“Join us for a peaceful protest against the Aussie lawmakers’ interfering. Wednesday 17th, 10am at Aussie HiComm, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.” invited the sms.
Twaang… struck a patriotic chord within my Malaysian soul.
It is terribly insolent to intimidate a sovereign neighbour country’s courts or influence the course of its rule of law, don’t you think? I wonder why these 50 Australian lawmakers didn’t protest earlier before the trial started. They have internet news in Australia too, you know.
And so, this blogger quickly made a few phone calls to cancel some Chinese New Year visits to relatives. The ang pows will have to give way. And not to mention, my tooth’s broken filling’s visit to the dentist.
With a gnashing pain on tongue (beware how sharp a broken filling is, ouch.) I joined the bloggers protest.
I thought it was a bloggers protest, nothing to do with political parties? Rocky said so to reporters and I believe him.
MCA youth towkays not even one in sight. MIC youths were there.
Makkal Sakti Party won for the most catchy looking banners of the day. But, need to catch up on their maths.
Then I saw Khairy Jamaluddin making a speech denouncing the naughty 50 Aussie lawmakers’ action.
That’s nice, here was a BN youth leader actually demonstrating his understanding of the rule of law and sovereign rights.
Too bad it doesn’t jive with public perception of him. You remember the stories, the SIL (son in law), ECM Libra, the government interfering 4th floor image that just won’t go away even as he may have gotten over that part of oral history.
Truth be told, yesterday Khairy did good at the demo. But The Malaysian Insider is saying that Khairy’s got RM2million from Najib Razak for UMNO Youth to run some events. I hope Khairy the Oxbridge graduate realise that events only work for the moment only. Smart politicians make sure they work consistently with their publics, not just organise some events to show their concern or worse, ‘tunjuk power’.
If you dream of leaving a footprint in Malaysia politics game, Khairy, you’ve got to decide what you’re gonna be about. You’ve got to decide what principles you are going to stand up for. Rule of law? Human rights? For whom and by whom? We’ve already have one famously acknowledged ‘chameleon‘ and Malaysia is too small a country to accommodate more than that.