LETTER

Bloggers here because of MSM failure

Jude Manickam

Published
Modified 10 Jul 2008, 6:36 am

I refer to the Malaysiakini report Rudd decides against meeting Anwar .

Fantastic Mr PM! Just the perfect reply. At a time when practically all of Malaysia was hoping you would finally come to your senses and take charge of the country, you come up with this rather exceptional explanation: blame the bloggers! Ya! Bagi depa cukup-cukup!

Only, there's a bit of a problem with that statement. You see, for your information, there is a huge distinction between ‘Loyalty to country’ and ‘Loyalty to government’. Aiya, even the Tahun 6 student can see that difference la.

Or are we still stuck in the glorious era when loyalty to country and loyalty to government were synonymous? Sorry, I forgot that most of us who were brainwashed by the ‘I did it my way’ man have come to our senses now, albeit a bit late, but not too late.

In my opinion, 99% of the local bloggers would be ready to die for the country. But to demand to be loyal to a government that has systematically ‘sodomised’ us for donkey's years? And to use the Rukunegara as a reference?

Errr...who was it who has been quietly and quite efficiently reducing the role and relevance of the Rukunegara these past 20 years or so? Us bloggers?

Fantastic Mr PM - yes, it's also true that we fellows are the ones who have reduced that ‘august’ house called Parliament into a mere rubber stamp! Ka-ching ! You struck the jackpot again!

Second, there would be no bloggers if the local media (MSM) - you name it, radio, tv, papers, etc. - had at least shown some semblance of fair reporting over the years.

This is a simple case of demand and supply. Likewise, the bloggers are here because of the failure of your state controlled MSM.

Third, you mean to tell me that all these sordid allegations and counter-allegations are caused by ordinary Malaysians? Good golly Miss Molly!

Online polls show that most Malaysians think it was the handiwork of smart aleck politicians who want to rule at all costs. The whole world is laughing at us. Sorry, not us but you. My mistake.

Well, sorry for spoiling your day. But I thought I'd let you know what the majority of the rakyat are thinking.

Maybe you should stop listening to those fellows on the 3rd Floor, 4th Floor, whatever floor.

Because they are sounding like complete idiots and are, by the way, masterminding your fall. And pssst... get a new speechwriter ASAP!

By the way Mr PM, every time I read the Rukunegara, I can see your DPM, ex-PM, ex-DPM ex-Health Minister, ex-Works Minister, etc., etc., all reciting wholeheartedly and with a straight face these hallowed words. Truly. Think about that.

Bahawasanya negara kita Malaysia mendukung cita-cita hendak:

mencapai perpaduan yang lebih erat di kalangan seluruh masyarakatnya;

memelihara satu cara hidup demokratik ;

mencipta satu masyarakat adil di mana kemakmuran Negara akan dapat dinikmati bersama secara adil dan saksama ;

menjamin satu cara liberal terhadap tradisi-tradisi kebudayaannya yang kaya dan berbagai corak; dan

membina satu masyarakat progresif yang akan menggunakan sains dan teknologi moden.

Maka kami, rakyat Malaysia, berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip berikut:

Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan

Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara

Keluhuran perlembagaan

Kedaulatan undang-undang

Kesopanan dan kesusilaan

Hidup Rakyat!

Hidup Malaysia!’