I just blogged a few days back referring to the Petronas Raya commercial, thinking that young Malaysians these days don’t know how to handle old folks (with Alzheimer in particular).
UMNO youth leaders have just proven me right in some sense, with their comments and criticism that retaliates on Dr Mahathir attacks on Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.
National UMNO Youth Leader Hishammuddin Tun Hussein had earlier mentioned that he’s sick and bored of Mahathir’s attack; while Terengganu UMNO Youth leader Mohd. Sabri Alwi decided to join in the bandwagon asking for Dr M to resign as an UMNO party member.
Dr Mahathir is an 81-year-old man, and old folks say funny things; what Dr M said are peanuts compared to the curses from my grandma after she got into Alzheimer.
Ok it’s unfair at all to compare Dr M with my grandma. Fact is some of his ruthless attack on Abdullah Badawi are making sense and raising some critical issues that the government cannot provide answers.
What the government and some UMNO leaders are trying to push Dr Mahathir aside because they couldn’t handle him; the situation is very much alike to the Petronas commercial handling their old man by isolating him, which is just so wrong.
The best way to handle Dr Mahathir’s situation is to create communication; and so far the government (or Pak Lah to be precise) had just spoke to Dr M once, they can do much better than that.
It would be nice if the government can provides the answers to Dr M allegations, but thinking of how corrupted the government currently is… I bet Dr M will not have his wishes granted.
As Dr Mahathir continues his attack, the least the young UMNO leaders can do is shut their mouth up. Fine if they are not able to create communications, but do show some respect to an old folk…
Someday everyone will get old, and the UMNO leaders won’t know what they are going to become when they get old, and they won’t want the youngsters to throw shit on them.