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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Do we need these political dynasties in Malaysia?

I refer to the report in Malaysiakini where Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks about why he didn't allow his sons to enter politics actively when he was the nation's Prime Minister?

In a sense you have to acknowledge that honorable aspect of him despite the general knowledge that it is enough for one person in a politician's family to bring home the big bucks officially while there will be endless other streams of income coming one's way to see to it that for the next seven generations, money won't be a problem.

So to me, all that talk is just a lame attempt to divert people's attention from the reality that politicians from all parties have only one major goal which is to make hay while the sun shines!

Don't come and tell us stories about being holier than thou for all politicians will in one way or other not fail to feather their nests with all the perks of holding office.

Opposition politicians will claim not to be flushed with cash but if and when they do get into power, it's just the same old thing albeit with a different label or slogan. No politician out there is a hundred percent 'people's champion' and really, really that concerned about the average Ahmad, Ah Seng or Samy in the real sense.

At the end of the day and after the 'ceramah' on stage, it all boils down to ringgits and sens. Why do you think politicians spare no quarter in making 'maximum impact' with their fiery speeches and exhortations?

Nothing beats rousing up the poor and the downtrodden to lift their sorry asses on those folks shoulders and pose for the press!

There's always an unspoken agenda at hand. Fill thy pockets! Make sure that it gets full!!!

Malaysians really need to wake up to the outrageous reality that is being shoved upon us by the contending parties in this pending 12th General Elections!

Realizing the consequences of allowing certain families try to build their own political dynasties in both the BN @ Barisan Nasional and the Opposition Barisan Rakyat.
















I see Abdullah Badawi endorsing his son-in-law Khairy Jamaludin to run for office in Rembau.

So are many other BN leaders who are happily backing up their sons and daughters to replace them in their seats of power.

Ling Liong Sik has his sons in the MCA. Mahathir now has Mukhriz running for office in Jerlun.

Even the infamous Zakaria Mad Derus has his daughter in law running for office this time around and in Sarawak we have Taib Mahmud's son trying to replace him.

Samy Vellu's son Velpari is also calling the shots in the MIC. So none can deny these dynasty set ups in the government and also in the other side of the fence.

Not forgetting our former 'randy andy' ex Health Minister Chua Soi Lek who has his son running for election at Labis, Johor. Dynasties par excellence, eh?

The Opposition aren't exactly squeaky clean apostles of goodness either.

We see Lim Kit Siang & Son Lim Guan Eng running their own dynasty in the DAP. Karpal Singh & Son Gobind Singh Deo trying to keep up with the Lim's.

Anwar Ibrahim & Family establishing their own personal empire of political power in the PKR!

He first had his wife hold the fort for him in Permatang Pauh and because of the legal restrictions of him running for election this season, is now all for his eldest daughter stake her claim for political power in Bangsar!

What the hell is this people?

Our own live version of the all time longest running soap opera as in 'Dynasty'?

Sheeessshhh!!! I just hope that all these power hungry folks will not suck the nation dry and spit it out after they are done?

Whatever it is, I pray for the safety and wellbeing of this country. May Allah save us all! Ameen.