Monday, June 23, 2008

Sapp leaders 'threatened', says party boss

Not that it was unexpected. But to read in Malaysiakini (see that the 2 SAPP MPs have received threats just makes me angry, sad and frustrated...all at the same time.
This is the quality of Malaysian politics. This is the reason why many of our generation's best and brightest stayed away from politics. This is also the reason why we stand in salute to the heroic deeds of Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh, Lim Guan Eng, Wee Choo Keong, Anwar Ibrahim...the list goes on. These are the true Malaysian heroes who have been arrested and detained without trial under the odious Internal Security Act. In the case of Guan Eng, he was unfairly charged, tried and convicted under the Sedition Act for defending a helpless 15-year old Malay girl that was allegedly raped by the then-serving Chief Minister of Malacca. So much sacrificed.
And, now, the gangster-style of Malaysian politics has resurfaced in Sabah against the hapless SAPP MPs. This is a low tactic. I dare say, having read The Prince, that Machiavelli would not have countenanced such a low tactic. Certainly, such a low tactic would be unbecoming of any Oxford graduate... or is it?
I had wanted to spend some time considering the economics of the fuel price hike, its knock-on effect on inflationary pressure and the dwindling disposable income of the fixed-income earners in Malaysia. But, as Tan Siok Choo has remarked in The Sun (Monday 23/06/08) (see Malaysia is now embroiled in Byzantine politics.
It is an awful spectacle that is distracting us from turning our minds to the important issue of economic management (or, mismanagement). I just wish Pak Lah will go away. Najib, too. In fact, throw the lot of them out so that we can concentrate on how to survive and thrive in the aftermath of this looming economic debacle.


Anonymous said...

The SAPP MPs should expose details of the threat and lodge a police report (here we go again) immediately.

Anonymous said...

RKP says...
Let the rakyat mete out the deserved punishment in the next elections!

de minimis said...

True. The SAPP MPs should lodge a police report. Then they have to explain exactly what happened to them. Very disappointing by their missing-in-action at parliament today, even tho' I expected the gambit to fizzle out.

shankar~selina said...

Since the elections and even before that Malaysia is looking more like Zimbabwe. Mahathir's influence?

Look at their elections...

Anonymous said...

The new layout looks very refreshing. It's like having a cup of ice-lemon tea whilst watching a parliament circus and the political mercury rising totally out of control!

Anonymous said...

Wake up!
If the elected representatives only care for their own power and position.
Sabah, Sarawakians better beware!

This is an interesting article... but so true!

Anonymous said...

New Cabinet:

Prime Minister - Anwar

Deputy Prime Minister - Lim Kit Siang

Agriculture Minister -

Community Minister -

Culture Minister - Farish Noor

Defence Minister - Azmin Ali

Education Minister - Nga Kor Ming

Environment Minister - Teresa Kok

Finance Minister - Tony Pua

Foreign Minister - Ramasamy

Health Minister - Tan Seng Giaw

Home Minister -

Information Minister - Jeff Ooi

Law Minister - Teng Chang Khim

Manpower Minister -

Sports Minister -

Technology Minister -

Trade Minister - Khalid

Transport Minister - Liew Chin Tong

Tourism Minister -

de minimis said...

I love the proposed PR Cabinet line-up. But can u include Wee Choo Keong in the line-up? He's naughty but nice once u know him!