How can the government allowed the judicial system to be influenced and directed by politicians and businessmen? How can promotion and appointment of judges be made at the influence of businessmen and politicians? All that we need to know is expressed at the Royal Commission of Inquiry. We found out that we do not have a justice system anymore. We need a radical change.
No where in democratic countries have you heard of massive corruptions at the highest level involving so many at the top of the system administration and to such magnitude of daylight robbery. The Deputy Internal Security Minister was investigated for corruption with linkage with the organized crime syndicate and cartels. The Inspector-general of Police was also investigated for corruption. The chief of Anti-Corruption Agency was also investigated for corruption. And all of them were declared clean when the system remains dirty. Most of the ministers were investigated for corruption - Samy, Rafidah, Nazri, Ling Liong Sik, and many others. We have close-one-eye case in Melaka; we have PKFZ RM4.6 billion bailouts; we have so many failed projects; we have toll Concession Agreements which is one-sided and all for the benefits of the concessionaires which translates and transfers the costs to the rakyat and burdening them.
The people were extremely concern with the rise in crimes. The police have yet to solve the Sharlinie's case. Nurin was kidnapped and raped. See Sheau Fang was murdered. Ooi Ying Ying, Ho Ping, Lo Ching Poon, Liew Mei Fong, and many others were murdered, raped and/or kidnapped. Lest we forget Altantunya, Khrisnasamy, Koo May Ling, Ang Chin peng and Wong Tan Yong, Ching Eng Wah, Tang Lai Meng, Sujata, Noritta, Ooi Choo Lee, Nora Jawi, Tengku Teh, May Goh Lee Fang, Patricia Wong, Julia Law Lee Mei, Mah Ann Ann, Darren Kang, Xu Jian Huang - all of them were murdered and the murderer are still at-large and in some cases, the accused were acquitted.
The people are unhappy with the pillages and pilferages by the little napoleon and executives and wasting of the taxpayers money.PKFZ, indelible ink, bailouts of failed companies, RM224.94 for a set of screwdrivers (that is worth RM40), RM5,741 for a 2-ton car jack (RM50 each at the shops) and RM10,700 for a set of technical books that is worth RM417 in the market.
The people hate kleptocracy. The people of the nation hate the suppression of liberty and oppression of the people. They used tear gas, water cannons laced with chemicals against the people who wanted to voice their concerns. They arrest the rakyat and put them under ISA - detention without trial.
Finally, the oligarchy challenged the people to voice their frustrations through the ballot boxes and not through street demonstrations or protests. Of course the rakyat knows their rights to vote the government through the election process; we don't have to be reminded. The challenge was somewhat contemptuous and scornful. The ministers thinks they can never lose in an election. For 50 years, they had ruled, they had never suffer defeat of more than 1/3. They think their divide-and-rule doctrines will work forever. They think they can pay $200 to the electorate and the people would succumbed to greed.
But this time the people didn't, for once, after 50 years. Many take the $200 but retain their conscious rights and duty as a citizen. The final outcome: BN lost 5 states - Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan (which was retained by PAS).
Never in the history of Malaya or Malaysia had so many states being lost by the ruling regime in a single election. It was far more painful for BN to lose Selangor which is a wealthy state. Gerakan never dream that they could ever lose Penang. Perak was most inconceivable for the opposition to capture. But the people expresses "Makkal Sakthi" - Peoples' Power - at the poll.
Now that the DAP-PAS-PKR had won based on the Barisan Rakyat concept, would they be keeping their promises and commitments made to the rakyat? Will they be able to deliver and perform better than the BN? Or, will the 3 political parties be engrossed with power and the gravy train? We are anxiously waiting to see what is going to happen now.
First and foremost, the Barisan Rakyat must put in place only those competent and honest people who will be mandated to manage the state portfolios. They must then set up a management system with a well-design control and monitoring system to ensure that their plans are implemented effectively all for the benefit of the rakyat irrespective of race, color or creed. They must pay a lot more attention to the poor and destitute.
Most important of all, the Barisan Rakyat must be conscious and aware of the customs and cultures of the people. The Malays still have phobias and paranoias; the ruling party must be conscious in managing them. The lower-class Malays must be given full attention and assistance. Of course the Indians must also be given attention in particular to the problems and issues which were voiced out by Hindraf. Then there is also the Chinese who are concerned with education and religious bigotry. And middle-class which is the key factors to the current wind of change must received attention to their career development and the high cost of living, in particular the city folks.
There are specific goals which the Barisan Rakyat must address:
(1) Ensure a clean and transparent govt by putting in an adequate control and monitoring system which will keep an eye on corruption and kleptorism. Involve the people to provide feedback on corruption and kleptorism. Listen to the peoples' voices of concern. Pay attention to their grief and plights.
(2) Maintain a fair and just government of the people, by the people, for the people. There must be clear goals and objectives of the plans for the state management team. Involve the people, the rakyat to provide feedbacks of system dysfunction or poor management.
(3) Practice meritocracy and work hard empirically by putting in place a performance baseline and performance management and tracking system.
(4) Make sure that all projects which uses taxpayers money are well spent, frugally spent, and benefit the public. Projects that do not have sufficient public benefits must be shelved or terminated.
(5) Work as a team and be courteous and cooperative amongst yourselves - PKR-DAP-PAS. Put your honesty, integrity and virtue as number one and the public interest as number two. There must be a monitoring and control system to track honesty, integrity and effective management.
(6) All members of the state cabinet must be men or women of knowledge and competent in skills and the uses of the tools and techniques of good management practices. each and every one of them must have the right attitude to serve the people and treat the people as their boss. In another word, they must be philosophers and at the same time are servants of the people.
The people have put PKR-PAS-DAP into power. They must now deliver. If they fail, in 5 years time, they will not be given a second chance - they will be completely wipe out and cremated at the next general election to ensure that they will never rise again.