Today, I have decided to present two readings for you to read as an BERFORE YOU VOTE reading and the other as an AFTER YOU HAVE VOTED reading. The sequence is entirely up to you.
Both are my favorite commentators Azly Razman and Terence Netto. Azly has been able to capture the mood and the seismic ritcher scale readings experienced by him although from a distance, and spot on, especially, when he propounds as a MALAY academician of international statutre.
Terence Netto has been potrayed as bitterly an Annuar man. Sure he has shadowed Anwar’s every movement but one would read instances of him, dispensing without fear or favor, giving it where it hurts towards a rethinking. He IS able to do this as he writes gratis, and not a paid hack of Anwar Ibrahim. Trust me I know.
That Anwar Ibrahim would be adjudged the most consequential political leader of the second half century of the Malaysian nation's existence is not in doubt.
This would be true even if by midnight tomorrow he is not endorsed as prime minister of the country as a result of the outcome of the country's 13th general election.
Why so HERE
I have been engulfed with sadness these days and overwhelmed by it yesterday, as I follow closely the developments leading to our “mother of al elections”. I am referring to the alleged flying in of dubious voters via special/chartered flights that might be the factor in deciding the victory of BN come May 6, 2013. On the status page of my Facebook, I wrote these notes:
1) DEEP SADNESS...
My feelings tonight... thinking of the magnitude of fraud and possible degree of destruction to my beloved nation... three days to the important day and major issues are not resolved yet. We are going to have an election and pretend that the winner will still govern our lives carrying a fraudulent mandate... sadness engulfing me - ar
2) GE13... a question.
should we let Nature take its course
and Fate to dictate Free Will?
or should we tie our camel to the olive tree
and pray that it'll not be stolen while we watch
the elections drama of the century? - ar
How do we understand our shattering hope and at the same time address our rage against the machine?
The latest allegation of the flying in of tens of thousands of dubious voters, whilst being made public and the nation now alarmed, could be a factor to shatter the hopes of Malaysian to taste a free and fair election. It is a serious allegation with far-ranging consequences.
A shattering Malaysian hope?
What will another win for BN entail, given its massive control of the media, men, machinery and even the minds of those it has clutched for 55 years in this grand narrative of hypermodernity, oriental despotism, hegemony, and the propping of a façade to disguise a failing state?