Sunday, June 29, 2008

Reformasi Part Two?

Kenapa tuduhan liwat terbaharu terhadap Anwar menimbulkan keresahan kepada saya, selaku rakyat Malaysia yang menetap di Kuala Lumpur ini? Ini jawapannya...

Allow me to explain why. Ini sebabnya...

Pak Lah is not Mahathir..

While Mahathir is respected as being one of the intelligent leaders the world ever produces, he is a political maverick. He was able to handle Anwar case calmly and was able to bring the nation back on its track despite the financial crisis.The same cannot be said about Pak Lah. Our present PM is indeed a nice man but being a nice man is not enough to lead a nation. I am worried that Anwar supporters will start a riot. Compared to before, today five states government are behind Anwar and this can only creates more problems. I am worried that the Government of the day may not be able to handle a nationwide riot. I am one very worried man. I am worried about the country, my family and my neighbors.

If in the Mahathir- Anwar crisis, the people was angry but they were not actually burden but today the people is angry. They are burden by the high cost of living. I believe many people out there believe Anwar story that he could actually brings down the cost of fuel and i.e. the cost of living. I am afraid that the people that is worst affected by the fuel price hike may just use this latest situation to release their steam.

Anwar and his people are not about to sit down and do nothing with this new allegation. Based on what was reported in MalaysiaKini and Malaysia Today, there are already people gathering in Shah Alam. I urged all people to remain calm. I urge all state government to remain neutral. The new allegation is a personal matter between two individuals.

Whom am I referring to? While some would postulate that is a matter between Saiful and Anwar but if you stretch your imagination a little bit more then you will realized that it is probably a political game between the nation power brokers. There is a malay proverb that says “ Bila Gajah bergaduh, Pelanduk mati tersepit”. Use your imagination and in my assessment, Pak Lah is not one of the “Gajah” and the people is the “Pelanduk”. By the way, isn’t Gajah is the official mascot of one state in Malaysia.

Politics is never about the people in the streets. Politics is about power and position. No matters whoever goes up, the “real” interest is not the people but it is about power and position. No matter who wins in this power struggle, the people will not gain anything. Rioting will not bring any good to the people. It will make things worst.

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