21 Dec '12, 5am

Blog: Najib, the Vacillator, Facing Election Defeat: From Myanmar Times By Roger Mitton | Monday, 15 October... #fb

By Roger Mitton | Monday, 15 October 2012 Ali Rustam, the chief minister of Malaysia’s small state of Malacca, is one of the most creepy, corrupt and boring politicians I have ever interviewed. Between a dead slug and Ali Rustam, I’ll take the dead slug any day. But lo and behold, the man made headlines last week by inviting 130,000 people to a lavish bash for his son’s wedding, which he claims cost “only” US$200,000, but others say set him back more than $500,000. Either way, with his political boss, Prime Minister Najib Razak, poised to call a national election premised on prudent economic management, it was an act of astonishing naivety. It did, however, illustrate how Najib’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) has descended to a vessel for Ali Rustam-like wallflowers who are afraid to say boo to a goose, let alone espouse bold new ideas. The outrage provoked by...

Full article: http://anwaribrahimblog.com/2012/12/21/najib-the-vacillat...

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