Monday, April 02, 2007
Tun Dr.M's at war again with Pak Lah!
Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad , Malaysia's Ex Prime Minister is back in the political fray, throwing barbs and lambasting the current Chief Executive of Malaysia, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, his successor whom he had grudgingly anointed in place of Anwar Ibrahim, his protege back then.
Mahathir's enmity towards Abdullah Badawi is no secret. There is nothing much that an ex premier can do except turn up at opposition events and try to ridicule the one in Putrajaya!
'Sticks and stones may break my bones but words do not hurt me!' might be the reaction of our 'Mr.Clean' (supposedly) but lately he himself is being accused of having tarnished that squeaky clean image that brought him a landslide victory in the last GE!
Accusations of him lining up his own private nest with all the furs and comforts of wealth and riches that power brings him is rife in the media , both online and offline.
The thing is , his accusers are not that above suspicion either. Each and every person who occupies high office, does what comes naturally to him or her.
Power corrupts. Not one person is safe. Be it politicians from UMNO, MCA, MIC, GERAKAN, PPP, DAP, PAS, PKR or whatever....check each politician's lifestyle.
They say that to be somebody in politics, you have to be rich. Poor guys no matter how great they are or how holy will not make it past 'Go!'.
You try and run for office against the big boys, you'll end up losing your deposit!
ONLY IF! and that's a very big IF!...that Malaysians all rally up and overthrow the present monopolizers of political power here in this country , will we ever see a different set of political honchos running the show.
The current alternative parties aren't in any position to do just that.
The BN has grown in power ever since it took hold of office since Independence and over 5 decades, UMNO has been calling the shots and all others have no choice but to kowtow to them.
Dissenters usually end up like the cucumber against the durians. UMNO is just like the durian. They may stink to high heavens but the people still clamor to it and indulge in it's flesh no matter how rotten it might smell....they simply can't resist.
PAS on the other hand have yet to learn to practice what they preach.
Just look at the way they have let the highlands of Lojing be raped and plundered bald by the lumber merchants they gave the licences and permits to?
I mean, what stupid blithering idiots would allow total annihilation of green tropical forests to be bulldozed to the ground in the name of the timber industry?
Surely, the PAS run State Government of Kelantan Darul Naim are not all so bloody naive as to not know that when you let the timber pirates have a free run at the forest reserves of the Lojing Highlands, a natural disaster is just what you get in return?
I am all in favor of an Islamic government that rules in accordance with the Holy Qur'an and the Hadiths of the Holy Prophet ; but if this is what the PAS run State Government in Kelantan is responsible for and guilty of mismanagement of the state's natural environment, I shudder to think of what will befall the country if they have total power over Malaysia in the future?
I love my country and my nation's welfare. Never will I support any corrupt government no matter what label you put across yourselves and try to hoodwink us all with!
I pray for the day when righteous persons run this country and safeguard us all from the damnations that follow mismanagement and destructive practices being carried out by both the BN and PAS governments of the day!
I just don't know whom to trust anymore these days. All are bloody corrupt in their ways!