Today, the lower rung leaders of Pakatan Rakyat issued a joint statement which to me revealed how delusional they are. Not to mention their arrogant presumption of taking over the government. Anyway, that is what to be expected from Pakatan Rakyat. One paragraph of the joint statement however, stood out like a sore thumb.
“Kami yakin terdapat segelintir elit pemerintah BN yang diketuai UMNO bercita-cita untuk mencipta huru hara agar dapat membantut perubahan, melumpuhkan demokrasi dan merampas hak-hak rakyat Malaysia yang dilindungi Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Kami khuatir seandainya masalah sengaja dibiar merebak dan berlarutan untuk memberikan alasan kepada pemerintah bertindak keras termasuk penangkapan beramai-ramai menggunakan Undang-undang Darurat untuk membendung kemaraan rakyat yang menuntut pembelaan.”
Pakatan Rakyat, who had often accused Barisan Nasional guilty of the country’s instability and disrupting social harmony had made a seditious statement themselves – inciting anxiety and public disorder without any proof. What evidence have they got in issuing that statement? Nothing.
That statement was so irresponsible and it left little to wonder about their own political maturity. Having to resort to this filthy tactic just to incite public hatred towards the government is definitely breaking the rule of law. The Home Ministry may not have enough brainpower to pick this up. Even the Bar Council may not have the proper independence to realize this.
We had several instances in our past history that spreading malicious rumours over the media or even through SMSes will have severe repercussions to the guilty party. Often, for the sake of nation’s peace and harmony, the Sedition Act or the Internal Security Act were used to quell such devastating rumours.
There were many instances where rumour-mongers were put to jail under those Acts for instigating public disorder. The more recent case was the SMS on the mass conversion of Muslims into Christianity in an Ipoh church back in 2006. The perpetrators of this rumour were put to jail under the Sedition Act for the near riot it has caused in front of the church.
Same rule should apply here. Shouldn’t these leaders be chastised as well?
Pakatan Rakyat should realise that it has gone bankrupt of any moral values. This is just a desperate attempt to affirm their self professed popularity. Not to mention that the bait they had used might not come to fruition. Majority of the people had called Anwar’s bluff on his intention to be the Prime Minister by 16th September 2008 and his credibility is questioned yet again.
Why does Anwar need to go to Taipei? He had in numerous times mentioned that he already has more than 30 MPs in his pocket. If he had bought persuaded them over, why bother to meet these people there? Just wait for them to come back and sort it out then.
To me he is becoming more and more like an ageing Shakespearean actor who had run out of scenes to play with. He probably will not escape the sodomy charges this time around. In the end, his encyclopedia of play-acting may have just run out of pages.
To be continued…