The same old drill;The unstated critical issues the country failed to see through

All the King’s anarchists

Wow, enemy’s enemy is my friend. 
This article is  about  Corruption, Honesty and IGP
Working in the luxury of the offices, planning and seeing that the decisions are executed,Working in the luxury of the offices, planning and seeing that the decisions are executed, so long to issue a stern warning to those responsible for inciting racial and religious hatred.”As the nation’s top policeman, Khalid should reflect and ask himself why has he been so remiss in carrying out his duties and responsibilities,”
It was a good show. The King found it too interesting. For three days nothing but the show appeared on front pages. The media was happy, All the uncomfortable voices from the other side were not found as worthy of a report as the anarchists’ power play. Some compared it with an Arab Spring; some said might be Delhi becomes another Syria. The corrupt khaki was lampooned and opposed. Media was too pleased to see me announce ‘I am an anarchist’. Rebellion, anarchy, revolution, change the society, let a new system be established, youth power, nation’s power….these were the good, catchy slogans. Everyone liked it. It makes people feel empowered. A feel good atmosphere is created.
“Why has Khalid allowed Malaysia to slide down a slippery slope to the extent that we are competing with Pakistan in terms of religious strife, intolerance and conflict?” Lim questioned.
He was referring to a report in The Malaysian Insider on Wednesday, quoting a Pakistan website that “Malaysia is no longer land of peace and tolerance”.
“This article is an indictment and a stain on the efficiency, professionalism and career of Khalid as the Inspector-General of Police.”The primary task for the police is to restore the country’s reputation as a land of peace and tolerance for all religions instead of being distracted by talk of a syariah unit or conducting price checks, said DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pic).
As such, the DAP supremo wondered why it took Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar so long to issue a stern warning to those responsible for inciting racial and religious hatred.
“As the nation’s top policeman, Khalid should reflect and ask himself why has he been so remiss in carrying out his duties and responsibilities,”  said DAP’s Lim in a statement today
Wow, enemy’s enemy is my friend. 
Now the anarchy has benefitted us immensely. We occupy the treasury benches. And we have grabbed the opposition space too. No opposition but us. No rulers but us. What a great strategy sir ji!!

The people had some difficulty in reaching offices and handling their routine jobs. Doesn’t matter. Every one has to sacrifice; it’s the people’s struggle. And in any case who works in a government office? So nothing was lost.

The khakis men whom we wanted to punish have been sent on a paid vacation to Thailand the ultimate  people’s place to enjoy Thai massage. The king was amused and said that the entertainment time is over and signalled his deputy to end the show.

It was done.Till the next play. Keep your apps on.

The anarchists, packed up, hurried back to the cosy comforts of their one-room apartments and shouted -victory to our struggle. We have won. Oops, people have won.

he meteoric rise of Pakatan, is proof enough that corruption is a real and burning issue in India. Apart from the rampant corruption that the AAM aadmi faces on a daily basis,  if proof be needed, there are indices like Corruption Perception Index that measure and rank countries according to the perceived.The optimists within us can take succor in the fact tha level of corruption and where Malaysia does pretty bad. So undoubtedly India is a corrupt nation. But what does that, if any, has to say about the morality and honesty of an AAM Indian? While pondering this question keep in mind the fact that almost all the nations that are corruption-free and are at the top of the list (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany etc ) are 1) very rich and developed economies 2) and also typically figure at the top of the list of countries on happiness indices. “Why has Khalid allowed Malaysia to slide down a slippery slope to the extent that we are competing with Pakistan in terms of religious strife, intolerance and conflict?” Lim questioned.
He was referring to a report in The Malaysian Insider on Wednesday, quoting a Pakistan website that “Malaysia is no longer land of peace and tolerance”.
“This article is an indictment and a stain on the efficiency, professionalism and career of Khalid as the Inspector-General of Police.”
Lim said the writer, Masood Khan, remarked that Malaysia used to be an island of peace and tolerance for the Muslim world.
“Sadly, it is no more as an evil eye has cast its bad shadow on a moderate and progressive country,” Masood had written.
Lim said Khalid should always bear in mind that he is IGP for all Malaysians, not just for any one race or religion.
“Any divergence from this guiding principle amounts to criminal negligence of his high office,” Lim added.
“While I welcome Khalid’s warning to provocateurs, I wonder why it has taken him so long to wake up to the racial and religious provocations in Malaysia?”
“These small groups of irresponsible and reckless traitors are out to destabilise Malaysia and bring about a repeat of the May 13 racial conflict,” he said.
Lim expressed hope that although Khalid had been late in reacting to the “Allah” issue, particularly the incidents in Penang, hopefully he could prevent any untoward occurrences.
“The main problem with the police is not the lack of manpower, it is the lack of political will and mandate to discharge their primary duty, which is internal security and public order.
“If the police were to send out a strong message by rounding up the troublemakers and traitors, this would do wonders for the rakyat’s confidence,” Lim said.
“Inciting racial and religious hatred based on lies and falsehoods is no laughing matter and the police should step in quickly.
Thus, preventing and uprooting corruption has major implication for the wealth and well-being of the people (assuming there is a mutual causality and removing corruption has some causal effects on wealth generation / distribution as well as happiness and satisfaction of people) and should be on the priority list of any sensible electorate’s voting agenda.
However, when people sometimes view such reports or are confronted with a corrupt official/ bureaucracy, they assume that 1) the corruption is so rampant that Pakatan itself is corrupt/ dishonest/ immoral 2) that Malaysia being racialist/ developing nation is destined to some corner-cutting and dishonesty / corruption.As we continue to bring corruption to the forefront of political debate and activism, lets also beware that in all the dirty linen that is washed in public, we don’t start losing the faith in the goodness oft the average,Malaysian, we Malaysian honest and will continue to be honest , despite whatever image the politicians and bureaucrats, by their corrupt behavior,project of Malays in the world.
Today I want to dispel the twin myths that a corrupt nation is made up of/ due to its corrupt people and that one reason for corruption/ dishonesty is poverty of the people Here’s to the honesty, morality and the spirit of the AAM aadmi, as he continues being honest despite the widespread corruption that is everywhere evident.  . The current political scenario no longer focuses on the actual task of a politician but on the grabbing of wealth, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
The former prime minister said that to be in a political party was not to enrich oneself but to shoulder the responsibility of developing the country.
“When we are all poor, we are united because we need to defend ourselves. Now, our country is quite rich from the previous time and no longer concentrates on the actual task of a politician and political party.
“We are in a political party not to enrich ourselves but to develop the country, and from that development, we will get our share and others will get theirs.
“If we use political power for ourselves, that is wrong. This is not actually the purpose, politics is about the country’s administration to develop the country but some attain power, abuse that power for their own gains. That is causing the problem at present,” he said when interviewed through the ‘Dalam Radar Khas’ programme aired by Bernama Radio24last night.
Replying to a listener that he (Dr Mahathir) should not have resigned as prime minister before the country attained Vision 2020, he said, when he was still serving as prime minister, many were of the view that it was best the ‘old man’ retire and give the opportunity to someone younger.
“The voices got louder, even though not too clear to everyone. I realised that anyone who sits too long in one position will be hated by others, even with achievements.
“Some were of the opinion that if there was a change in leadership, the country will become more developed and that was why, during the 2004 General Election, we received much better support from the people,” he said.
He said it was the people’s hope that the new leadership would bring about better changes but it was seen that the policies being implemented were not too good with the performance worsening, and the people losing confidence in the government.
“And in 2008 (general election) the people’s support was reduced. When I was prime minister, it was impossible that I knew it would happen, I thought the leadership change must bring changes (for the better) but I could not guess correctly if it was going towards progress or retrogress,” he said.
On the culture of using the new media to criticise the government, Dr Mahathir said he had set up his own blog because he was ostracised, with restrictions imposed on him.
“I did not understand why, because I had voluntarily given up my power to someone else. At that time, I found out that blogs were difficult to restrict and because of that, I use the new media to voice my opinion,” he said.
On the impact of the cancellation of mega projects such as the crooked bridge in Johor, Dr Mahathir said the action had diminished the people’s confidence on the government’s ability.
A government which failed to implement a plan that was considered beneficial to the people was viewed by them as a weak government that did not fulfil its promises, he added.
“This dents the government’s image if we do not deliver our promises with the excuse that we supposedly do not have money and so forth, that are not being supported by facts.”

 

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