Our stand on the issue of Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his former protege
Anwar Ibrahim is clear. We reject both of them because they are from
the same ruling elite. Whatever supporters from either camps might
have said, the point is both of them are believers of a system where
they neglect the poor, the marginalised people and they play around
with race and religion.
Being typical politicians, they thrived on splitting society into
fragemented groups based on race and religion. This is the mould
that we have been living with for the past 40 years, although it
was originally created by the British colonial masters - divide
So whoever supports Anwar must realise that Anwar is as corrupt as
Mahathir, and if Mahathir is to step down, Anwar too must follow the
example. Replacing Mahathir with Anwar is like replacing an
autocratic king with a despotic dictator.
Sure, some people say Anwar is a better person, clean image and has a
strong belief in freedom and democracy. But then only the Westerners
and the local middle-class liberal NGO people believe so. For the
majority of Anwar's supporters, they thought Anwar will be more Malay
and Islamic, meaning to say he will fulfil what Parti Islam SeMalaysia
(PAS) has been fighting so far.
Are we getting closer to Islamic state, hudud laws, degradation of
women, freedom for those who subscribe to a certain religion only,
freedom within the limit of a certain belief only, more racial quota,
more racial segregation? No one knows but by wearing two hats, Anwar
has managed to cajole the Malays into believing that he is their
saviour while appeasing the West that he is their answer to easier
manipulation and domination by the Western powers.
The point here is that we have no problem if anyone says Mahathir
must go. But we want to stress the fact that Anwar too must disappear
from the political arena because he is and will be as corrupt, if not
worse, as Mahathir.
Cronyism and nepotism have always been Anwar's game. Has anyone ever
wonder why his family members are so rich while his cronies,
including those who are hiding in Indonesia, the Philippines and
Thailand, can survive for the next few generations due to their
wealth (through cronyism, corruption and collusion)? So what is the
difference between Anwar and Mahathir and their cronies?
If Anwar is to replace Mahathir, then once again, the only losers
will be the people. In the hands of politicians, people allow
themselves to be cheated and duped time and again. When will we ever
There are many answers. One of them, we believe, is to totally reject
Barisan Nasional. We also call on the people to reject PAS for being
the party of religious extremists who have no feeling whatsoever
towards people of other religions and faiths, as long as they can
establish their brand of Islamic state.
For those who are not convinced about the problems and effects of a
so-called Islamic state, please browse through the net on countries
like Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and a few others which claim
to have established a true Islamic state, suitable for all for
As much as Malaysians do not want this country to be a Hindu theocracy
or Christian state, there is no reason why they should accept an
Islamic state. By all means, we believe everyone should have their
own belief, especially faiths that ensure we love everyone and has
no intention of hurting anybody else. Definitely we are not
Therefore, if Malaysians truly believe in Malaysia, then they should
stand up and declare their stand that while everybody is against
corruption, abuse and misuse of power, and wanting justice, democracy
and freedom, they must never be duped into believing a fake like
Anwar to replace an autocratic leader like Mahathir.
If everyone is fed up with Mahathir, remember that Anwar will even be
worse. Mahathir, at least, never mince his words but Anwar, as the
native Americans said it, has a forked tongue.