Umno/BN lost in KT because of Najib! I will say that to him if I happen to see him the next time.
I don't blame Wan Farid for the defeat. Najib has to take the blame. He knew fully well that Wan Farid is not at all popular in KT. Wan Farid was Pak Lah's choice and not the choice of the people or voters in KT. I had written about Wan Farid being sombong earlier. Yes he is sombong! He does not know how to adapt to the lifestyles of KT. He is not a typical KT boy! He will not eat or have a cup of coffee in the warong. Even if he do, he will not belanja the person on the next table. That is not a politician way. I was surprise to pay just 30 sen for a cup of tea in KT. Any politician should be able to belanja the whole warung for that matter! It's not 3 ringgit, it is just 30 sen!
I had complained and questioned why Wan Farid's house not turned into a bilik gerakan during the by-election. Being the calon, his house should be full of people all the time with running breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. But there was none. His house was quiet with no visitors, nothing and not many people know where his house is. In KT if you cannot enter someone's house, that someone is sombong!
Najib knew that. Najib knew all the weaknesses of Wan Farid. YET he was so scared to tell the truth to Pak Lah. He dare not say to Pak Lah that he wants someone else! Najib is weak! Najib is not the person who will go against Pak Lah even when Pak Lah is wrong. Najib wants to maintain the tradition of not going against the President of Umno. Even when Najib is in pain he will not say so, if Pak Lah were to ask him! That's the kind of man he is!
Najib was the Pengarah Jentera Pilihanraya Kecil KT and yet Pak Lah came over to KT to campaign. Najib dare not say to Pak Lah not to come. Najib knew that Pak Lah is no longer influential in KT. Najib dare not say to Pak Lah not to mess up the campaign. Najib dare not say to Pak Lah to let him run the show. Pak Lah is about to retire in March and yet Najib is so scared to tell Pak Lah to lay off.
Najib merely accepted what Pak Lah told him what to do and who should be the calon. Najib is lembik in that sense. He should have been brave enough to say to Pak lah that come March he will lead Malaysia and KT is the beginning of his long journey. Najib don't have the balls to stand up to what he think is the right thing to do.
Forget about the other things. To me, Umno/BN lost because Najib failed to reason out with Pak Lah. Najib should have told Pak Lah that Wan Farid is the wrong choice!
I know, what I say here will not go well with Najib's boys. But I don't care! I stand by what I say and I know the truth hurts and the truth cannot be created!