A new height of gutter and sewer politics.
It seems you must throw your boss down in order to come up. No one wants to wait for their turn, after all, anybody who comes into politics has an ambition and for some, the ambition is to aim high, so high that they indulge in gutter and sewer politics.
Perak PKR vice-chairman, Baldip Singh said for the past 20 years, Malaysians have seen a repeated script, which in the hand of the right person, seems perfect to throw anyone down in politics.
For the common man, he said this rewritten script is often too familiar and for most, surprisingly, they tend to know the outcome of the case.
“Not surprisingly, this is a common practice day in day out and still ongoing in Malaysia. It seems we need more producers and scriptwriters to have a different storyline. But when the story fits the outcome, at best if it’s repeated, they will be successful in their aim.
“Then there comes liwat 3, a new case with the same storyline and script, but with lesser evidence and proof,” Baldip said.
But a crime never dies, even if it was committed 50 years ago.
So, in the right mind of someone who wants to lodge a report against another, though the crime is 50 years old, he still can make a police report.
Baldip said the question now boils down to the credibility, corroboration and any supporting evidence in court.
“If you were to ask me, I would ask why make a report now? What’s the advantage gained and why? The case liwat 3 is investigated under section 354 of the Penal Code which reads:
“Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage the modesty of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years or with fine or with whipping or with any two of such punishments.’’
Although the complainant has given his reasons to police for the delay in making a report, Baldip said, for the majority of Malaysians, it doesn’t seem right.
“Why would a person who supposedly will become the next prime minister risks all at the very last minute? It’s beyond our stretch of imagination that he will risk all with the boy named Yusoff Rawther who we have never heard of before this,” said Baldip.
And what gain will Yusoff get for doing so? Under section 354 of the Penal Code, force must be used with intention to commit molest.
Baldip said the lateness is not a few days or weeks, but it comes after more than a year when the prime minister himself Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed many times that the reign of premiership will pass on to none other than Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“It seems the timing of the report is quite timely, but I can’t further elaborate since there is an ongoing investigation which has not been finalised.
“The plot thickens as to whether anyone is behind it? As the popular Malay saying goes: ‘Siapakah dalang?’”
For most Malaysians who are not interested in politics, but in their economic rice bowl, they are fed up with such gutter and sewer politics which is ongoing in Malaysia. For them, they want a steady government, steady business flow/good share markets and for foreign investors to invest in this country.
For the younger generation, their aim is to have a good education and thereafter to have good employment.
For most professionals, they want their next generation to keep on working here instead of migrating.
For small plantation holders, they want a good price for the sale of their products.
For the rest of the general public in Malaysia, they want to live a good life and let live others.
“Since Pakatan Harapan has taken over the reins of power from Barisan Nasional, let the promises be fulfilled – the promises made in the manifesto, and the successor of the PM.
“By right all the promises must be fulfilled by the current government,” Baldip said.
Dato Sri Anwar Ibrahim has to be made the next PM of Malaysia, he added.
“Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.
“Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than your promise,” said Baldip.
A promise is never to be broken.
So, now we have some crabs in our system, where pulling down someone up is the norm. Eliminate the crab to have a better political system in the party.
“Feed the crabs and get ready to be pulled down. Long live Anwar Ibrahim, our 8th Prime Minister!” Baldip added.