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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Is Pakatan Rakyat no different from UmnoBN?

Is this equation true:

90% positive + 10% negative = 90% negative + 10% positive

With Malaysia claiming that its education system is among the best in the world there can be no argument that many educated Malaysians would say that it is true.

The above equation is an example of Malaysians learning when they see the 10% of Pakatan Rakyat negative performances as equal to UmnoBN 10% positive performances hence terming PR is no difference from UmnoBN. The 90% positive performances against UmnoBN 90% negative performances are ignored.

Malaysians are using the Selangor Assembly salary hikes, the JAIS raid and Penang Chief Minister Mercedes Benz to justify and conclude PR is no difference from UmnoBN. You have the right to argue that the three issues were wrong depending on how you judge and from whose point of views you are hearing and reading from.

There is nothing wrong with the Selangor Assembly salary hikes and Penang Chief Minister Mercedes Benz which I have given my point of views in my earlier two articles here and here.

Up till now I do not really know who or what is JAIS. There are so many different argument as who is running JAIS and the power it holds. Some say it is under the Selangor state government, some say it is under the Sultan's purview while others say it is under the federal government. Those who are angered by JAIS raid (mostly the Christians and social activist groups) and some who are playing politics, like Gerakan De-facto President, Tan Keng Liang, are blaming the Selangor state government.

No one in the state government, federal government nor the palace would want to come out with a full guidelines and explanation as to the official function, power limit and under whose jurisdiction of JAIS. This is the second time that JAIS has conducted raid unofficially, without warrant to enter, confiscate items and most likely illegally.

The Selangor state government, Federal government and the palace must issue a joint statement on the details about JAIS to avoid any more such raids. JAIS must be held responsible for any illegal activities and warned that they are not above the law, Islamic concern or not.

Malaysia next generation has risen, brave, pact with knowledge, connecting to the real world and even blame the older generation for doing nothing that allows the nation to be in such a dire state. They claim to stand on a non partisan platform and wanted check and balance but to what extend can they really achieve. Sorry, but we have to be realistic.

You lost the keys to your house, either you call a locksmith or you have to break the lock. Either way you still have to change the lock. The lock is of no use without key and the locksmith cannot be there at all times to lock and unlock whenever you want.

UmnoBN is like the lock and they have already thrown away your keys a long time ago. The opposition MPs that you elected in are just locksmiths that can just help in a small way but not in the long term. You protest, hold rallies and demonstrations in order to break the government so that you can enter in the hope that they will listen to you. This is like breaking the lock so that you can enter but without keys you can't lock and unlock as and when you like to enter or leave. The lock has to be changed and so is UmnoBN.

Malaysia has come to this point where standing on a non partisan platform no longer works in forcing the government like UmnoBN to correct themselves and to do the right things. When UmnoBN government institutes like PDRM, MACC, Judiciary can unashamedly show their partisanship in performing their duties what is wrong for you to stand on a partisan platform. UmnoBN is like the lock without key, useless and need to be changed.

You may see me as a blind opposition supporter but I am not. What I see is that UmnoBN is no longer fit to govern and that Pakatan Rakyat though may not be 100% perfect is a better choice and we cannot because of a few wrongs(individual opinion) to equate PR as no difference to UmnoBN.

You stand on a partisan platform so that you can have a better view on check and balance. Yes, you can easily check but surely you won't be able to have a balance no matter how you try when it comes to a lock without keys like UmnoBN.

You still can stand on a partisan platform, not necessary with PR but sharing the same agenda to change the useless lock without keys and that is UmnoBN comes GE14.

From now till GE 14, PR is bound to make a few more mistakes (real, unintentionally or problems created by UmnoBN) we have to judge them with an open mind unless PR has really gone the UmnoBN ways of cronyism, large scale of corruptions, wastage, leakages and becomes a lock with no keys.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

UmnoBN follies but blame it on PR and the States they rule?

What is wrong with this nation? Nothing wrong at all. The right question should be, "What is wrong with the 56 years old UmnoBN led government"? The answer would be, too many wrongs that we lost count.

In this article I will just highlight a couple of wrongs which I deem are prerequisite to the overall poor performances of the UmnoBN led government.

Admission of Guilt

No one has ever admitted the wrongs that were originated right from the heart of PutraJaya, starting from the Prime Minister, Ministers down to the civil servants. While it is acceptable to many that they don't admit their guilt what is worst is that they can use all the highest authorities to defend their wrongs, from Bank Negara, PDRM, MACC and if necessary the judiciary. Cases such as the NFC, PKFZ, the billions of illegal capital flight, 'Extravagant expenditures' and the year in year out Auditor General Annual Reports, just to name a few.

It is fine if you do not admit guilt but to continue with the wrongs instead of correcting and putting a stop to it reflects how bad the government is performing.

Attitude of US against YOU

UmnoBN seem to have forgotten that they are running the federal government and all authorities, except the Inland Revenue Department, also have forgotten they are there to serve everyone. They are running the nation like it belongs to them solely and if you voted against UmnoBN, express in any way against government policies or simply not happy with what they are doing, YOU are told to leave the country. After 56 years they have become so arrogant that they would not allow any slightest dissent and whatever they do YOU have to accept it, failing which they use their famous phrase 'National Security' and turn YOU into a criminal.

PDRM is supposed to maintain law and order and act without fear or favor, ARE THEY? As the highest law authority of the nation they cannot simply imagine, concoct nor speculative of crimes without clear evidence or facts. Case in point is the TURUN rally on New Year eve.

As for MACC and other authorities, do I need to go into details? They may all claim to be impartial and act without fear or favor but their actions (the exact opposite) speak louder than their words.

The whole UmnoBN machineries are not performing like any government should be but working hard to destroy anyone that are against or not happy with them by using whatever means. This kind of attitude "If you're not with US, you're against US" does not bode well for the nation progress at all.

UmnoBN Federal Government against PR State Governments

The rise of Pakatan Rakyat has weaken and brought UmnoBN to it's knees. They are trying to show off that they are still capable of standing tall but not doing it in a gentleman's way. They are not just hitting below the belt but much further down trying to create as much pain as possible to Pakatan Rakyat. Being famous for who they are the past 56 years, they can never admit that the states under PR are doing very well with competent leaders. They are on the look out for any slightest mistake to create a very big issue out of it. If they found none they will fear nothing to create something out of nothing.

This bring me to the issue of the Mercedes Benz purchased by the Penang state government for use by the Chief Minister. What is wrong with that, may I ask? UmnoBN came out in full force to chastise the CM and even Malaysiakini unashamedly came out with the headlines As rakyat tightens belt, Penang CM rolls in new Benz.

Has UmnoBN critics and Malaysiakini find out why, who, what, how that cause the rakyat to tighten their belts? Is it really because of CM Lim Guan Eng's Mercedes Benz and his poor performances that will cause hardship to the rakyat?

UmnoBN federal government controls everything in this nation as a whole and economically as well. The well being of the rakyat and nation, be it good or bad, to tighten belt or not lie solely on UmnoBN federal government performances. Penang no doubt is under PR but Penangnites have to tighten their belts is not because of the state government but UmnoBN federal government mismanagement.

To put it simply, Penang is under PR management but controlled by UmnoBN federal government. All taxes go to federal coffer but unfair and unequal distribution back to PR states, even funds allotted to MPs bypass the opposition. Penang government has to find its own money to sustain running the state well and well being of Penangnites and CM Lim Guan Eng is doing a fine job. Since 2009 the state government has being distributing cash allowances to various groups of societies, the retired, students, schools and many others on a yearly basis. Road upgrading, paving and playgrounds are being carried out where necessary or required. These are all carried out irrespective whether there is any election.

As a Penangnite I can see that Penang under PR and CM Lim Guan Eng is well managed with the least leakage/wastage/corruption but as a Malaysian I can see that UmnoBN led federal government is leading the nation to oblivion. So, for such a good performance by CM Lim Guan Eng the reward of a Mercedes Benz is too much? Just for comparison, is the PM 1Malaysia Air Force One a necessity or waste?

When UmnoBN critics are blind to their own follies and blame others for it, YOU should wake up and make your stand against such a government that cares not about YOU but themselves. The case in point is that Gerakan BIG chief Tan Keng Liang twitting and holding a forum #OhMyGaji aiming at Selangor assembly salary hike claiming boldly that he is fighting for the rakyat but chicken out when ask to hold the same forum in Kuching and another on the toll hike #OhMyToll. YOU can all clearly seen the hypocrisy of these UmnoBN leaders when they start talking about championing and fighting for the rakyat.

2014 is here, will UmnoBN continue doing what they are best at or start managing the country in a proper and right way?


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