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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

PM Abdullah Badawi -'The honeymoon is over!'

It had to happen! All these while Malaysians had been having it their way as they thought that the current PM is no Mahathir! They thought that they could play, play as they wished!

Hehehehehehe...well, wake up folks! The honeymoon is over!

Everyone was thinking that it's okay to demonstrate! Mr.Nice Guy won't mind!

Hell! He even allowed the justice system to free Anwar Ibrahim, who if Mahathir was still calling the shots, would be still counting the bars and looking at the sky through the cell window, if there was one?

C'mon people...let's be a bit realistic.

There's no way any government would simply let it's detractors have it their way all these while and we have been lambasting the fella day in, day out without fail!

I mean, the guy's just as human as any one of us!

Sooner or later, the sugar coated smile was sure going to wear out and show it's true colors!

Well now, it's coming out time!

Abdullah Badawi's honeymoon is over!

When push comes to shove, the big boy is sure going to kick ass!

I mean, who wouldn't?

Personally, he might not be as mean and firm as Mahathir was but eventually he has realized that if things are to be, it is up to him to lay down the law and thus all the latest protests after protests has sure riled up the fellow that he has finally come to his senses and has done what any BN Prime Minister would do?

We have yet to see this nation be run by an Opposition Prime Minister and from the looks of things, I don't think that I will see it in my lifetime.

Change does not take place overnight.

Malaysians who think that just because the Opposition, the Malaysian Bar Council, NGO's and pressure groups are starting to stir up the public into joining them in rallies and street protests which have yet to be given any permits, the situation in the coming GE is going to change, are just building castles in the sky!

The opposing public have yet to come to a stage where there is a possibility of affecting the outcome of the coming GE. In a democracy, the majority wins!

Dissatisfactions are only burning up and boiling in the hearts and minds of all those who are mentioned above. Is there any chance of seeing situations change for the nation overnight?

I don't think so.

As I was saying in my earlier posts, sure there are quite a number of citizens who aren't happy about a number of things but then again, has street protests solved anything so far?

Some might argue and say yes. The Elections Commission has done a few changes according to what BERSIH has called for like the changing of the ballot boxes to be made of transparent materials, the promise of using indelible ink to avoid election fraud, etc.

Yet, we all know that there are certain elements of our populace who have breached the law by organizing rallies such as HINDRAF's which has seen violent skirmishes take place between Hindus and the Malaysian Police Force.

What is going to stop some other groups from coming out with their own action forces?

Are we going to see Muslim Rights Action Force?

Christian Rights Action Force?

Sikh Rights Action Force?

Buddhist Rights Action Force?

Orang Asli Rights Action Force?

Ahh.. how about a Bloggers Rights Action Force, eh?

When is the list going to end?

Every Ahmad, Ah Seng, Samy, Singh and native is going to start forming their own action force and take to the streets of this nation,creating an atmosphere of fear, chaos and anarchy!

Is that what we want?

What the hell for are we so bloody impatient that every other day we need to go and protest this and that?

Are the protest organizers ready to mass forces that can take over the bloody nation?

Are they?

What is the point of staging a protest when we bloody well know that such a protest is going to be deemed illegal and the police are going to receive orders to arrest the protests leaders as they have done?

What do we gain from these?


Is that what we are looking for?

Are we so bloody hung up on getting foreign nations such as the USA and the UK or any other bloody country to condemn our nation?

Who the hell is so perfect out there?

Is the US perfect?

Hell! Open your eyes wide and see the atrocities that takes place there where American Blacks are still victimized practically every other day and there are more American Blacks in prison there than their White Americans!

Just having an Afro American running for President is not changing anything where racial discrimination still thrives in current day America!

Discrimination is well and alive in all other countries no matter what excuses anyone can up with?

We aren't that bad here today.

All Malaysians are free to go and vote for the Opposition come Election day!

Things aren't as they were all those years ago.

Today, we have come to a stage where Malaysians are starting to have it in themselves to go out and protest for whatever cause they believe in.

Instead of wasting their time and energy on the streets, I figure that all those who oppose the BN's irongrip on the seats of power here in Malaysia would do better by starting to prepare for the General Elections.

Educate the masses about their rights, the right way!

Street protests aren't going to kick out Abdullah Badawi! Only way that you can see change is through the GE!

Just read Malaysiakini and see the dissatisfactions against the BN being voiced out by the growing number of disgruntled folks. Malaysians are getting vocal by the day but they can't make the BN go away just like that, can they?

In case Malaysians have forgotten, it was they themselves who gave the fella a landslide victory at the polls!

So, who's to blame for having Abdullah Badawi there today?

The very same Malaysian voters who if I am not mistaken are going to return the fella for another five years of the same if not worse?

Nazri , despite his diarrhea of the lips ridiculous statements all these while has said something reasonable at last when he asks the Malaysian Bar Council members to form a political party, register it properly and go stand for elections , fair and square against the BN which they hate very much if they are really serious about going against the current government?

As far as HINDRAF is concerned, those chaps have just screwed themselves by making all those caustic statements and further alienated themselves from the Malaysian public by creating an uneasy feeling for everyone who cherishes the peace and harmony that we have enjoyed all these while.

Who likes to see our fellow Malaysians killing each other on the streets of our nation because some smart ass political kingpin has incited them to go bash each other up for their own selfish personal agendas?

Change does not come in an instant. It has to be initiated over a period of time and the ones intending to create that change ought to be realistic in going about getting their objectives achieved!

As for the moment, the honeymoon of Mr.'Nice Guy' is over.


Hypoglossal said...

You make it sound like dissent is a bad thing? Have you forgotten Malayan Union? How did the Malays then voice out their dissatisfaction, didn't they get the outcome they wanted?

The only way for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. You say voice your concerns over the proper channels, do you feel that these people have not already done this? Do you feel that unlike change, overnight they decided to protest?

For the amount of thought you put to condemn them, take an ounce and think why would they take it to the street? Countless memorandums have been sent, and God knows if they are even read or thrown into the paper shredder.

I can understand your animosity towards Hindraf, for calling certain quarters of your Ummah here in Malaysia extremists, but I'm sure you know, certain quarters of your Ummah has already labeled Hindraf as terrorists.

I agree one should voice out their concerns, but the problem is getting people to listen. The government is too busy sucking everyone else dry, to even care. I'm sure even you are not oblivious to the double standards.

As for Malay Privileges... this is ridiculous. It's stupid, and you back it up by saying, the Malays came here first with the assorted information, but please-LAH, enough is enough. Malaysians are born equal, and should be such. I hate this form of discrimination, I hate how there is a false sense of superiority, there isn't.

I also hate stereotypes, how Malays are called lazy and stupid, they aren't. I sometimes feel I am far more lazy than any Malay any given day. I also hate how the chinese are penalized for being brilliant entrepreneurs. I hate how the Indian temples are destroyed w/ no respect to the symbol they represent.

You can argue that the temple was illegal (Yeah sure, 100 year old temples, illegally built without permit), and built on private property (how did that happen again?). You may also say sure, Surau's and Mosque's have been demolished, but that is no reason to destroy such a heritage, especially one older than any living malaysian!

Islamic Country is another wrong notion, especially for Malaysia. I do not care if the Official Religion is Islam, for I do not practice it and it does not emphasize it's laws on me (Except those times when we're forced out of nightclubs because some overtly-zealous religious operative feels that there is misconduct).

For a nation that is multiracial to prosper, there must be secularism. I do not care if you impose justice to the Muslims with Syariah principles, but when someone tries to leave Islam, and is treated like dirt as they have been (did someone say no compulsion?) it's reason enough to realize that this is not the way. The courts should reign supreme, not Syariah. If there is an inter-religious dispute, it goes to the courts, not Syariah.

You say it is your duty as a Muslim to educate everybody else about the impending doom (Kiamat was it), and tell everyone to repent. Go ahead, do it, but know your limits, not everybody is obligated to listen, or comply with your demands. Let me, and other kaffirs blame in eternal damnation for our idiocy.

As far as I'm concerned, everytime I don't do anything my conscience says is wrong, I've not sinned. And if things allow, every time in the future when I save a life as a Surgeon, I can sleep peacefully another night. I know the big man up there has given me +points, and that is all that matters.

I know it is absolutely important for you to Speak about the beauty that is Islam in all your posts, I am impressed by your zeal. But as of late, your posts have been that of discrimination, and of support for policies that have no place in modern malaysia. It is that sort of thinking that is meant 3rd world mentality.

I am not saying any other country is better than ours, the grass will always seem greener on the other side. Here I am, about completing my education, just thinking about the very day where I can come back and serve my country. But, with all the recent signs, it worries me if I should go back home!

Imagine this; when I was doing my elective training, _ALL_ the doctors told me to get the hell out, and not come back to work here, whilst I still can. But I refused to listen, year after year I do my elective hearing the same thing from doctors. These are doctors bruised and battered from staying in the lowest rung, regardless of being excellent at their jobs.

Imagine, one doctor who can't even read ECG's is the head of the ward, when there is this other guy who has been the longest serving doctor in the department, not seeing any improvement. Besides being the longest serving, he was an excellent doctor and above all a wonderful man. I thank him profusely for all the knowledge he passed down onto me during my elective and hope to serve under him eventually! No prizes for guessing why he has not moved up in ranks!

You may say, all these pengkianats (I can't spell malay well, is there a g there?) can go to hell, give out their citizenship and get lost. This is not always the case, but situations make it such, it hurts. Nobody wants to leave the place they call home forcefully, but such is the case. I talk to any of my colleagues here, besides the Malays most are thinking of migrating, what else with EU offering greater job opportunities with benefits. Hell some of the Malays are thinking of the same damn thing.

I know this is a very long post but it's a culmination of all the things I've read here at your website. I've got alot more say. Sure this comment may or may not make it pass moderation, given your stance, but as long as I feel I have voiced out as you have previously mentioned, I suppose if you read it, you would feel how the other side feels.

I know you say you've never benefited from the Bumi rights, but millions of others are, and dare I say undeserving individuals? Do you know how many people use proxies so they can benefit from this? So how is this system working? I'm all for eradicating poverty, but working on it from a racial background screams poor planing.

I do agree with you that BN may not lose the next GE, but I do feel they will notice a significant drop in their support. Furthermore, in coming years, this support is bound to drop, as more and more people are privy of alternate media. Did you know I went 3 times to the Malaysian Embassy here asking how I can vote for the next GE, and all I get is a blank stare. So much for being registered.

There are other forms of discrimination done by the Malaysian Embassy but there's no need for me to go through that, as it may be irrelevant. However, that was a load-ful and I'm glad it's off of my chest.

Best regards,

BrightEyes said...

Yes... discrimination & racism exists in every country in this world.

But does that justify such bigotry? Does that mean we should just sit and not do anything about it?

Its a sure thing this approaching election will still be a BN victory, although to what extent their majority will be affected is still unknown. They may likely lose a large number of seats... not enough to remove them from power... but enough to show them that folks are fedup with their mismanagement...

mahaguru58 said...

May peace be upon you doc!

Lucky that you have not suffered any paralysis of the hypoglossal nerve when it comes to stating your piece!


Jokes aside, I am actually pleased to receive such a comment from you for I can see the honesty in your words and what frustrations lie underneath this lengthy comment!

As you can see, I welcome opposing views when they are done in a decent manner such as what you have done here!

This is the kind of constructive discussions that I have been waiting for?

It is good to voice out exactly what one feels in a manner as applaudable as yours but to do so without resorting to crude and crass expressions.

Now to replying your points.

I am not against voicing out against the government.

If you really have been following my writings, you surely would be able to see that I do my fair share of criticizing the government but I don't go about it in a manner that borders on being rude or vulgar.

Regarding Malayan Union, the Malays opposed it because they felt that their rights would be abolished and they'd lose their positions as the landowners.

Bear in mind that what I am saying here is based upon historical facts.

I was born a year after Merdeka and whatever conclusion that I have come to is based on what the history books have to share.

Whether we say that this is fair or otherwise is not going to change the realities before us, is it?

What I wrote about is based on the actual realities before us here in Malaysia.

You want to think otherwise?

No one's going to stop you..but wake up to the facts and stop expecting things to change overnight for you.

Why is it that when I state it as it is, folks like you fail to see the truth of the situation now and almost always blinker yourself to imagining something else?

Be rational doc.

The Malays aren't going to fade away or simply roll over and allow their present positions to be undermined by anyone else.

Is what I state here a fact or fiction?

Tell me doc!

I have to admit that I am not supportive of HINDRAF for the obvious conflict between what they are saying about my faith and my fellow Malay Muslims!

That does not mean that I hate Indians! No way!

I am an Indian Muslim myself and I understand what the grassroot Indians are going through.

I feel however that the leaders of HINDRAF are going about it the wrong way.

Why go and attack UMNO perse when it is MIC that they should question as to failing to take care of the Indians problems?

These fellas are talking about HINDU Rights.

What about the rights of all other Indians?

I understand Tamil doc.

I understand the extreme insults that the leaders of HINDRAF have heaped upon the Malays, my fellow Muslims!

Kayyili katte terriyathe venungge!
@ Those who didn't know how to tie a sarong!

Matham yillathe venungge! @ Those who had no religion!

And so on...deeply insulting insensitive, racist, religiously provocative insults heaped upon my fellow Muslims!

How do you think I feel?

How do you think those of us who understand Tamil feel when we see and hear such vicious racist hatred venom being dished out without fail at each and every HINDRAF's gathering?

Don't expect us to be receptive to such venom doc and just be deaf, dumb or blind to the extremist views of HINDRAF!

I care for ALL Malaysians doc but I will not just let my fellow Muslims be so insulted without me stating my piece against such hatred.

Even to this moment, I still say that there are better ways for the Hindus in Malaysia to go about settling all their grievances with the government.

We do have the Malaysia Hindu Sangam, don't we?

Pray tell we why HINDRAF can't get the Hindu Sangam to work out things with the government?

Why resort to such provocative measures?

Why can't they go through the proper channels?

You will say that they have been trying for the past 50 years.

Well, we both know how government bureaucracy works?

Still, is it worth all the pain and sufferings the nation is now going through because of a few hardheaded individuals who refuse to listen to reason or go about it diplomatically?

I say this doc. Let them suffer the consequences. What you and I discuss avails to nothing.

Sometimes we should just let people experience whatever it is that they are so eager to taste.

As for you stating that the government might have been shredding the memorandums sent to them, I am not in a position to agree or deny it.

It's not in my knowledge.

You can hate the current situation regarding the Ketuanan Melayu.

No one can stop anyone from hating whatever.

You have the absolute rights to feel whatever it is you want to feel about anything!

It's a free world. Go on and hate.

Your choice doc. :)

As for stereotypes, it is human nature. We will continue seeing this take place until Doomsday.

As for the temples being destroyed, I say that you should pursue this matter through the courts!

Go sue the government! I leave it to you. Argue your case with the justice system. Good luck.

You know nothing about Islam nor the Syariah so please do not shame yourself by speaking about something that is not within your league.

Stick to medicine doc. At least you have your grounds there.

If and when you should decide to come back home, give me a call.

I would be pleased to share with you about what Islam is and what it is not?

In the meantime, do lay off discussing Islam for you do not have the full details yet about why certain acts are not allowed in my faith and as to why the Islamic Religious Department go about their duties here.

This is Malaysia, isn't it?

So, the Malays who run the departments have legal jurisdiction to carry out their jobs.

As long as it doesn't concern you, just let them be.

They mistreat you? Sue them! I am sure that there will be many lawyers out there who would be happy to assist you. :)

You have the right to be whatever you choose to be bro. No worries.

From what I have come to learn and understand doc, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will deal with you as He so wills!

It's between you and HIM! Period.

Thank you for understanding about my commitment to my faith doc.

I am eternally grateful to Almighty Allah for the faith that He has bestowed upon me. I feel honored to be who I am , a Caller to Islam.

I am not perfect doc, never will be but I will not stop trying to correct myself and to do what I can to further my cause which is Islamic Dakwah.

I am sorry that you fail to see the gist of my postings lately which deals more with the realities of life here in Malaysia and not playing along to what many here delude themselves to what they think they can achieve?

Go ahead by all means. Strive for what you feel is not right.

God willing, justice will prevail.

I am just stating the obvious.

As for looking for a better life elsewhere, it is up to the individuals doc.

No one's stopping anybody from deciding anything concerning their own individual life's.

You say that there are Malays thinking of moving elsewhere?

Too late doc. We all know that Malays are just like anybody else. They like to travel the world and some choose to settle down wherever they feel comfortable.

All I can say doc, is that I wish them well. Insya Allah.

Let them prosper and grow wealthy and proliferate all over the world.

Hang Tuah is reported to have said, " Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia!"

Let it be then said that Melayu ada di merata rata! :)

Good for them.

The BN are here because Malaysians voted for them year in, year out and they will continue to rule over us IF Malaysians return them to power again in the next GE and the next.

It is not up to you or me.

We have only 1 vote. Use it wisely.

I recall stating before that it is entirely up to us as to how we choose to look at things?

If we choose to look for the goodness in anything, we might see the good.

If we are faultfinders, I guarantee you that we will be successful.

Absolutely successful in discovering such faults.

You have done your fair share as so have I.

Let God decide as to whether we did right?

Thanks for your feedback.

Hope you will be a great surgeon, no matter where you decide to live and serve.

All my best wishes for your career.


nkp777 said...

"As for Malay Privileges... this is ridiculous. It's stupid, and you back it up by saying, the Malays came here first with the assorted information, but please-LAH, enough is enough. Malaysians are born equal, and should be such. I hate this form of discrimination, I hate how there is a false sense of superiority, there isn't"

Ah ha ha i like this sentence bro...

But Mahaguru dont bother coz he masuk Melayu already.....


Sorry just got irked by Mahaguru's blind accusation of the opposition and the people...

Pls la stop it....

Hypoglossal said...

Zainol, I am interested in responding, and I will do so over the weekend for I have a few examinations to settle this week. I am interested in the part about Syariah and I will mention it in that post.

I will email it to the email stated on top as the header as to ensure you would get a chance to read it and it not ending up as a comment awaiting moderation.

Best Regards,