Sunday, May 3, 2009

Open Letter To PM Najib

Now Is The Time To Prepare A Massive and Sustained Counter-Attack Against Anwar - Do Not Fall Into Anwar’s Trap of By-Election Theatrics

By Matthias Chang
Friday, 01 May 2009 09:56

It takes POLITICAL MATURITY and COURAGE to walk away from a tactical fight so as to win the ultimate war.

Anyone who has studied the Art of War by the greatest military strategist Sun Tzu will agree that one should only go to battle when victory is a certainty and when we have the overriding advantage and force in all aspects.

When we fight, it must be “total victory and a crushing defeat for our opponents”. Nothing less will suffice. Anything less is a waste of time and resources

Already, Anwar is planning for another possible by-election in Selangor. Why?

Anwar needs the mass media coverage to stay relevant. He is a Chow Kar!

Ignore him and treat him like a nuisance and he will in time be treated as irrelevant. He is like a naughty school boy craving for attention. Ignore him.

The people needs time to realize the sheer immaturity of Anwar and his brand of politics.

The people have forgotten that he is a CONVICTED CRIMINAL and was convicted for abuse of power and corruption by two Federal Courts. This is unprecedented in the history of criminal law in Malaysia!

Since Badawi took power and even in the 2008 General Elections, there were hardly any worthwhile criticisms of Anwar Ibrahim in the Barisan Nasional controlled mass media.

Today, there is even less. It is as if there is a reluctance to criticize him, seemingly on the stupid and naïve conclusion that he had suffered enough after six years of imprisonment. Yet, he was lawfully and rightly convicted of a heinous offence – abuse of power and corruption. Some say that this is a reflection of the Malay culture. This is the ultimate fight for survival for the soul of UMNO and the MALAY LEADERS better get this inside their heads!

The Zionist controlled manchurian candidate has been groomed to take over the country. Stop blaming the Chinese for being “disloyal” and what not. No one dare say it. This is essentially a fight for power between two Malay factions for the control of the country. Nothing more, nothing less! This is real-politics!


You have just set up a new Cabinet. Even the brightest and the most hard-working needs time to settle into his job and discharge the awesome responsibility. On the average it takes from six months to a year to formulate policies and get them implemented.

The key word is FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS!


He has threatened you with a funeral procession. Don’t react. Stay cool! There is a way to counter his seditious and defamatory theatrics. But don’t resort to law. People don’t understand and or have no time to analyse in depth complicated legal issues.

There are other ways to push Anwar down the memory hole.

Now is the time that you plan for a massive and sustained COUNTER-ATTACK.

The danger to your administration is NOT ANWAR AT THIS STAGE OF YOUR POLITICAL LIFE.

The greatest danger is the Trojan Horses within your party and ranks.

Learn from the experience of the Badawi regime. Those who shouted loudest in defence of Badawi and attacked Tun Dr. Mahathir actually “killed” Badawi.

These people are around you and they are shouting and will shout the loudest to prove that they are loyal barking dogs. But they are just barking dogs.

Their actions will destroy your administration as it enhances the perception that you need barking dogs to do the dirty work. Go to the ground and discover this for yourself.

Riding the commuter train will not reveal such raw feelings which the public have against such barking dogs and ultimately your own image. Such barking dogs actually give the perception that you are weak. Likewise the corrupt leaders.

You don’t need them to rally support within the party and or to counter the hidden faction/threat within the ranks.

The office of the Prime Minister is awesome and its authority applied judiciously and with determination will in most cases resolve such issues.

Don’t reject my analysis. Just ponder and then you will realize that I am right.

Look at my record as the Political Secretary to the fourth Prime Minister. If I had not been successful, why is there a need to emulate Tun in appointing a Chinese and a non-Barisan Nasional component party member as his Political Secretary? Why are some leaders trying to recruit “Chinese” political secretaries and or special officers? They are barking up the wrong tree. This may sound arrogant, but common sense must prevail.

They got it wrong by seeking candidates from Barisan Nasional component parties. Why do you need a MCA or Gerakan representative serving as a political secretary or special officer when you have the leaders in your Cabinet offering their views from a MCA/Gerakan perspective? A political secretary from the ranks of a party is a subservient and subjective political instrument. If you want to listen to an echo do just that!

Think out of the box! If you cannot see the difference, then there is nothing to say! There are many good professionals out there should you want to recruit the best.

To develop a Grand Strategy to Counter-Attack Anwar, just ask yourself these simple questions:

What is your greatest strength, Barisan Nasional’s greatest asset?

What is the most obvious weakness of Anwar and his so-called state governments of Kelantan, Kedah, Penang, Selangor and (Perak)?

The greatest military victories were built on simple ideas and plans.

Give Perak to them and it will be their quagmire! Believe me. Don’t waste time in Perak. The Royal Household has created a big hole. Get out of it now!

I promised in my last posting that I will not criticize you and your government for now.

In this posting, I am offering you a way out of the malaise that has gripped your administration, a left over of the Badawi regime! First get rid of this infection as one would against the swine flu.


I wish you every success.

But please be considerate as well for if you fail, we have the right to put things right.

About the Author:

Matthias Chang is a Malaysian of Chinese descent. He is a Barrister of 31 years standing and once served as the Political Secretary to the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. He is the author of three bestsellers, “Future FastForward”, “Brainwashed for War, Programmed to Kill”, and “The Shadow Money-Lenders and the Global Financial Tsunami”, published in the US and in Malaysia. Since his student days in England in the late 1960s, he was and still is, actively involved in the anti-war movement spanning a period of 41 years. He is a Catholic but enjoins all to promote inter-faith understanding. He resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and can be reached at or

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