Allow me to repeat this again. This coming election is not about making Anwar Ibrahim, the next PM of Malaysia. That’s a secondary issue. When the time comes, we know who to place as PM. In the end, it’s the person who commands the respect and support of the majority of parliamentarians. Most important, we do not have to explain ourselves to UMNO. If Anwar is believed by more persons than those who doubt him, there is nothing to prevent Anwar winning the most number of seats. Then there is nothing to prevent him from claiming the PMship.
We can watch as many videos we want, and we can summon our personal knowledge about Anwar since his MCKK days and all that- IF more people believed in him, there is nothing, you, I or Dr Mahathir can do about it.
It’s also not about extending Najib’s tenure as PM. By now, everyone should realize that Najib is a media-made character. The people of Pekan, the Malays elsewhere, and Malaysians in general are not going to die if Najib is not PM. We have to remind ourselves these things. Certainly it’s not about extending the supremacy of good feudal genes in the country. Being the issues of great men do not mean you inherit their greatness.
We chose people on the basis of what they can contribute to this country, never on the basis of inherited status. Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak , Hussein Onn, even Mahathir, Ahmad Badawi may be exemplary, but their offspring may not be that great. The son of Ahmad Badawi, Abdullah proved to be the most inept PM we have even had. Remember this- we cannot automatically ascribe good qualities on the progeny of good leaders of the past.
The primary purpose of this coming election is about establishing a good government. A good government founded on the principles of democracy, rule of law and justice. To uphold these principles we find good people, men and women who are selfless, disciplined, dedicated and committed to the principles we mentioned. We want people who can maintain their composure even when placed under the most stressful of conditions.
The values system in UMNO is not capable of producing these types any longer. We now know that.Thats why the party is full of rednecks throwing missiles and objects, and hurting people all over the place. A party full of such characters cannot possibly rule this country.
How so? Because quite different from the times when leaders emerged naturally because of personal motivations and social and political conditioning, we must now install a deliberate system to fish out people most capable of leading the country. UMNO on the other hand lives in the past where it relies on perchance emergence of good leadership- believing that willy-nilly, come what may, a good leader will emerge. Certainly good leaders will emerge but not from UMNO. It will come from those groupings that endure a process of struggle under oppressive conditions.
Or we choose people who operate under conditions of continued struggles and operate under suppressive and oppressive conditions. In Malaysia, such talents can only be found among the opposition parties.
DAP has struggled for 47 years to pursue a dream of a country based on equality, justice and democracy. PAS has struggled much longer to establish a government that operates under the consciousness that there is a higher power that we must account to. Now let’s not be carried with the idea of an absolute theocratic state, or a Islamic Republic type under PAS. That’s the fear UMNO and BN want us to believe.
Why does PAS collaborate with DAP and PKR and others wanting to oust UMNO? The principles are- PAS works along DAP and PKR to establish the greater good all-around and a fear of God. When you fear God, you will not do what God does not want you to. The Muslims want to ingratiate themselves to God. UMNO does not want people to.They want people to declare 'We love PM'.
UMNO operates with no fear of God inside them- that is why there is rampant corruption, abuse of power, oppressive policies. The fear of God can be re-introduced into UMNO people, when the bulk of them are sent to Sungai Buloh Prison after the 13th GE.
Malaysian Malays must first realized that it is the rule of law, established by a good government, respecting the rule of law which protects them. Not UMNO, not any government that do not respect the rule of law.
I go to ceramahs all over the country; the first issue I will address is the simmering fear of the Malays. Who will protect them? Answer: The rule of law. The constitution. The position of Malays? The constitution. Who will protect Islam? Islam will succumb to natural death if Muslims continue to be ruled by UMNO. Islam is protected not by UMNO but by the guarantee in the constitution and by Muslims themselves. Who will protect the Malay rulers? Certainly not by UMNO because in the Constitutional crisis in the 1980s, UMNO were the people going around exposing the dirty linen of the royalty, putting them down and humiliating the Monarchy. And to add further insult, it was led by an UMNO president whose own Malay-ness is suspect.
The Malays must put faith in the rule of law and in the hands of a good government and a responsible government. That is what we want. This election isn’t about Anwar becoming PM and never about extending the tenure of the so called good genes. If the latter is so, then we, the people with the common genes, are forever confined to be coolies and slaves?We must dethrone all these pseudo-aristocrats.