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Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Paranoid Malaysian Government is a Weak Government.

Folks living in the capital would be up in arms because certain roads have been sealed off due to security reasons - namely AnwarPhobia. The current BN government is in paranoid mode at the moment and fearing (rumored) demonstrations they issued a court order to block Anwar from coming near the Parliament building and stop any parliamentarian from bringing in guests into parliament.

Obviously, this current government is scared stiff, living in fear of shadows and they have the nerve to get the police and the courts to do their bidding. A weak and insecure government would act this way. A government desperately trying to cling on to power would act this way. A government out of touch with its people would act this way.

Malaysiakini reports:

Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz berkata langkah keselamatan itu terpaksa diambil selepas beliau mendapat maklumat satu demonstrasi besar-besaran akan diadakan oleh pihak pembangkang sama ada di dalam ataupun di luar kawasan Parlimen, Isnin ini.

Source: Malaysiakini.

The stupid thing is, all this is a matter of "us against them" - government against opposition, BN vs PR, Anwar against the BN government, etc. The losers in all this is the rakyat. We are caught in all these politicking and no-one gives a damn to what's affecting our lives.

What has all this politicking done for us? It merely shows that our current government is WEAK. In the eyes of the world, we've never moved on. The act of governing the resources of the country has not taken off. Rather it has been side-lined by scandals and political rivalry that benefits us not. The rakyat is treated to a show of absurd proportions. A lot of "sweets" was given out by Pak Lah to placate the voices of dissent coming out from Sabah and Sarawak, but seriously how much of those billions will ever reach the people who need them most? So much talk about developing corridors and running projects but where are those projects now? What happened to the money being pumped into RMK9? We hear lots of promises and talk from the establishment but that is all it is, TALK!

No-one bothers with the fact that we struggle to buy the daily essentials, that financially, everyone is struggling to meet ends meet. No-one bothers about the fact, we all find the current political scenario very childish and that parliament now seems to be populated by insecure brats who succumb to playground bullying tactics and selfish little Napoleons making a quick buck at the expense of the rakyat.

I pay my taxes and this money goes to the running of the country yet I do not see tangible proof that this money is being used. Instead, I see ministers arguing over the length of a skirt, talking about little boxes of dirty proof, police chasing SD suspects and road blocks around seats of power. My tax money is being used to fund such stupid activities while I struggle to put food on the table because my pay is still the same yet the essentials to raise a family has gone up. It is sickening and down-right ridiculous that this government is more interested in protecting itself rather than then looking into the needs of those under their care.

In truth, the government do not see us a Malaysians, human beings struggling to live but rather, we are only people who put that "X" on a ballot paper that keeps them in power. Once our services are no longer needed, we are left to rot and fend for ourselves.


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