Monday, May 07, 2007
Mahathir's Futile Attempt in Damage Control
By now, the whole world knows that Tun Dr.Mahathir bin Mohamad, our former Premier is not satisfied with the way his appointed successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is ruling Malaysia.
The thing is , there's nothing much that Mahathir or anyone else can do about it. This is the reality.
Unless Abdullah Ahmad Badawi kicks the bucket tomorrow and dies, the country will still be under the present BN run Government of Malaysia.
We will then see Najib Tun Abdul Razak take over the helm of the BN and all the present apple polishers shouting 'Hidup Pak Lah!' will sing a new chorus of 'Hidup Pak Najib!'
Yeah, the trend now amongst the apple polishers in the Cabinet is to endear themselves to the one calling the shots in the BN Government. Hence, the coming title of 'Pak Najib'.
No matter what Mahathir says or exposes, not a nostril hair of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is gonna get disturbed by anyone here in Malaysia!
The Malay Sultans will not interfere or say anything about whatever goes on in this nation because they no longer have the authority or power to overrule the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Incorporated as Their Majesties are only Constitutional Monarchs since Great Britain gave Independence to this nation on the 31st of August, 1957.
Yesterday, Tun Dr.Mahathir in his live webcast over KelantanTV and jointly sponsored by Malaysia Today, shared some historical facts that the Malay Sultans had in fact signed away their rights to rule over the Negeri-negeri Tanah Melayu to the British under the Sir Harold Macmichael's Malayan Union Administration on April 1st, 1946!
It's a historical fact that the Malay Sultans of yore had surrendered Malaya to the British Colonials back then and if not for the UMNO '46 Malays who realized that if they , the sons of the soil and their immigrant fellow citizens from China and India didn't fight for the restoration of the rights and independence of this country by forming UMNO, MCA and the MIC, and fight against the British Colonials , this country would still remain a British colony!
Today, this country is the only nation of Earth to have the most number of Kings @ Sultans ruling over the land albeit on a Constitutional Monarchy (taking turns on a 5 year rotation system).
They are quite fortunate to have been returned their rights to rule over the once surrendered Malay states of Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Johor by the stalwarts of those Malayan people in the form of UMNO '46 led by Dato Onn Jaafar and the founding fathers of the MCA and MIC after having been pressured by the British Masters of before!
Today, the country is being ruled by the Prime Minister of Malaysia and not by the Sultans.
It's a unique situation where even though Their Majesties are recognized and hailed as the King and Queen of this Federation of Malay States and of Sabah and Sarawak, the actual and absolute power lies in the hands of common citizens elected to hold the post of the Executive.
Commoners ruling de facto over Kings. Truly unique and unheard of elsewhere.
Anyway, back to the present scenario. There's nothing Mahathir and the rest of Malaysia's populace can do about the present leadership. Power once handed over and signed, sealed and delivered remains the absolute prerogative of the man they once claimed to be Mr.Clean.
No matter what the Opposition in Malaysia disclose, expose and trumpet about, the BN hegemony is too deeply entrenched, too powerfully established and all encompassing in the 'Kingdom of Malaysia' to be pushed over or toppled overnight!
Citizens of Malaysia are simply too apathetic to rise to the occasion and the people too self centred about their own individual needs and wants to bother rising up against the present 'Government'.
Malaysians simply do not have it in them to affect change!
You will never see hordes of lawyers protesting in the streets of this nation as what we see taking place over in Pakistan. You will never see the people gathering in the hundreds of thousands as what took place in Indonesia, the Philipphines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nepal or Bangladesh.
Malaysians simply don't give a damn!
Those who do are people like us Bloggers or those in the Opposition or NGO's.
Even then, is there really any chance for anything out of the ordinary to ever take place in this land overnight? I don't think so.
Mahathir has had his time. Abdullah Badawi now rules. Najib's just waiting in the wings.
Anwar can keep on dreaming. Nik Aziz still wants to rule over Kelantan.
Karpal Singh and Kit Siang will continue to make noise in Parliament whilst paving the way for their offsprings to establish their own individual dynasties in the DAP.
Keng Yaik and Samy Vellu will continue to spew diarrheas of their lips over anything they can come up with.
Koh Tsu Koon will just warm his seat and let things be or rot away as he has let Penang's Sungai Pinang and Jelutong seafront be!
Gerakan is in for a 'tidak apa' season. Mark my words! "Semua ok"! Smile and grin with two thumbs up while the party goes to waste!
Things will just take their place in the annals of Malaysian history.
The next GE will be quite interesting though for the current availability of the platform of the Internet is fast proving to be an effective medium to spread and share information, complete with proofs about all that takes place in this Bolehland by way of videos, audios and written texts.
Yet, do you think that Malaysians will rise to the occasion? No sirree! Don't you even dare to dream! They will never even stir ...not even if it hits them right square on their face!!!
The question is 'Do Malaysians bother to claim their rights for a fair and just government to rule over them?'
"Que sera sera..whatever will be ..will be..." so goes the popular classic song's lyrics.
The reality before us all today is that ' If it is to be ; it's up to you and me!'
Don't you agree? Let's just wait and see. Si Luncai terjun dengan labu nya!