Malaysia will give the world another cause to be dismissed as “laughing stock” if great-grandfather and longest-serving Prime Minister for 22 years, 91-year old Mahathir is investigated by police for “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy”
It would appear that there are not enough occasions for Malaysia to be the international object of ridicule, contempt and disgust after the infamy and ignominy of being regarded world-wide as a “global kleptocracy” and an entire jetliner disappearing into the oceans without a trace for close to three years that the Malaysian government and its politicians are working overtime to create even more causes for Malaysia to be dismissed as a “mad, mad, mad world” in the international community of nations!
Today alone, there are three such instances.
There is firstly UMNO’s chief rabble rouser turning up at the Selangor Mentri Besar’s Office in Shah Alam semi-nude, armed with a toothbrush tucked behind one ear and a dipper filled with toiletries, demanding to use the shower facilities there; while in Penang, the Gerakan and Barisan Nasional Chief staged a tasteless comedy appearing at a media conference with his mouth sealed by plasters creating an “X” sign.
DAP had been in Opposition politics for 50 years (excluding Penang and Selangor where we captured state power after the political tsunami in the 2008 general elections) but despite the crushing pressures from the Barisan Nasional government, DAP had never went so low and to be such a cheapskate as to stage the “dramas” in Selangor and Penang yesterday.
May be Harith Iskander, who became the world’s funniest person in the world competition in Helsinki, should cede the crown to the two clowns in the Selangor and Penang circus yesterday.
Who say Gerakan is incapable of producing political feats when it has produced a political clown of the standard of the UMNO chief rabble rouser? Congrats Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong!
However, both these events pale into insignificance compared to the third blooper or gaffe yesterday, when intentionally or unintentionally, the Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Seri Nur Jazlan revealed that Tun Mahathir would not be spared police investigations under Section 124C of the Penal Code for allegedly attempting to undermine parliamentary democracy.
Malaysia will give the world another cause to be dismissed as “laughing stock” if great-grandfather and longest-serving Prime Minister for 22 years, 91-year old Mahathir is investigated by police for “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy”.
Imagine Mahathir, who is a great-grandfather and not just grandfather, and at the advanced age of 91 years, investigated and accused of being “engaged in activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy” after being the Prime Minister for 22 years!
The heads of those responsible for these comic-tragedies in Malaysia should be examined!