As it stands, Raja Petra's Malaysia Today site will soon be blocked (fer sedition & slander) & rumours abound that Malaysiakini will soon follow suit. Bloggers (ie you & me) beware. Big brother is most definitely watching you & finger placed precariously over the 'DELETE' button.
The three most famous alphabets in Malaysian vocabulary - 'I', 'S' & 'A' - has begun making the rounds. That most effective of silencing tools - FEAR - has been utilised by Barisan Najis to mute the grumblings of the masses.
In light of all these developments, me is still faced by serious fooking stubbornness from some quarters over me simple & humble request that they visit the Post Office to REGISTER as a voter. Again, me is NOT asking you to fly flags, blog, send emails or take to the fooking streets in protest.
Just that when you are next at yer Post Office to pay yer utility bills, you fooking hand yer IC over to register as a voter. Apathy at the current economic crisis as well as the clamping down of FREE SPEECH & other civil liberties should spur you as a concerned citizen into REGISTERING.
ME knows me has offended, irritated & quite simply rubbed more than a few people the wrong way with me constant reminders. But that is a price me is willing to pay fer what is at stake far outweighs any unpopularity issues.
This excerpt was taken from the Canberra Times:
The only political game Malaysia now, at least among Umno, is to stop Anwar. The security apparatus will also be used against Anwar's allies.
Several leaders in Anwar's parties have been arrested for corruption, and bloggers who are sympathetic to Anwar are being sued for defamation and publishing false reports on the Internet.
The Government is also expected to pass laws that restrict political chatter on the Internet, and crack down harder on civil society groups.
The BN is still a powerful political machine and when it is threatened, it moves back to its authoritarian mode. There is every reason to believe that there will be mass arrests under the Internal Security Act to stop Anwar from becoming prime minister.
There are too many vested interests that will stop at nothing to make sure that their corruption and past misdeeds are not exposed by Anwar's new administration.
They have every reason to fear the consequences of an Anwar ascendancy. When Anwar's party took power in several states after the March general election, they exposed shady land deals and government contracts worth millions.
A Morgan Stanley report published a few years ago says that corruption has cost Malaysia the equivalent of more than US$110 billion (RM360 billion) in the past 30 years.
The NEP was promulgated about 30 years ago and it was only after the NEP came into being that ''money politics'' became synonymous with Umno.
If Anwar eventually becomes prime minister, it will be one of Asia's most remarkable political comeback tales.
ps: Look forward to yer comments as usual on this very REAL threat to OUR civil liberties. To the unregistered citizen, do you still wanna do NOTHING?
pps: Anecdote - Mrs Nanda666 (who is of Irish descent, not that it matters) recently told off an UNREGISTERED person (Mr Banker with two masters degrees) by stating that in many places blood has been shed fer that simple right to universal suffrage. South Africa & apartheid. China & Tianamen Square. "Yet you seem so unappreciative of this right that you are willing to forgo it," she admonished Mr Wanker , er, sorry, Mr Banker. Needless to say Mrs Nanda is fooking horrified & disgusted by this display of typical Malaysian apathy.