Monday, January 21, 2013

Mahathir And RCI: Now Then, Tunku...

As the worms crawl out of the can, Mahathir seems like a desperate man.

They say a desperate man will clutch at any straw and it does seem that Mahathir is doing it all.

Even to the extent of wanting to drag Tunku from beyond the grave for a RCI (Royal Commission of Inquiry) into why, oh why...

But while Tunku was doing it as part of nation building, as Skamongkol put it succinctly, and also because it was part of the conditions before the British were willing to grant independence to a never-before-colonised Malaya, what was the objective of 'Project IC'?

Of course, it is not wrong to grant citizenship to foreigners who qualify. But even then, we want to be smart and not grant citizenship to everyone just because he meets the conditions. And we want the hopeful to send in his application and to go through the proper procedure and channel.

Even a Malaysian by operation of law has to apply for his blue IC at a NRD (National Registration Department) office, fill in some form and sign it, have his photograph and thumb prints taken and pay a fee. Then wait some time to have the IC processed

But it seemed that some people in Sabah did not even have to see the back, let alone the front, of a NRD office to obtain his.

And not even have to ask or apply for one. Yes, even to the extend of having it being hand delivered to him.

Now, that did seem like all prim and proper, didn't it all?

And of course all of them who received their ICs that way, were all qualified.

Of course, they voted too, like any responsible citizen.

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