This has been happening in Malaysia for decades already-the election laws are ameded progressively to give more and more advantages to the ruling parties. Up to now any Opposition parties would need way beyond 50% popular votes to win power at federal level. Yet when the unfair rules are questioned they use their own media to cover up the questions. When the voices raised are too big for that eg Bersih rally, they use the media to demonise it. Never would they admit to their self-interest in keeping the unfair rules. Some of the amendments are highlighted here:
Archive for July 17th, 2011
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
We, the undersigned doctors, wish not to enter into the polemics of the Bersih 2.0 march on 9th July 2011 but would like to clarify the inconvenient truth.
We are outraged at the incidents, and the subsequent responses from the authorities, to the events where tear gas and chemical laced water were shot into the compounds of Tung Shin and Chinese Maternity Hospitals, two adjacent buildings along Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, with scant regard for the safety of patients, staff and the general public who were at the buildings that afternoon.
Najib is at it again: street protest is not the solution! The protests happened because the people had spoken to the Election Commission and the politicians -and they, the ruling parties refused to allow free and fair elections. Then why the dissatisfied people cannot raise their voice in the public? To deny free and fair elections actually run counter to the Constitution and international standards. Only undemocratic and despotic regimes do that-and there are now fewer and fewer such regimes around.There is only so much time to delay a change of regime if the unfair election system is relied on to allow a half-century old regime to hang on to power. Najib’s claim that the Malaysian election is clean shows that he didn’t get it-he was deaf and dumb on the raise voices at the Bersih rally. When electoral improvement didn’t come after the 1st Bersih rally the people booted out 5 state governments under BN. See what else the people may do after no improvements come from this 2nd round of street walk which Najib claim to be `not a solution’!
|Street Demonstrations Not The Answer – Najib|
The EC chief is at it again: he accused Bersih of being `dishonest’ because the Opposition leaders joined the Bersih march. Well, why didn’t the BN leaders joined the march when they were also invited? How can Bersih be faulted if Opposition leaders attended the march along with many other non-Opposition related NGOs and civil organisations? The EC’s urge to `hit back’ on Bersih seems to overcome their urge to uphold a high standards on their conduct-without which they betray their lack of professional capacity to do their job! Since their argument is lacking can it simply be that they were `asked’ to attack the Bersih group, just to follow order, or to be part of the `cama’ gang (Cari Makan-coined by Samad Ismail)?