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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Another round of rhetoric-Lah

Just yesterday we were treated to the PM telling the nation that the reason UMNO did so badly in the previous GE was due to sabotage of it own members (read my previous post).

Today, Malaysiakini reports a slightly different story:
Umno deputy president Najib Abdul Razak today said that the party had no definite proof as to the identity of its members who had sabotaged the party during the recent general election.

Article: Malaysiakini
No definite proof?

So what was Pak Lah babbling about to the 1,000 UMNO supporters? 

Plus, we get commentaries from the MSM that these 1,000 supporters were satisfied with the explanation from their party leader. How easy it is to satisfy these people even when you tell them fibs?

This is clearly a case of I will say whatever I want and you just believe it. It is amazing that the person to break the news that there is no definite proof of the identity of the saboteurs should be the PMs deputy. Something to look out for in the coming month or so.

Another thing that should be observed is the fact that Tun Mahathir is now openly being criticized. Nothing wrong with that since it is a democratic country. It is what he is criticize for that makes it interesting. Tun Mahathir (TM) is criticized for the measures he put into placed in the 22 years he was in power, measures that ensured he had absolute power over what happens in the country. As PM he could stick it up to the Rulers, control the media, put people into prison without trial, be voted party president without any contest, etc. Now, all these things are being brought into the open and criticized by the ones that benefitted the most from it.

If Pak Lah really want to do something good for the nation, here are a few things he needs to do besides merely giving us rhetoric nonsense:
  1. Abolish the ISA. Everyone has the right to trial.
  2. Have open UMNO elections. Anyone can via for the presidency as long as they enjoy popular support.
  3. An independent media - abolish party owned media. This means newspapers and television.
  4. Abolish race-based political parties and install a two party system in Malaysia. Call them the Government and Opposition or Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat, whatever that sounds nice.
  5. Abolish any form of quota system. Could we actually have a Malaysian dream where anyone can make their fortune in Malaysia?
Just my list. What about yours? Feel free to tell me what would your list be like.


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