One of the readers of this blog, Jeff Soh, has written a comment which I would like to seek the opinion of other readers. I think he has a very valid point for all of us to ponder further and deeper.
This is his comment:
I think it is a matter of urgency that you or your blog make it known that trouble is brewing in a powerful way which will turn the sanguine results of the recent election into an impetus for diehards of NEP to regroup and regain overwhelming political strength.
This effort is now being undertaken by none other than Mahathir himself. Notice he has been given a lot of press coverage of late.
Seems to me that it is not in our interest to have the PM removed. This is because in reality Abdullah is a moderate.
The person taking over will be louder and more adamant in advocating the NEP to win back the Malay votes. This will be their strategy for the next elections.
Frankly, I think Mahathir is very detrimental to democracy and the principle of a government for all Malaysians. He is still very powerful and even more powerful now because Abdullah’s position has been weakened.
We must support the PM.
Please think about this issue and let us have your thoughts.
My personal view is that most of the problems we are facing now are the results of the past adminstration, which had encouraged a culture of money politics, cronyism, abuses in governance and corruption. However, the present adminstration is too inert, and although it has been more open and more tolerant of dissent, what the son-in-law does are not so much different from what we got during the past administration. In fact, in certain aspects, minority has become marginalised more. Corruption has indeed become more rampant and leaders have become more arrogant.
Will a new leader go back to Mahathirian way? With the 2 party system in place, would a new leader still advocate the old type of NEP which breeds cronies and corruption?
I would like to hear more comments from the readers of this blog on this.