One must either be embarrassingly naive or simply not clever to think Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would develop a sudden hiccup if you revoke the services of his Royal Malaysian Police traffic outriders / escorts.
You cannot be right with such childish acts because even the staunches of his critics agree that the decision reflects the level of political maturity or rather the lack of it. This could be a classic case of power abuse too but that's not the point yet.
Has the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar explained the revocation of the traffic outriders?
Those in the position of power, including the IGP, must remember to state the relevant legal provisions and Government regulations governing the services for a former Prime Minister of this nation. Let's stick to facts.
I'm quite sure the IGP would not parrot the many statements by politicians, some repeatedly accusing Dr Mahathir of trying to topple a democratically elected Government. This 'trying to topple the Government' is nothing but a fictitious tale by birdbrained politicians who are fighting for their very own survival. There is nothing more to that.
Opposition parties have been trying to topple the government since time in memorial. Is that a crime now?
Dr Mahathir and other prominent leaders from a cross section of the society, plus the hundreds of thousands of Malaysians who have to-date signed the Citizen's Declaration are just demanding for a new Prime Minister.
What is wrong in urging for the current Prime Minister to make way for a new leader? This cannot be trumpeted as trying to topple the Government. It cannot possibly be, unless the Prime Minister is of the opinion that he is the Government of Malaysia.
The whole world seems to know what Deklarasi Rakyat is, except for Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, his minions and a shrinking number of subservient media outlets.
Please read HERE before opening your mouth and making a fool of yourself again. Maybe you don't mind being branded 'stupid' but we are tired of shallow propaganda and outright stupidity.
I think you are wrong if you think Malaysians are so stupid that you can continue to fool them with carrots and sticks. Dedak cannot be for public consumption.
Spreading lies by whatever scale and means cannot possibly transform into truth. Whatever the justifications are, intentionally spreading lies for political survival cannot be accepted especially when its the interests of the nation up against that of an individual.
Don't confuse the people with such cheap, tactless propaganda because a majority of the thinking populace get more information and could do cross references online. They cannot possibly be fooled by those subservient journalists and broadcasters. The traditional media is no longer the mainstream media.
The mainstream media now is the online media. You can continue to block and ban but you cannot possibly contain this new mainstream media within your mould.
The sole aim of the Citizen's Declaration / Deklarasi Rakyat is to seek the immediate removal of our scandalous Prime Minister who is famous for the wrong reasons. Malaysians who agree with the move have been inking the declaration. The numbers must have been causing sleepless nights for some.
How many of you are not aware why Najib Razak and his strategic investment marvel 1MDB are famous all over the world now?
How many of you know the truth but choose to defend the elephant in the room solely due to your greed and personal interests?
I think you are wrong if you think the people don't know about the elephant. Millions from all around the world are surprised, not jealous, as we lead towards being crowned for the biggest financial scandal in world history.
I think you are wrong if you think we should be proud of the scandalous 1MDB.
I think you are wrong if you think the people of Sarawak would swallow all hook, line and sinker and love you till dooms day (Kiamat) because you are splashing them with 'allocations' and projects.
I think you are wrong if you think that the Sarawak state election is about you and a landslide victory an endorsement of your leadership. Don't be fooled by the crowd around you, Najib Razak.
Is the Sarawak state election not a state affair of an 'equal partner in Malaysia' ?
None of the peninsula based Barisan Nasional political parties are contesting in the Sarawak state elections. Lets state facts as they are.
The Sarawak state election is about Barisan Nasional under the leadership of Sarawak's new Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
From the state BN's point the outcome must reflect the continued unity in BN, slightly over two years after the smooth transition of power from Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib is currently the Governor of Sarawak and he retired after 33 years as the chief minister. During his tenure Tun Taib carried himself more like the Prime Minister of Sarawak, not another chief minister in Malaysia.
There maybe shortcomings and mistakes but that is how it was as I have explored and experienced. Tun Taib carried Sarawak as an equal partner and that is Adenan's real challenge, to fill the shoes of his larger than life predecessor.
As a man who is famous for having stood tall in times of political turbulences of yesteryear, in particular during the famous Ming Court saga, Adenan must be experienced enough to feel the pulse and understand the sentiments.
Many local leaders have repeatedly stated that the Sarawak state election is not about Najib Razak. A lot of people are surprised what the Umno president was doing campaigning in the election which was not even about him.
The Sarawak state election is a democratic process for the people of Sarawak to elect their representatives to the Dewan Undangan Negeri or Council Negeri. An elected leader who commands majority support of the new 82-seat Council Negeri would then be duly appointed as the Chief Minister.
The BN is widely expected to sail through this election with a clear 2/3 majority. Its just about the exact numbers now. Adenan would most likely be re-appointed as the legitimate chief minister.
Winning or losing a couple of seats won't change the equation although someone desperate may be disappointed for lack of credit.
The election is about the people's continued endorsement of the Sarawak BN government to lead and administer Sarawak. All Sarawak BN components are local political parties. Lets get the facts right.
It must be emphasises that, despite the Team Adenan and presidential election styled campaigns, the election is very much about retaining the time tested Sarawak Barisan Nasional state government.
I think you won't go wrong if you put your ears to the ground.
It must be 'we' and not 'I'. Adenan should know this. I'm sure your personal library holds more wisdom than this simple fact about leadership.
I think you should stand tall together with all vital components of the state BN coalition. That is your base. That is the heart of your political power. Standing together makes a team, not standing alone.
I think you are wrong if you think standing alone is leadership.
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1. I don't think the Umno president wants to 'sabotage' the state elections to clip Adenan's popularity and growing political clout, as a local daily reporter opined... although I agree that it is not very clever to appear frequently in the heat of the Opposition's "1 Vote for Adenan = 1 Vote for Najib " campaigns.