After lording over Malaysians since 1957, the political parties under the leadership of UMNO now face a serious problem of survival as demonstrated in the March general elections and the two by-elections.
To be sure they have shown some signs of trying to change but it seems the patient(BN) is suffering a terminal disorder.
The brave people of Malaysia have decided that change is necessary if Malaysia is to progress. Indeed some feel that getting rid of the BN is an imperative for Malaysia to survive.
Recent revelations show that the government has been leaning backwards to favour certain cronies in lucrative contracts. Also there is a disconcerting lack of action taken against corrupt judges and VVIPs. The Bukit Antarabangsa landslide also throws up so many areas of irresponsible government.
UMNO thought they could stem the tide once they got rid of AAB but the election results show he is not the most significant factor.
This article in malaysiakini Defeat 'spells trouble for Najib' is most apt. It is possible for UMNO warlords to seek another leader to bear the responsibility for their declining fortune.
Should Najib beware "the Ides of March"?