It is easier to fool people than to convince people they have been fooled!
Time and place determines effectiveness of Governing methods based on respective interpretation or twisted abuse of democratic laws. Heavy handed intimidation and coercion with despotic punitive imprisonment, as measures of deterrence, may be or viciously perceived to be necessary, decades ago, but is totally irreconcilable to the psyche and awareness level of the Malaysian people in the IT age of the 21st century. .
Malaysians in general have matured so much in sensibilities, thought and attitude from over half a century of gradual evolvement. From ignorance and full or semi-illiteracy to a very high level of awareness and comprehension on the state of affairs affecting our nation. That is how far we have progressed. A marjority proportion of Malaysian mind sets are not easily manipulated any longer.
This Malaysian consciousness is actually a highly positive national achievement that ought to be acknowledged, applauded and to be extremely proud of. The proverbial frog under the coconut shell is rendered inapplicable as these enlightened Malaysians discard the shell and replace it with the armour of knowledge, intelligence and good sense. Perfectly capable to give a good run for anyone’s money in the domestic or international arena of competitiveness.
There exist a very urgent need to strive to raise many fellow Malaysians to an equivalent level of intelligent mind -sets that is more than capable to decipher between the nonsensical and the serious. Be aware of issues that impacts them. Benefits, advantages or attempts of deception to keep them in the dark.
The government of long ruling BN. It is not like the rakyat do not appreciate entirely -although begrudgingly-all the 50+ years of “fostering and nurturing “ under very strict disciplinary steps to ensure that Malaysian society progresses , mature and responsible, with strong values and moral grounding. The people have a sort of love –HATE relationship with the BN coalition Government. But the marjority of the Rakyat has always despised the manner of conduct, and arbitrary interpretation of our constitutional laws, imposed forcibly to discipline the people.
And BN, don’t you see, we the people feel we have grown up and matured as a society and nation under one roof. Past decades of the despotic system of Governance, the stern no-nonsense, overbearing punitive ways to get people in line, may have worked for a society still in its formative years of developing. But we really feel we have grown up and matured and more than capable to plot our own destiny. It is now time for a reversal of roles. It is no longer Government knows best, People must listen. It is time that the People tell the Government what are their needs and concerns, and the Government listens.
BN, it is time to remove the collar and the reins and not choke your children any longer.
Children need to have good grounding by instilling good values and moral fibre to them from a very young age , a sense of what is right and wrong and decent, we needed a strong guiding presence like all toddlers need help from their 1st baby steps onwards as they start growing up as children do, albeit, there are parents who subscribed to the view that, a very stern and iron handed approach is favored to ensure that their kids grow up according to how they were mentally assembled and moulded into what they want the kids to become .
Parents wish their children stay forever innocent and protect them and guide them in their developing years, but problem is many parents struggle to come to terms with the fact that their charges are all grown up as mature responsible adults, and they , without realizing it , are actually stifling their children’s advancement with over protective measures despite the fact that the kids are fully capable of being independent, in thought and in responsible behaviour.
And thus it is cause for resentment. Deep rooted and ingrained into the psyche of the impressionable young minds. Resentment is a searing emotional feeling. It can either increase in intensity or gradually evaporate and to be replaced by feel good factors.
And so is the case with BN‘s or the government’s instance. To regain trust and credibility from the public, BN must generate Perception that there is genuine sincerity, repentance and remorse with firm attempts to make up for past mistakes. More importantly, if the public can witness that there is indeed definitive reforms backed by very solid determined actions without fear nor favor, it can augur very well with the Rakyat. Gently and subtly, resentment dissolves and approval manifest. What we need to see to address our resentment. Is that our PM, without fearing repercussions from his own party, takes drastic action to punish those from his own stable because it is morally right and should not be defended.
In essence, BN. To win back favour and approval from the people, make the pursuit for a just society, that does not condone nor tolerate abuses of power and corruption at all levels of Government and take immediate action using the full brunt of the law when such abuses or the excesses are exposed. No person in whatever powerful position or how much wealth they have is above the law.
The truth being, actually you need very very fat sacrificial lambs, as it were. A necessary message of deterrence and the others will start behaving themselves and queue up politely in the straight and narrow. And it is so easy to prove complicity if the authorities wish to use that axe.Probably they already have it in possession.
Malaysians are a wise and discerning bunch now, we can easily recognise or sense a rat but also can make out the fragrance of a rose garden from a distance. BN ,just do the Undoing for the very namesake and with a genuine sincere spirit. And trust us Malaysians , We will notice! Don’t have to trumpet the efforts! For now, that ought to be enough.
Or simply ,Do IT because IT needs to be DONE!!