Singapore Straits Times : Salim Osman‘s opinion of 'regime change' in Malaysia after the election.
1. At first he explained the ‘regime change’ according to former PM Mahathir Mohamad’s version. These foreign powers aimed to:
· overthrow the government by providing regular money to pro-opposition groups. The crooks responsible for this are U.S and American tycoon Gorge Soros, for funding the favoured NGO.
· form a puppet government led by PKR leader, Anwar Ibrahim
· hope the PKR leader could establish good ties with Israel and distance itself from the Palestinians’ agonizing strife.
Then Salim Osman dismissed Mr Mahathir’s views by measuring PM Najib’s present administration.
2. By then PM Najib has already forged very close ties with Washington , by showing support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Malaysia has also backed American leadership in the region.
Salim found that there was a logic point of view in the second opinion. There was an unconfirmed report that unofficial meetings between Israelis and Malaysian officials did take place.
Then comes his interpretation of ‘regime change’ :
- a change of government through a system of voting through general election, instead of foreign intervention.
- the threatening tactics of Pakatan Rakyat to rally for support for the next election with their optimistic hopes; they believed regime change could take place, with a view that:
1. BN’s show of unpromising signs would tire the young voters who demand new teams in political involvement.
2. PR managed to reassure voters that they would govern Malaysia . The reasons are :
- The defections of several top civil servants joining opposition brought wealth of experience in the system of government.
- PR has been able to face challenges in their ability to govern over four years.
After weighing all other opinions by observers and opposition MP Liew Chin Tong, he reverted to reality that BN would be the last resort to govern Malaysia . But he still remains assured that foreign conspiracy would not bring about regime change. The reason lies on the Malaysian voters.
I have several doubts to express here:
1. How come you, Salim, as a journalist from Singapore Straits Times, unable to spread your critical thinking by refusing to understand the message by former PM Mahathir Mohamad? How come you so easily overlook the opinions from an older statesman, who acquired vast experience governing Malaysia for 22 years and had known the notoriety of George Soros, who had a history of involvement in economic turbulence in Malaysian in the past?
2. How come Salim received opinions only from opposition MPs?
3. Yes, it is not difficult to sit on the senior writer’s desk, reading, listening and writing for information, gathering all information to impart to naïve voters only, but not for those who have been following the development of political strives of BN in the present time.
This article touched the ‘regime change’ theoretically on the surface only. He did not base on the extent of quality assessment on the strength of BN or the other side. If he does that, he will be dismayed to write the imminent victory of BN in the next election.