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Thursday, May 15, 2008

We will never be a First World Country cause our politicians are third world.

As we seek to be a First World Country, things must change and change is not something most people are willing to take. Change itself means moving out of the comfort zone and venturing into territory we have never explored. When Pakatan Rakyat won Penang, they embark on moves to change the style of governance and in a very gentlemen way, they brought in "enemies" to help govern. Something straight from Sun Tzu's classic thesis on the Art of War. If they are capable, bring them into your team.

Lim Guan Eng made a great step by announcing that he was now bringing in a former UMNO man into his team to help govern Penang. But this move has stirred a hornets nest among UMNO. It seems you can leave UMNO but UMNO will never leave you alone.

Sounds so much better in BM as Malaysiakini reports:

"Dia tidak membuat kerja tetapi sebaliknya mahu Umno berpecah-belah dan menimbulkan suasana tidak harmoni dalam kalangan penyokong dan ahli.

"Saya cabar, jika benar ada pemimpin Umno yang telah menyertai kerajaan negeri, Lim umumkan nama pemimpin tersebut untuk pengetahuan umum.

"Beliau tidak perlu bersembunyi atau merahsiakannya jika apa yang dicakapkan itu benar. Usah membuat orang ramai menjadi keliru," katanya kepada Malaysiakini hari ini.

Source: Malaysiakini


Why so "keliru" (confuse)? Whether or not Lim announce the name, UMNO will still go on the witch-hunt, UMNO will still play big bully. Tun Mahathir was right all along when he said that UMNO now practices a culture of shutting-up their own people, of repression and of denial.


This whole episode merely shows that UMNO is acting like an immature brat. If the tables were reverse, UMNO would say that it is a democratic country and people can choose who they want to serve. But this scenario is only true if they are joining UMNO. Leaving UMNO amounts to treason. A sin worst than insulting your parents. It seems to point to the fact that when you join UMNO, they own you.

Why can't Malaysia be governed by capable people regardless of party lines? Political parties merely parley ideals, convictions and ideological stands. It can be accepted or rejected by those that join them. And if people do reject such ideals then it is their choice. A political party should not enforce their ideals on people but rather they sell the idea. If people don't buy in, then they don't buy in. You cannot stomp around like a sulking bully, defeated at the playground by the spectacled neighborhood nerd.

Malaysia wants to be First Class, the Rakyat want to be First Class but our politics and politicians are playing Third Class. It's time we tell out politicians to simply GROW UP!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

it will happen when the requirement to be and shining in the political scene in Malaysia Majority excellent in LICKING the right people

PENATLAH, even to witness them while doin that...

ILMU KESIHATAN said...

i with you in this one..sokongggg sokonggg..

ps.
sometimes i thinks ours politicians only thinks about them self.not for the country

Anonymous said...

What will happen if PR has successfully took over the federal government? Is this mean all govt servants including the police force, army force, medical staffs, Bank Negara staffs, etc.... must resign from their post? BN first or country first?

Anonymous said...

" What will happen if PR has successfully took over the federal government? Is this mean all govt servants including the police force, army force, medical staffs, Bank Negara staffs, etc.... must resign from their post? BN first or country first? "
Ibaratkan managing the country like kek lapis, few of the top layers must be get rid off, not all, but majority, let the real gems stay & pay them well. Not all are bad, some are really good.

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