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 Hence, make ready against them whatever force and war mounts you are able to muster, so that you might deter thereby the enemies of God, who are your enemies as well, and others besides them of whom you may be unaware; and whatever you may expend in God’s cause, shall be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.

But if they incline to peace, incline thou to it as well, and place thy trust in God: verily He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing! And should they seek but to deceive thee [by their show of peace]- behold, God is enough for thee!

He it is who has strengthened thee with His succour, and by giving thee believing followers whose hearts He has brought together: [for,] if thou hadst expended all that is on earth, thou couldst not have brought their hearts together [by thyself]: but God did bring them together. Verily, He is almighty, wise.

AL – ANFAL (60 – 63)

 

DUN PERAK DEBACLE

Viewing the Malaysiakini.Tv coverage of the chaotic turn of events at the sitting of the Perak State Assembly on Thursday 7 May left me reeling with shock and disgust!

I am shocked at the utter lack of decorum among the state assemblymen in the august house and their complete disregard for the rule of law and regulations that they have vowed to uphold!

I am disgusted by their verbally and physically abusive behaviour which is no different from the youths of street gangs and Mat Rempit night racers  that society condemns so vehemently!

And the language used is no better than that of  uncouth and uneducated people whose only weapon when they are confronted with a wrongdoing is to  scream and shout!

It is pretty clear who the aggressors were! It is obvious who the pacifiers were! Everything is on record! You can see and hear the DUN officers and police personnel trying their best to persuade the irate Opposition members to calm down. Everything is on record! 

What is even more disgusting is the  fact that the State assemblymen from both sides were dressed in their official regalia complete with the State honours no doubt, as the opening of the State Assembly is a right royal affair! For them to wrestle each other on the floor of the august house is a travesty of the highest order and the saddest of tragedies for our beloved country! Much more tragic than the eventful May 13 1969. And it happened exactly a week short of 40 years!

Are these the ADUN that the Perak electorate have voted for to represent their interests at the highest level of the State Government? Are they the creme de la creme of the Perak constituencies that can legitimately speak up for their constituents? Are these the people who smugly declare they represent the best of a Malaysia that is truly Asia? 

DEFINITELY NOT!

What we are witnessing is political mayhem created by politicians who have developed a skewed sense of their political struggle! Politicians who know no better than to go on a name-calling or hair-pulling rampage when they should be improving their verbal skills and raising their level of argumentation! When they should be exemplary role models in society!

All this forebodes grave dangers for the nation! It invites the threat of a major political disaster! It warns of worse things to come when aggrieved parties take the law into their own hands and to the streets instead of waiting for the courts to decide! It widens the cracks in our multiracial nation when the races are clearly divided in their political aspirations!

One Malaysia must be spelt out clearly in all its aspects and programmes implemented at all levels! There is no time to lose!

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7 Responses to “”


  1. 1 PERAK FIASCO
    May 9, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    It was those opponents state assemblyman’s fault. they provoked BN’s. If they follow the rules, none of these would happened.

    Poor Hee, being provoked with RM50 and RM2. That is why i hate Pakatan Retak Rakyat. Their aduns have a low mentality. For sure they dont have the guts and spirit to drive Malaysia.

  2. May 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Yes it was terribly shameful wasn’t it?

    But I couldn’t help laughing when I read the report…nothing sounded sillier..When we (my hub and I n kids ) were in taiwan for 3 years this kind of scuffle/fights happened all the time in their assembly. the logic behind it?…the elected representatives had to put up a show that they wld go to all costs in fighting n standing up(sitting down…LOL)for the people who had elected them..even women get punched and chairs were flung..it was shocking at first but hilarious as we got used to it.

    this is typical of democracy being misunderstood…freedom of expression, speech etc are fine n must be upheld but what many fail to understand is that we are free to do anything so long “the right to swing your fists ends where the other man’s nose begins” (literally and otherwise).

  3. 3 ninitalk
    May 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Yes you can read it as a kind of political “macho-sm” verging on masochism or just plain democratic hooliganism.

    However we choose to read it, it forbodes disaster for our multiracial nation. Unlike Taiwan and Korea where the population is homogenous, Malaysia is racially mixed. Political parties are racially based, constituents have racial biases etc.

    Thus, any kind of political conflict tends to highlight the racial elements which can be blown out of proportions by the racists among the politicians as well as the electorate and ordinary citizens.

    So it’s no laughing matter! I have very bad feelings about this!

  4. May 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Halimah,

    I understand ur feelings bout peossible serious repercussions. I apologize if I seemed flippant n hv annoyed u…..I shd have known better n been more sensititve to ur feelings…again I sincerely n truly apologize.

    yes u r absolutely right about the different scenario between taiwan and malaysia and the racial problems that we may ensue..but I do sincerely think we will weather it out….May 13 have taught all of us much n Idont think any one of us wld want a repeat of that..but i agree somethings brewing….

    U know I do think that most of the problems that we are facing now (since the recent general elections)is a result of disunity amoung the Malays rather than between races and the root of the problem I feel has been too much power amoung too few people for far too long a time…”democracy’ was a travesty…

    But unlike u, I do sincerely with a ll my heart feel that things can only get better…but in some ways it has to get worse b4 it gets better…democracy today in mlayasia is truer than it has ever been for the 22 years during M’s reign. the last PM did a good thing by initiating the move towards independence of the judiciary… wh I think is a crucial move if democracy is to exist at all….(whether it wl be truly independent remains to be seen of course)

    But having said that,perhaps, like u said, because Malaysia is a multi racial country unlike taiwan..problems abound if true democracy were to be practiced. Taiwan prctices it to the core easily for the exact reasons that u gave.(Racially homogeneous)..democracy is the reason leaders fall, are disgraced if they do the slightest wrong or are morally questionable etc etc…(as in the US) but that is going to be hard to do that here for the same exacrt reason…..the race factor..

    This delinma has been bugging me too and sometimes I feel that there is no way we can ever practice equallity and equal opportunities in every sense of the word….unless the mlays move up intellectually, economically , scientifically and are not held back by xtreme beliefs that thwart progress.

    But I remain positive and I do believe seeing the way things are developing I have to say that we are more democratic than ever b4….unfortunately being so means more freedom of expression,more open disagreements crudely at first perhaps but hopefully we will be more polished…our awareness of our newly acquired freedom makes us a diamond that’s still rough around the edges but hopefully over time it smoothens out and becomes refined.

    Ps In all sincerity I truly think that it is ‘we’ who are the problem. If u know what I mean.so long ‘we’dont change that is how long the problems persist.

    PS I think u are very very brave to write n discuss politics on ur blog..I respect u..m an absolute coward. I hide behind food 🙂 like a depressed person who eats to keep himself happy!

  5. 5 ninitalk
    May 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    No Zurin – you mustn’t apologise for your views especially when you argue them out so well!
    albeit
    I’m impressed you have approached the Malaysian dilemma with such positive fervour. I agree that we are all undergoing a maturing process politically but it’s not going to be a smooth journey.

    Our leaders have to work very hard to restore the right values in the leadership and government and among the people. And we have to participate and contribute at each level of our lives.

    The Malays have a lot to learn and so do the other ethnic groups!

  6. 6 klsusie
    May 13, 2009 at 11:27 am

    i always try to refrain from commenting on racial issues but sometimes seeing articles on blog, i can’t help but to make a little reaction.

    i may look pro opposition but actually i am apolitical, i talk reasons.

    why i react to this artical or how the opposition react in the assembly are in theory the same.

    if you are harrassed everyday by a bully even though you try to be nice and talk reasons but he keeps doing that until one day you just lose you cool and swing a punch at him…..like the may 7 assembly and you are an instant aggressor.

    now the high court had ruled who’s the real mb, who the fake, even zamri’s appeal does not mean he can perform as a real mb….

    just very dangerous to allow a fake mb to continue as mb, until and unless the federal court ruled otherwise. he should vacant the post like nizar until the federal court make a final decision.

    think about it, and the appeal judge action…. don’t ask me or you youeself, ask, says an indon, a thai or any respectable malaysian.

    make good of what we are, even homogenous society like taiwan doesn’t mean anything if they fight everyday…. the bottom line is still…..all malaysian are treated fairly and are happy, truely fair and not the words from the evil man who said, malays are not happy, chinese are not happy, indians are not happy, others are not happy therefore i am fair……

    not to say all umno people are bad guys but they are just too few good and brave ones to institute change.

    as i have said umno is rotten to core…

    to repair a house that has been eaten by white ants at the base, it is better to tear it down, kill all the termites and rebuilt… or look for some other place to build the new house.

    whatever the race i am, i am one for good happy malaysia not one ugly black malaysia.

    cheers!

    i always try to refrain from commenting on racial issues but sometimes seeing articles on blog, i can’t help but to make a little reaction.

    i may look pro opposition but actually i am apolitical, i talk reasons.

    why i react to this artical or how the opposition react in the assembly are in theory the same.

    if you are harrassed everyday by a bully even though you try to be nice and talk reasons but he keeps doing that until one day you just lose you cool and swing a punch at him…..like the may 7 assembly and you are termed the aggressor.

    now the high court already ruled who’s the real mb, who the fake, even zamri’s appeal does not mean he can perform as a real mb….

    just very dangerous to allow a fake mb to continue as mb, until and unless the federal court ruled otherwise. he should vacant the post like nizar until the federal court make a final decision.

    think about it, and the appeal judge action…. don’t ask me or you youeself, ask, says an indon, a thai or any respectable malaysian.

    make good of what we are, even homogenous society like taiwan doesn’t mean anything if they fight everyday…. the bottom line is still…..all malaysian are treated fairly and are happy, truely fair and not the words from the evil man who said, malays are not happy, chinese are not happy, indians are not happy, others are not happy therefore i am fair……

    not to say all umno people are bad guys but they are just too few good and brave ones to institute change.

    as i have said umno is rotten to core…

    to repair a house that has been eaten by white ants at the base, it is better to tear it down, kill all the termites and rebuilt… or look for some other place to build the new house.

    whatever the race i am, i am one for a good happy malaysia not one ugly black malaysia.

    cheers!

    i always try to refrain from commenting on racial issues but sometimes seeing articles on blog, i can’t help but to make a little reaction.

    i may look pro opposition but actually i am apolitical, i talk reasons.

    why i react to this artical or how the opposition react in the assembly are in theory the same.

    if you are harrassed everyday by a bully even though you try to be nice and talk reasons but he keeps doing that until one day you just lose you cool and swing a punch at him…..like the may 7 assembly and you are termed the aggressor.

    now the high court already ruled who’s the real mb, who the fake, even zamri’s appeal does not mean he can perform as a real mb….

    just very dangerous to allow a fake mb to continue as mb, until and unless the federal court ruled otherwise. he should vacant the post like nizar until the federal court make a final decision.

    think about it, and the appeal judge action…. don’t ask me or you youeself, ask, says an indon, a thai or any respectable malaysian.

    make good of what we are, even homogenous society like taiwan doesn’t mean anything if they fight everyday…. the bottom line is still…..all malaysian are treated fairly and are happy, truely fair and not the words from the evil man who said, malays are not happy, chinese are not happy, indians are not happy, others are not happy therefore i am fair……

    not to say all umno people are bad guys but they are just too few good and brave ones to institute change.

    as i have said umno is rotten to core…

    to repair a house that has been eaten by white ants at the base, it is better to tear it down, kill all the termites and rebuilt… or look for some other place to build the new house.

    whatever the race i am, i am for one good happy malaysia not one black malaysia.

    cheers!

  7. 7 ninitalk
    May 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for your very interesting comments klsusie!

    You are right in suggesting that people react (negatively) when they feel they have been unfairly treated. We understand the unruly behaviour of children and young people, and even the less educated who find it difficult to control their emotions and sometimes behave aggressively.

    HOWEVER we do expect a lot more from our state assemblymen and members of parliament who represent us at the highest level of government – in the august State Assembly and House of Parliament. Even if they feel harrassed they should exercise the etiquette and decorum required in these special places. To see them behaving like uncontrollable children is shocking indeed!

    To me, saying that UMNO is “rotten to the core” shows a prejudiced and judgemental mind. There have been abuse and mismanagement by some party members BUT without UMNO there would not have been MERDEKA and MALAYSIA. UMNO is to be applauded for spearheading much of the nation’s progress and development. This we must not forget.

    In this new era of development we look forward to reform where things have gone wrong, and reinforcement of the nation’s objectives and goals and the formulation of new missions and visions.

    Like you klsusie I’m fully in support of a “good, happy Malaysia” with its people united and well integrated into a truly Malaysian society.

    Every Makaysian must contribute towards making this vision a reality, most of all the ADUNs and MPs who are our spokesmen and spokeswomen!


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