11 months after the 12 General Election in March 08, let me ask all of you out there a question:
Have there been any real changes in the country?
Your answers, I have no doubt, will be the same as mine. It is an emphatic “NO”.
Corruptions have not be any lesser. Abuse of power is still there. Arrogance, as seen in the toppling of Perak government despite the groundswell of opposition to it, is no less than before.
A politician asked me: Maybe the power that be does not know how to change and where to change. Maybe.
But the answers are so simple.
First, find out the root causes of why BN lost in 308. Tackling the root causes would have enabled the parties in power to change. 3 months may be short , 6 months may not be sufficient. But now, almost a year has gone by.. and we have yet to see any changes.
Not only we did not see any real changes, some have told me that things have gone worse.
The Perak case is a clear example. This is so worng, but the people doing it is not realising it…. All for self interest..
One man stood out and he is Karpal Singh, the Lion of Jelutong.. What he has said about the hopping, Hudud, and even his views that royalty can be taken to court are based on his personal belief and principles. He is a rare one who has stood up for his principles, and how many Malaysian politicians can claim to be like that?
Whne all others have lost their political morality, Karpal has remained truthful to his belief and himself… By that alone , he stood high and proud.
I hope and I would strongly urge UMNO not to resort to using “treason’ issue in the Bukit Gantang by election. I dread some of them will go to ay extent to gain votes; and knowing that non Malay votes are as good as gone, they would resort to this issue to try to play up the so called ‘treason” – persoannly I do not see anything to do with treason – to fan the emotions of the rural Malays and gain votes… By doing so, they would be splitting the people and make polarisation along political lines worse.
Let the 2 sides have a fair and decent fight.