Sad Times For Malaysia

The past month has been seriously challenging Malaysia with the mysterious loss of MH370. Amidst all the poor management of public and international relations, we have been inundated with legal threats to Opposition leaders to jail Anwar, charge Rafizi and Teresa Kok for what appears as frivolous, mishandling of SIB case, kissing up to Obama, worrying about rising corruption, unending spewing of insensitive and unsubstantiated allegations against Chinese and Christians causing disharmony with impunity, and the untimely death of Karpal Singh, a legal pillar of the Federal Constitution. Notwithstanding PAS political play with hudud toying Umno around and pissing off DAP.

What is there to write about? It is all so sad. Else it is too sensitive. Where is the Government, where are its leaders, where is the PM? We seem to be run on auto-pilot now and on at least 2 sets of laws, one for Umno, the other for the Opposition. When NGOs and leaders tell other Malaysians to move away if they don’t like it, this is no longer the Malaysia we know and love.

Anti-GST rally has its use to connect the people with the issues but the Government will introduce it anyway come 1 April 2015. The Government says GST will bring down prices and yet this logic defying statements have never ever been substantiated by officials who defend GST. If nothing changes with GST, then why implement? Does the Government think that sellers will absorb changes in their cost prices to reflect no change to the selling price with GST? Whoever thinks this way must be in a different world. GST has its merits for the Government but it does not benefit the people. It helps the Government gain income but the people worry what will happen to that additional income.

Hudud as proposed by PAS for the state of Kelantan will never be implemented even if passed because it is incomplete and inconsistent with too many areas of law and practice. It will also conflict with and affect non-Muslims. It does not address present day crimes. Hence, PAS is merely challenging Umno using hudud as a tool to win support from the Malays and they know it is quite impossible to implement without other structures both legal and social to be changed along the way, all having Federal implication. They appear to want to pass the buck to Umno and accuse them of not willing to go all the way with Syariah. It is all a political ploy while non-Muslims are told by various groups not to interfere. How not to interfere when such things affect all of Malaysia? Some archaic leaders still believe we live in a cocoon totally oblivious to external market forces.

When parody video can get Teresa Kok into trouble and venomous hatred spewed by so-called Muslim NGOs are done with impunity, what has happened to good humor and common sense and legal fairness? There is none left in Malaysia.

Fellow Malaysians, all must stand up for an equitable Malaysia to defend the peace of the land and the dignity of our Federal Constitution else we will not have the Malaysia we used to know and love so well.

A final word is a tribute to our Malaysian hero, Karpal Singh. May your fire be in the Malaysians who stand up with you for an equitable Malaysia, a Malaysia for ALL Malaysians, and defend the Constitution with the same fervor and rigor like you. We know you are not anti-Islam, just anti-anyone defying the Constitution.

Karpal Singh, we Malaysians salute you! Gone but not forgotten and forever loved.

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