The whole nation is shocked over the torture of foreigners by the police force. This is not a new phenomenon but has been going on silently over the years. It has been secretly endorsed by the authorities by their failure to act against these abusive officers. Even more shocking is the response of the deputy IGP regarding the police abuse of a naked women being forced to do ear squats.
Everyday there are numerous complaints regarding police abuse of the rakyat whom they are actually paid to protect. It is just not the police but every government department that appears to be rotten to the core and in need of revamping.
Many peace and law-abiding citizens have offer real constructive criticisms and suggestions for improvement but the response from the authorities seems to have been rather retaliatory and negative which is rather sad and depressing.
This does not hold good for the future of the country. The deputy IGP's irresponsible attitude is just an example of the terrible state of the nation today which if not checked immediately, will soon become a police state by 2020.
Our authorities seem to be in a state of denial and whatever suggested will only fall on deaf ears. They have been well-trained to think that they are the best despite all the evidence to the contrary. Their minds are shut as they consider outside opinion as hostile and coming from perceived "enemies".
If this attitude continues, and regrettably I feel it would, our future in today's global world appears bleak. The country has been led in the wrong direction for too long and it would need a leader with extraordinary integrity, courage and statesmanship to steer the country back to the right course once again.
We, the rakyat, hope our Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be that man.