Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cry of a Malaysian

My country's future seem to be as vague as it can be. Finally the incompetent PM Abdullah will be stepping down next week. But the upcoming PM Najib Razak who failed to do his job as Minister of Defence and his connection with Altantuyaa's case doesnt make him a promising leader.

(Picture taken from Malaysian Insider)

Mahathir attended UMNO assembly yesterday and planned to rejoin UMNO. But just 2 days ago he said that he is not attending the meetings because he is disgusted by UMNO's "politik rasuah" (political corruption). He even said that attending those meetings would pollutes his image, "Saya rasa diri saya akan tercemar jika saya berada dalam majlis yang disertai oleh orang yang mendukung amalan rasuah."

And it was Mahathir who tampered with Malaysia's judiciary and hence responsible for paralying it to its current state.

The country's anti-corruption agencies MACC has no real power. They are under UMNO's discretion.

In the past, there are attempts being made to the royalty to intervene and right the political situation in the country. But if we want to depend on the country's sultans and king to lead the country, we are dreaming big. They are useless. One reason is that Malaysia is not a monarchy, it's a democracy. Even though there are role for the royalty in the Constitution, yet these royalties are puppets strang by UMNO.

This is most obvious when Perak was being robbed from its people by UMNO. The royalty supported UMNO even though it is not constitutional.

During this tragic, where was Raja Nazrin Shah? The Crown Prince of Perak which was once favoured by Malaysians? Why was he, a phD in political science from Harvard, has nothing to say against this power grab? What is he doing with his phD?

Of course the opposition parties cannot speak out against the royalty so that UMNO don't get to charge them disrespecting the Malay royals, which the UMNO nonetheless did several times.

And when Karpal Singh questioned the royalty, he was immediately being charged. But on the other hand, Altantuyaa's case is still not settled after 2 years!


不肖生 Sceptics said...

my kingdom is not of this world...

politicians are a bunch of crooks and murderers...

their violence and injustice, has reached out to the heaven. God shall "come down" to visit them...

---narrative expression of Genesis

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Sceptics,

Not all politicians are crooks and murderers. :)

Rubati said...

Yes they are,

"Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic."

Albert Camus

Steven Sim said...

"...becoming an oppressor or a heretic"...which is why we keep needing the supply of "good" people to come forward as the conscience of the nation and nation's politics.

Steven Sim

davinci said...

Hi rubati,

your name sound indonesian...

I like Camus, he more genuine ppl than the leftist, Sarte..

Sarte's "being and nothingness" almost killed me in my philo exam..

I think Szezeng could manage this kind stuff..

Sze Zeng said...

What the world and we need are not cynics but hope. If Lord Christ is not the answer to our problems, neither Satre nor Camus are.

Lord Christ is the rock, the foundation, conscience, and compass for good politics.

Rubati said...

Well, to repeat what Sceptics quoted from our Lord,

" kingdom is not of this world..."

and furthermore,

Matthew 5:45

"...For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust..."

God causes both good and bad fortune to happen to both the just and the unjust... guess you're on your own in your political dreams now...

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Sceptics and Dom,

Check out the Greek of John 18.36:
η βασιλεια η εμη ουκ εστιν εκ του κοσμου τουτου

Word-for-word translation is:
"the kingdom the me not is from the world this"

That means Jesus was saying "my kingdom is not from this world". In other words, his kingdom is not stemmed or had its origin from this world. Hence his disciples didn't rise to fight against his capture because that's what the world usually do it. That kind of violent practice which stemmed from this world is not Jesus' vision of his kingdom. Hope that makes clear what the passage means.

davinci said...

Thanks for clarification.

I clarify myself: I meant for I myself, when saying that :' my kingdom not of this world"

although it sound like , quoting bible verse...hehe..

sorry causing confusion.

I live a quite desert fathers/zen monks live...