July 5, 2010
SakmongkolAK47: We need a strong, determined and serious leadership.
We trivialise things when we say we shouldnt believe what the opposition says because they are the opposition. This line of thinking means that as the opposition they will always lie about facts and the truth. The opposition is driven by one aim that of denigrating its opponents.
How valid is such a proposition?
If its true, then whatever UMNO says in Kelantan, Penang, Kedah, the Federal Territory, Selangor and even Perak should not be believed at all. It is drivel. Why? Because in these places they ARE the opposition. And the opposition will always politicise facts and truth, and that they are twisted and demented people.
What do we have then? We have a political Mexican standoff. We cant move because to do so would place us at a disadvantage. The reasons why we are at this stage are because we did not address the issue head-on when it was a minor problem.
When Balasubramaniam surfaced and talked about how the carpet-seller Deepak and the PMs brother corrupted him by offering RM5 million, everyone says that was just a lie. He was even able to produce a cheque or something, how did we refute that? We refuted it dismissively, saying it was not true and its all a fabrication and a figment of the imagination of a heinous person.
No one took up the issue seriously. The person most affected by the allegation, the PM, repeated a mere statement, saying that it was a lie. What would a serious leader do? He would haul the person alleging a very serious thing to court and have the court deal with the accuser and liar seriously. At the very least, sue the accuser for defamation or something.
Ge t hold of the carpet-seller and charge him in court for abetting people out to defame and overthrow a legitimate PM and his government. Maybe even a charge of treason punishable by death. The allegations brought by this Bala are not a walk in the park which can be treated in a most cavalier and dismissive manner.
We shouldnt be dismissive about things such as this. Balas allegations should be confronted with our own clear and firm denial. The veracity can only be established by an independent team of verifiers and adjudicators.
Wrong move number one.
We should fire the PMs advisers. In the United States, a sitting president would be impeached and testimony taken from him. That is the only way to exonerate him or to have him removed.
Our objective should be to prove that what Bala and his conspirators say are untruths. The facts and stories they produced must be matched by equally convincing refuting facts and story. Its never sufficient and much less convincing to brush them off by saying these are just politically motivated stories.
Wrong move number two.
By repeating this defective manufactured story linking what Bala or RPK want to say as machinations of the opposition and therefore they MUST be lies. Fire your stupid minister or ministers who suggest this storyline because of a perceived link between RPK and Bala and PKR, then these are all lies.
Why should anyone be prevented from meeting up with RPK? He hasnt committed any crime and if he has, then the long arm of the law should be sufficient to bring him back. The inability of our own law-enforcing agency to bring him back from the UK would suggest that we have not got sufficient standing to have RPK extradited. We havent got a case against him. If we have, then the UK law-enforcing agency must be the stupidest in the world for not working alongside to enforce valid laws.
This the home minister hasnt answered but he is! busy te lling stories about the link between RPK and PKR. Probably some UMNO people will even say these people are the same because the syllables in their names are the same.
Whats so saddening about allowing the MACC to go to London and expose the vicious lies and innuendos that this Bala is doing? And we can also expose the possibility that RPK and Zaid and PKR are the people behind the plot to overthrow the legitimate government through an extra judicial means.
We need a strong, determined and serious leadership.
* Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de plume of Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz. He was Pulau Manis assemblyman (2004-2008).
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