Sunday, 14 September 2008

This is not the Democracy we voted for

Our government decided to use the ISA again. We now read many conflicting and illogical explanations, like:-

a. the Home Minister did not issue the ISA orders but the police did it on their own accord.

b. the Sin Chew Jit Poh Journalist is arrested for her own protection

c. the arrest of RPK and Teresa Kok is necessary but Ahmad Ismail remains free.

We also read condemnation not just from the Opposition but within the component parties of BN.

I wish to state that we may have by majority voted in BN, but surely Malaysian did not vote for this kind of democracy. We are given the promise of a better Malaysia by 2020. Just before the March 8, 2008 elections, we were promised by the winning BN alliance party of a more transparent and accountable Malaysia. 

Instead, what we get is a government with an affixation for Anwar Ibrahim. Last week when Anwar's case was set for mention (and lawyers will know a case for mention is merely a KIV date, where the Court will call the file for review and follow up instruction), and what happen in Court? It was a scene from one of Sylvester Stallone's action pack movie. FRU, police, traffic police etc etc. 

A few weeks ago, the Government ordered the traffic to be closed causing a huge traffic jam, where some CLP students could not reach their exam centers in time to take their exams. To-date I dont see any apology from the Government to these students.

Everytime Anwar makes a move we have roadblocks, new charges of sodomy, people swearing on Holy Books, and now - ISA. 

I am certain, and I repeat - we did not vote for this Democracy. We want a Government who is accountable and responsible, not one who is clinging on to power and doing all that they can do hold on to that power, even if it is at the expense of the Country. 

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