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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Deja Vu - back to 1998. A Call for REFORMASI.

You may have been having trouble accessing Malaysiakini or Malaysia-Today because people are just scrambling to get the real picture for the events affecting our fair country. Main Stream Media (MSM) was quick to downplay the debate and highlight the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim and today I believe the arrest of Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK).

The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has gone into paranoid mode, using every apparatus at their disposal to quieten the voices of dissent and to clampdown “thorns” in their flesh. It is moronic that the BN government is merely UMNO because the other component parties have been mute and barely a squeak is heard from them.

Yes, it is not BN that runs the country, it is merely UMNO. Forget MCA, MIC, Gerakan, Sarawak BN or Sabah BN. These affiliate bodies are merely needed to make up the numbers to grab government and keep government in the hands of UMNO. Isn’t all this squabbling only between UMNO and PR and involves no-one else?

Deja Vu. Don’t you feel it? It is 1998 all over again, the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim has sparked calls for REFORMASI and to be honest, I think 10 years down the road; this time the rakyat will win over. Things are different now.

Beliau ditangkap sewaktu hampir tiba di kediamannya di Segambut Dalam, Kuala Lumpur tengah hari tadi selepas memberikan keterangan kepada Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) di Putrajaya berhubung isu dakwaan pemalsuan laporan ketua polis negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan dan peguam negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.

Source: Malaysiakini

Tun Mahathir had the tenacity and character to weather the storm of 1998. Abdullah Badawi stood flabbergasted as the results came in for the 12th General Election of 2008. The government of 1998 had the economic problems to deal with and the notion that Anwar Ibrahim charges were fabricated. The government of 1998 survived this period, scarred but seemingly intact. 10 years down the road and we have a prime minister who has lost the confidence of the people, his own party members and even the former prime minister. Coupled with the fact that under the tenure of Abdullah Badawi, the Malaysian economy has taken a nosedive. All because of poor management and flip-flop decisions.

The arrest of Anwar Ibrahim and RPK would merely turn them into folk-heros. No matter how the MSM paints it, the normal guy on the street would view their imprisonment as an attack on innocent Malaysians who dared to speak up against the establishment. Dare we say there is nothing wrong with Malaysia, as claimed by Abdullah Badawi? I say there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the governance of this country and somehow I cannot help but feel, the rakyat has been cheated into believing the BN government can deliver a better life for all Malaysians. In fact, they have made out life harder.

How can we not think, the police would be un-bias when dealing with Anwar Ibrahim and RPK? The current IGP, Musa Hassan was implicated by Anwar Ibrahim in fabricating evidence in the 1998 fiasco. There is a clear indication of a conflict of interest here. The IGP has arrested the man that is implicating him in a case being investigated by the Anti Corruption Agency. The arrest has vendetta written all over it. Can the IGP say he will be un-bias and fair in the investigations? The Attorney General (AG), Abdul Gani Patail is also implicated by Anwar Ibrahim. The AG is the one who will build the court case against Anwar. Again there is a clear indication of a conflict of interest. There will NOT be any fairness in the whole matter and I believe Anwar knows this.

RPK will be arrested for fabricating a statutory declaration. A convenient way to silence him though I think it will further erode public support for Najib Razak (heir apparent to Abdullah Badawi). It would be amazing to see a prime minister in office with the specter of murder hanging over his head. The “Did he do it?” tag will haunt Najib Razak for a long, long time.

Peguam pengendali Malaysia Today menerima waran itu pagi ini dan
Raja Petra mengesahkan perkara itu dengan polis petang ini, kata isterinya Marina Lee Abdullah.

Dalam akuan berkanunnya bertarikh 18 Jun lalu, Raja Petra menuduh Rosmah antara tiga individu yang berada di tempat kejadian ketika wanita Mongolia itu dibunuh pada 19 Oktober 2006.

Source: Malaysiakini

What will become of Malaysia in the next coming months? Downhill as far as the immediate future is concerned unless real measures are put into place to address what the rakyat wants. The rakyat is already burdened by the fuel hike that in turned increased the cost of living and then we have a government that just seems to not care about our plight. Instead we have a government bent on personal vendettas against their opponents.


Nostradamus said...

Malaysians are Doomed? Rakyat Malaysia Pupus?

Jeyklls and Hydes in Malaysia. Are you? (Ask your children.)

Jeyklls dan Hydes di Malaysia. Adakah anda? (Tanyalah anak-anak anda).

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