(Old goat and the family )
(Disclaimer: The above photo has nothing to do with this posting.)
This article by Leslie Lau in The Malaysian Insider is 10 upon 10!
Below are the most interesting (disturbing??) quotes:
[Former de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim says Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s impending rise to become Umno president and Prime Minister marks the return of “Mahathirism”.
"Why would someone trained and schooled by Dr Mahathir introduce reforms. Have you heard Najib speak of reforms?” he told The Malaysian Insider.
Zaid said he expects Najib's administration to be more authoritarian with more controls and restrictions compared to that of Abdullah's."You have destroyed the fabric of our lives as a democracy. Have you not done enough?''
Zaid said Malaysia faced an uncertain and more authoritarian future when Najib takes over.
"You had 23 years of Dr Mahathir, so let's say Najib lasts for 10 years as PM with Mahathir behind him. That means a total of 33 years under Dr Mahathir."]
The cards are now on the table..open for viewing.
We now know for sure who will be our "leaders" should the present group hold on to "power".
"Power" is the brute force to exert control.
"Authority" is the legitimate mandate given to exercise that "power".
"Power" with legitimate "authority" spells democratic executive governance.
"Power" ill gotten without legitimate "authority" points to dictatorial undemocratic hegemony.
In the present political scenario, the above dichotomy of political advantage is so fittingly clasped as in the Yin-Yang Emblem! Abdullah Badawi has the authority but no power. Najib has the power but no authority!
What do we want?
The choice is in our hands...HOPEFULLY !!