Then we have Najib Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister. Najib is lacking of his popularity due to reputation lost in a high-profile murder case of Altantuya (damn it, I had to Google her name in order to spell it). Altantuya, a Mongolian, was murdered in Malaysia by government commandos. Rumour said that she was seeking for $155 million bribe paid by a French company as part of government's deal to buy submarines. Coincidently, Najib is handling the submarine purchase. (If you look at Najib photo below for sometime, it's actually quite hilarious).
Lastly, we have Anwar Ibrahim. After returned from imprisonment, Anwar established a new opposition party PKR. In the last general election PKR won many seats in the parliament. So the government wasn't happy about it. And now Anwar is facing sodomy charges.
These are the leaders of Malaysia.
The main problem does not arise from these incompetent leader themselves. The whole Malaysian attitude has changed. For many years the minorities swallowed their pride to live in supremacy of one race. But we continue to live here because we believed it's a rich and peaceful country. Is it still rich and peaceful?I remember those days where we didn't bother about skin color and religion. Malay, Chinese and Indian live happily as friends. Those days during Deepavali, we'll get food from our Indian neighbors, on Raya, the Malay neighbors will send us some ketupat and lemang, on Chinese New Year, the Chinese neighbor will give us red packet and mandrin oranges. Do we still have those practise these days? Right now, all I hear is the Malay calling the Chinese Cina Babi (Chinese pigs) and the Chinese calling Indians Keling and the Malay Malai Kwai. You get all sorts of discrimative labels. I'm glad I'm mixed breed. At times like this I can disguise myself as Malay or Indian, no one will know.
When we talk about those days...it used to be really happy days, where happy news spread across the newspaper - Malaysia built one of its tallest building, Malaysia sent their own satellite to space, Malaysian climbed Mount Everest, Malaysian travelled the world solo on sea, Malaysia host the Commonwealth Games, etc. etc. Where have all the good news gone?
Everytime I read the newspaper, it just makes me shake my head with disappointment.
Like, the Perak General Assembly... I was shocked to hear that it was held under a tree instead of a proper Parliament meeting. For those of you who don't know, the PKR (opposition) cross over to BN (government), so BN got majority vote and formed the new government in Perak. So the government disapproved PKR into the assembly hall so they had their sitting outside parliament under a tree.
The UMNO Youth criticized PKR as uncivilized just because they had no other place to hold the meeting. Perhaps, the attack of Karpal Singh by the UMNO Youth was civilize?
Everytime someone stands up to criticize the government, he or she will be sent to jail. You talk about religion you'll be sent to jail. You talk about race you'll be sent to jail. ISA this, ISA that. Right now not a single Malaysian dare to voice out the truth. Even as I'm writing this, I'm exposing myself to the risk.
It makes me feel sad to write about this. To be honest, I really want to go back home and stay there until the day I die. But circumstances made me think that it's not a right choice. I love my country because that's the place I was born, it is the place where my life begins. I have memories carved on the soil of Malaysia. Malaysia is a part of me. They say the light is at the end of the tunnel, but has anyone seen the light yet? My relationship with Malaysia turned sour when it continues to upset me with bad news. You know that kind of feeling, you still love your lover but you know you have to let it go? This is the last time you'll be seeing me writing about Malaysia politics. I'm greatly disappointed with the current situation and I will continue living in my Lala Land. You know they say, reality sucks! When things get better, I will go home.
P/S: If I've got the facts wrong, please correct me. I've gave up on reading about Malaysia politics, so I'm not sure about my accuracy.
P/P/S: Karpal Singh kena attacked again by UMNO/BN!!!!!! This time with missile torrent of loaded plastic “water bottles” . Will they leave that poor old man alone?