KUALA LUMPUR – August 31, 2015: An elderly blogger has shot down the theory that Malaysians are currently being tyrannised as ‘options’ are sealed by the present leadership to remain in power.
The presumption surfaced in defence of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who attended the 34-hour Bersih 4.0 rally over the weekend that ended last night.
The theory is seen as a move to rationalise Dr Mahathir’s attendance, who ironically slammed Malaysians who had partaken in Bersih 3.0 rally in 2012.
The rally ended in violence as 20 policemen and 60 civilians were injured.
Dr Mahathir had then described Bersih’s supporters as ‘mules’ and that scores of fools are born every second in this country.
The blogger who described herself as “a veteran schoolmarm” on her Anak si Hamid blog yesterday opined that the allegation that Malaysians are being oppressed could not be any further from the truth.
“If all ‘options are closed’ in this country, there would be no Bersih 1, 2, 3, and 4. Right now, we can still expect more channels for the Opposition in Bersih 5, 6, 7, 8 in the future.
“There would also be no active and vocal opposition parties or healthy and vociferous voices of dissent (from local and foreign sources) on the internet and social media had the ‘options’ are all closed.
“If you want to look at the ‘might and powers’ of ‘leadership’ I suggest you should look South,” she said in a comment section of her posting.
The blogger had also slated some netizens who attempted to twist her words, claiming she approved of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s move of receiving RM2.6 billion political donation into his personal account.
“Where, in any of my postings do I consider ‘Najib taking in RM2.6 billion without satisfactory explanation is okay?
“Perhaps you are privy to information that we are not aware of? Spare us your crocodile tears. Get back to your lair,” she struck back at her blog’s visitors who assumed her of blindly supporting Najib.
It was previously speculated that the RM2.6 billion had originated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that was under probe for alleged financial irregularities.
However, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) revealed that the funds had come from donors from the Middle East.