A conversation with DadPosted: September 10, 2008
Dad: This Ahmad thing is getting out of hand lah. When is UMNO finally going to make a decision on what to do with this fella?
Me: I think they have a supreme council meeting happening soon. Reported that they’re going to make the decision during the meeting. Wonder what they will decide…
Dad: At this rate, nothing short of firing Ahmad would do. I mean, he’s made it go from bad to worse! It wasn’t even this bad to start with! Especially now after the second press conference.
Me: But then 13 UMNO branches in Penang came out to support him. So then is Abdullah supposed to fire all of them? How can?
Dad: If it was Mahathir who’s the leader, he’d be able to do it (Fire all of them). That’s why he could claim the respect from fellow UMNO members. Because they knew that he would dare to do it. Not like Abdullah now, not daring to do anything. After all, like what Malaysian Insider said is correct. What have Ahmad and his gang got to lose? But then lah, if it’s Mahathir who’s the leader, he wouldn’t have let this get so out-of-control. He would have nipped it in the bud.
People can say what they like about him, you know, like he’s totalitarian lah, or authoritarian lah, or dictator lah. Whatever. But he knew what he needed to do, and he did it quick. No dilly-dally. That’s what we need now. Someone who can make decisions, and do them quick.
So, what’s UMNO’s verdict going to be?
**I realise that I’ve been posting some of the conversations that carry out between me and my dad. It reminds me slightly of kak Nuraina’s “Tuesdays with Bapak”. Sadly Pak Samad passed away not too long ago. Let this be a tribute to the family he left behind. Fathers are precious people, and ought to be cherished.