Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz today said he stands by the two million Indian Malaysians who did not participate in the Nov 25 rally organized by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf).- Malaysiakini
How does he know that the two million Indian Malaysians are really behind him? Let me suggest that Nazri test his popularity by contesting in a Parliament or State seat where there are a large percentage of Malaysian Indian voters and see whether the Malaysian Indian population really supports him.
Nazri: "There are ways to discuss these issues. Street demonstration is not the way," he said, adding that grouses and complaints must be forwarded in a peaceful manner.” We don't want to show that the government will pay attention (to the public's grouses) only after there are demonstrations and riots,” he explained.
Grouses and complaints were forwarded to the gomen not once, not twice or thrice but on numerous occasions but the gomen acted like a piece of dead wood or 'tongkoi kayu', refused to listen or look at their grievances. So what alternative do they have? Worst still, when they demand to talk to the big gomen bosses, instead the big bosses, send an arrogant stupid 'budak pejabat' like you who is also deaf and dumb...mau bincang apa lagi..ah?
Nazri : "In Thailand and Vietnam, there's no elected government. Even if there is, the elections are disputed," he said, adding that the Malaysian government, on the other hand, was given the mandate by the people to rule the country.
Yes they had elections in Thailand and Vietnam, but the difference is that the campaigning period isn’t 8 to 9 days like ours. They allow open campaigning, while ours are restricted to within the compound of a house or hall. They don’t make use of the government machinery to go campaigning, while our gomen ministers use their official cars, government vehicles to move up and down the campaign trail. Their mass media are fair in reporting, compared to ours that only voices government propaganda. Like ours,their elected government are often marred by strings of grafts and corruptions. What kind of mandate is he talking about,when you buy votes openly; using 'hantus' to vote for them; messing up the electoral rolls so that genuine voters are denied of their voting rights and gerrymandering electoral boundaries to their advantage.
Instead of condeming the rallies,the gomen should have been more concerned about their grudges. The gomen could have avoided the use of their power play to curtail the mass rallies,thru direct negotiations with the various parties involved. The police could have allowed a certain number of participants to handover their memorandum peacefully without any hitch and things will be over in a few hours. But,this never happen because Pat Lah thought that he has being 'cabar' and this gave the police,FRU the licence to act ‘macam orang amok’,setting up roadblocks here and there,causing havoc and traffic pandemonium. Had they acted with caution all these hullaballoo and traffic chaos could be avoided.
They got brains but on their bottom,and, the usage of weapons is the only way they know how to silence the rakyat's peaceful resentment.......