Saturday, 19 May 2018

Has Lee Hsien Loong learned the meaning of “Rule of Law” and “Miscarriage of Justice” from Mahathir and Anwar?


Lee Hsien Loong finally got the chance to meet the two most important political leaders in Malaysia. While it is not known whether he got the first hand interpretation of Rule of Law and Miscarriage of Justice.  But Malaysians accept their interpretations and voted out Najib who in many occasions abuse the law and justice.

After winning the election, Mahathir in almost all his news conferences stressed the need to restore the Rule of Law in Malaysia. Obviously, many top government leaders of the immediate past had broken the law to benefit themselves.

For the case of Anwar, it is a miscarriage of justice.

"Pardon (is) based on a miscarriage of justice," said Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is also Permatang Pauh MP in a WhatsApp text to The Straits Times. (12 May 2018)

It is a common political tool to destroy opposition leaders. It has been used for more than 60 years in Malaysia. Mahathir used it. Najib also used it.    
  
If the Mahathir-led Pakatan Harapan coalition did not win the recent election, miscarriage of justice and abuse of law will continue.  Not only that, as disclosed by Mahathir, the national accounts are not accurate.

Mahathir warns many figures on Malaysia's financial position are false

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-politics-data/mahathir-warns-many-figures-on-malaysias-financial-position-are-false-idUSKCN1II19G
There are holes and gaps in preparing the national accounts, claims, expenses, and perhaps, national reserve. The newly assigned Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he will have to work very hard to find out the discrepancies.

Rule of law, justice and national finance are all wrongly managed under Najib Administration.  
 
Thank you, Mahathir. Thank you, Anwar.

Even though it is a Malaysian politics, it is a wake-up call for Singapore, for the People’s Action Party, and for the oppositions too.  

When Lee Hsien Loong met Mahathir in Kuala Lumpur, he was meeting a man of possibility, of imagination, of flexibility. Lee, of course, personally saw for himself how Mahathir and Anwar making a dream into reality. This is certainly a wake-up call for Lee Hsien Loong, a friend of Najib.

Looking at the situation in Malaysia before and after 9 May 2018, Mahathir, as an experienced politician, demonstrated his confidence in winning the elections and running the country. The market did not crash. The public institutions are running normally. If this is not the case, Singapore will be badly affected, be it stability, destruction or human flows.  

I think the Malaysian civil service and public administration are performing despite the inefficient reputation and many top civil servants involving corruptions or assisting corruptions. While when a strong and disciplined man like Mahathir is in charged, public administration will be in order.    

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 — Returning here as prime minister once more after nearly 16 years, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told an assembly of civil servants today that it was imperative to keep the country’s institutions independent and separate.
Speaking to workers from the Prime Minister’s Department for the first time since winning the 14th general election, he also urged them to give his administration their every cooperation.
“The separation of powers among us must be maintained, as only through this way we can make sure there is not embezzlement in the country’s administration.
“We have to separate the lawmakers, the enforcers of the law, and the judiciary,” he said. 
https://www.malaymail.com/s/1633135/on-first-day-at-office-pm-stresses-need-for-separation-of-powers

Singapore civil service has a better reputation. While it is important the civil service maintains its independent, distancing itself from any political association. Civil service is to serve the country and dies with the country. Otherwise, it will be like Najib government, law, justice and finance are all broken.  

Singapore may not be so lucky to have a Mahathir to save the country!  

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