Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Hot Spring Turkish Bath.

Hantu Laut

This could happen to Malaysia.

The rampage was over piffling matter of saving a city park from redevelopment into a shopping mall. The people are not happy, they don't want the mall, they want to keep the park. With the oppositions adding fuel to the fire, the flame of passion transformed and engulfed an inferno of destruction that required heavy-handed police action.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blamed the main opposition and social media for the trouble, accusing the main opposition party of calling for resistance and provoking the protests. He says "Social media is the worst menace to society" 

I agree !

Place the guns in the wrong hands, they'll shoot blindly. Most can't differentiate between criticism, constructive or otherwise, and libel.

Erdogan has bigger agenda for himself. He wants to change the country's constitution to make him the first directly elected president with formidable executive powers.

Did you hear right, sound familiar and one that rings a bell close to home.

Yes, hypocrisy of the highest order, the man that Anwar Ibrahim worshipped and wanted to emulate is a wolf in sheep's clothing, determined to turn Turkey into an authoritarian state and him as the new king of Turkey.

This is just the beginning of Erdogan's trouble, but it is no "Arab Spring", just a summer of disquiet that Erdogan need not worry too much for the moment.

Link to video: Turkey: police clash with protesters
Thousands of protesters have controlled Istanbul's main square once more after two days of violent clashes with rampaging riot police, asTurkey's prime minister vowed to press on with the controversial redevelopment that provoked the clashes.
Calling the protesters an "extremist fringe", Recep Tayyip Erdoganblamed the opposition Republican People's party for provoking the protests.
"We think that the main opposition party, which is making resistance calls on every street, is provoking these protests," Erdogan said on Turkish television, as an estimated 10,000 demonstrators streamed into the area waving flags and calling on the government to resign.
"There is now a menace which is called Twitter," Erdogan said. "The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society." Read more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fortunately,Anwar denied Prime Minister post at PRU 13