Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A breath of fresh air in Najib and a serious and nagging problems need to be resolved.
I am referring to the tsunami of good reform and goodwill that came about when Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak took over as the country's sixth prime minister.
His speech at the recent Umno assembly saw many old timers shedding tears of joy and the young ones speechless listening in awe a man who should have been our fifth prime minister instead of the dud Abdullah Badawi.
"When Dollah gave his presidential speech when he was the PM people just fall asleep and walked away uninspired. Can be said as (Tun) Mahathir Mohamad's biggest miscalculation in taking him as his successor. Hopefully, and I am sure, Najib will repair the damaged done by Dollah. Under Dollah five states went to the opposition, and under Dollah people still trying to understand what is Islam Hadhari!," said a veteran politician from Malacca.
This politician who is known for his dexterity with "pantun" said he was sure if Najib had been the prime minister instead of Dollah then things in the country would have had a different outcome.
On other subject, yes, it is true Indonesia and Malaysia is inseparable as a nation and this was shown by the fact that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will make Malaysia as his first country of visit after his re-election.
On a more emotional ties, another sad episode of an Indonesian maid being abused in Klang that was reported by the New Straits Times today, October 21st.
An Indonesian maid was found chained, badly injured and starved by her employers. This happened when a worker followed a stench leading to a room and the worker decided to break open the door and found the maid in a deplorable condition beyond imagination.
How can this be allowed to happen? After another Indonesian maid, remember Nirmala Bonat, was scarred with hot iron and abused and beaten so badly that one would have thought that stiff sentence that was imposed on her employer would have act as a stiff deterrent to future abuses? Apparently this is not the case.
Now that I know another Indonesian maid was being severely abused I would like the law be very very strict in sentencing these animals when it comes to court and that the case be placed on the front page of our major newspapers to let people know that we are taking this matter of maid abuses very seriously.
If I am an Indonesian now reading about another abuse of my compatriot by bad Malaysian employers I would also very, very angry.
For this new case of maid abuse in Klang I implore the authority to impose a deterrent, a very serious one that will make prospective maid abusers to think twice before chaining, starving and beating another fellow human being.
Posted by Pasquale at 9:18 AM