The Real Deal
The Real Deal
Many interesting things have happened lately and although I have the strong urge to write about my recent trip to New York and Washington, I think one needs to be written touching on the indecisive Home Minister on an impending mass rally that if it is allowed will encourage more rallies that will disrupt our tourism and retail industry
Dato’ Sri Najib has been doing a fine job travelling around the world raising Malaysia’s profile among the world business community and luring foreign investments to our shores seeing quick results.
At home, locals mostly the affluent and rich organizers of Bersih are using the majority of the less educated and low income earning mass to flood the streets to cause nuisance and serve the political purpose of the opposition.
What has the Home Minister got to say?
The Star Online quoted the “much feared” Minister as saying the police would handle the issue so as to avoid any quarters from accusing him of political involvement in the matter.
After having said that and the announcement of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, the Bersih movement still intends to continue with their event inviting retaliatory measures and inflammatory remarks by more than 30 other Malay NGOs, which could spell total calamity and chaos in the Capital.
And all the Home Minister can say is “I leave it to the police to act professionally and in accordance with the law,” thinking it will indemnify him from any responsibility if anything untoward were to happen.
Because there is a lack of assertiveness from the Home Minister, instead of parties backing off, we see others even within the ruling party like UMNO Youth getting into the fray disrespecting the warning of the former who is also a Vice President of UMNO.
What The Youth Movement should do instead as a pressure group is to COMPEL the Minister in charge of Internal Security to be more FORCEFUL and RESPONSIBLE instead of joining in to encourage others to undermine the nation’s peace and public order. All it takes is one verbal abuse coupled with emotions not having the benefit of intellect and all Hell will break loose.
I am the last person who’d want to tell the gentleman Minister how to do his job but maintaining law and order and National Security isn’t like dashing ingredients in the kitchen wok on a trial and error basis until the dish becomes a cuisine.
National income from tourism and foreign investments through the hard promotional tours of the good Prime Minister and his Deputy Muhyiddin Yassin are at stake if preventive measures are not taken and animosity is allowed to spill onto the streets. “Two wrongs don’t make a right”, neither does a third wrong if the Home Minister chooses to remain neutral and irresponsible.
We already know the culprits behind this impure endeavor under the pretext of demanding for clean elections! Special branch reports by various intelligence bureaus should be flooding in to allow the Minister to make the necessary decisions without even flinching. Pull them in and if any of them are adamant in going through with it, then take stern action in accordance to whatever the law provides. If the Minister is afraid to take action, which is in the best interest of the majority (the 418 odd police reports by business operators and tourists associations should be enough to bring courage to him to make the right move), then he should step aside and let a real man do the job!
Two of the many provisions are:
‘If the Minister is satisfied that the detention of any person is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to the maintenance of essential services therein or to the economic life thereof, he may make an order (hereinafter referred to as a detention order) directing that that person be detained for any period not exceeding two years’. (s 8(1) Internal Security Act 1960)
Much money has been spent to promote Malaysia abroad and our best selling points to lure foreign investors here is our peace, political stability and friendly business environment.
The Forbes Brothers Surrounding The Prime Minister
Forbes Incorporated recently described Malaysia as the “center of the world”. Forbes will be bringing the World C.E.O. Conference to Kuala Lumpur in September. A number of Presidents and VPs of international conglomerates lined up to meet the Prime Minister in New York and at least one renowned mobile manufacturer have intentions to pick Malaysia as its Asian headquarters bypassing China and India, while the others already have a strong presence in Malaysia and are currently acting as our “ambassadors” in the world corporate scene by promoting our country with their counterparts abroad.
When National and Economic Security is at stake, it is not the time to be popular or fear to lose future election votes but to maintain the good run this country is having. This hard call must be for Malaysia, not for the elections. Make the right decision for the benefit of the mass and let the chips fall where they may. We must trust the judgment of the majority who will eventually see the righteous path of our actions.
If we act cowardly and become indecisive, or make the right decision at the wrong time, we will not only lose more seats in the elections, but also the economy and foreign confidence in our state of affairs.