The sorry state of affairs in Malaysia makes me incensed.
We had so much potential to be a really great nation. With our diversity and our capabilities, I'd have thought there were no barriers to what we could do.
But I was wrong. We are brought down by our own, if you can call UMNO and Barisan Nasional that.
They are selfish, parochial and sanctimonious individuals bent on hoarding the spoils for themselves and not sharing it with the nation.
They fear any criticism (because of their incompetence) and even any hint of opposition against themselves. They have no qualms about using public resources to their best interests, and not the interests of the citizens who are contributing (by tax) to their very existence in the first place.
The government has been wastefully deploying all its police to start scuffles with protestors who were marching ever so peacefully - until the police intervened.
Were those even issues to begin with? Because I assure you, we have REAL issues!!
For instance, has justice been brought for poor little Nurin Jazlin who was so brutally raped and murdered? When the case was hot and current, everyone talked about it and vowed to bring her killer to justice.
Were those empty promises? Posturing for the media and the citizens?
Shouldn't the police force then be putting all their efforts into finding the killer rather than breaking up peaceful protests and arresting prominent lawyers and activists who wouldn't even harm a fly?
And while I'm on the topic of lawyers, why is the A-G Abdul Ghani Patail personally prosecuting members of HINDRAF who have not been caught or even photographed holding any weapons, when he completely ignored the Altantuya Shaaribuu case where C4 explosives were used?
If the leaders and members of HINDRAF are terrorists, what do you call those who use C4 explosives to vapourise evidence which, inconveniently carries in her belly, DNA evidence of a sordid affair?
National security? Stability? For the love of God, there are people using C4 explosives for personal purposes! There's nothing than makes me feel more insecure than people running about with contraband items, how about you?
Just because Altantuya was a foreigner (and perhaps a naughty little one at that), should we ignore her right for justice? She was somebody's daughter, somebody's mother, and I'm sure there is at least one person who loves her and misses her very much.
And she was a human being who had every right AS MUCH AS YOU AND ME to be walking on the earth freely, without having to fear intimidation, much less death.
Does the government have its priorities right? Does the A-G have his priorities right? Do the police have their priorities right?
No. But they all dance to the same tune.
Because it is silencing the true voice of the people that keeps them in power.
And their interests are not in bringing justice to those who have done wrong, but abusing the law and invoking the draconian and inhumane ISA to shut out the righteous where they have no voice.