Pak Lah said recently he does not like insinuations and sarcasms. The best way to deal with such a situation is to shame the devil and be transparent. We are still waiting for his actions to match his rhetoric at the last general election.
With the Official Secrets Act, the Internal Security Act and the Sedition Act hanging over our heads, the public had no choice but to try ways and means to get to the leaders. The PM said that Chinese Malaysians have been successful because they were given opportunities. But I think they were successful in spite of being marginalised.
I cannot speak for the Chinese and Indian cronies who have a symbiotic relationship with the Barisan Nasional. They had 'arrangements' which do not take a genius to know that it gave rise to the oft-repeated 'win-win' formula. Not mentioned is that the 'rakyat' are the losers.
The Matrade project could have been completed on time and would have saved the country 10 years and hundreds of million ringgit. Instead, it was given to a politically-controlled company which was 'untouchable' until it was too late. Just recently, the Perak government issued a circular which insisted that equipment and stationery for it be bought only from bumiputera suppliers. Imagine if you were a non-bumiputera supplier. How would you feel about our leaders' denial of marginalisation?
Pak Lah also said that the government does not only help one party. Yet, we read news about this Klang councillor who has his son and daughter-in-law being appointed as councillors, in spite of the adverse publicity and a public outcry. Much has been written about his arrogance in not following rules, yet the BN spirit of rewarding those who hold party positions prevails. I suppose he is just following the PM's leadership by example.
If the government refuses to listen to the people, then the only alternative in this case is to vote for the party that provides in its manifesto the right to third vote. There have been numerous cases of high-handedness, corrupt practices and other disregard for the law, yet the current leaders seem oblivious to obvious popular demands.
I have come to the conclusion that there is no racial problems in Malaysia. The problem lies in the political leaders with vested interests and who try to pit one race against the other. To the ordinary citizens, it makes no difference whether the big contracts go to UEM, YTL or Tanjung, so long as there is transparency and fairness, in the proper awarding of contracts, in education, employment and business opportunities.