Monday, July 14, 2008
Anwar -Shabery Cheek Debate - Will it change anything?
I refer to the scheduled debate between Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, and current Special Advisor to the Parti Keadilan Rakyat Malaysia and Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the current BN Malaysian Minister of Information tomorrow night at 9.00pm, 15th July 2008 over TV3 and to be broadcasted live by ASTRO Satellite Television.
This debate might be good for the nation's citizens to see and gauge for themselves as to who makes sense and as to whether Anwar's claim to be able to reduce the price of petrol overnight as soon as his party and coalition partners of the DAP, PAS and PRM are given the mandate to rule over the nation if they are voted into power at the next GE?
The thing I want to ask is, ' Is this debate going to change anything for us, the common citizens of Malaysia?'
From what I know as to be the reality, the only way we can see change in government is at the polls, if they are conducted fairly and justly between the contending parties.
The 12th Malaysian GE saw the Pakatan Rakyat win in 4 major BN strongholds and retain the State of Kelantan despite the tremendous amount of campaign funds utilized by the incumbent BN's behemoth electoral machinery which clearly used all avenues of media and broadcasting networks to their full advantage denying the Malaysian Opposition even a minute of airtime to share their message with the voting public?
Yet, a growing number of Malaysians who have awakened from their political comatose saw fit to whack the BN out of Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor to form the new state governments of those respective states for the first time in this nation's history!
If only the rest of the public had a wee bit of sense in denying the BN the margin that they have been enjoying all these 51 long suffering years, we would be having a new Federal Government today?
Ahmad Shabery Cheek has done many good things since taking over from Zainuddin Maidin but he is just caught in a situation where he has no choice but to champion his bosses cause for his survival.
Anwar the orator will chew out Ahmad Shabery in this debate but the political 'Sword of Damocles' being wielded by the BN leadership over his head just looms menacingly to lop off his head in the latest turn of events and developments that might just decapitate his return from the political wilderness he was sent packing to before his release after Abdullah Badawi took over power from Anwar's arch nemesis, the wily old Tun Mahathir Mohamad.
Let's see whether Anwar really makes it to the studios before the Special Actions Unit of the Malaysian Police Force bundle him off to the political prisons again as what took place in 1998?
For now, things just took a turn for the worse when Parliament, the symbol of Malaysia's vestiges of political fairness and power has been turned into a 'No Malaysian Citizen's Land' cordoned off from public access for fear of it being besieged by justice seeking citizens of this gone el loco country under the rule of the narcissistic Imam Hadhari and his # 1 asskissing Deputy PM who is now rubbing his hands with anticipation of being the anointed one to take over the Prime Ministership of this country in 2010?
To all the ones who voted in the BN for the umpteenth time, I hope you are happy with your decisions.
After all, at the petrol pumps, they don't give a shit as to whether you are a BN supporter or what, do they?
Suffer in silence just as the rest of the nation, you Abdullah Badawi hero worshippers!
Serves you right. How does it feel to be shouldering the burden of higher fuel prices despite voting in the recalcitrants back into power in Putrajaya? Happy now? Bahagia?
As for Anwar and Shabery Cheek, make our time worthwhile, eh?