Malaysiakini Letter

Gov't lost in Twilight Zone

Truly Malaysian  |  Published:  |  Modified:

I refer to the Malaysiakini report Anti-ISA vigil dispersed with water cannon .

The epitome of a free and democratic society is stifled on the pretext of national security, rule of law, racial division and the chaos it is creating. First, it was Bersih, then Hindraf and now this. Malaysians, don't we ever grow up? Any Malaysian of reasonable intelligence, who is born and bred in Malaysia irrespective of race, religion and race knows that this is a total infringement of our rights.

What national security are they talking about? Are they talking national security for the chosen few or for the public? National security involves the goodwill of society. In what way did all the rallies and vigils affect national security? The disgruntled masses merely took to the streets to voice their grievances without any violence.

What rule of law are they talking about? The rule of law is man-made. It has to be revisited once in a while to address its purpose rather than its enforcement. The Internal Security Act, enacted while communism still prevailed, is not for the public but for the chosen few to exercise as and when it suits their own agendas. There is only one rule of law and that is the rule of humanity and the freedom to expression. The rule of law is an apostle of unchained human consciousness without compromising the minority as opposed to the chosen few's vehicle of instilling fear.

What racial division are they talking about? There is no racial division in Malaysia. We are all hardcore Malaysians. The Malays will fight for their own rights and so will the non-Malays. But at the end of the day, both segments are mature enough to deal with it, address issues and reconcile diplomatically without factoring in religion, race or creed. Society wants a united Malaysia that has fairness, equality and meritocracy for its future generations.

What chaos are they talking about? Who is creating the chaos? There is no such thing. The public are matured enough to sense it and know that their freedom and rights are continuously eroded for the glory of the few. Rather than dealing with the issues in hand, the chosen few have decided to go on an ego trip, jeopardise the situation and blame everyone else for the chaos. The protagonist is crucified.

Day by day, the mainstream media is losing its credibility. It is the government’s mouthpiece rather than being society’s watchdog. This is a globalised world. The matured and savvy Malaysian public is more concerned about society now. It is nothing personal. The government has to educate itself and move with times to address issues rather than continuing to live in the twilight zone of false fallacy.

You, the government, like the individual Malaysian only lives once. Make your mark for the betterment of the Malaysian society rather than parading with national security, rule of law, racial division and chaos. The momentum is right, don't lose sight of it.

Malaysians, let's not vote as it would be rigged. Let’s see what happens. I need my Agong and the Rulers. Where are they when the Malaysian public needs them?

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