Go gracefully, Jui Meng advises Tsu Koon as Umno, even Vincent Tan attacksThe key for the BN to regain the state of Penang in the next general election is for it to promise to place an Umno member as the next chief minister, says Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia.
“If all are agreed to give the chief minister's post to Umno after the next general election, I am confident that Penang will be retaken,” read Zaini Hassan's column in today's edition of the Malay language daily.
He pointed out that the tally of seats at the moment is 11 for Umno, one for PAS, 19 for DAP and nine for PKR.
“If all are in agreement (for Umno to hold the CM post), the Malay votes that were given to PKR shall be returned to Umno and the party will return to rule the state in the future.
“While some may say that this idea is like a daydream or an impossibility as the Chinese will not allow it, in politics anything is possible,” he argued.
Zaini also hit out at Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon, who is also Penang BN chief, for making much noise of late, though he is himself puzzled why the mainstream media, accused of being in cahoots with the government, have decided to attack Koh head on, day in and day out.
“Penang BN should not create a ruckus. The focus is to re-take the state. The only troublemaker is Penang CM Lim Guan Eng. Why is everyone silent about him? The discussion now should be to rotate the CM post to Umno which won all the seats that BN have in the state assembly right now.
“No need to make noise. Gerakan shouldn't create trouble. Shut up and focus on the polls,” lashed out Zaini.