Friday, December 14, 2007

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Dear YAB Perdana Menteri,

I now find myself in a loss for words to describe how disappointed I am in your leadership, or lack thereof.In 1988 you went on record saying ; "If we want to save Malaysia and Umno, Dr Mahathir must be removed. He uses draconian laws such as the Internal Security Act to silence his critics."

Now I find myself thinking "If we want to save Malaysia and Umno, Pak Lah must be removed.He uses draconian laws such as the Internal Security Act to silence his critics"

I would also add these following statements to support the first sentence

-Under him, fuel and neccesities' prices have soared to the point of extreme burden to the rakyat.Even though we are a net oil exporter and our oil is premium grade, sulphur free and Petronas declares six months of bonus per year and is on Fortune 500.

-Under him toll prices have steadily increased and PLUS has been amazingly the top performing GLC for years running with over a billion dollars in revenue.

-The so-called 'room for dialogue' and media crawlspace have thus far only displayed brazen disregard for cultural sensitivity and gender awareness by broadcasting Barisan MPs making fun of women's monthly discharge ('bocor?') asking Christian schools to remove the crosses from their vincinities, waving keris during general assemblies, warning the Chinese and Indians that the roads will be soaked in blood.

Any critisism of the government, is played down.Amazingly, no matter how glaringly wrong the government is, it insists it is always right.The Barisan government is not mostly, not almost always, it is ALWAYS right.Take the recent protests for instance, at least 40,000 urban Malaysians think the elections are unfair.So did media watchdog groups, human rights groups, the US, Opposition parties, the Bar Council, NGOs.But ALL these learned people are wrong.After all, what do a bunch of lawyers know about law, right? Who are they compared to Pak Lah, a degree holder in Islamic Studies from UM who could not enter his preffered course of Economics because he failed Statistics.

In 1987 you said, "Laws such as the Internal Security Act have no place in modern Malaysia. It is a draconian and barbaric law"

Yet you did not see beating up poor, marginalized Indians and accusing them of being terrorist as barbaric.Neither did you want to hear what BERSIH had to say but stuffed everyone into the lockup.You sir, chose to use that mentioned law upon them.Barbaric laws are used sir, by barbarians.Draconian laws sir, are used by tyrants and dictators.

The conclusion I draw from this,sir is that either the truth that you want to hear is not reaching you, or that you do not want to hear the truth, after all.

A disappointed citizen,


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