Friday, August 12, 2011

When you lie...are you not a liar?

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Certainly none of the first tier leaders from within both political divide in our country can meet our aspirations of the leader we want. Look all you want, seek for them even within the second tier of political leaders that we now have … you will not find them. It would seem that within Malaysia now there is a dearth of good, responsible and honest politicians.

By Hussein Hamid

When you do wrong it does not matter who you are. UMNO, MCA, MIC or Pakatan Rakyat. When you do wrong then you are wrong! When you lie then you are a liar. And when you profess to be a Muslim you do not fornicate outside marriage and sodomy is a sin! So for those of you who are die hard supporters of Najib or Anwar, of Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional, you must step back and listen to your heart. Listen to that beating heart, put your hand on that beating heart and ask yourself what does our country and our people need?

Do our country and people need a change in Government? Do we need a Najib or an Anwar to be our Prime Minister? Does our country need Pakatan Rakyat to be in power?

What our country needs are decent, responsible and honest leaders who will govern our country in our interest. Not theirs. Find these leaders and we will find our way out of this mess that our country is now in.

Where do we look for these leaders? From within Barisan Nasional or from within Pakatan Rakyat? Certainly none of the first tier leaders from within both political divide in our country can meet our aspirations of the leader we want. Look all you want, seek for them even within the second tier of political leaders that we now have … you will not find them. It would seem that within Malaysia now there is a dearth of good, responsible and honest politicians.

And there are some amongst you that have asked me to name one politician now in Malaysia that can meet the standards I have asked of them – accountability, responsibility and honesty. You tell me no such politician exists!

My friends, they do not exist because we are prepared to accept something less than the best. We are prepared to close one eye and shut the other … read that again … close one eye and shut the other … and in so doing we get Mahathir, Najib, Muhyiddin, that Din guy and Anwar to be in position to claim that they are our leaders. They claim that they are our leaders … we do not claim that they are … at least I do not!

So how has it come to this? How is it that we have a Mahathir that has ruled us for over 3 decades, an Anwar that has been sacked as DPM and has endured sodomy one and is now embroiled in sodomy two and do not forget this Najib too. Najib who has yet to explain to us his involvement in the Altantuya murder and the waste of billions of ringgit of the people's money while he was Minister of Defense? How has it come to pass that these are the people who are currently jostling for a position within the first tier of Malaysian politics? Why is there no Tun Razak, no Hussein Onn, no Tan Chee Koon and no Sambathan (to name a few)?

These people are not around today because we are now prepared to accept less. Our leaders offer bribes to voters to vote for them. We tell ourselves that that is the way of Malaysian politics! Our leaders declare that they will take over the government on such and such a date and when that date passes without anything happening … we excuse his bluff as being part and parcel of Malaysian politics. And yet we fail to blame ourselves for the half past six leaders that we now have right in the first tier of our political parties!

We make Malaysian politics the way it has now become. Corrupt, sleazy, always a "me first" power at all costs abyss of human beings whom we would not want our son or daughter to take as their partners in life!

So where to now? I have made my mistakes too and I would be the first to say these are mistakes that must be corrected. I have begun the process, within myself, to question my stand on a number of issues. I, me and myself will now try to subjugate what are partisan interests and instead put the greater interests of country and our people first. It starts today



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