It has been so long since the last time I updated my blog. I just returned from my well deserved holiday in Malaysia, so, understandably I am still in my holiday mood. My mind is still at home, and my oh my, it is so damned difficult to go back to my normal routine. My sleep pattern is still in disarray, my appetite is still for the authentic spicy malaysian food. I put 5kg in weight in 2 weeks. Luckily, I think I have lost again all the extra weight in a week except the fat on my cheeks...
I have visited my blog nearly daily to find a wee bit inspiration of what I should jot down. Well, I think I was having a mental block. My live is boring, nothing exciting at work. The only thing that I have found exciting recently is the political scenario at home, specifically of what is happening in Perak. All this time I have tried to restrain myself from talking about politics in this blog as it was created with the intention to document my journey as a doctor. Somehow I can’t ignore the unforgettable drama in Perak. I feel I need to have my say on this desperate situation.
Before I go ranting and criticising I have to admit that I am no expert in politic nor I have any preference to any malaysian party. U will know the reason why later on. What i am about the write is from my own observation as an ordinary impartial follower of malaysian politic.
What is going on in Perak now is immoral, unethical, shameful and disgraceful.....unfortunately constitutional. All of this because of the frogs that like to hop. As a member of state seat or parliament, a crossover should be prohibited by law. A formation of any government with the help of those who crossover should be made illegal. What is happening now has tainted the meaning of democracy. Anyhow I am not surprised it happened. Do you really expect a dignified strategy from the BN? Corrupted, arrogant, power hungry and out of touch....
I believe what should have happened was the four state seats currently being held by the frogs should be declared vacant, and by-elections should be held. If the seats are still 50-50, then it is the Sultan’s prerogative to elect the government which he deems would benefit the people and the state. A snap state election is not economically viable at present considering the serious global recession we are facing. But hey, decision has been made. Having said this, to avoid further uncertainty and instability, the sultan’s decision should be respected as I strongly believe he has acted within the law and constitution. This is another example of imperfection of democracy.
I also have to mention that I never believe the opposition coalition party, Pakatan Rakyat will work. They all have different ideologies. DAP one end, Pas the other end, Keadilan in middle willingly being the pacifist between the two. DAP and PAS cannot mix. They are like cencaluk and tempoyak (Malaysian appetisers). On its own, it is delicious to some people. Mixing together, they are rotten. Keadilan is like someone in the middle of rope pulling competition (pertandingan tarik tali), whose hands tied to the rope, one end being pulled by DAP, the other end by PAS. Up till today Keadilan was strong enough to balance the force from either end. The advantage of being in this position is he can feel which one is stronger. If he starts to fell the strain and if he thinks one side is stronger than the other he can let the rope from the weaker end loose, leading either the fall of DAP or the loss of Pas. The disadvantage is if Keadilan’s strength weaken, and both end stronger, Keadilan will split in the middle leading to its own demise. I suspect the latter will happen. The crack has become apparent with the call from DAP Hercules Mr. Karpal Singh today for the resignation of Anwar as the opposition leader.
From my observation, Keadilan was formed initially to fight the injustice done to Anwar. Once he was released, the followers like lost souls momentarily. With the charisma of Anwar, together with the weakness of Abdullah Badawi’s government, Keadilan saw the opportunity to make a mark in malaysian politic. Unfortunately, they had no confidence to do it alone, so Keadilan gathered PAS and DAP to form Pakatan. Even so they, the Pakatan had no confidence to topple BN. That was why they were surprised when they managed to conquer 5 states. My conclusion is Pakatan had a great plan to beat BN but had no plan whatsoever how to form a government, hence they are in trouble at present. I was surprised with DAP and PAS for even agreeable to be in the same boat for the sake of bringing down BN government, sacrificing their own ideologies. If they think they can topple the government easier together, they could have done it years ago. Why wait for Keadilan? Why wait for Anwar who Pas used to call munafik and unislamic, who DAP used to call undemocratic, untrustworthy? I suppose this is politic. One minute you are the worst enemies, the next minute you are the best friend, all in the name of power.
My problem with Keadilan is, it is too dependent on Anwar. Anwar=Keadilan, Keadilan=Anwar. What is Keadilan without Anwar? On paper Keadilan is a perfect party for me to support. It is a multi-racial party, a centrist party that champions itself to fight social injustice, discrimination and corruption. So why not? The reason I don’t support Keadilan is because of the same man why Keadilan was established in the first place. The man himself= Anwar.
I respected him during his pre BN for what he was fighting for. I grew suspicious when he joined BN and with his meteoric rise in BN government. I believe what he did in the government during 1997/98 financial crisis was wrong, his sacking was right, his prosecution was wrong, his acquittal was right.....after that everything has gone wrong. He is an opportunist, a populist, two-faced and full of agenda. When he was released from prison, I was on his side with benefit of the doubt, hoping he had redeemed himself during his imprisonment. I was wrong. Following his speeches (ceramah), I notice he hasn’t changed much. He still talks like he was in BN. People have mistaken it as his charisma, I see it as arrogance. He never take the blame. He even blamed Abdullah Badawi for his own failure to topple the government. Come on Anwar! You could do better than that. Remember back then sometimes in August/Sept 2008 when he announced Pakatan would take over the government with the help from frogs? That was never materialised. He welcome Nasarudin to PKR but you can hear his opposition out loud against the party- hopping to BN leading to the fall of Pakatan government in Perak. Jumping in yes, jumping out no!??? Where does he stand on crossovers? Am I the only one notices his inconsistency in certain issues? I hope not.
So where is my stand politically? BN? No way! DAP? May be. Pas? No way. Keadilan? May be- Anwar, No way+Anwar. Pakatan? No way. Perhap I should form my own party. It is called A Rhythm Nation Party. Manifesto: Shake ! Shake! Shake to the left, shake to the right, keep dancing.
One more thing. Lompat, si katak, lompat. Lompat lah tinggi tinggi. But don’t you ever forget, Mr. and Madam Frogs, the higher you leap, the bigger impact you will have when you hit the ground! Spalsh!
4 years ago