Sunday, September 7, 2008

malaysiakini's Stories on the Political CRISIS in Malaysia

It is sobering that one speech in the Permatang Pauh byelections is becoming the catalyst that could result in the demise of the BN as reported in this malaysiakini article Koh, Ahmad trade verbal jabs.

We know that Ahmad made a speech on a sensitive topic, ie the position of the Chinese in Malaysia and quite a few reporters verified this.
Then we had the DPM making an apology on behalf of UMNO and the government but the man himself is unrepentant and even claims to have the support of many followers.

The whole issue appears to have been badly managed and quicker action by UMNO could have reduced the fallout.

I guess the situation can come to a stage akin to a person suffering from diabetes. Amputate a gangrenous limb or risk your life.
You may be wondering why I seem to favor the continued existence of BN. To me with a revitalised leadership, the BN can be a worthy opponent in government.
There is no guarantee how PR will perform well once it forms the gvernment.

It is like climbing the mountain - once you reach the summit the view is totally different from what you expected.

Meanwhile this song from ABBA has some words that are quite relevant.

Thanks to You Tube. ABBA sings "The Winner Takes it ALL". There is great emotion in this song. He composed the song and his ex-wife sings it


tan, tanjong bungah said...

Hi everyone,

I'd rather have Gerakan leave BN to be a third force and waiting to be an alternative party in a 2-party system. Stay in BN, then you're just awaiting the same fate as PPP.

With UMNO and BN on a self-destruct mode and not being able and unwilling to rebrand since corruption and cronyism is too entrenched in their respective system, you can expect BN to be rejected and decimated in the next GE.

Nostradamus said...

A Tribute to RPK For Your Dreams. (Suatu Penghormatan kepada RPK atas Impian Mu)

The latest news about RPK in Malaysiakini and Malaysia Today, that he would be detained under the ISA have moved me to dedicate this speech by one of the great Freedom Fighters in the world, Martin Luther King Jr. " I Have a Dream" to him.

(Berita terbaru tentang RPK di Malaysiakini dan Malaysia Today, bahawa beliau akan ditahan dibawah ISA telah mengharukan hati saya untuk mendedikasikan ucapan oleh seorang Pejuang Kebebasan Dunia, Martin Luther King Jr. bertajuk "Saya ada Impian" kepada beliau.)

Let us reminiscent over it at

(Marilah kita mengenangkan tentangnya di )