Despite many of us who were anticipating 916 to happen, some might be disappointed with the saga of the ISA detainees and some were proud with Zaid Ibrahim’s resignation.
Today, we even have SAPP being pulled out of BN as an independent party and a blogger (Sheih) being arrested from his home. And one of the most unexpected news will be our DPM taking over as Finance Minister now. (Wat the…?!!)
Dato’ Seri Najib Razak – Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (Image Source)
“Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today said he would pass his finance portfolio to his deputy Najib Abdul Razak, while he takes over as defence minister.
Abdullah told a press conference this afternoon that the swap in the cabinet posts will take effect immediately.The prime minister, who has held the post of finance minister since 2004, said he had informed the cabinet of the decision.
Abdullah said he was handing over the finance portfolio to his deputy because it was an important portfolio that was traditionally held by the prime minister.”
Read more at Malaysiakini
Why is this happening? I can’t comprehend the moves of our dearest PM and DPM. What is the motive of switching posts at this moment? Will our DPM handle the finance portfolio competently? Will this switch solve the rakyat’s problems? I doubt.
Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi – Prime Minister of Malaysia (Image Source)
Then we have our PM who is always caught to be in the state of denial, describing Anwar Ibrahim as a national security threat and will possibly invoke ISA arrest towards Anwar.
The prime minister also described Anwar as a “threat” to national security.
“He has become a threat to the economy and possibly (national) security,” he said – a serious allegation which allows the government to invoke the draconian Internal Security Act against him.
“I will not indicate what plan I will take, what I do will be in the best interests of the people and the country,” Abdullah said when asked what action he was going to take.
Read more at Malaysiakini
Anwar a national security threat??? Are you kidding me?
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim – Opposition Leader (Image Source)
How can our PM conveniently blame Anwar for the downfall of economy? How irresponsible of him to say that too? Well, the investors would probably think twice before investing when they realise that there are so many limitations in this country. And now that Anwar kept harping vehemently that he has the numbers to form a government, while our dearest PM is living in a denial mode and defended by calling Anwar a mere liar.
Gosh. What is happening to Malaysia? Many thanks to the administration and governing of BN for the past 51 years. Instead of moving forward, our country is marching backwards. No progress. Full Stop! Yes, no doubt I do agree under Pak Lah’s administration, the freedom of speech has increased further compared to Mahathir’s ironfist administration. Nevertheless, damage has been done and Malaysia is bleeding profusely. Sounds hopeless, right?
To many of us, Anwar seemed to be the only litted candle in the dark, struggling to stay abright despite the stormy and windy atmosphere. He seemed to be the only hope that would stop Malaysia from bleeding further. And now, the government might possibly arrest him under ISA as they deem him as a threat to the national security. Sigh.
If Anwar would be arrested, I doubt there will be someone who is as charismatic as him. I doubt there will be someone who has much experience in BN and willing to challenge BN boldly. I am not sure if there’s someone out there who felt the same way I do. Wished I could do something for the country but helpless because the government is not listening and the draconian ISA would just act on anyone who goes against the government. Anyone feeling this? Or maybe I am the odd one out. Now that the PM has mentioned that it is possible that Anwar could be arrested under ISA. What can the citizens dare to dream when their hope is arrested? What else can we dream? I don’t know. I am not God. If that’s the case, I will just pray and I might be on my one-way ticket out of Malaysia.
Having said that, I wish I do not need to leave as Malaysia is my country and this is where I was born and bred. I wish there will be a rainbow of change. When will Malaysia stop bleeding?