The headline In Malaysian Insider says "Pakatan, reunited by death" .
This is the ultimate grouping of political mismatch that many myopic Malaysians wanted to be their next federal government.A dismal group completely exhausted of better ideas on how to cope with their distrust for each other. They found a rough and ready solution to fix the cracks in the wall.Politicise and capitalise the unfortunate death of a young man to show unity.
Unity, not in minds but in superficial numbers.Irresponsible politicians making incendiary statements on matters they absolutely have no inkling about.Adding fuel to the fire to stoke anger and the sad thing is the youths of this nation fall for their huff and puff.
Take someone whom I consider intelligent and a bright star with a good future in politics but is now becoming another one of the Anwars, uttering what he should have not.In politics people judge you by what you say more than by what you have done.
“Beng Hock is our hero,” “There is no doubt that Beng Hock was murdered,” “Malaysia is not safe anymore,” says Husam Musa just to show unity with his peers no matter how stupid his statement is. Maybe, the police should call him to provide evidence of the murder.
In a democratic system the fundamental role of the opposition is to present itself as a viable alternative to the ruling government.This can be done by presenting an alternative ideological platform or simply show it has greater competence to govern than the present government.
Unfortunately, Pakatan has not been able to show the people they are the better choice except to those blinded by their rhetoric.Their administration of the four states (previously five, lost Perak to BN) under their control is at most mediocre and a big disappointment.They are beset with endless bickering and distrust and spend more time fighting among themselves than running the states.
As opposition at federal level and government in some states they should have in its criticism of the government show it could have done things better by offering cogent reasons for its criticism or by presenting alternative policies.Opposition must exercise circumspection when opposing the government particularly where there are eminent threats to peace and security of the nation.It should therefore not engage in activities that undermine the unity and stability of the nation.
The politicising of Teoh's death, trying to make martyr out of him and blaming the government for his death is sickeningly third world mentality and shows the lack of knowledge of the fundamentals of politics.