Sunday, March 15, 2009

Poll: Malaysians want say in Umno leadership



MAHYUDDIN FAVOURED CANDIDATE FOR DEPUTY


©The Nut Graph (Used by permission)
by Deborah Loh

PETALING JAYA, 12 March 2009:
A survey has confirmed what most Malaysians can only talk about — that citizens of all races want a say in deciding Umno's top leadership because the party's leaders become the country's leaders.

An opinion poll by Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research shows that 79% of those surveyed want Umno delegates to take the views of Malaysians into consideration when voting for the Umno leadership.

Only 16% of those polled from 4 to 16 Feb felt that the Umno elections are an internal affair.The poll was conducted among 1,031 registered voters in Peninsular Malaysia.

Of this, 57% were Malay Malaysians, 31% Chinese Malaysians and 12% Indian Malaysians.

Should the people have a say in Umno's elections?

79% Yes, Umno should consider the people's views
16% No, party elections are an internal matter

Popular leaders

The poll also ranked the popularity of candidates running for top party positions.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was favoured by 52% of all those polled for the deputy president's post. His rivals Datuk Seri Ali Rustam and Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib came in at 11% and 7% respectively.

Among the Malay Malaysian respondents, Muhyiddin received 61% of support for the party's number two post, while Ali received 14% and Muhammad 8%.

For the vice-president's post, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was the most popular at 17%, followed by Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at 13% and Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar at 8%.

Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir was the most popular pick for the Umno Youth chief post at 58%, while support for Khairy Jamaluddin was 15%, and Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo's was 13%.

In the Wanita race, 60% preferred Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil as the movement's chief compared with incumbent Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (27%).

Malay respondents want the Umno deputy president to be:


52% Muhyiddin Yassin

11% Ali Rustam

07% Muhammad Muhd Taib




Expectations of Umno

The survey also posed questions on what Malaysians expected of Umno, and how they viewed the party.

In total, 19% wanted Umno to treat all races fairly. Other expectations of the party were "continue to lead the country" (11%), "improve the system of governance" (10%), and "care for the people's welfare" (8%).

Among Malay Malaysian respondents, who comprised 592 of those polled, 19% wanted Umno to continue leading the nation and 15% wanted the country's administration to be further improved.


Corruption most serious issue


On issues affecting Umno, 61% of all those surveyed said corruption was the party's most serious problem.

Next was the "failure to understand the condition of the people" (13%), race-based politics (6%), and weak leadership (6%).

Those surveyed were also asked to state the kind of leadership criteria they thought Umno leaders should possess.

Top was "being just to the rakyat" at 21%, followed by being "close to the people" (11%), "honesty" (9%), "religiously educated" (8%) and "responsible and free from corruption" (5%).


Umno leaders should be:

21% just 11% close to the people
9% honest
8% religious
5% responsible and incorrupt

"This survey indicates the Malaysian public's keen interest in the Umno elections. They also have strong views about the problems affecting the party.

"They also harbour high hopes of those elected," said Merdeka Centre director Ibrahim Suffian in a press statement to release the poll findings today.

Merdeka Centre conducted the survey in collaboration with the International Islamic University ahead of the Umno general assembly and elections, which will be held from 24 to 28 March.


2 comments:

amirhamzah64 said...

Salam Datuk,

Perhimpunan Agung UMNO semakin hampir dan yang menjadikan lebih seronok ialah apabila adanya pertandingan.

Pertandingan kali ini sangat menarik sehingga ada yang berpendapat perwakilan-perwakilan juga perlu melihat pandangan rakyat Malaysia kerana sesiapa yang memimpin parti akan memimpin negara. Ianya bukan lagi di lihat sebagai pertandingan dalaman UMNO. Perkembangan ini sangat sihat bagi membuktikan UMNO itu bukan sahaja relevan untuk orang Melayu tetapi kepada rakyat Malaysia.

Saya tidak bercadang untuk mengulas semua perkara yang ditulis tetapi ingin merujuk pemimpin-pemimpin yang popular di kalangan orang Melayu dan rakyat Malaysia khususnya bagi jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO.

Berdasarkan survey ini, TS Muhyiddin menjadi pilihan rakyat Malaysia tambah-tambah lagi orang Melayu.

Tulisan saya berkenaan gandingan Najib -Muhyiddin.

2 M Gagal. Najib-Muhyiddin Jadi Taruhan.


Tahun 1981-1986, Tun Dr Mahathir telah berganding bahu dengan Tun Musa sebagai Perdana Menteri dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Gandingan 2M ini berjaya mewujudkan keadaan politik yang stabil, ekonomi yang mampan serta UMNO sebagai tulang belakang BN adalah sebuah parti yang teguh dan kuat.

Harapkan cerah hingga ke petang rupanya hujan di tengahari. Seperti kata orang, dalam satu kandang tidak boleh ada 2 ekor singa. UMNO akhirnya mengalami krisis hebat pada tahun 1987. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah telah mencabar Tun Mahathir sebagai presiden UMNO sementara Tun Musa dicabar oleh Tun Ghaffar bagi jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO.

Team B tewas. Kuli telah membawa keluar sebahagian ahli UMNO menyertai Semangat 46. Tun Musa bersara. Kumpulan 11 membawa UMNO ke mahkamah sehingga UMNO dharamkan pada 1988. UMNO (baru) dihidupkan semula dengan menambah perkataan (baru) semasa pendaftaran sedangkan perjuangan UMNO asal diteruskan.

Kemunculan Najib dan Muhyiddin menawarkan diri sebagai Presiden dan Timbalan presiden mengingatkan kita kepada gabungan 2M dahulu. Kemantapan dan kehebatan mereka berdua boleh menyaingi gabungan Mahathir-Musa.

Harapan rakyat mahu melihat gabungan ini menjadi kenyataan. Kehadiran mereka berdua sangat diperlukan buat ketika ini. Ketika UMNO berada di hujung tanduk. Ketika UMNO tinggal nyawa-nyawa ikan. Suntikan dan tangan ajaib Najib dan Muhyiddin diharap menjadi taruhan terbaik untuk memulihkan UMNO dan meletakkan semula UMNO ke landasan yang betul.

Kedua-duanya mempunyai pengalaman menjadi Menteri Besar. Najib pernah menjadi Menteri Mesar Pahang ketika berumur 29 tahun. Muhyiddin pernah menjadi Menteri Besar Johor dan berjaya membawa Johor sebagai sebuah negeri industri serta mempunyai jasa besar dalam menyatukan semula orang-orang Melayu dalam Perhimpunan Melayu Johor.

Pembabitan mereka berdua dalam kementerian-kementerian utama serta meninggalkan jasa yang bukan sedikit perlu juga diambil kira. Keikhlasan Muhyiddin memberi laluan kepada Najib dengan meminta bahagian-bahagian UMNO mencalonkan Najib sebagai Presiden adalah satu permintaan yang ikhlas. Muhyiddin tidak terlibat dengan sebarang skandal, serta umurnya yang sudah menjangkau 61 tahun, lebih muda 5 tahun daripada Najib menunjukkan Muhyiddin bukan seorang yang gelojoh atau tamakkan kuasa.

Najib anak seorang negarawan, Muhyiddin anak seorang ulamak. Gandingan keduanya memang menjadi taruhan orang Melayu, Orang UMNO dan Rakyat Malaysia.

Amir Hamzah
Batu Pahat
www.amirhamzah64-segalanyamungkin.blogspot.com

mahadett said...

2 M Gagal. Najib-Muhyiddin Jadi Taruhan.-Amir Hamzah

Mohd Najib-Muhyiddin=2M
Mohd Najib-Mohd Ali=2M
Mohd Najib-Muhammad=2M

Kesemua kombinasi adalah 2M, Apakah kegagalan menanti sebagaimana kegagalan 2M terdahulu???