I have not been writing in the blog for almost 7 days now, and someone concerned called to find out whether I still exist or otherwise. These are friends of mine who have been my useful source of information, and who are also great rumour mongers. And they too were the ones that had motivated me to go blogging. They fear that I have been kidnapped, or hospitalized for some reason or other. Their concern is quite valid since a lot of strange happenings are known to occur in this country the last few weeks. Well, to all my dear friends, I am back and have been kept alive, particularly by the most recent events in the silver state (Perak).
Stories are abound in the main stream media and the blogs over the chaos and confusion in the Perak State Assembly, a few hours ago. Both the BN and PR have their reasons for creating a mess of the State Assembly; but one thing is for certain i.e. this mess could have been avoided if all parties, and including that of the palace, had seriously considered the state and the people’s interest first, before self and party interest. Was this too much to asked? What had happened to the august State Assembly will be an incident that will be long remembered, and including its ‘actors’ that had made the august assembly, seems no better than a market place. Just imagine, Yang Berhormat’s heckling and scuffling at one another, and one being forcibly dragged out while still in his dignified uniform. What can you make out of these Yang Berhormat?
Former PM Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has now been appointed the Corridor Advisor, as well as the MAS Advisor. My only hope is that Tun Abdullah does not require advisors to advise him on his two appointments. I see no reason why Tun Abdullah cannot perform, particularly that of the Corridor Advisor, since that was his legacy. This will give him the opportunity to help see the completion of what he had conceived. However, Tun Mahathir has been reported to be rather cynical about Tun Abdullah’s appointment. And when can these two Tun’s bury the hatched, and be amicable to each other again?
Now the police have decided to go on a war path against the Mat Rempits, that have now grown more menacing, including ramming into police patrol cars and acting like gangsters. The question that I would like to ask is why has the authorities taken too long to act. If the punishment meted to them isn’t punitive enough to deter them from repeating their offences, what is inhibiting the authorities from changing the laws to ensure that the Mat Rempits deserves a more severe punishment? Are we to wait for more death to occur before we decide to change the laws?
Having viewed the last article posted on 1st May 2009, titled ‘The Malaysian Defence Industry’, I am extremely delighted to read the many positive comments made by my readers. I am more informed now of the state of the nation’s defence industry than ever before, and my only hope is that those that are still serving officers of the Armed Forces reads these comments. Some of the comments may be hurtful to some, but it will be better if it hurts us now, than to suffer the consequences of our ignorance and failures later. I now leave it to the defence planners to place their thinking caps, and to seriously think where have we gone wrong in planning the growth of our defence industry, and to decide what need to be done, or are we satisfied and happy for the industry to remain status quo?
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