YOURSAY | ‘Instead of investigating the contents of Thomas’ memoir, the authorities are probing him.’
HonestMalaysian: I’m involved. I’m frightened. I’m shocked. I really feel ruined. I’m so many issues in the present day however principally it’s due to the negativity that has embraced this nation.
First, there was a name from the cupboard for an RCI (royal fee of inquiry) on the judiciary to be held. The PM has been delegated the job to get that completed. He requests the AG to arrange the groundwork. The AG selects the judges and the prosecutors for the job and notifies the PM of what he had completed for the RCI to proceed.
Hereafter, it’s the PM’s job – to get the royal assent, and so forth. Then comes the bombshell – that each serving and retired judges are apparently towards it. The PM then tells the AG to depart it to him to deal with the matter. Apparently, what was the final the AG heard from the PM on this matter.
When I first learn into this explosive account, the very first thing that raced in my thoughts – why are judges towards the RCI? Wouldn’t or not it’s the greatest platform to clear the identify of the judiciary? Why did the PM again out regardless of the cupboard’s constructive stand on this matter?
If it was a cupboard initiative, did the cupboard comply with up on this matter? Did the PM transient the cupboard of the resistance from the judges? Or did the cupboard push for the RCI regardless of the PM’s reluctance?
Obviously, this saddened me. We elected a authorities with “reforms” as the fundamental theme. It can’t come as a shock that the man who was imagined to take it ahead backed out – sure, he had a historical past in his dealings with the judiciary and it was not an excellent one.
But what about the different ministers in the cupboard? They had let us down large time, didn’t they? They have introduced disgrace. They might have made the RCI occur.
It was a gripping feeling that collectively they, the cupboard, have “conspired” to thwart the effort of a lone judge who was brave sufficient to take a stand on one thing he believed was not proper. He could or could not have advised the fact and that can be the work of the supposed RCI to search out out.
These bunch of unworthy Humpty Dumpties led that choose down and led all of us down, too. What then these bunch of imbeciles perceive by the phrase “reform”? I really feel very repulsive after they speak about how they misplaced their “jobs”.
Even if the authorities had fallen due to their stand towards the PM on this matter, I might have been pleased with them and would have nonetheless voted for them as a result of they dared to face on the facet of the folks, however as a substitute, they stood on the facet of the “satan”.
Would I’ve to promote my soul to vote for them once more?
EnterpriseFirst: When the late Lee Kuan Yew wrote his memoirs and touched on Malaysia, he raised lots of the points that have been raised in former attorney-general Tommy Thomas’ e-book that goes to the gist of what he noticed as Malaysia’s issues.
Protests, and so forth, had been held, threats to show off the water to Singapore had been made, however I suppose since Singapore is a sovereign nation and is armed to the enamel, it stopped there.
Then we quick ahead to Robert Kuok’s e-book. Again, the hue and cry. The poor man giving good recommendation on how we are able to transfer ahead naturally offended the lazy and corrupt.
Yet what he says is true, is it not – if you happen to spoil and provides one son, he’ll develop as much as have a dependent mentality with a way of self-entitlement. The different son (or daughter) who’s left to fend for himself (or herself) grows stronger and resilient.
Just ask your self, are you able to identify, after 60 years, three bumiputera firms that have made a reputation for themselves internationally and never government-based, like Petronas? Grab, Top Glove, AirAsia aren’t based by bumiputeras. Why?
Yet, are bumiputeras much less gifted? No. Then logic dictates that for the final 60 years, one thing has been holding them again. Bad politics and dangerous insurance policies like Donald Trump that brings out the worst in folks, that is what.
It seems the solely factor that could be written are the “glories” of this nation. Like how a sure director-general is prime 3 and will get some UN/WHO publish. I might add extra, however it’s onerous to call our “glories”.
So, it should certainly be galling that Malaysia is understood for 1MDB, the institutionalised discrimination towards minorities, the failure to ratify International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) or the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Worse, all these have made them so thin-skinned as a result of a lot energy is concentrated amongst a sure group that in actuality, the buck stops there. Who else can they blame that is plausible? DAP? Chinese? Indians? Ibans? Sabahans? Christians? Hindus? Buddhists? USA? Israel? UK? India? LTTE? CCP? George Soros? Anwar Ibrahim? Pakatan Harapan? Warisan?
Personally, I blame Singapore. When Singapore left, it’s inevitable that comparisons can be made between Malaysia and Singapore. I consider that our Malaysian politicians, beginning with Dr Mahathir Mohamad, wouldn’t be so thin-skinned had Singapore been a dismal failure.
They can then be ok with themselves to say, ‘look, we are not so bad’. We are gifted folks. Alas, Singapore is one other world – revered and rich, every little thing Umno/BN promised us however woefully didn’t ship.
Into this inferiority advanced comes Thomas’ e-book. So like bullies, we see the identical threats, police studies made and calls to ban the e-book. Why? Because in Malaysia in the present day, severe dialogue of the issues we face shouldn’t be welcomed. Only reward, and if you happen to can’t do that, then hold quiet or go away.
Which is why Thomas’ e-book is such a shock. Many hold quiet. Some go away. Very few dare to write down what Thomas has written.
Vijay47: With sensible feedback of their fascinating language from many, particularly EnterpriseFirst and HonestMalaysian, there may be nothing a lot I can add to the observations and sentiments already expressed.
All I can ask is: What? Only 16 studies?
Cogito Ergo Sum: The extra police studies, the merrier is it? Instead of investigating the contents of the memoir, the authorities are probing the author. It’s like investigating the rape sufferer after a police report was made as a substitute of wanting into the criticism.
We appear to have obtained all of it incorrect and no expose that reveals up the corruption and incompetence of the system goes to go down nicely with these nonetheless clinging on to energy.
Police studies appear to be a handy excuse to strain and threaten those that are the topic of such. We appear to lack widespread sense and customary decency.
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