I so not see things ending well for Pakatan Harapan.
Corruption, a sick and toxic sense of entitlement, greed, nepotism, money politics, arrogance….all that we abhor and want gone from our midst are still alive, well and thriving under this Pakatan Harapan government. We will need more than Tun Mahathir to make right these things that are wrong in our politics, our society and in the way we live our lives……and if you are honest with yourself, you will know that after Tun Dr Mahathir Armageddon will come. After Tun Dr Mahathir we will return to the dark days of the Umno led Barisan Nasional kleptocratic government, only this time under the guise of a Pakatan Harapan government. And you and me, the people of Malaysia will not be able to do much about it all because the people we have put in government are the very people who will fail us all.
At state and federal level, money politics have started to rear its ugly head. A little bit here and a little bit there….it is who you know, whom you are connected with…ada project….it has started. You see little Napoleons with connections to bigger Napoleon selling their “services” to all comers. If you want things done, if you want contracts, tenders, if you have proposals to make, licenses to secure and problems to selesai that requires “political will” to resolve…..all these “services” are there for the taking if you have the means to pay for these services.
How soon before these little Napoleons who are connected to bigger Napoleons, feel embolden enough to start stealing from us all on the industrial scale that we have seen done under those years of the Umno led BN government? And why, you ask, is Tun Dr Mahathir not doing anything about this? Why is the cabinet silent about this? Why are the Menteri Besars in the state not doing anything about this?
They are all not doing anything about “all this” for the same reasons that corruption, money politics and that sense of “entitlements” thrived like the plague during those Umno led BN days….“VESTED INTERESTS”. All these bastards have vested interest in looking the other way, in closing one eye to the goings on around them….in short, all that has changed from the times of the Kleptocratic Najib era is just a matter of the degree to which all these things are now happening…but these are early days for this Pakatan Harapan government. Give them time and they will soon catch up with the thieving and corruption that was rampant during Najib times. And the other thing that has “changed” is that a new set of thieves and scammers are now the new kids on the block in Putrajaya and in the State governments….this time they are part of the Pakatan Harapan mob!
Sickening is it not?
And if you expect change when Anwar Ibrahim is King…think again. He has already gone through two Sodomy trials – how many more will surface in the future? How many more sodomized souls will be embolden enough, for whatever reasons, political or for personal gains…how many more will put up their hands and ask for their “plight” to be heard in open court. How many of these people can be “persuaded” to be quiet and how many of them can be made to be quiet? You guess is as good as mine but really guys,do you want a prime minister who will subjected to these kind of things?
Many argue that Anwar be given a chance, that he has changed and that we need to honour that manifesto….we must honour agreements made amongst politicians. Really? Among politicians? Honour them so that a new era of politics can begun in Malaysia?
For sure we want to hold our prime minister to the promises that he has made in good faith but not if the consequences for our people and our nation dooms us to all to what we have discarded when we dismissed the BN government from Putrajaya. In just that short time that he has been back to the land of the living, Anwar has not done anything right! Nothing! All that he has done is to take care of what HE wants to do. He wants to build bridges with the Royals….and damm what these Royals have done in closing one eye to the immorality of the Umno led BN government. Then he divides and tries to rule PKR and damm the consequences that now prevails within PKR as long as he has his ways. And then there is Port Dickson. There is no need for me to say more on what Anwar has done since his “return”…but somewhere in that mix you can see arrogance (ceramahs to meet and greet his “followers” and the use of private planes to get him here and there), you can see his inability to gauge what the people want of him (Port Dickson and meeting the Royals) and his lack of grace and lack of patience (the haste to get at what he thinks is his entitlement : the PM post!). No this guy is bad news for all of us….manifesto or no manifesto there must be some serious thinking done by Pakatan Harapan about his suitability to lead Pakatan Harapan after Tun Dr Mahathir steps down.
I can tell you that among Malaysians, many are questioning the political will for change of this Pakatan Harapan government. Yes it is all a work in progress but some where in that “work in progress” there are many unsavoury elements that has begun to emerge. Two of the most insidious elements are corruption and that sense of arrogance and entitlements that seems to be part and parcel of too many of those who are in politics and government. What can, and must we do to make Pakatan Harapan understand that these things – corruption, arrogance and that sense of entitlement – are non negotiable issues if they want to continue to be in government now and after the next general election?
We should all seriously think about all this because with each passing day, corruption, arrogance and that sense of entitlement of those with political power becomes more entrenched in the way that Pakatan Harapan does government….and no where is this more apparent than in the manner that Anwar Ibrahim is making his “comeback” into what he and his supporters considers is his “entitlement”…to be prime minister of Malaysia!