It is election time in Sarawak. 71 state seats will be decided. Every political party in Sarawak is leaving no stone unturned to garner votes. Some are promising heaven, while others have started distributing money and you know who I’m talking about. There are a few parties who are playing identity politics and then there are those who are pretty sure of their candidacy because they were born to political families. And how can we forget those who propagate the politics of the hatred?
One of the big name who made headlines for the wrong reasons, is Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud. (Click on the link here to read the full story) Which party does he represent? Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)/ Barisan National. The other regional parties are also not behind – some are even offering Tuak aka Sarawak Tapai in Tajaus and some even LCD TV sets and some even mobile phones in exchange of votes.
What do they tell you ?
They are promoting bribery, corruption, materialism for votes. This is only the beginning, wait for the elections and you will see parties indulging in horse trading, offering millions for YBs who are willing to sell themselves for support to the government. We have seen in Sabah in the past and there is no reason to believe that this will not be repeated.
Where do these money come from?
They can’t be legitimate – right? They are all black money pouring in from various corners of the country – This money is generated either through illegal source or businesses most of which are never accounted for..I will not be surprised, if there are plenty of Submarine/Razak Baginda transactions involved too..
How do these politicians or their sycophants make so much money? Most of us know but we never express…I can get into the details, but leave it for some other day.
There are several of these issues that need to be tackled – corruption, nepotism, capital cronyism, lack of transparency and accountability, race politics, social discrimination and displacement of native communities due to logging and the controversial Bakun hydroelectric project, etc. The list is endless. Sarawak politics is a quagmire of all the possible evils that you can think of. Yes there are exceptions and exceptions are always rare..Aren’t they?
In this cesspool, ALL Malaysians are looking for HOPE. The same HOPE that became a symbol of change for United States of America. If America, can bring about positive changes, there is absolutely no reason why we can’t do the same in Malaysia too and Sarawak will be the catalyst for change.
What we need is a political party with a will. A will to change, a will to defy the status quo, a will to fight all evil forces, a will to lead by example, a will to transform a society that is so much neck deep in corruption. What we need is a party that stands for what is RIGHT. It might be ages before we see the result, but we will see the result…….most definitely, my lifetime.
Malaysian Politics will see a change and that change is coming soon. Here is a political party that represents just what is right for Malaysians. This party will change the rules of the game soon. I say it with confidence because we have done an extensive research on this party.
So, wondering which party are I’m talking about?
Well, I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag so soon. You will have to wait for my next article to know who I am talking about. But I do want to show you a glimpse of the many changes that this party is proposing to bring about. Here they are, in their own words
* Eliminating all forms of discrimination by birth through ensuring opportunities for quality education, healthcare, skills and employment.
* Enhancing incomes in agriculture and other traditional occupations of the Natives in the Rainforest of Borneo.
* Improving quality of life by creating basic amenities in all rural and tribal settlements.
* Establishing truly empowered and effective kampong, district and local governments and decentralizing power.
* Promoting full transparency and accountability at all levels of governance.
* Establishing rule of law and ensuring that all people are treated equally without favoritism or discrimination.
* Ensuring social justice by building a new society in which a child’s future is not determined by birth, family, region, religion or wealth.
* Utilizing public resources fully and properly.
* Eliminating corruption.
This political party in contention, stands for what is good for the country. We at Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) will support every step that is in the right direction,unconditionally while we continue to analyze and present the various strategies of this party and others alike.
We are looking for your support in spreading the word in whatever possible way you can..