Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Pak Lah :The Greatest Malaysian Reformer

The online dictionary provided the definition of a Reformer as :
1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.
a. To abolish abuse or malpractice in: reform the government.
b. To put an end to (a wrong). See Synonyms at

I would say that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is the greatest Reformer Malaysia has ever seen. Never in the history of Malaysia has such widespread reform in government from local municipal to state wide politics been undertaken as it is now. Don’t look at this in wrong way, but allow the facts to speak for itself – under the “watchful” eye of PM Abdullah:
1) There is greater space for discourse in the media, internet and coffee shops
2) A lesser fear of retribution from Special Branch, as compared to previous administration.
3) Allowed opposition to control a record number of states (5) to allow for greater reform
4) As a result of opposition controlling these 5 states there will local council elections in a few years- Not since 1964
5) Malaysian Parliament has a record number of opposition MPs which will allow for greater accountability and reform in Parliament.
6)Penang will have drastic changes and reform in government as they review past abuses.

Call him the “Accidental Reformer” if you will but Pak Lah is definitely the man for the times! A hero from the rank and file of UMNO!

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