Monday, February 18, 2008

Open Your Eyes Big Big

See the statistics! See the figures! See for yourself! YOU, ME, ALL OF US are part of this mess that is our country. This concerns YOU, ME, ALL OF US even if we are not into politics. People, please lah! It just makes me so angry every time people tell us that they “are not into politics,” “we have no choice,” “but the YB so and so came and shook hand with us and gave us oranges woh,” “I don’t care. Let them go fight till cows come home lah. It doesn’t concern me,”

Wtf! Might as well give up your citizenship and move to the jungle. Wait, I think even that also you need to apply for permit to build a humble hut on a small humble piece of land that our greedygohmen claims ownership of. And pay cukai taksiran. T__T

Full article here

So what has 50 years of 2/3 majority given us?
- The Malaysian Constitution has been amended some 690 times. The USA has been in existence for more than 200 years and their constitution was only amended 27 times.

- The Constitution is amended for matters as trivial as extending the term of office of the Elections Commission officers, simply to avoid facing rejection by the Agung.

- Because of the overwhelming power available to the Executive, the Legislature has been reduced to a rubber stamp, the Judiciary has been emasculated and corrupted and the powers of the Agung have been clipped.

- The legal system is a sad joke, serving only further the desires of the ruling clique.

- The Elections Commission serves only to ensure that the ruling clique is returned to power.

In the last election, Barisan Nasional received only 63.8% of the popular votes but has 91% of all parliamentary seats. All due to gerrymandering, phantom votes, voter relocation, voter substitution… there are even suspicions of ballot box stuffing.

UMNO received 35.9% of the popular votes, has 50% of the parliamentary
seats and holds 71% of the ministerial positions. The other members of the
coalition have been reduced to running dogs, wagging their tails and begging for
scraps.

Little Napoleons have been allowed to run rife and the rights of non-Malay, non-Muslim communities have been trampled upon. The Wakil Rakyat do nothing even when constitutional amendments threatening these rights are proposed. It is left to the opposition members to highlight these alarming matters and try to prevent total steamrolling.

Meanwhile, it’s not like the rights of all Malays are really being addressed…



How much more of this can we take? How much more of this should we take?

Change may not necessarily be better.

But without change, it is not possible to become better.

If we want to become better, we must want change.

It is time the 2/3 majority in parliament is dismantled.

We hold that power.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have my 100% support my dear! Bravo! Proud of you!

JK

Adino said...

Don't close one eye! Vote wisely! Deny 2/3 majority and the 'mandate' mentality!

Abby's Mummy said...

690 times!?!?!?!?!?!!

Australia has been in existence since 1901 and the constitution only been amended 27 times niah!!!

abby's mummy said...

oops, did i say 27? i meant 7. ONLY 7!

essie-chan said...

Maybe Malaysia is aiming to be the best, yaknow.

WORLD'S MOST FREQUENTLY AMENDED CONSTITUTION IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.

COME ON GUYS!!! SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY TO HIT THE BIG 1000 MARK!!! YEAH