MM Lee, Mas Selamat & GE2008

March 8, 2008 at 11:15 p03 (News & Comments)

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“It is stupid to believe we are infallible. We are not infallible. One mistake and we’ve got a big explosive in our midst. So let’s not take this lightly”. MM Lee, on the escape from detention of JI man Mas Selamat.

Lee Kuan Yew is one politician and leader I always respect. He is frank and to the point. LKY is brave to admit that the national security forces are complacent and allow his words to be reported on the front page of the national newspapers.

I am sick that a mistake of this proportion only warrant a lame “We are sorry” from DPM Wong. We need more leaders like LKY. Those who neglect their duty should be told so, right in their faces! Kudos to LKY!

Talking about duty, i, too have failed my national duty. Malaysians are going to the poll today. For one who is eligible but have never voted, i feel guilty of not voting, again. The usual reason, hassle of travelling and taking leave from work. Maybe complacency had crept into my mundane but comfortable life. Voting is our birth right. We should exercise it and be a responsible  citizen.

Come GE2012, you bet i will be there!

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8 Comments

  1. Leonard said,

    well, if he’s so good, he shld have asked DPM Wong to step down and not ask their persons to “cook up a story” (oops) should be investigate for us!

    4f: someone should take responsibility but it is not the norm in little dot for minister to resign over mistake.

  2. Mervin said,

    NOw what is the PAP going to do ? Apologise and move on ?

    “It is stupid to believe we are infallible. We are not infallible. One mistake and we’ve got a big explosive in our midst. So let’s not take this lightly”. MM Lee, on the escape from detention of JI man Mas Selamat.

    Did you ever ask who are the ‘We’ ? When blunder happens it is ‘We’, when make money it is ‘I’ (PAP).

    4f:
    hi Mervin
    I am just glad there is an honest assessment of the situation. As for the pursuit of responsiblity of this lapse, we will just have to see what is the govt going to do next.

  3. ordinaire said,

    Ya, MM LKY can have all his say in Singapore, but he is just not doing enough in the Case of Mas Selamats’ Escape. He just put in a simple statement publicly and You a Malaysian is so impressed to put up an adulatory post.

    4f:
    hi daddysim
    first of all, i am not God, so dont refer to me as “You”.

    although MM statement is simple, it takes a lot of gut to say it. whether he had done enough is not for me to comment.

    Please tell us; what can You read into his statement?

    4f:
    What does the statement tell u?

  4. Maverick SM said,

    Ya, Singapore is now complacent because there is no security problem all these years.

    4f:

    U see the naked emperor too?

  5. me said,

    i didn’t vote either. because i did not register. because i’ve always hated politics. but i will be there 2012 too.

    4f:
    the result of GE2008 had given everyone something to cheer about. Hopefully, the opposition party doesnt let us down this time.

    i think. one gd thing abt this time is it brought enthusiasm back to a lot more ppl. and the confidence now that our vote makes a difference.

    4f:
    Actually, if the BN lost another 30 seats, there will be come the minority and the opposition will form the federal govt. As it stands now, BN hold 140 and opposition 82 federal seats.

  6. The Horny Bitch said,

    Sigh.. The police eat snake till forgot to keep an eye on Mas Selamat..

    4f: No lah. i think M.Selamat use jampi (black magic) on the police kia looking after him….:-p

  7. Cocka Doodle said,

    You guys actually believed he escaped ah? My theory is that he kena whacked until die liao during interrogation, and the authorities have to cook up a story to mask it. Or he could have been bundled up and handed over to Guantanamo for further investigation.

  8. hopefulpessimist said,

    I’m with you!

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