Friday, September 16, 2011
It is a beautiful day for all...and bye bye to ISA!
Thursday, September 15th 2011, a day that I will have no difficulty to remember! I woke up to a truly a glorious morning when the sky was blue, the clouds were snow white and the air was fresh, where you can see all the details of the leaves of the many Raintrees near my place!
That day was the first day of greatness after so many days of haze and pollutants and depression, the days where I did not fancy waking up and knowing I have to breathe foul air of Kuala Lumpur.
That evening at his Malaysia Day message to the nation, Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak stunned everyone, I am very sure including his detractors, that among other things future Malaysia would do away with the Internal Security Act (ISA), that draconian piece of legislation that has been a bane to our existence. An act that was designed to curb enemies of the states from destroying the fabrics of our society.
Who would think it but never underestimate the thinking power of Najib, who has been described by his detractors with many superlatives!
Just as the message was over, I received a message asking whether it was true, even his cabinet ministers, especially the Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein, only knew five minutes before Najib delivered his message!? Then I told the message sender that he might be a confirmed moron!!
The journey to discuss the dissolution of the two acts, ISA and the Banishment Act, especially started more than two years ago. Among the discussions that Najib had with his closest and trusted aides were the scrapping of these two acts.
Sorry to burst your bubble, Opposition, the announcement was not made because of your pressure, please give us a break. Already an opposition member made an announcement that Najib plagiarised the announcement that was supposed to be made by the opposition...frankly I am tired of their rhetoric.
Make no mistake, but Najib is committed to making political transformation in the country and not pressured by any quarters especially the opposition, to do so!
Hei! For whatever its worth, should be a lot, merry and many Happy Malaysia Day to everyone!
Posted by Pasquale at 4:21 PM