Sunday, January 6, 2013

Jangan Jaga Tepi Kain Orang (Don't' Be A Nosy Parker)

The Star 5 Jan 2013
It is telling that Barisan is now reduced to jaga tepi kain orang (to being a nosy parker)

Even the Election Commission (EC), who really have no business here, could not resist adding their two cents to the corrected DAP central executive committee election results. As if the internal affairs of the DAP is their concern!

The EC is better off seeing to the demands of Bersih for a clean electoral roll and for a free, fair and clean electoral system.

As if there are no more pressing matters to attend to, except being a kaypo (busybody)

For a start, Barisan could busy themselves by demanding that the government start getting serious about fighting corruption.

About doing something to combat the perception of businessmen that Malaysia is the most corrupt country in Asia to do business in.

About checking the frightening illicit outflow of funds, which has, for the past decade, come close to a trillion ringgit.

That sum is almost equivalent to the country's total development fund for the last eight or nine years!

Imagine all that fund for the country's development for the last eight or nine years just lesap begitu (vanish just like that!)

Imagine again what that amount of money could do for the country if put to proper use, instead of being squirreled out of the country by robber barons who probably enjoy the protection of the powers that be, or are themselves the powers that be?

Imagine again how the country has been robbed and raped with nary a concern from the authorities, and you get a sense of Barisan's irrelevance.

Instead of wasting time measuring the helm of other people's clothes, Barisan could also start telling the government to stop indiscriminately dipping its hand in the national till just to gain popularity, and aggravating the sovereign debt that has now ballooned beyond the legal limit of 55% GDP.

Barisan could also start to redeem itself by telling the government to do something to restore the tattered image of the Malaysian judiciary that used to command much respect, even internationally, until the infamous sacking of the Lord President and several senior judges in 1988 when Mahathir was at his peak of power and everybody was cowed and there was much cowering.

At the same time, Barisan might have some ideas to share with the government as how to restore the public's trust in the Malaysian police force (PDRM)? Or in the anti corruption agency (MACC)?

Well, until then, Barisan is perhaps better suited to jaga tepi kain orang.

And that is no loss, as far as I am concerned.

For all I care, Barisan can remain in the fringe of their sartorial minding.

And the rest of Malaysia can look forward to a new dawn, sans Barisan, sans Umno and the rest of the mosquitoes.

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