Saturday, October 18, 2008

Window closing

The Perfect storm which swept Malaysia in March 2008 may soon unwind. Pakatan Rakyat may lose their opportunity to form the next government and to end 51 years of BN rule. Assuming Pakatan Rakyat waits till the next General Elections in 2012, the elements which helped the opposition gain ground may be reversed.

In 2012, the world economy would be just turning around, trouble causers will be in jail and controversial cases like the murder of the innocent Mongolian girl and commission at the defence ministry will all be buried long before 2012. There may not be a vocl critic like Mahathir and the democratic space will be greatly curbed. The general public will return to their busy life of making money, too afraid to rock their rice boat. The BN race parties will continue to play each race against the other.

Scary thought.
Carpe diem!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

God and Politics

Many Malaysians are god fearing people. Although we hail from different religions, by and large we believe in god who brings justice and many believe that the March 8th calamity upon the Barisan Nasional government is nothing short of the hand of god. Christians, malays, hindus and Budhists have been praying for justice and to many justice was carried out on March 8th 2008.

I believe that most religions see murder and the taking of a human life as wrong and evil. As a Christian, I recall a passage in Genesis 4, God said to Cain after he had murdered his brother Abel; “Where is your brother, Abel?” After pleading innocence and indifference, God said; ”What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” Whether this is figuratively or literally is besides the point. God goes on to state Cain’s curse that the land will no longer be fruitful or furtile to him. “When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer.” God said.

Where am I going with this? Well, to me, the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu and the subsequent high level cover up of the murder on Malaysian soil is something that has brought a curse on Malaysia. If Pak Lah is a God fearing man, then he must listen and right the wrong by exposing without fear or favour those who were involved in the murder of this innocent woman in such a violent way. If he truly wants what is best for UMNO then he must do what is right before leaving office.

Her blood cries out from the land, and God will bring His judgment upon the leaders and Malaysians. If Pak Lah will not do anything then March 8th is only the foretaste of the end for UMNO and the Barisan Nasional government. UMNO and the Barsian Nasional government will be relegated to history and this will only be possible by the divine hand of a God of justice.