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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

An Acid Test for Malaysia's Newspapers

Remember the Watergate story?
President Nixon tried to deny the tapes scandal until the independent Justice department and the press obtained enough information and evidence to force the President to resign or face impeachement.

Over here we have a slightly different scenario.
The public have little confidence in the major players being made fully accountable as recent cases have proved "unsolvable" with no culprits being brought to justice as in the cases of BMF, Perwaja and you can add probably a dozen more.

Apart from malaysiakini the mainstream press carries the usual subdued comments and the usual denials.

I guess if one is really involved in any fixing schemes, the usual and automatic response would be a strong denial and the Minister should not be upset if most readers feel that his remarks appear like merely an empty vessel.

So where do we go from here?
All the vital organs of the body of Malaysia appear to have a terminal cancer and we desperately need the equivalent of a brain and heart transplants to ensure our survival.

The brain represents the political leadership to ensure good policies for peace, progress and justice.

The heart represents the police and judiciary so that laws are properly enforced and all Malaysians will enjoy equal protection under the law.

The good news is that we are still fortunate to enjoy the freedom to vote in elections but the bad news is that many Malaysians still do not realise that we are being cheated of our freedom and rights.


Trashed said...

The people have to take charge. We have been marginalised for too long, allowing rogues to take over the governance of this country.

We, the people, have been systematically been cheated by poor policies which did not reward meritocracy, starting in the 80s.

Do we have alternatives ? If we do not give others a chance, we will never know.

Bernard said...

I salute the lawyers for taking a strong and visible stand against corruption of the judiciary. A Royal COmmission of Inquiry is the ONLY solution to cleanup the judiciary and purge it of all ills.