Monday, September 25, 2006

A CLIMATE OF FEAR AWAITS

A friend messaged me a couple of days ago, saying that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is fed-up with all these bickering that is going on and wants to put a stop to all these, by having Tun Dr Mahathir placed under house arrest. Of late, Tun Dr Mahathir, after returning from an overseas holiday and after his dreadful loss to be a delegate at his own Kubang Pasu UMNO division, had been accusing PM Abdullah as weak, a 'liar' and is not managing the country properly, talking about Scomi's involvements (company owed by PM Abdullah's son, Kamaruddin) on obtaining government contracts without tenders and about Khairy Jamaluddin(son-in-law of PM Abdullah), the power-man behind PM Abdullah decision-making in running the country and UMNO and is also said to be ruling Terengganu with his chinese business buddy, Patrick Lim. PM Abdullah feels that the freedom given by him and enjoyed by Malaysians have been abused and not appreciated. Its true that he has a different style and ways of administering the country. Since being humble and religious, he practices slow, calculative, moderate and god-fearing sort of government and wants to give every Malaysian a equal chance to voice their dissatisfaction - no more dictatorial rule as practiced by Tun Dr Mahathir, so that its could be the government of the people, for the people.

But this rule had been undermined by a few powerful as being weak and have been creating a mockery of the current situation. Its time for drastic actions. Whether this is going to happen or not, no one knows except PM Abdullah. But indications are showing that something drastic is on its way, what, who and when, no one knows. Bloggers are also taking steps to restrict bad comments on their sites. Blog reports have also been one of the reasons for the current blow-up as they seem to write anything, without caring for the sentiments or after reactions, but just to capture their audience. If everyone had observed tolerance, these situation would not have to arise. Just because of a few inconsiderate people, everyone will have to face this music. The clock can't be turned back to make it right now. Its just too late.

I could be wrong on my assumption but feel Malaysians should know what is boiling at home. It is hope that during this holy month of Ramadhan, no such thing will arise.