Sometimes people in power only get the wake up call when they get whacked out from office!
Just take a look at Khir Toyo’s recently launched blog where he has been receiving an avalanche of comments in the form of brickbats and bouquets from the Malaysian blogging public!
One of my readers came in and said that because of my highlighting Khir Toyo’s blog, more Malaysians are now aware of his site and thus are making a beeline to either praise or raise hell for him over there?
Hehehehehe…It’s part and parcel of being a blogger, eh?
Let him feel the power of the Blogosphere!
I have always said that for a tree to remain tall and firm, standing strong against all the storms and typhoons coming full force against it, the tree must take care of its roots!
This parable is likened to a government such as the BN.
They failed to take care of us the citizens and dismissed us away like we mean nothing to them when they were in power and only now after getting their butt kicked out of office in the 5 states, are the BN willing to admit that they screwed up?
Just admitting that they failed to listen yet do not have it in them to make fundamental changes in the way this 51 years deep set cronyism infested behemoth of the BN political Goliath comes to nothing when the leadership fail to accept responsibility and make way for other better leaders?
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been the major cause of the people’s dissatisfactions but to date, he has yet to acknowledge his faults and make way for another more capable leader.
The problem is that we see none in the present BN lineup worth supporting as most of them are only apple polishers and play safe politicians who are each having their own fair share of dirty secrets to hide?
The Barisan Nasional Government under Abdullah Badawi and Mahathir had been so cocky all these while as exhibited by the arrogant manner by which they ‘pooh poohed’ away the Malaysian people’s complaints, protests and demonstrations and brutally used the FRU to smash down their fellow citizens further stoking the raging fires in the average Malaysian citizen’s hearts!
Racist policies adopted and put to practice by the BN caused untold sufferings and loss of freedom to many born Malaysians bringing about an explosive show of dissatisfactions by the minority Malaysian Indian ethnic community!
Malaysians of other ethnicities joined their fellow citizens in demanding the BN Government to hold a fair and clean general election process?
They were brutally attacked and assaulted by the FRU again and again sparking off an avalanche of protest votes against the BN by the general Malaysian population in the recently concluded polls!
The BN fell from power in Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak and Selangor!
Kelantan had been under PAS’s rule for the last 18 years.
Today the Barisan Rakyat Coalition of the PKR-DAP-PAS political parties rule those states and UMNO big guns like Khir Toyo are today in the Opposition seats!
Khir Toyo stands guilty of destroying state files and documents when he had to clear the Menteri Besar office and Selangor State Secretariat building as proven here in my earlier writings about it!
Two days before, Khir Toyo started his own personal blog and joined us in the Blogosphere.
For a start, he is as expected getting whacked left and right for the way he ruled over Selangor and ordered many unpopular directives in the former BN stronghold state in the Malaysian Peninsular?
Nevertheless, his decision to start writing a blog is a giant step in the right direction for someone like him who was the Menteri Besar of Selangor for two consecutive terms?
I hear that other BN leaders are also coming up with their own blogs?
That’s good for these fellows need to really hear from the Malaysian Blogging public not just swallow the bullshit that their Press Secretaries or Personal Aides whisper to their ears?
I for one see this turnaround by people like Khir Toyo as a positive thing for the good of the nation.
Crimes committed by the BN leaders such as Khir Toyo and others who got eliminated from the Malaysian Federal Government must still be brought to the attention of the justice system and action taken against the criminals!
Justice must be upheld and put to practice not just discussed in blogs and coffee houses or the kopitiams?
Today Khir Toyo has come to experience what blogging is all about?
Will the rest of the Malaysian Cabinet leaders follow suit?