Monday, February 8, 2010

Malaysian Democracy a Sham?

Today, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah called Malaysia a democracy which existed in name only, and said that reforms could not be expected from the incumbents in power, in an apparent attack against UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) – as reported by The Malaysian Insider.

Razaleigh said the original founding ideals laid down by Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman had been warped.

“We have left it to the deranged for too long ...To expect change from the incumbents is to expect, in the Malay saying, the mice to repair the gourd…‘Bagai tikus baiki labu.’

I need not comment on Razaleigh’s remarks but as they say, the truth hurts. This is the man who dared to challenge Mahathir Mohamad and lost, but he was never down. Today, he is a much-respected statesman who is not afraid to call a spade a spade.

Yesterday (or early this morning, Malaysian time) Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea brushed Arsenal aside for a 2-0 win in this EPL match, and in the process, applied a potentially fatal blow to Arsenal's title ambitions.

Still Arsene Wenger believed his side played well enough but conceded they were let down by some slack defensive work on set plays – that’s a manager’s doublespeak. To me, Arsenal never looked serious enough to score. Whatever, the final result will show that we lost!

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