The Barisan Nasional government has finally decided to draw that line in the sand that they now warned Pakatan Rakyat to not cross. The Olympic Council of Malaysia Sunday’s Olympic Day Run 2013 and this Saturday Black 505 rally are just pawns used by Najib and Anwar to settle their fight with each other. One wants to remain as Prime Minister the other wants to be Prime Minister. In a nutshell I simply do not see why these two individuals would think that their inability to act as responsible adults should be allowed to bring our nation to the brink of chaos and mayhem.
To President Bashar Assad the 93,000 Syrians so far killed, the several millions Syrians displaced and the civil war that now rages within Syria are simply collateral damage. What matters is that he remains in power. I know that Najib and Anwar sees us all in the same context.
How far and how much are Najib and Anwar prepared to risked and wager to have their way?
You and I know that whether Najib or Anwar becomes Prime Minister the corruption, the deception and the arrogance will not go away. Both of them have held power and both of them have failed miserably to govern in a responsible, accountable and open manner. Nothing has change and nothing will change in the foreseeable future because our country is so infused by the politics of money and damaged by leaders who owe their rise to power to money politics! The people around them are totally corrupted by the same sentiments. They are too many of them within our politics to make any difference if BN or PR are now in government!
So how will things play out? The same way things have played out in the past. The same way that Reformasi went and the same way that Pakatan Rakyat will go in a as long as its present leaders are there. When push comes to shove this UMNO led Barisan Nasional government will roll out PDRM, the Army and if need be, the Judiciary to stifle dissent.
And when this happens again this time around we the Rakyat will be the biggest losers!
We have elected a minority government and we have elected a stronger opposition on the premise that the government and the opposition will now evolve into a two party system that will responsibly keep the other honest. But what we did not factor for is that our leaders have not yet understood what we want of them – to be responsible leaders. That is to big an ask of Najib or Anwar.
I hope our nation survives Anwar and Najib. Both of them have lost the moral authority to lead. We deserve better.