Hornbill Unleashed

November 28, 2016

Najib Does Not Care!

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Image result for najib didnot careHow ironic it is that many Malaysians are now being threatened for taking actions that are “detrimental to parliamentary democracy.” Actually, they are the very people who are struggling for democracy and political freedom.

As someone who follows developments in Malaysia closely, I believe that the greatest threat to parliamentary democracy in Malaysia today is Prime Minister Najib Razak, and the head of the national police force that he controls, Khalid Abu Bakar.
It is Najib and Khalid who actually should be investigated for violating Section 124B of the Penal Code.
Najib wants to stay in power, no matter what. For any politician, that is understandable.
For whatever reason, Khalid has chosen to be Najib’s lackey. He is ready to do Najib’s bidding and deploy his police force in wilful violation of the law and the fundamental guarantees of Malaysia’s constitution.

Najib as Macbeth
A good friend who also follows developments in Malaysia closely recently compared the situation in Malaysia to Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, “Macbeth.”
Macbeth, pushed by his evil wife’s ambition, would stop at nothing – even murder – to gain power. And to accomplish his ends, Macbeth would depict evil as good, and good as evil.
So it is in Malaysia today. Those who seek democracy are called the enemies of democracy.
Meanwhile, those who really are the enemies of democracy – the people who close newspapers, charge opposition politicians with sedition, round up the leaders of peaceful protests, and arrest government officials who are investigating corruption at the highest levels – call themselves the “patriots” of the nation and the defenders of parliamentary democracy.
How perverse it all has become under Najib.
Reluctantly, I have come to the conclusion that Malaysia has now become a police state.
One should not use words like “police state” carelessly. So I consulted the definitions that political scientists and academics use.
A police state is when police power is used to suppress any action that opposes the government, and to suppress any person who dares to criticise the government.
That sounds like Malaysia today. Najib is turning Malaysia into an authoritarian government and a police state. And Khalid is his willing accomplice, a law unto himself, a man who renders justice through Twitter.
Who will save Malaysia?
Because of Najib’s actions, Malaysia can no longer claim to be a democracy.
Democracy means freedom of speech, freedom of press, and freedom of assembly. It means that there are checks and balances – that the judiciary, the press, the parliament, and so on, can comment and criticise what the government is doing.
But today in Malaysia, none of that exists. There is no check on Najib’s power. There is no institution that can balance his power, especially when the police are so ready to arrest anyone who dares to criticise Najib, including government officials who are investigating the many allegations of corruption against him and his wife.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad already destroyed most of Malaysia’s checks and balances against the abuse of power, and Najib has now finished it off for good.
Will Najib get away with this? It seems that no one stands in Najib’s way.
Malaysia’s elder statesmen – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Musa Hitam, and so on are curiously silent. They claim that they care about Malaysia and its people, yet they do nothing about Najib’s abuses.
Only Mahathir has spoken out. But Mahathir is the man who corrupted the entire system that Najib has used to his advantage.
And now even Mahathir has become silent.
Where are the sultans? They also are supposed to be the defenders of the nation. Yet we only know, indirectly, the views of the Sultan of Johor and his son. The others are silent as Najib destroys Malaysia’s future, the great country that the Sultans have pledged to defend.
We know what Najib wants
Najib has decided that his personal survival is more important than the fate of his country. He and his wife care only about themselves, not Malaysia.
So the stock market tumbles, and the ringgit falls to its lowest point in almost 20 years. Malaysia’s bank reserves have dropped by over US$40 billion in just one year. Foreign investors are shunning Malaysia, and Malaysians themselves are sending their money overseas. It is the worst situation for Malaysia’s economy in 20 years.
But Najib doesn’t care. His personal survival is more important than his country’s economic fate.
Najib is now a desperate man. He will continue his relentless quest to stay in power, utilising every means possible, both within and outside his party.
The leaders of Bersih 4.0 and others who think that street demonstrations will force him to resign are naive. He already has shown that he has no hesitation to turn tear gas and billy clubs on his own people.
As things now stand, I cannot think of a good outcome. It is only going to get worse.
Cry, the beloved country. I can only weep when I think of Malaysia’s future, when one man is able to subvert the institutions of government and thwart the will of the people. And when the great majority of the Malaysian people, from former leaders to the man in the street, stand by silently, and let him do it.

JOHN R MALOTT is former United States


 

9 Comments »

  1. The only Nazis we know are in the umno government, a government that is run by a despot, MO1 who arrests people and put them solitary in confinement without trial for calling for free and fair elections.

    US AG, Swiss AG, Singapore AG..authorities are all liars? If everyone says that your head is not on your neck, it is perhaps time for you to touch your neck.

    Comment by almaz — November 30, 2016 @ 4:58 PM | Reply

  2. Najib Razak who ensures anyone who questioned and criticised his administration and 1MDB financial scandals will be locked up is the very person who is detrimental to Parliamentary democracy. Najib the kleptocrat is now a laughing stock to the rest of the world. He is the biggest crook and hypocrite in the eyes of righteous Muslims. No right thinking Malaysians will listen to a word of what the Dumno goons and propagandists say. No right thinking Malaysians both Muslims and non Muslims will believe a word of what the PAS leaders say because Najib, Hadi and Zahid were playing political poker games.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — November 28, 2016 @ 5:09 PM | Reply

    • So Zunar and Maria Chin are more dangerous to the state of our nation than that single Kleptocrat who plundered our national coffers dry, so as to bring the country to the precipice of bankruptcy and a failed, police state?

      Comment by almaz — November 28, 2016 @ 5:18 PM | Reply

  3. He is under a very powerful spell by the BMW, and can only listen to the voice of the witch … only Tua Pek Kong can save the nation.

    Comment by Tigeryk — November 28, 2016 @ 1:00 PM | Reply

  4. Halo, plea$e DON’T critici$e my GOD $ent PM you know, we are very CENT-$ee-THIEF you know, you people NEVER learn to re$pect our feeling$ lah, you know what are ketuanan, bumi-Puki-tra$ kah..?… i LOVE PM..(CA$H i$ KING)…tiu ….lol

    Comment by tiuniamah — November 28, 2016 @ 11:37 AM | Reply

  5. You are right Mr. Malott, Najib doesn’t care, he only cares for himself and the big fat mama -useless.

    Comment by pehin sri — November 28, 2016 @ 11:25 AM | Reply

    • His speeches at all UMNO GA are so slanted towards the interest of UMNO only. NO mention at all on how to make the nation move forward or UMNO to get rid of the corrupt leaders and its culture.

      Comment by almaz — November 29, 2016 @ 5:11 PM | Reply

  6. So stealing RM2.6 billion is to ensure a better future for the younger generation? What Najib has done is to burden the younger and future generations with repaying the money he has siphoned away. They will be saddled with massive long term debts. The cascading effect will be the absence of better schools’ infrastructure, fewer scholarships, cut back in health care, increased cost of living, lower standards of living and a myriad of other cost cutting initiatives. And yes, the future will be more competitive because there will be more competing for less.

    Your decision had never been deliberated with anyone, for example, SOSMA & NSC Act were not properly debated and votings were at the wee hours into dawn when opposition MPs left the dewan. Those votings were prearranged with full BN MPs in attendance to crookedly pass those bills. If you have a heart for the youngsters, why were their scholarships deprived of? Partly because you stole billions of ringgit and you lied and in pretense truthful, hypocrite that befits you perfectly.

    Not admitting to the crimes of 1MDB, has dragged the country down, economically as well as the stature of Malaysia in the eyes of the world. To have at least 5 countries investigate us and publish statements about how corrupt we are, surely made us into a pariah state. Thanks to you.

    Comment by almaz — November 28, 2016 @ 8:58 AM | Reply

    • Meanwhile our Ringgit is continue to slide…

      Comment by aizat — November 28, 2016 @ 9:07 AM | Reply


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