The Prime Minister, Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi has said that "Anwar is a threat to national economy and security". This is about the strongest statement ever made by the PM, who usually resents presenting himself as being boastful and arrogant. Surely, the PM must have understood the repercussions, in terms of public responses and reactions to his statement, which is deemed serious.
There were some responses that I had received, arguing that the PM made such a statement merely to gain public sympathy and support, to boost his fledging popularity. Others likened the PM as a 'sleeping lion that has just awaken', to strike instant fear in Anwar, Whether Anwar will be subdued by this statement, is very much left to be seen.
But one particular response from a caller that left me bewildered, is the argument that the PM was aroused to make the statement, because he now has the Armed Forces within his grip. The caller further argued that the PM is ready to invoke the emergency powers, and with him heading a Majlis Gerakan Negara (MAGERAN) like authority, to govern the country, should Anwar persist with threats to take over the country.
Such presumptions by the caller strikes fear in me, for I strongly believe that the Armed Forces should not be made a pawn to settle political disputes among politicians, like what appears to be happening to the country today. We have seen images of how the Army were used to quell riots in Kenya recently, and it was an ugly sight. Do Malaysians really need this to happen to the country? My answer is a definite NO, and I do not know what your answers would be?
With the uncertain political enviornment prevailing in the country today, and being made worse by political infighting within UMNO itself, and the opposition charges of a change of government, finally, it is the ordinary people that will suffer. And my final appeal to all feuding parties is to simmer down your charges, and to seek an amicable solution to the problems confronting the country today.