I would say the same thing, as Rockybru did, if a reporter were to ask me of my thought on the Government of Malaysia vs Hassan Skodeng case, where Irwan Abdul Rahman, 36, aka Hassan Skodeng is being charged for a crime of being imaginatively funny in his satire poking fun at a public listed company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
Rockybru said: "I thought only the past Administration under the previous prime minister was capable of such @#*! action. Obviously, under this Admin and this Prime Minister, we haven't changed that much".
It irks me also to find out that a public listed company such as TNB that cannot be poked fun at and having that such a "Holier than Thou" attitude that can cost any government the ire of the people - which means voters!
My only question is whether the action to charge Hassan Skodeng for making fun out of TNB is the case of "more to it than meets the eyes" or the case of "more than one way to skin a cat (or you can change the word cat to Najib Razak!).
I find it strange that the AG Chambers, TNB and MCMC taking action against Hassan Skodeng without even prior informing the PM Office or even to the Prime Minister Najib Razak, out of courtesy.
Now few bloggers are now out to crucify the prime minister for being too "insecure" enough not to even "allow" some degree of freedom of expression, still within the norms and constraints of our social mores! We are not here talking about that little racist Chinese boy from Muar making racist remarks on Utube here, but just a healthy satire!!!
I have come to a conclusion that there is now a concerted moves and efforts by many Little Napoleons within the government circle to make our prime minister to look stupid, ignorant, incompetent, and arrogant for not being able to take funny and constructive criticisms in stride. These Little Napoleons are believe to be working against the interest of the present administration under Najib.
I don't know what can be done to reverse the situation vis-a-vis Hassan Skodeng versus this powerful government since a the judicial wheels are already in motion to charge Hassan Skodeng, but nothing is impossible in any case.
Meanwhile my only suggestion to Najib is to keep tab of all of his officers so that they can do an effective job of informing him of anything that can mar the good office of the prime minister!
I am saying this without malice!
Below is an excerpt from the Malay Mail:
WHEN the reporters asked me at the PJ Sessions Court this morning what I thought about this Government of Malaysia
vs Hassan Skodeng case, where Irwan Abdul Rahman, 36, aka Hassan Skodeng is being charged of sending out false information on the Internet with the malicious intent of annoying another person, I said that as a blogger I was truly annoyed by the fact that the AG's Chamber or the MCMC or TNB saw it necessary to turn this into a court case.
"I thought only the past Administration under the previous prime minister was capable of such @#*! action. Obviously, under this Admin and this Prime Minister, we haven't changed that much".