Libyan leader should not use violence, Malaysian PM says
ISTANBUL — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi should not use violence against protestors who have been on streets for days in a bloody uprising against the regime, said Malaysian Prime Minister Wednesday.
"We believe that he should not use violence," Najib Razak told AFP in Istanbul.
People are giving "a clear sign of their demand for change and reform" in Arab and north African countries, and governments will have to take heed of that, said the prime minister of the mainly Muslim southeastern Asian country.
"The constitutional and political reforms that would be effective should be able to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of people, particularly the young people", said Razak.
Razak said the change in the region should be peaceful and he called both protestors and government forces to not use violence.
The prime minister said he has no concerns that Malaysia risks of a possible uprising. He said the elections in his country are "quite free and fair" and the government support is in increase.
Libyan embassy staff in Malaysia on Tuesday condemned the "massacre" of anti-government protesters and said they are no longer loyal to embattled leader Kadhafi.
Allow me to put together some thoughts on how to walk your talk:
First you DO what you want US to do. Condemn racism and corruption. There is nothing more powerful and motivating for US the rakyat than observing our “adequately titled leaders” do the actions or behaviors they are requesting from others. Why bastardize 1Malaysia by appointing known felons to head corporations. The arithmetic does not add up. Was Mahatma Gandhi joking when he said, “Become the change you wish to see in the world."
If you design a process like your 1Malaysia, follow it, believe in it and see it through despite Perkasa and Utusan’s attempt to derail it. Why should we get on your multi-million dollars1Malaysia train if your own people attempt to derail it…..and you make no attempt to kick these saboteurs off your 1Malaysia express.
Act as if you are part of the country that UMNO decided you lead, not always just the head of it. Dig in and do actual work, too. People will appreciate that you are personally knowledgeable about the effort needed to get the work done. They will not trust your leadership because you cannot empathise with their aspirations and their fears.
Help people achieve their aspirations that are important to them like free speech, freedom to assemble, as well as the goals you are stuffing down our throats day in and day out about 1Malaysia. It is becoming a distasteful platitude.
Do what you say you're going to do. Don’t make rash promises that you can’t keep. People want to trust you and your leadership.
Ask your cabinet to police themselves. They must provide feedback to each other when they fail to walk their talk. It is not up to the rakyat and the opposition to point out inconsistencies.