Saturday 4 July 2009

Three Months of Najib!

The PM & DPM ++ and rent-a-crowd, doing the 1Malaysia Shuffle!

After three months of Najib as PM, what has substantively changed for the better in Malaysia?

The short answer is absolutely nothing.

There have been a heaps of verbal diarrhoea, bags full of hot air, lots of funny hats and ridiculous costumes worn, even dodgy dance routines, but really and truly there seems to have been no substantive progress towards ending overt racism, ensuring equality for all citizens, respecting freedom of speech, freedom of information, freedom of expression and human rights.

Malaysia has been afflicted by many multifarious mishaps over the last three months, buildings and roads have collapsed, controversies have been seen to increase, diseases such as malaria, leptospirosis and meningitis have blossomed, the Internal Security Act 1960, Emergency Ordinance (Public Order and Crime Prevention) 1969, Sedition Act 1948, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 and many other archaic and draconian laws are still on the statute book, the Police Act also remains unchanged.

Politics seems to be getting dirtier than usual; whilst UMNO / BN show no signs of reinventing themselves for the better.
However, with the main stream media seemingly more under the thumb than ever nowadays, things may actually be even worse than they are reported, who knows.

Now in 2009, almost at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, people can still be locked up without any judicial process, effectively guilty without trial.
How utterly shameful in what is touted as being a democratic country!

Harry Lee has come and gone after his extra warm welcome (excepting Dr. M), extensive exploration of the just the peninsular part of Malaysia, and his resulting insolent critique.

The superstitious may be forgiven for even believing there is a national curse which seems to have started when Najib became PM on 3rd April 2009.

Now in the second half of 2009, will Malaysia progress, further decline or simply stagnate under the stewardship of Najib?

Let's wait and see!!

The people of Malaysia are a patient lot, but even patience has a limit!

Commodum ex iniuria sua nemo habere debet

No person ought to have advantage from his own wrong

Cotidie damnatur qui semper timet

The man who is constantly in fear is every day condemned

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