Muafakat Nasional Bring Back The Good Old Days
PEOPLE asked me whether Muafakat Nasional will augur well in bringing back stability, peace and stability to the country? Even some diplomats whom I had meetings with brought up suggestions for Umno and Barisan Nasional's component parties concentrate on rebuilding the nation which has been ransacked by the current regime.
The diplomats, of course, were not familiar let alone comfortable with the manner at which the country is being managed now. I only gave few lines of explanation, which quietened them.
As to answer their question on Muafakat Nasional or 'National Consensus', I said there was nothing new about it but in order to arrest the rising askance and prejudice among the people, we need to go back to the era of post-Independence when Umno, MCA and MIC grouped up together in Perikatan, upholding the Social Contract and the Federal Institution firmly.
Everybody was happy then. The Malays, Chinese and Indians enjoyed a camaraderie living because they knew that the Independence Malaysia then was for them to share and prosper together. However, things started to deteriorate with the explosive May 13 1969 incident incited by a democratic party.
It became better throughout the 1990s and the new millennium that inspired the government to scrap the draconian law Internal Security Act. Things were very peaceful then and the security forces were only made attending to crimes and public order.
The Muafakat Nasional has been there. And with the cooperation of Pas this year, it added strength to it.
Now, the people have only two options, either to cling on to the present atmosphere or to accept Muafakat Nasional as their savior. At the rate it is going now, there is no guarantee that Malaysia will see stability in the next two or five years.
I also reminded the diplomats that the multiracial and multi-religion Malaysians are level-headed community. They have realized how their gamble for a regime change has taken its toll on them but there is still time to change all that.
Their predicaments is not little. The suffering of the poor and those living in cities and rural areas are well reflected on the type of spending they have to make nowadays. Frustration is all over. I am not saying that the government is not doing their job but what they are doing now is depriving the people of their basic rights to sustainable living.
Yes, Muafakat Nasional is just the exact remedy for Malaysia today. If each and every Malaysian knows what to do - apart from observing the Social Contract and the Federal Constitution - Malaysia will become the best nation to stay.
Choosing a government, in that manner, is not a gambit. If Malaysians observe and abide by all rules, there is nothing to fear of... unless they subscribe to theory of a cowboy country!
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