The Meteorological Department has warned that this year’s monsoon will be fierce. The YDP Agong has advised
the rakyat to be prepared. The government thought otherwise. Instead of
investing time and resources to prepare for floods and landslides, they
are preparing for elections. The government is foolhardy to prioritise elections over floods. The
government thinks human lives are expandable with no value except their
The current term of this government is coming to an end, and after having a backdoor government for over two years, another few more months is of little consequence.
is no necessity to push for an election during monsoon season except
for the obvious reason that Umno politicians are desperate to stay in
power so as to plunder with impunity and avoid prosecutions. Those under
detention may even get a free pass out of jail.
The rakyat can
clearly see how corrupted and crooked these Umno politicians are. Let's
put all our differences of race and religion aside and stop Umno from
being the government. This is a clarion call. We have ourselves to blame if they win. We must all vote. It's the least the rakyat should do.
Hrrmph: Not only Budget 2023 is an election manifesto,
it is an "en masse" offer of a bribe. They brought forward the budget
speech so that they can quickly dissolve Parliament. They are likely
hoping that the general election can be held before the worse of the
monsoon is upon us.
With that kind of timeline, they know very well that there is no way the budget will be voted on. The only way is if they are voted back into power.
days of yore, we hear of voters being offered money to vote for certain
parties, mostly surreptitiously. Those days, we had carnivals of food
and concerts. But under jailed former premier Najib Abdul Razak's watch,
any pretence to gentlemanly conduct was dropped.
This last week of events takes the cake. The timing of the budget and almost immediate dissolution
of Parliament is nothing more than an offer of a bribe to the whole
country that if we vote for them, each of us gets such and such amount.
impunity with which it is done leaves me breathless. How do we fight
corruption and all manner of ills besetting this country when these
people who make up the government see nothing wrong in what they are
They are openly and without shame using all the powers vested in them as well as the whole government machinery to enable this.
Cogito Ergo Sum: No one in the current cabinet can hold a candle to former minister Rafidah Aziz.
Her summation of this administration is an astute, damning indictment
of a group pretending to be a ‘government’. In reality, it’s a den of
To hold elections during the annual monsoon season is not just insane but is a calculated ploy to undermine voter turnout.
But this time, the armed forces
can no longer be considered a fixed deposit. Their veterans and current
members are treated worse than ‘pendatangs’ (immigrants).
Umno/BN will be humiliated very badly in this GE. Go, Umno/BN go. And never come back.