Tuesday, February 24, 2009
PR SELANGOR-CLEAN STATE BY IMPLICATION(KHALID SAMAD)
FEB 23 — “All the king’s men and all the king’s horses, could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again”.
Imagine the king’s frustration!
This must be the same kind of frustration presently experienced by the BN government in respect of Selangor. Can you imagine, after misusing all of the Federal Government’s resources, namely the MACC, the Police, the Special Branch (all the Kings men) and disloyal/disgruntled civil servants of the state (all the King’s horses) in attempting to find fault with the Selangor administration, the best they could come up with are the story of the cows and the use of the MB’s personal car as an official car!
The pettiness of the issues is clear proof of their desperation. Fearful that ‘failure’ would bring down the wrath of the powers that be upon them, they hurriedly scuttled about to come up with a case. It was no easy task.
To find proof of corruption in the PR Selangor administration is probably even more difficult than trying to put back the shattered egg shell body of Humpty Dumpty after his fall while at the same time scooping up the egg white and yolk strewn all over. (I assume he is not hard boiled). Even if they managed to do it, it would be a ‘fragile’ and ‘dead’ Humpty Dumpty. As fragile, and as dead, as the cases put forward.
Selangorians should therefore read this as an ‘implied’ clean slate for the current administration. As, if there were genuine cases of corruption, I am sure they would have been presented as they have sufficient inducement and complete freedom to do so.
It would have been a different story if the ACA, as it was known then, had shown the same commitment and motivation during the years of Khir Toyo. That would have been more akin to the finding of the ‘pot of gold at the end of the rainbow’.
Secondly, this whole process should leave no doubt in ones mind that the BN Government uses the government institutions for their own political benefit. They have no commitment to the question of good governance or the principles of truth or justice.
The extent to which the BN is willing to misuse its position of power is bewildering. Equally bewildering is BN’s lack of any sense of shame knowing full well the heavy criticism it is currently facing due to its misuse of power in Kedah and Perak. They seem to be completely oblivious to public opinion and the fact how their latest actions only further strengthen the belief that the BN is incapable of responsible governance.
Rest assured that the BN’s continued misuse of all at its disposal, including government institutions and personnel, for its own political ends will reap its result in the next general elections. It would seem that there is nothing that can stop the downward spiral of the BN in the eyes of the people.