Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Malay Politics


Ever since Malaysian 12th Election the politics in Malaysia was unsettled. The once mighty Malay political power was now disarrayed and obscured like a ship sailing in a fog. Gone was the day when my Chinese and Indian friends openly acknowledged that they could not match the political skill of the Malays. The Malays are now being challenged openly not only by the non Malay but also their own kind who are now championing equality and Bangsa Malaysia. Unlike the Chinese business and economic dominance the Malay political power is wavering.

Maybe it’s true when they said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts to the bone. It’s the absolute power that finally became the virus that now threatening the Malay political power. Majority of those with power forgets their ultimate responsibilities to look after not only the Malays but other races in Malaysia. Even now in this disarray if somebody are able to unite the Malays from the various political parties, the dominance will become absolute again.

Perhaps that why UMNO is trying their level best to talk and collaborate with PAS and willing to give up supreme positions in few states to prove the above theory. Politics is after all the art of impossibilities. In politics if you gained the trust and confidence of the masses you have the power to win and rule. It’s proven in the fight against Malayan Union and the rise of Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat after being demolished in the epic and 2004 election.

The Governing structure of Malaysia is based on Malay monarchy and pivotal Malay politics. It will not change unless the system was proven to be corrupts and totally unfair to the others. Perhaps it’s not the structure and system failure but rather the failure of the people running the system which resulted in current political turmoil. Will it end in mid September as claimed by Anwar Ibrahim or will it prolonged and killed this country slowly but surely. Definitely PAS and its leadership is the kingmaker here or the king himself. As a Muslim based party lets hope it will be true to its struggle for justice and prosperity of mankind the Islamic way.

Meanwhile everybody will be jittery watching for the PAS move in Perak and Selangor. The PAS President and Spiritual Leader will have to steer the Party to bigger glory without abandoning its principle. If they follow the God way it will be perfect.

6 comments:

Zabs said...

Salam DJ,
"The PAS President and Spiritual Leader will have to steer the Party to bigger glory without abandoning its principle. If they follow the God way it will be perfect".
Amiin to that.
There no other better ways than the God way.

cakapaje said...

Salam Dato',

InsyAllah, PAS will not deviate from its course, though several individuals withing may want it to.

Somehow, looking at the news these past few days, I suspect there will be some changes within the party in its next party election.

jaflam said...

Salam Zabs,
UMNO was doing all fine when they champion "Agama, Bangsa & Negara" but as they got mixed up with personal greed, their power just fade away.

Hope our prayer for PAS will keep the party on course.

jaflam said...

Salam Shah,
You can't help but worried on the kind of pressure currently put upon the PAS leadership, especially when some leaders are now singing different tune.

Success comes with its own set of problems.

Dani said...

Salam Dato'
I'm off the opinion that the system works well proven by the past 51 years of our country's development. However, that being said I am truly sadden by the people who are running the system now that use it for personal greed and forgot about the real reason they are being put there by the people. I, for one do not want a wholesale chages to the system. I do not know how for the time being the changes that people are seeking for are to be carried out. I just hope that whatever turns out in the next 5 years will leave the country intact and people would be able to live in harmony and peace.

By the way, i'm moving to bangi soon and looking for a good primary school for my kids. Any suggestion? or I have no choice but to enrol them at the nearest school to my place in Sg. Merab? Thanks in advance for any suggestion.

Dani

jaflam said...

Salam Dani,
Thank you for dropping by and welcome to the Bangi Knowledge Community. You have made the right choice to make Bangi your home.

I believed the school in Bandar Baru Bangi is a bit more competitive then Sg Merab. It’s a bit far from your place but I knew that some Sg Merab residents are sending their children here. The School in Section 3 and 2 BBB are quite competitive and good. Try to inquire from your neighbors how they send their children here. It will be worth the effort and time to ensure your children get the best education environment.

I joined you in praying for Peace, Harmony and Dynamic Malaysia. Hoped the Malays leaders will wake up from their misguided principals and served the ummah.

Pls call me jaflam or DJ aja, dan Selamt Berpuasa buat sdr dan keluarga.