Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mahathir sharpens attack on Najib two ideologies — one that makes and keeps its promises,other that lies

 Woke up late, like the proverbial rabbit, only to find that the tortoise was far ahead. So it started making loud noises to somehow distract the tortoise from target.Najib has made increasing use of the colonial-era Sedition Act. Some 49 activist groups today demanded the resignation of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who had gone on a racist rant against Chinese businesses, saying it was an irresponsible move on the part of the minister to play on racial sentiments. It noted that the Act was a draconian law originally targetted at those who called for Malaysia’s Independence, and which gives the government sweeping powers to clamp down on critics.
“These politically motivated charges "It is ludicrous that someone could face three years in prison simply for a tweet critical of the authorities,the relentless use of the Act by the Malaysian government amounted to a serious assault on freedom of expression that had a chilling effect on public debate in the country
, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak promised a raft of human rights reforms including cutting the country’s infamous colonial-era Internal Security Act, which allows for indefinite detention without trial.
None of those reforms happened. Instead, in the past several months, Najib, faced with a revolt within his United Malays National Organization, has in effect replaced the internal security act with a sedition law that he had also promised to do away with.  Under its provisions, as many as 20 opposition political figures, lawyers and at least one journalist have been charged and are confronted with varying penalties in what the Malaysian press has taken to calling “operation dragnet,” an oblique reference to Operation Lalang, in which former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad ordered the roundup of dozens of opponents in 1987 and jailed them under the Internal Security Act. Najib is at the mercy of forces he either can’t or won’t control given the weakness of UMNO and the ruling coalition as they look forward to a bleak 2018 election. He also has former Premier Mahathir publicly gunning for him. Muhyiddin Yassin, the deputy prime minister, who is said to be aiming for Najib’s job, has said the loss of only a few percentage points could cost the coalition the leadership of the country for the first time since independence. 
The government's alleged inability to answer mounting questions on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has led to the emergence of blogs targetting its critics, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Najib had a habit of lying and deceiving Malaysians "Didn't you Najib say that you will never enter politics? Then why did you do so? You also took UMNO support to form the governmen despite promising not to do so and also swearing by your children,"Mahathir said. has been perhaps the worst when it comes to civility How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.How long? Not long, because you shall reap what you sow.How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice
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