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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Malaysians DO NOT own Malaysia, UMNO does | Malaysiakini

Sit back and think. Do you truly own Malaysia?

All along we were made to believe that Malaysia was owned by Malaysians who transcend racial and religious divides. We are “Truly Asia” as the slogan goes but it is farthest from the truth. We are NOT “Truly Asia”. Why?

We squabble over road-signs in Chinese, we squabble over “racial rights”, set quotas for university acceptance base on racial lines, politicizing issues is everything and we are fed only what makes the government look good. Malaysia is not own by Malaysians instead we are own by UMNO.

Let’s face it, can we really make a change in Malaysia without ruffling the feathers of UMNO? A political party that boast close to 4 million members can demand anything and everything. And I don’t blame them because the silent minority have been just that…silent.
We have allowed UMNO to have their way, do their thing, run the show and play their game.

The whole debacle in Malaysia these passed few months have involved UMNO and their opponents. We are all caught in a turf war where the clear losers are the people of Malaysia. What do we get out of the in-fighting and out-fighting that UMNO has drawn us into?

Where is Malaysia today? Still running around in a circle, trying to catch it’s own tail. The Abdullah administration has failed to win back the confidence of the people. Turning to old tactics and using under-handed methods to destroy their enemies has not gone down well with the people. In fact, we want to see a government which is fair, condescending, malevolent and rational. Instead, we have a play-ground bully unwilling to share his lollipop.

The turmoil Malaysia points to the inability of an UMNO led Barisan National (BN) to win back the confidence of the people. The current government is so wrapped up in safe-guarding its hold on government that it has neglected the people. A 40% increase in fuel price without measures in place to reduce the fall-out, no clear measure to address corruption (where is the independent ACA?), a police force that has lost its “Mesra” tag and a judiciary scared to go against it “masters”.
Malaysians DO NOT own Malaysia.

Malaysians surrendered that right, at every election, into the hands of UMNO who have been championing their own cause all this while. UMNO is the largest political entity in Malaysia but with the smallest amount of empathy towards those outside of it’s convention walls.

Malaysians DO NOT own Malaysia.

We pay our taxes only to have it being used to pay the wages of MPs who endorse fuel price hikes (after the hike), stay silent when out-right injustice is committed by the police and judiciary, stay mute when people suffer from low wages and high food prices and debate over the use of national cars or Mercedes when 2/3 of the populace wonder if they can afford to own a vehicle. Our tax-money employ an administration that tells us to change our lifestyle, pay for Hydrofuel technology to reduce fuel expenses or buy electricity powered cars to reduce our dependancy on fuel. Idiots! We don’t even have enough money to get to work let alone spend more to “reduce” our expenditure on technology we can buy on eBay.

Malaysians DO NOT own Malaysia. SELF-SEEKING politicians own Malaysia.

Would change in government really change things? I don’t think so because the same old players are still in place. May I suggest that we by-pass there old geysers and have them implement the voice of the people. Our MPs should be willing to hold REFERENDUMS and accept the will of the people. Allow the people to have their say in the running of this country.

The government are merely stewards to the will and trust of the people. They are not lords over the people, instead the people are the ones employing them via our tax-money.

So it won’t be UMNO owning Malaysia, instead it would be Malaysians owning Malaysia and deciding on its future. UMNO, BN or Pakatan Rakyat are servants to the highest voice, the voice of the people.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a BIG VERY BIG difference if Pakatan and DSAI comes to power vs the current BeeEnd power structure and you should highlight it in your blog.

If DSAI ever comes to power, people should not worry, because DAP and PAS comes to power also as EQUAL partners. Lim Kit Siang and Tok Guru will not just let DSAI do as he wants.

This will truly be a check and balance govt. Likewise , PAS cant do as they want without angering DAP and also DAP cant do as they want without angering PAS. Because if any of the 3 walks out of Pakatan, Pakatan Rakyat will fall as the Govt. So , all 3 parties work together!...No one single party can call the shots, ie PAS cant simply 'impose' the Islamic state concept without DAP agreeing............DAP cant simply take away the constituionally protected 'special rights' without PAS agreeing.....and finally DSAI cant do as and what he pleases without Lim Kit Siang and Hadi Awang in concurrence....becoz with Pakatan Rakyat, any of the 3 walking away, they will fall!...............that is REAL check and balance and a true coalition



That is the difference vs DSAI 10 years ago when he was in BeeEnd.

now compare above with the situation In BeeEnd,................ everybody knows Badawi and Najis can do as they want. UMNO rules BeeEnd as Superme King. All the rest, MCA, MIC, Gerakan etc etc etc are just running dogs and prostitutes for their masters in UMNO! That is why you have corruption galore!..u call whats happening now in BeeEnd a coalition of partners????


That is the real difference between a Pakatan Rakyat Federal Govt and the current corrupt govt we have.

Vivien said...

Well-said.

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