I repost below comment I posted in Tun Dr. Mahathir’s blog with some correction on spelling and grammar mistakes.
Dear Tun Dr. Mahathir,
Please allow me to respond to @uipnky post: What Does the Coming GE 14 (PRU14) Mean for Malaysians?
Yes these are what we had done during Dr. Mahathir Era of 1981-2003. We had fought a good fight but could not achieve our mission of toppling BN and cleaned our beloved Malaysia off corruption and abuse of power.
Yes we gave our overwhelming supports to Pak Lah, believing that he can cleaned UMNO off money politics and carried out his reform agenda to curb institution corruption and abuse of power. What a big let-down and disappointment seeing Pak Lah being held ransom by UMNO warlords, by his own family members and close relatives, little Napoleons in his Administration and heavy criticism from Tun Dr. Mahathir. Pak Lah lacks the political will and courage to fulfill his reform agenda as promised in his early days.
Highlight: Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Malaysia’s longest-serving parliamentarian, in the forward of Welsh and Chin’s book, may have provided some resolution to this burning question:
So the best way to conclude Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s stewardship of the country is to say that he has failed to live up to the legitimate expectations of the people. People say that he failed miserably to translate the aspiration of the people in wanting real reforms for the country. Perhaps it could be said, he fell into the same trap as many third world leaders as he too succumbed to corrupting tendencies of power.
As of Najib I can only quote Tun’s blog:
The question: Have we made a big U turn to support Tun Dr. Mahathir to be our next PM if PH manages to win GE14?
Are we out of our minds?
Are we supporting the same man we had fought so hard to get rid off?
My answer to these questions is NO. We fought for principles; reform, against corruption, against abuse of power, against injustice and for a better Malaysia and not solely against the man.
Is Tun now a changed man? I quote below:
Highlight: Lawyer and human rights activist Azhar “Art” Harun today refuted criticism that the opposition and civil society have abandoned their principles to back Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister.
Art argued that it was actually Mahathir who has abandoned his old ways to embrace the opposition and civil society’s vision of a just and fair society.
“It is not a case of PakatanHarapan (PH) now choosing to play to Dr M’s tune. It is the other way round,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
The question: What Does the Coming GE 14 (PRU14) Mean for Malaysians?
Highlight: Karma symbols of endless knot are common cultural motifs in Asia. Endless knots symbolize interlinking of cause and effect, a Karmic cycle that continues eternally.
We can end this endless knot in GE14 and create a new Karmic cycle where quality leaders with true patriotism, ethical, selfless devotion to duty, complete willingness to dedicate his/her live to the causes of nation-building and raising the peoples’ standard of living, shall rise to replace the corrupt, arrogant, thuggish, selfish, self-enriching, liar, immoral and unprincipled BN politicians and save our beloved Malaysia from being ruined. The choice is in your hand, vote wisely at GE14 and put this in your mind …. “It is either now or never.”
The many ills of Malaysia today is due to the breaking down of rule of law, the absence of check and balance, and the concentration of too much power on one man (PM).
I am sick to my stomach reading BN GE14 manifesto; unashamed self-praise, false claim of 99.4% fulfilled, more promises of “Cash is King” addition handout, patronage and etc. But I am all for the PH manifesto on REFORM
Highlight: The BN has proudly proclaimed that it has fulfilled 99.4 per cent of promises made in the 2013 general election (GE13), to be precise. (Should BN be charged under anti fake news Bill for maliciously spreading false news or false claim of an outrageous 99.4 % fulfillment?)
BN has overcooked its self-appraisal, overestimated the electorate’s fear of losing BN patronage and protection, and overplayed its attempt to pass off minor administrative tweaks as significant reforms and anti-corruption efforts.
Any party scoring 99.4 per cent should be brimming with confidence, but BN’s efforts to engineer vote banks and disrupt voter turnout tell quite the opposite.
On housing, its promise back then was to build one million affordable units.
To date, 240,000 have been completed, 280,000 are being built and 590,000 are planned. To qualify this as a fulfilled promise stretches the imagination.
Highlight: PH GE14 manifesto contains 60 pledges, broken down into five categories or key focuses:
Out of the 60 pledges made by PH in its manifesto, 19 fall under the second core focus – to reform administrative and political institutions, a recognition that, to save Malaysia, it is not enough to capture Putrajaya, but there must be a change to the system by which the nation is governed.
From what is pledged in the PH manifesto with regard to institutional reform, I believe that the pact offers hope for real reform, which our country so badly needs. The proposed reforms will restore good governance, provide for the effective separation of powers between the branches of government, and guard our nation’s wealth.
Out of the 19 reforms, I am going to focus only on six, which are, in my view, fundamental pre-requisite to change the system
I am looking forward and understand PH promises of abolish the goods and services tax, cheaper first car, reintroduce targeted fuel subsidies, forgive debts, abolish toll and etc will take time to fulfill as government needs to find new source of revenue and saving to balance the budget. I will take these as part and parcel of the election-winning pledges; they are the “carrots”. We must surely understand that unless PH can clinch Putrajaya, the important promise to reform our institutions would be meaningless.
Given the choice we have in GE14, to choose between the kleptocratic BN, or PAS with its Islamisation agenda, the choice is clear for me. PH is our best hope to rebuild our country, and set it on a course towards unity, justice and prosperity.
Leaders come and go; it is the system that will determine what kind of leaders we will get in future. We each get what we deserve and I desire for institutional reform to secure our future. It is either now or never as MO1 is abusing the entire institution to save him. Please think of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren future. Please vote PH. We and our descendants deserve a better Government and a brighter Malaysia.
Moral: The Malays do NOT need Umno-Baru, because Umno-Baru destroys Malays and Islam.
To whom going back to their hometown or kampong to vote,
Please tell your Hometown or Kampong elders (Pakcik dan Makcik), MO1 had abused the entire institute, bribed and blackmailed entire UMNO and BN component party’s members to pledge their blind royalty to him. UMNO is irredeemable from inside as there are no more good men in UMNO that are not under MO1’s controlled or evil spell. The only way to break the MO1 spell is for all of us to rise to the occasion and cast our sacred votes to PH and free our beloved Malaysia from the clench of evil and reclaim and rebuild our beloved Malaysia.
MO1 & BN’s Kleptocratic Government had lost the mandate of haven to govern Malaysia again as had been foretold in R.A.H.M.A.N prophecy. It did not happen in GE13 even though opposition won the majority votes. It is destined to happen in GE14 because the missing stars in GE13, the Tun Dr. Mahathir factor, PPBM, Amanah replaced PAS, PR became PH (PropHecy ) have arrived to complete the jigsaw. All the stars are now on alignment and it is our destiny to fulfill the prophecy as mandated. I now call upon every Malaysians irrespective of Race, Religion and Region to carry out their sacred duty and responsibility to cast their votes.
It was the 1MDB money that saved MO1 and BN in GE13 and it will be the same 1MDB scandal that cause the downfall of MO1 and BN in GE14.This is Karma at work: Actions of individual (cause), influence the future of that individual (effect)
Tugas kita yang luhur dan suci dalam Piliharaya ini adalah untuk menebus maruah dan wajah orang Melayu. Kita mesti menegakkan maruah serta kehormatan bangsa dan agama kita di mata dunia. Penyair dan sasterawan agung kita Usman Awang menulis rangkap-rangkap puisi berikut sebagai peringatan tentang perkara ini:
Our sacred duty in this coming election is to redeem the face of Malays. We must uphold the dignity and honour of our people and our religion in the eyes of the world. Our greatest poet and writer Usman Awang wrote the following verses to remind us of this:
Jiwa hamba (1949)
Mereka telah bangkit (1967)
Kita mempunyai misi yang suci, dan saya tahu anda semua akan berusaha keras demi rakyat Malaysia. Marilah kita bersikap berani dan membuang pemikiran hamba. Marilah kita membina semula harga diri dan maruah rakyat dan negara kita. Dengan demikian, barulah dunia melihat kita dengan lebih baik dan menghormati kita.
We have a sacred mission, and I know you will do your best for the people of Malaysia. Let us be brave and discard the slave mentality. Let us restore the pride and dignity of our people and country. The world will then look more kindly and respectfully upon us.
Created by Sslee | Sep 16, 2021