"Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the Principles of it are troublesome”
How long did it take for Australia to get a new Prime Minister? I went to sleep close to midnight on Wednesday and woke up Thursday morning with a new Prime Minister. It took Mahathir eighteen months. Pak Lah almost a year. But that is Australia. Now I want to talk about Malaysia.
The threat of the ISA, the Special Branch or any organ of the Barsian Nasional government or of Najib’s, is of no concern to me. They cannot use the IRS to audit my income tax returns to intimidate me. Use any academic, cultural or sports organization to impose sanctions on my family or me. There is no licence that I need to apply for that they could prevent me from having nor can they take away any license that I might have. I do not need to take my car to Puspakom for any inspection that they can fail me on. I do not need to go to Immigration to apply for any passport to travel anywhere in Malaysia or anywhere in this world. There is nobody close enough to me in Malaysia that they can use to persuade me to behave myself. They have already close what Bank Accounts I have in Malaysia. In other words I can tell them to go take a flying leap into the swamp and there is nothing they can do to me. And it gives me great pleasure to know that I can do that! They being the Barisan Nasional government!
I am sure they cannot understand why I spend time telling them to go jump into a swamp. Try the Police murder of Kugan. Try Najib’s complicity in the murder of Altantuya. I want to express my abhorrence for a government where people are prepared to be beaten, jailed and even die – do almost anything to try and ensure the political demise of the government that Najib leads. At the very least I can write about it.