Monday, July 14, 2008


With the politicians endlessly grabbing at each other's throat, what ends up is more hardship and inconvenienced caused to the public. The massive traffic jam this morning is proof of that. And the public is at a daze as to what else is forthcoming. The only thing that ministers could do is to this what they are suppose to do, being representative of the people?

Hardship is the least that the people wants. Fear for their safety and that of their families is getting to be realised, with the sight of policemen strewn across the city.

What next...the possibility of the Army being called....and with rifles on the alert.
Is this what the government wants to portray to the whole world? I already sense the lost of some basic freedom, with police threats of arrest at anyone who goes against them, being splash on TV screens.

Sooner or later, we will not be permitted to go into public toilets in groups of 5 and above, without a police permit.

1 comment:

captazhar said...

By STEVE OH/ MySinchew
(and I copied from Malaysia Today, good to see that vernecular papers still debating issues subjectively)

Will the government realize that the stifling of legitimate peaceful acts erodes its credence?

Blocking the road to parliament and barring certain people from its vicinity is unconstitutional and is an act against the people. Parliament exists for the people and is their bastion of democracy and freedom, their sanctuary of political hope. It is not the castle of any political party or politician. An English king lost his head to prove parliament's, and thus, the people's supremacy.

When the Speaker forbids debate on questions of public interest he fails to uphold democracy and mocks the office he holds and betrays the people's trust. He is no longer the Speaker of the House - a post to ensure freedom of debate without fear or favour but a partisan politician with a jaundiced eye on proceedings so that the political party he belongs to gets the upper hand. This is a mockery of parliament.

Without public debate and dissent on crucial public issues there is no need for parliament. Why should anyone elected to office on democracy be afraid of dissent, an integral part of democracy? They should join the military where democracy is not known.