“The truth is the greatest enemy of the state” wrote the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels. In the same article he went on to say that “If you tell a big enough lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”. Oh how proud he would be of Musa Aman for, alas, he has put this Goebbels doctrine to the test with an overwhelming record of success.
In a statement today, former chief minister Datuk Harris Salleh said Sabah should have earned at least US$5 billion (RM16 billion) from the production of oil from Blocks L and M ceded to Brunei, based on its agreement with Petronas.
Harris also said, however, the state may no longer have the right to demand the amount since both blocks have been ceded to Brunei.
He also said ” to my knowledge, Murphy Sabah Co Ltd was awarded the two blocks in 2003 worth more than US$100 billion in oil revenue and Sabah is entitled to 5%.”
So you see guys, Harris’s statement now confirms what I have been saying all along that Block L and Block M belongs to Sabah and Musa Aman should be hang by the balls for misleading Sabahans on this. Even as early as 29th April in my article “Sabah’s Block M and Block L, Is No Longer Part of Malaysia” again on 3rd May another article ” The CM of Sabah Musa Aman Should Be Tried For Treason” then and again on 15th May ” Did Musa Aman Mislead Sabahans? “, says it all.
And what did Musa Aman say on 5 th May “Sabah has not ceded any of its territory in the Federal Government’s agreement with Brunei over the 2009 demarcation of maritime boundaries, Musa even said state Attorney-General Datuk Roderick Fernandez informed him that no Sabah territory was ceded under the agreement inked towards the end of former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s term in office.”
Musa Aman did not tell the truth. But what was Musa Aman thinking? That we, the public, are dodos. Musa even had the cheek to allow Datuk Johnny Mositun of PBS to educate the people on maritime law and justify as to why the 2 blocks belongs to Brunei.
People tend to think it is impolite to say someone is telling a lie. I will therefore not use that word because I do not want to appear to be impolite, rude and insulting to our Chief Minister Musa Aman.
You see lies can be classified in many categories and can be given different names like prevarication or falsehood. They can be contextual lies, emergency lies, barefaced lies, fabrications or jocose lies. Our politicians lie through their teeth, some lie by omission, some by obsolete signage, some lie by careful speaking. At the end of it all, it’s all lies. In fact, I might be lying to suggest Rosmawati’s nose looks like that of Musa Aman. I might even be lying to say Datuk Abu Kassim the MACC boss was having dinner with Musa Aman in his house in KK last week, but this is not a lie and I shall promise on my father’s grave.
The truth is an absolute standard that is not open to negotiation and compromise. It has its organic whole whose integrity cannot be violated. It is the media who should take their responsibilities seriously and point out the gaps aka the lies.
This is serious – a Chief Minister who “lies”, shouldn’t this be headline news in all media? The media is an important component of our Democratic checks and balances. It is sad the media did not do the job it was assigned to do. Come on, ‘The Star’, ‘Daily Express’ you can do better than that.
So next time guys, if we hear some puffed-up little jerk of a politician on TV yakking away spreading ‘1Malaysia’ or ‘Anwar sodomise Saiful’ or ‘racial harmony, or even ‘I’m not taking a second wife’ or ‘ sports betting only for Chinese’ or ‘I’m not gay’ or ‘ Raja Petra Is working with Zionist’, just take a minute and try to work out what he’s ‘really’ talking about. Because its sure as hell not going to be what he ’seems’ to be talking about.
Let me ask you guys a question. Is it too much to expect our YB’s and our news media to use words honestly, to say what they really mean and mean what they say? Well if it is, then at least we can call them what they really are. They’re liars, plain and simple. And you can tell them Selva said that.
And one more thing, according to my sources, Musa Aman now says he got nothing to do with Michael Chai his nominee. Michael Chai who?