The 12th General Election: The combined 50 years of hollowness in BN governance (2)
Posted January 7, 2008on:
There is no denying that much was done during the reign of BN in Malaysia…much good for the people. The sum of goodness has fallen so drastically in recent years that it has overwhelmed the goodness that BN had ever done to the people in its 50 years of governance.
The continued exposure of corruption, mis-governance, scandals, political intervention in the judiciary system, imprisonment under the ISA, police arrogance, absence of freedom of expression and assembly, and a host other non-acceptable standards of human rights would be enough substance for the people to conclude the incapability of the BN government to continue governing the country as an honest, caring, transparent and credible government.
For us in the cyberworld, BN’s misconduct is too well-known.
We need the mass to be well-versed with what we know.
Therefore, there should be someone on every street in every town and villages to be the mouthpiece of truth and justice. The people must be persuaded to take on that role. More so, when our newspapers are denied the permit to distribute the truth among the people. We are also denied the use of the people’s information media (TV, radio & other newspapers) to present across our version of news to the people. The access to information media is one of the demands of BERSIH. It is only fair that in any election, all sides competing should be allowed fair access to the media. The only thinkable reason why the opposition is denied any access is that such allowance would render the BN a losing party even before the battle of election begins.
BN stands on flimsy ground. It has neither the will nor the moral strength to uplift the people’s plight, let alone soaring their status to greater heights in the true sense of the whole idea.
The BN has failed in managing the resources of the country. Ask any man on the street now and they will lament the hardships they are facing; rising costs of living, difficulties in making ends meet, the exorbitant costs of children’s education, the surmountable health care bills, cutting back on familial outings and recreation, foregoing further studies and other plans for the future, still unable to own a house, or even a car for the family, etc.
Help recruit the people to be the mouthpiece of the alternative government. The people deserve more than what is given to them by BN because there is enough in the coffers for the all the people. It’s when a handful of elite gets so greedy, the people’s right and benefits shrink to a dismal level. We must together put a stop to that! We need an incredibly huge number of volunteers to do that! Write to us as volunteers.