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Time’s up – stop politicians from abusing their appointments

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First, the media must be commended for reporting in detail the farewell speech of the former inspector general of police  Hamid Bador.

Second, the Hamid deserves our commendation for his courage, conviction, and honour as he has spoken with a conscience the truth long-suspected and shared by ordinary citizens.

Now it is time for all citizens – professional bodies, NGOs, trade guilds, religious heads, and other civil society bodies to demand immediate measures to curb the abuse of power and control practised and secretly shared among politicians.

The interference by politicians and political appointees has been rampant in this country and for far too long. In fact, it has grown into an entrenched, well-oiled, and guarded culture. Period.

What in all likelihood began with the interference in the judiciary decades ago has seeped into all the machinery of government.

Yes, the unsavoury reference, namely, “in Malaysia it is not what you know but who you know” that will get you by is clearly a culture nurtured within the corridors of power.

What the Hamid has coughed out cannot be sanitised with reprimands, denials, or empty words. We need Parliament to address this. We need civil society leaders and followers to step forward. We need professionals and professional bodies and institutions to pen their perspectives.

We need religious leaders of all faiths to come out from their “political aversion” or tendencies to be politically neutral and demand cleansing as per the dictums they preach and uphold because you cannot lead your congregations to live a sanctified life by being blind to a climate of sinful politics.

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We need the corridors of learning to discuss this openly, without fear, favour, prejudices, or even self-interest. We need the pillars of governance – the judiciary, executive and legislature to come to the table with full integrity.

There cannot be another tomorrow because this is the first time in 12 inspector generals when the truth has been dished out into the open with courage. Hence, we must not let it go to waste.

The first step in changing for the better is to courageously speak openly about what is wrong in the country.

Malaysians must take responsibility for the future of this nation. Let us together condemn the corrupt values and interfering powers of deceitful politicians with private agendas.

Otherwise, we can kiss goodbye to patriotism. – Malaysiakini

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
15 May 2021 11.03am

Who can or able or willing to ‘stop politicians from abusing their appointments’ as are all who can may be perceived to be beneficieries of the system?
Also abuse of power may not be easily proven and even if proven and investigatged and charged or even convicted the penalties may either not be deterrent or even pardoned and above all the legal case may take years to reach closure due to multple postponements for whatever reasons and multilple appeals avenues provided in the laws?
Be safe from Covid19 by complyieng with SOPs
Bless all

Last edited 5 months ago by Gursharan Singh
loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
15 May 2021 9.24am

JD, Hamid has ridden off to the sunset.
The powers-that-be will just buckle down and let the storm Hamid stirred up before he left Bukit Aman to settle before it’s all business as usual.
For the ordinary man in the street, the police will be the police – nothing will change.
Ah..the big shots will be different, life will be better – need I say more?
JD, you are no novice to our political life, do you believe the politicians will stop abusing their appointments?

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