(Haris Ibrahim is a trained lawyer)
"... It is an arrogant notion that NO matter what BN does or does not do, WE , the voters continue to give them the mandate to rule.
They can make pre-election promises, yet NOT deliver.
And the suckers that WE are, WILL CONTINUE TO VOTE THEM (Barisan Nasional) IN.
If like me, YOU too are tired of this, the answer stares you in the face.
VOTE FOR CHANGE.
- Haris Ibrahim
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"...August 3rd, Prime Minister Abdullah Haji Ahmad will advise the YDP Agong to dissolve the Parliament.Excerpts: Read here article by Haris Ibrahim for more on "People's Parliament' Blog
Saturday, 25th August and Sunday 26th August will be the Election Day.
A week later, Barisan Nasional will organise the mother of all celebration for BN as the government for Malaysia of the last 50 years. That day will be 31st August 2007.
So, election in August? If you ask me, I will not say no and I will not say maybe. I will say YES. Read here for more
"... I was at a discussion yesterday afternoon. It was a discussion which proceeded on the basis of confidentiality. I shall honour this.
Let me share with you the sense I had, when I left the discussion.
Listening to the views of some of those present and looking at all that has been happening around, left me with a sense that those who are pushing their ‘Islam-as I say-tion’ agenda are going into overdrive mode.
What does this mean, for you and I and every Malaysian, who cherishes the right to choose how we live?
You haven’t a clue? Where have YOU been?
I am NOT prepared to accept THIS HIJACKING of our nation by a SMALL group who would hoodwink us into believing that THEY represent the MAJORITY in this country.
- Look at what has happened to Revathi and her family.
- Look at Lina and the family that she does not have.
- Look at how a proposal to improve the election process by the introduction of the use of indelible ink must first be approved by the Fatwa Council.
- Look at the raid and seizure at the restaurants in Bangsar recently.
- Look at Siti Idayu, the singer detained in Ipoh.
- Look at the demolished church in Gua Musang.
- Look at the temple demolitions (and here) that have occurred.
- Look at the constant push to set up religious vigilante groups.
- Look at the increasing surrender of our civil courts to the Syariah courts.
If you, Muslim or not, are also NOT ready to put up with these hijackers, you CANNOT choose to remain SILENT anymore.
Silence is NO longer an option. You MUST speak up.
You MUST make this an election issue.Let me reproduce here (the Minister in the Prime Minister s Department,) Nazri Aziz ’s (arrogant) response (on) the lack of independence of the Election Commission (EC).
Did NOT Pak Lah promise us that he would be a PM for all Malaysians? Has he? Has he been a PM to Revathi and Lina? Did he NOT promise us a tougher stance on corruption? Has he delivered? Did he NOT promise us an environment conducive for constructive discussion and criticism, creativity and openness, and to create a platform for society’s participation in the debate on national issues? Has he delivered? Did he NOT direct the formation of the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission) ? Does he think we have forgotten? Pak Lah has been urged to suspend the IGP pending investigations by the ACA over allegations of corruption. Do you think he will? And if you think not, why do you suppose that?In a ‘Repeal the ISA’ debate with Lim Kit Siang some years back, Nazri repeated the same.
“The EC has to pass through Parliament. This is the reality of the political system in this country. Anything that needs to be done, has to go through Parliament.
And amendments will have to go through majority vote in Parliament.
And BN has 92 percent of the seats in Parliament. That’s the reality.
It is not what I or what Sri Gading or Mambong wants.
It is the will of the people, because the people place BN to take charge of the country.If you are upset, please go and scold them now.
In the next election, go to the ground and tell the people not to vote for BN. We make decisions based on the mandate that was given to us by the people."
In the ‘Review the Salleh Abas’ sacking’ forum early this year and, more recently, the ‘Nazri-Zaid’ debate on the judiciary organised by the Bar Council, Nazri took the SAME, ARROGANT stance.
This is Nazri’s challenge to us:‘In the next election, go to the ground and tell the people NOT to vote for BN’.It is borne of an arrogant notion that no matter what BN does or does not do, we, the voters continue to give them the mandate to rule.
They can make pre-election promises, yet not deliver. And the suckers that we are will continue to vote them in.
If Musa is still IGP and Pak Lah no longer speaks of the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission), you now know why.
If like me, you too are tired of this, the answer stares you in the face.
VOTE FOR CHANGE.