Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ipoh, 7th May 2009

"...No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream..."
Martin Luther King


The image of the Speaker, Y B Sivakumar, being forcibly removed from the chamber of the Assembly has seared itself into the Malaysian consciousness. That force had to be resorted to it is indication enough that the Barisan Nasional did not have a political or legal solution to the difficulty it found itself in.

I wonder whether anyone is actually celebrating.

MIS

(My column for the Malaysian Insider runs on Monday. It will deal with Perak)


14 comments:

donplaypuks® said...

I am not exactly celebrating, but somethings have become crystal clear.

We now know where our Police (Polis Di raja), HRH (above politics), Civil Servants (Professional & Neutral) and Sergeant At Arms (Answerable to THe Speaker) all really stand.

And that's good. It's important to clearly identify the PEOPLE's enemy who should go come the revolution and 2013!!

http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com

Tiger said...

So, judicial independence "died" in 1988.
Democracy died yesterday.
I'm a Perakian, and I'm disgusted with the way the putsch was done.
BN looks like they are so desperate to cling on to power that they have to resort to this.
ok then, they'll have none of it come 2013!

Anonymous said...

I think many of us ordinary Malaysians are feeling a bit powerless because our ability to choose our leaders in democratic way is slowly but surely being eroded. What is really apparent about this mess is that BN is still as arrogant as ever and will never cede power even democratically.

What I fear for the next GE is that even if PR wins there will be a series of instigated riots that will 'force' the military/police to take control. Looking at what happened in Perak, this is no longer unimaginable but a good possibility.

Paradise Lost

Richiee said...

Can someone design a tombstone and write an orbituary and send these items to BN?
No sensible Malaysians will ever forget how BN treated democracy in Perak on 7 May 2009. The malays of true Malaysia "tak mudah lupa" unlike the UMNO species.

Anonymous said...

So much wasted efforts and yet we could not do anything. What I do wish is that people who had voted for BN would look back with hindsight and realised what a huge mistake they have made that ruined the country. I only pray that everybody would remember this come 2013. If Martin Luther King had his dream realised, I believe that Malaysians will one day achieve their dream too.

LAT said...

Come next GE the best place of abode for these BN-morons is "Tanjung Rambutan" in Perak,the place where BN dig the pit to trap Perakians is also the pit to keep these BN-morons safe and protected because they are the INSANE ones ! I personally view those BN keeps in Taiping Kamunting are the INTELLECTUAL ones as opposed to these BN-morons.

Anonymous said...

It was not only obscene, it was stupid - just plain stupidity - those with too much power, animal instincts and not enough brains...

Anonymous said...

Never imagine a Speaker will be dragged like a criminal out of his seat and held incommunicado for an hour!

This is hooliganism and truly thuggish behaviour is reflective of BN.

Gan said...

Democracy BN's way ! By sheer brute force !

It's a shameful blob in Malaysian history.

Anonymous said...

It was obscenity, an orgy, perverted behaviour in public.

aiyomanaboleh said...

UMNO's nakeness is obvious.

How are they gonna cover themselves up come 3 years from now? Insist that it's the emperor's new clothes and expect everyone to say yes?

flyer168 said...

Malik,

This nation’s rayaat & I share the “Despair & Hopelessness.”

What is new in this Bolehland?

Everyone of them UMNO Leaders are “Squeezing” each other by the “Orbs/Jugulars”.

UMNO/BN are having "New Clowns" in the "Same Ketuanan Paradigm Outfit".

The Muslim Hadhari UMNO Ketuanan/BN Leaders are “Bankrupt of Intelligent, Legal, Constitutional, Political, Financial etc SOLUTIONS”....

Desperate People, at Desperate Times, will RESORT to Desperate Henious Actions even if it means “Destroying” their “Honourable Family Legacy”, our National Constitution, our Monarchy, All our nation’s Institutions, Pillars of Democracy & Justice, their own “MALAY MUSLIM HADHARI” party “UMNO” beyond “Redemption”, their own Kind, this country & its Many People!

In Ipoh on 7/5/09 it is another of their “Wayang Kulit” when they already had THEIR “Master Plan” approved & their “Mercenaries” identified to undertake the Institutional, GLCs, projects, etc plus the Coup d'etat at the DUN....

They & their “Mercenaries” will always be in Denial & therefore resort to “Alternative Tactics” which can only be found in their Gutter Politics & Law of the Jungle “Holy Book”!

Party promotions based on “patronisation, money politics, etc” without “Meritocracy and Proven Track Records” leads to “Leaders” that UMNO is inheriting - “Elite, Ketuanan UMNO BEGGARS”....

Remember....One must always be MAGNANIMOUS in VICTORY....

TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE ONE RIGHT....

Through “Divine” intervention, UMNO, its Leaders & their Mercenaries are now “Outdoing & Destroying” each other with their “Power, Greed & Henious Crimes”.

Every new day will be another “New Revelation” to reveal another “Truth” in its Self Destruct motion towards its “Demise”.

Just give them enough rope to “Hang” themselves at every turn in their “Final” chapter.

UMNO Baru is too deep in its 4th stage “Terminal Cancer” NOW, to be CURED”....Period!

As for PR....when the PR Leader (Speaker) was under threat, where were the 2nd & 3rd line Leaders (ex-MB, etc) to provide backup, diversions, etc at the battlefront?

UMNO/BN had their Legal & Operations Director in Datuk Shafee WITHIN the Dewan, advising Zam before & during the adjournment, but PR had no equivalent....

PR cannot just hold on to their "Constitutional Rights" alone but have to "Think, Plan, Strategise & ACT" beyond "Outside the Box"....

To counter whatever is at "Play" accordingly....

PR Speaker should have nominated ex-MB, etc to send off Raja Nazrin with the "Threatening" situation at hand....

If PR Speaker & ex-MB thought they had managed to have a "Word or Two" with Raja Nazrin to support them, then they were "Mistaken" as UMNO/BN has Raja Nazrin by his Orbs/Jugulars"

The PR Aduns were "Outmatched & mislead into UMNO/BN's TRAP".

Further they have been "ZOMBIED & DUMBED" by the UMNO/BN's Bomoh spell to finally be "OVERWHELMED" by UMNO/BN's Charade at the Dewan sitting to unlawfully & physically remove their PR "Speaker"....

Never underestimate your opponents, especially when they play by their "Gutter Politics & Law of the Jungle" Holybook.

John Quincy Adams:

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

....AND MIRACLES APPEAR!

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We must accept finite disappointment, but must never lose infinite hope.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;

it must be demanded by the oppressed.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remember “What goes round, will come round to these Desperate UMNO/BN Ketuanan Beggars” - Past, Present & Future.

Divine Intervention Works Wonders to accelerate their “Self Destruct Implosion.”

The “Opressors” will “FAIL” & God Almighty will ensure “Justice” will be done.

This may happen sooner rather than later…

Let us all sit back & watch the fun “Fireworks & Implosion”....

Do keep up your “Prayers” to God Almighty in your own way for “Sanity, Human Rights, Justice, Freedom, Equality & Peace to “Prevail” over “EVIL”

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

MIS,

U seems to be so one-sided. Just bcoz u may know the law well, it is unacceptable for you to justify the political scene by siding pakatan. U may disagree but it is obvious, u may not even realise of being irrational. Be neutral and look fr outside of the box not merely within the parameter of the law. Do not mix abuse, corruption etc as PR is also fooling around the pple but ppl just love it, even their faeces. One has to be pragmatic and not merely follow the book blindly. What do u expect them to do when Siva refused to leave, when he was the one who wanted to chase BN out first, etc.

Why no one criticise the judiciary for declaring Nizar the valid MB? Arent you guys always say judges are corrupted, bias and unfair? Oh perhaps depending when it is in pakatan favour, right????

Tiger said...

Anon @0943 hrs,
Your opinion cannot hold water as you yourself are not neutral.
MIS is merely expressing his opinions from a legal point of view, and based on them, it just so happens that BN is wrong.
Is that so difficult to accept?
MIS has rebuked PR before, does that mean at that time he is a BN supporter?
We all admit PR is not perfect, but sadly, they're a much better option than the corrupt and evil form of government that BN is.

PS. How do you like your tax money being spent on unnecessary "police enforcement" during political events by BN? Well, unless you're a BN supporter who doesn't need to pay income tax.