by people, for people, to people and with people" which the people have yet to see it in UMNO even after the SUPER LOST in the last general Elections. What more to say?

"Mention Umno or the BN and that's the perception the people have, and this is twisted by the opposition parties," he said.

seals: "twisted by the opposition" this is what the losers normally say.

"We also cannot discount the possibility that our citizens now have a better grasp of things, are more sensitive and are able to make assessments from all angles.

seals: This clearly shows you don't know your own people even after 51 years in power with 2/3 majority. What a shame BN. Now you know the people are more smart and they have learn that BN has not done much for people but only for itself?

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