Many alarmed Malaysians were asking why Dr Mahathir was interrogated by the police over his loud criticism on 1MDB and the state of corrupt practices in the government and among the ruling leaders. Among the leaders who were out to comment on the questioning of Dr Mahathir was Anwar Ibrahim himself. He made the statement calling for the authority to stop questioning Dr Mahathir from the prison cell through his lawyer that was issued yesterday to the media.
Anwar insists that the Najib administration should answer the questions posed by Dr Mahathir, not to question him with all kinds of pretexts by exhausting all kinds of acts and laws that suit to suppress the deafening voices of discontent among the general public against the government and the anarchic Prime Minister. Anwar says the Dr Mahathir was not committing any crime and if the authority takes Dr Mahathir’s criticism on the government and leadership as a crime than the rights of the people to question the government is in grave danger.
It was Najib’s conduct and clear weaknesses that create the criticism against him from most Malaysian and Mahathir was just one of the millions who were not pleased with his performances and personal conduct. If Mahathir retires from criticizing Najib there will be many others coming to the fore to do just what Mahathir was doing.
Let’s take the occasion to do some brief deliberation and pondering on issues mounted by Dr Mahathir and the general public at large. Are we just wanted to find solutions to 1MDB and the ‘donation’ of RM 2.6 billion solved? Do we see other serious issues that surround the government and leadership that peddle the country backward and turn the country less democratic and a government which is decelerating in every other turf and arena of a reasonable good government?
The 1MDB issue and the ‘donation’ are not going to be solved. If there were chances of solving the issues, it should have happened months ago. However until now the issues have never been solved as the authority has displaced and disturbed the investigation team and the team has never been able to function efficiently.
Even if the issues of 1MDB and massive money laundering by Najib had not surfaced there were still earnestness to obligate drastic changes in the country. As I have said repeatedly the country has to restart all over again. We need new planning for the future of the country and this is what we are completely deficient presently. When we agree that we need new comprehensive plans for the country, we need an astute and dignified planner to head the government.
Right now we are facing huge deficit of leaders with the aptitudes of good and strong familiarity of planning for the nation’s growth as a whole to cope up with the demands of time. Our ultimate of achieving the national unity through strong and successful processes of economic and social reengineering policies fail absolutely. We are still divagating and wandering wildly and consequentially we are parting further from our ultimate goal of achieving united Malaysians with strong motivation to build the nation together to greater heights
The issues surrounding the 1MDB and the huge personal ‘donation’ with the secondary issues like displacing the investigation team and the sacking of Attorney General and his replacement with controversial Appandi were just the immediate causes for the pressure for the PM to go. As it was we were already stuck with the flawed implementations of the policies that have been formulated for the country. Most of the implementations of policies that we have agreed were not executed appropriately as the governments have been deviating from the objectives of the policies.
We didn’t follow the policies strictly and what were decided mostly were resolutions that were ad hoc and impulsive in nature. Thus let us be conclusive that leaders who are not planners will never appreciate that unbendable plans must be adhered strictly so as the rakyat know what we have and we are going to have be noticed visibly at least for the following foreseeable future.
That was the very reason why this blog has always and repeatedly emphasizing the need of a new leader and that new leader must be a planner in attribute and astute in his stature as a leader to lead this nation forward to build the nation on passage of growth together with other nations who have proven that proper planning and its implementations flawlessly executed is the only manner for any country to progress without difficulties.