Monday, 09 February 2009 00:14
Breaking News 1 -- Kedah state executive councillor V Arumugam has resigned as executive councillor and state assemblyman citing the threats and intimidation have made it unbearable for him to continue. The PKR assemblyman did not join BN. A by-election for Bukit Selambau will have to be called.
Breaking News 2 -- PAS Youth has called upon all its members to go to Ipoh immediately to safeguard MB Nizar as there are rumours the police is planning to arrest him for sedition to the Sultan.
Thank you YB Arumugam for doing the right thing for not crossing over and giving the mandate back to the people. You have shown yourself to be a true servant of the people. When push came to shove, you did the right thing instead of caving in to pressure like the Perak Three.
I hope you reveal more details of what happened. I hope you have recordings, photographs, documents or whatever.
Let's nail the conspirators to the wall!
It's time that ALL rakyat - BN and PR supporters and all those in between - ask ourselves: is this the politics we want in our country?
Do we still want a ruling party where kidnapping, threats, bribery, corruption, abuse of power, manipulation of state apparatus and the Sultan is deemed legitimate ways to assume power?
It's time to set aside partisan loyalties and think of Malaysia.
It's no longer a matter of which party has the best ideology, most charismatic leader or prettiest logo.
It's no longer a debate about which party has served or can serve the people better.
It's no longer about Malay, Chinese, Indian dan lain-lain.
It's no longer about "ketuanan Melayu" or "ketuanan rakyat".
It's about our very survival as a nation.
So as one nation, we must decide...do we want a country to be run by this kind of people?
Think carefully you answer.
Put aside your loyalties and ponder first this saying by the German anti-Nazi activist, Pastor Martin Niemöller:
In Germany, they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
We see UMNO is on the warpath. They have conquered Perak. They did it sneakily, illegally, immorally, corruptedly, criminally and possibly even violently. And now they are attacking Kedah.
They have no regard for morals and law.
They have no regard for the Sultan, using Baginda like a puppet and messenger boy.
Our country will certainly be destroyed one day if such people are allowed to be in power. Just because it doesn't happen to you today, does not mean it will not happen to you tomorrow.