Thursday, May 7, 2009

malaysiakini on all the POMP and PAGEANTRY Signifying NOTHING in PERAK...

The Star and NST describe how the Regent of Perak will open the Perak State Assembly with much fanfare and ceremony but if one reads how the state constitution has been abused by the usurpers and the one-sided approach of the Polis, one can only be angry at the way the citizens of Perak have been denied their rights to a legitimately elected government.
This crisis would have been easily averted if new state elections had been called instead of the months of legal wrangling.
This article in malaysiakini says it all Chaos in State Assembly.
There are 2 things that concern me about the developments in Perak.
1.The prevention of the will of the people to be expressed in elections when a political stalemate is evident.
2.The one-sided approach of the Polis and even preventing the peaceful freedom of expression by wearing black as a sign of protest.

Malaysia could be the first country where your sartorial choice could be a hazard when wearing black can result in instant arrest. I guess it makes it easy for the Polis to spot you compared to the snatch robbers in major towns.

1 comment:

Chauncey Gardener said...

The police are going for the low hanging fruit (people wearing black) to fill their quota.

Snatch thieves, burglars, robbers, etc ? Too much work - have to look for them.