“WHEN PEOPLE DEFINE A SITUATION AS REAL, IT IS REAL IN ITS CONSEQUENCES.”
W.I. THOMAS, POLISH SOCIOLOGIST
LIFE IS FULL OF UNEXPECTED TWISTS AND TURNS, OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.
POLITICIANS WOULD DO WELL TO BE CAREFUL OF WHAT THEY SAY OR DO.
YOU CAN NEVER TELL WHEN SOMETHING YOU SAY OR DO TURNS AROUND AND BITES YOU IN THE MOST UNEXPECTED PLACE.
MALAYSIANS’ PERCEPTION: COPS ARE NO 1 IN CORRUPTION, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY POLITICIANS…
Why aren’t we surprised?
Malaysians see cops, politicians as most corrupt
There is a sharp drop in the number of Malaysians who are confident of the government’s anti-corruption efforts.
This finding by Transparency International paints a troubling picture for the Najib administration and the latest bout of bad news for the beleagured Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The latest survey showed that police and political parties were perceived to be the two most corrupted institutions.
Police hit the corruption scale at 4.0 while political parties registered 3.8, with 5 being extremely corrupt.
The survey also showed that Malaysians are losing confidence in the government’s efforts to fight corruption.
The last survey conducted in 2010 showed that 49 per cent of the 1,000 Malaysians polled believed that the government was successful in combating corruption.
The figure, however, dropped to 31 per cent this year.
Malaysians see cops, politicians as most corrupt
*LIFE IN A POLICE LOCK UP….
DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT, IF FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON, YOU WERE TAKEN TO A POLICE LOCK-UP WHERE YOU HAD TO SPEND A NIGHT OR MORE, YOU WOULD BE SAFE?
WOULD YOU WALK OUT ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET RATHER THAN BE CARRIED OUT IN A PLASTIC BAG?
1 Violence and Death at the Hands of the Police
2 P. Karuna Nithi: dead with 49 injuries, NO FOUL PLAY!
3 N. Dharmendran: 1 Cop on the run, 3 Cops to face murder charge!
What do you think now?
If the people have little confidence in the Home minister, who is in charge of the Inspector General of Police…
If the people have little confidence in the Inspector General of police, who is in charge of the Police Force…
*HOW DO THE PEOPLE PERCEIVE THE POLICE AND THEIR ‘BOSS’, THE IGP? HOW DO THE PEOPLE PERCEIVE THE HOME MINISTER,WHO IS THE ‘BOSS’ OF THE IGP?
In the past few days, two court judgements were handed down.
1 IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar
High Court judge Datuk V. T. Singham held IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar responsible for the death of detainee A. Kugan.
The judge accused Khalid, who at the time was Selangor police chief, and his men of trying to supress the truth to escape liability.
At the time of the incident, Khalid was the Selangor police chief. When he testified in court, he was the deputy Inspector-General. And as I am delivering this judgment, he is now the IGP.
For the details, click on High Court Judge: IGP Khalid responsible for Kugan’s death in police custody
2 Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi lost in his bid to strike out an assault suit filed against him by a businessman. It was thrown out by the Federal Court today.
Court of Appeal president Justice Md Raus Sharif, who headed a five-member bench, dismissed Zahid’s application for leave to appeal before hearing submissions from Zahid’s lawyer Shamsul Bahrin.
In relation to the case, Gobind Singh Deo, read extracts of the police report: “I (Amir Bazli) was dragged to a bench and held by two of Datuk’s men. Datuk scolded me and hit me mercilessly. A man called Hans then threatened to chop off both my hands and he also punched me in the face.
“I was hit by a hard object until my forehead skull fractured. I couldn’t see who did this but I suspect it was Hisham, Datuk Ahmad Zahid’s son-in-law.
“Then, Datuk Ahmad Zahid said ‘get a gunnysack, put him in the sack’.
His wife, Datin Hamidah came and tried to calm the situation.”
Amir, in his police report, had also claimed that Ahmad Zahid wanted to bury him.
See Karpal Singh: Mr Attorney General, charge Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
I REPEAT MY QUESTIONS POSED EARLIER?
HOW DO THE PEOPLE PERCEIVE THE POLICE AND THEIR ‘BOSS’, THE IGP? HOW DO THE PEOPLE PERCEIVE THE HOME MINISTER,WHO IS THE ‘BOSS’ OF THE IGP?
Lim Kit Siang has his finger on the pulse of many of the people in Malaysia and probably knows better than any other what they think.
In Harakah Daily (English), he is quoted as saying,
“Both the Home minister and the IGP seemed to be trapped in a lock-step, with neither able to assert full authority over the other because each has a skeleton in the cupboard.
“Is this the way for the Barisan Nasional government to restore national and international confidence in the key institutions in the country after the 13th General Election,” asked DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang.
Lim said all eyes were now on prime minister Najib Razak’s next course of action to settle such ‘hazy’ situation of accountability, integrity and good governance.
Read All eyes on Najib as security duo struggle with court judgements
Lim Kit Siang is right. Both the IGP and the Home Minister do not quite inspire confidence Malaysians.
*GARDENIA AND MASSIMO: MORE THAN BREAD
The Chinese were urged to boycott Gardenia bread because of the perception that it was made by a crony company of UMNO’s. On the other hand, they should turn to Massimo as it belongs to Robert Kuok, who was pushed out of the flour and sugar business by the same UMNO crony that owns Gardenia.
See The Politics of Bread, Sugar and other UMNO Businesses in Malaysia: Crony Companies
THE BLACKOUT ON 5 MAY 2013 HAS BECOME PART AND PARCEL OF ALL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GE 13.
DID IT HAPPEN?
THAT NO LONGER MATTERS! PAKATAN RAKYAT BELIEVES THAT IT DID, AND THAT SPAWNED THE TEN OR MORE BLACK505 RALLIES AND FLASHMOBS.
Remember the earlier days of BLACKOUT 505, when this photo circulated throughout the Internet? At that time, the questions was, “Is this photo genuine or fake?”
TODAY, THE TRUTH IS NO LONGER IMPORTANT.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT PAKATAN RAKYAT BELIEVES THAT IT IS A GENUINE PHOTO. THAT CONTINUES TO BRING RADICAL CONSEQUENCES EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD…
1 Controversy over the BLACKOUT Photo of 5 May 2013
2 All the #Blackout505 Rallies, and Others…
*THE KERIS-WAVING INCIDENT OF 2005
In 2005, Hishamuddin Hussein waved the keris. It was seen as a threat to the Chinese by the Chinese. Did he mean his act as a threat? It did not matter then, and it does not matter now.
The Chinese back then saw that as a threat. UMNO was seen as a threat to their present and future existence in Malaysia. Were the Chinese right? It didn’t matter then, and it doesn’t matter now. Back then, they PERCEIVED UMNO as a threat, the major threat., and they acted accordingly. They abandoned MCA and opted for what they perceived as a safer bet, DAP, Anwar Ibrahim and PAS
Today, UMNO is still perceived as the major threat.
The call for Ketuanan Melayu has made things worse in the minds of the Chinese. The mad ravings of Perkasa send shivers down the spines of too many Chinese to allow them to believe that they are not under threat.
In 2007, perhaps realizing that what he had done in 2005 was working against not only UMNO but also the MCA, Hishamuddin Hussein proclaimed that he had raised the keris to show that he would protect ALL Malaysians, including non-Malays.
It didn’t matter to the Chinese then.
Thus, in 2008, the Chinese voted for anything but UMNO or any UMNO-tainted party like the MCA.
Click on the following for details:
Waving the Keris: Consequences
*ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER GE 13, UTUSAN CALLED FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF THE CHINESE.
That has reinforced the perception of the Chinese that UMNO, Perkasa and similar-minded groups threaten their existence now and in the future.
Click on the following for details:
1Utusan Malaysia: “Apa lagi Cina mahu? (What more do the Chinese want?”)
2 Utusan Malaysia continues its Chinese-bashing…
* NAJIB’S CALL FOR RECONCILIATION
Since UMNO is seen as a continuing threat, how would the Chinese view Prime Minister Najib’s call for reconciliation? They would see it as mere words, no substance. They would doubt his sincerity.
*THE CLOSURE OF JONKER WALK IS PERCEIVED AS UMNO’S REVENGE ON AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CHINESE.
1 The Malacca government’s decision to shut down the historic city’s popular weekend night market, Jonker Walk, has been described as “political retaliation against Chinese voters” who backed the opposition in the May 5 general election.
2 In Malacca, Chief Minister Idris Haron is quoted as saying that he has closed down Jonker walk to punish the Chinese for turning away from MCA.
Kwong Wah Daily quoted Idris as saying, “Now, we see most of the Malacca residents fully supporting DAP over MCA candidates, who have been serving them. Hence, we decided to cancel the night market and we hope they will be happy.”
He admitted that MCA’s electoral defeat in the state prompted the closure of Jonker Walk.
2 Tourism Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz denied that the Jonker Walk night market has been closed down in order to punish Chinese hawkers who did not support MCA and the government in the May 5 general election.
“It’s just an accusation that is not true. I don’t think we want to punish (the Chinese). I am an Umno minister and I have nothing personal against the Chinese,” he said.
3 Malacca’s Chief Minister then gave an explanation: the order to shut down the stalls which were mainly selling souvenirs was just a misunderstanding but the issue only involved traffic flow in the area.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE CHINESE WON’T BELIEVE EITHER THE MALACCA CHIEF MINISTER OR THE TOURISM MINISTER.
Their view is: We protested, he saw the trouble he would be in, changed his mind, and now lies about everything. How do we trust him? How do we trust his party, UMNO?
Click on the following:
CLOSURE of JONKER WALK: Is someone LYING?