Before I start my first online campaign speech for the 13th GE, I would like to thanks the online media from Malaysia Chronicle, Malaysian Mirror, Malaysiakini via Anwar's blog, other various blogs, Facebook friends and to the many that I may have missed out for reporting, promoting, supporting and sharing my blog posting on the kick off campaign for the 13th GE. Thanks to Malaysia Today for sharing my earlier posting Is Malaysia Crumbling Under Najib's "Umno Controlled BN" ?.
Is it difficult to govern a country?
If Merdeka Center were to take a survey posing this question; "Is it difficult to govern a country?", what do you think the results will be? I am sure that 99% respondents will say yes, its difficult to govern a country.
I will agree that its not easy to run a country, the huge responsibility that one had to take, to ensure the country, together with its citizen, are taken good care off, progress forward, with peace and prosperity. The government itself must have a team of leaders of high calibre, with integrity, honesty and capability. To have such a team, it is the responsibility of the voters to vote in the right candidates that run for government positions.
Now, if Merdeka Center were to ask me "Is it difficult for Umno/BN to govern a country like Malaysia?", what do you think my answer will be?. My answer is a definite NO. I find that Umno/bn are having no problem whatsoever to run Malaysia. Even you and I can run this country if we are allowed to follow Umno/bn ways and styles of governing.
Let me give you a few pointers why Umno/bn are finding it so easy to govern this country.
1) Umno/bn government will only reach out to the rakyat once every five years when the GE is looming round the corner. After they got the mandate from the rakyat, they are free to do what they like, the rakyat are totally sidelined with no say at all. Remember what they said when they were confronted by the rakyat who were against several of the government actions and policies? "We have the rakyat mandate and we are the majority, so what we do we already had the mandate from the majority of the rakyat, they are the one who voted us in." So easy, is it not to run the country. Once you voted them in, you no longer can protest or object to their wrong doings.
2) Billions of ringgit lost into thin air, budget deficit, country going bankrupt, how could these happen. Ridiculous toll contract, going the reverse way, instead of decreasing in relation to volume increase, the toll collectors are laughing to the bank when the government agreed to toll increases as traffic volume increases. There is no way you can asked the government for answers, they will just tell you off because all these policies and contracts are under the Official Secret Act (OSA). Talk some more, we will charged you with sedition. You want to demonstrate, we will put you under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for national security sake.
3) You may have ways to seek out the wrong doings of the government and that is as far as you go. The PDRM and MACC will soon be pounding on your door. If you are lucky enough to escape the PDRM or MACC and managed to bring the government to court, the AG will not prosecute because they have their own reasoning which they themselves only believe in.
So what is so difficult to run a country like Malaysia. As long as the voters gave you the mandate, you can do practically anything you want, be it right or wrong, claiming the voters gave you the right to do so. You have control over all the institutions and the rakyat's hard earned money, what more problems could you face with.
Its so easy because we voters voted in a regime which abuses the power given to them and turn this country upside down while their bank accounts are getting fatter and fatter.
My fellow Malaysian voters, we have allowed Umno/bn to govern this country for over 50 years and they are not governing it right. We will soon be bankrupt and a failed state if we keep on supporting them. We need to be brave to make a change, a change for a New Federal Government under Pakatan Rakyat. Let us give PR a chance to prove their worth.
13th GE Online Campaign - Malaysia Needs A New Federal Government