After its refusal to accept the people’s verdict in the 2008 general elections, the Barisan Nasional (BN) with its dominant party Umno taking charge of the opposition in Perak state had tried to stage a comeback one month after the general elections last year by trying to destabilize the newly formed Perak state government.
Much negative publicities and racist-like sentiments were played around the state to provoke the people’s anger on the new state government with false reports and allegations being rumor all over the state thinking that the people may come up in full force to topple the state government and then BN together with Umno will come up to take over the helm.
But it never happen at all as the people are fed up with the BN and Umno politicking aiming at destabilizing the state for good for their own political agenda.
Then one of Umno state assemblyman defected to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) recently with thousand of its supporters crossing over as well further angered Umno leaders into launching its second coup attempt to topple the Pakatan Rakyat led state government.
This time around, the Umno president-elect Datuk Najib Razak is leading the charge after taking up the Perak Umno state liaison chief post following the resignation of the then state chief Datuk Mohamad Tajol Rosli because of his failure to prevent one of its state assemblyman from defecting.
With Najib at helm of Perak Umno leadership, he is look set to bring about more instability in the Pakatan Rakyat state government in even a harsher way. To openly activate money politics in public in order to entice some of the state assemblymen to defect over to the BN fold. By carrying out such measures, BN and Umno is hoping to launch a second and final onslaught to retake the Perak state government as soon as possible in order to boost the moral if Umno local leaders and members who were very much demoralized by its general elections defeat and the party’s factional infightings as well.
Looks like, a possibility of an Umno coup is ongoing. Tons of money bags were brought in from an unnamed federal government source of which the local political source believed that these cash are to be used to entice the Pakatan Rakyat leaders into defecting. BN and Umno owned media and press are also stepping up their propaganda efforts to attack the Perak state government from all corner with negative reports to tarnish the reputations of the present administration.
Should Umno successfully destabilize the entire Perak state, the state government had no other choice but to call for a fresh election to bring about a fresh and stronger mandate. With Umno’s doing, corruptions, arrogance and immoral tactics being widely known to the general public, will the people ever vote for BN-Umno again if a fresh state elections is called?