Tuesday, July 8, 2008

PM said inflation crisis could spark political unrest - Malaysiakini

PM Abdullah is true on that. Inflation resulted in the people protesting in rallies, the largest one being at Kelana Jaya Stadium with more than 30,000 people all-day-long. Could that be the reason why the army-police joint exercise took place? (Inflation article found at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/85742).

Yesterday PM has denied that the drill was meant for Emergency Rule. But earlier on 6th July SAPP president Yong Teck Lee claimed that PM's words could not be trusted. He posted an article in SAPP's official website: "KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee has expressed concern over the rife talks of the possibility of 'emergency rule' taking place.

"SAPP will have to tread carefully in this era of political turbulence," he told the reporters during a special interview with television channel NTV7, on issues relating to illegal immigrants and refugees in Sabah, at the bustling Sunday Gaya Street fair here yesterday.

He was especially responding to the talks over the possibility of the Government invoking the Emergency Act and the Internal Security Act if necessary, to curb any public unrest.

"This (emergency rule) could happen as those who raised the matter are not any ordinary people but government leaders, including the Inspector General of Police," he said.

"And especially if the Prime Minister said it (emergency rule) won't take place, we will have to be even more careful then," he quipped, obviously referring to the Prime Minister's flip-flop announcements in the past. (http://www.sapp.org.my/default.asp?page=ytl080707).

Yong Teck Lee in his statement on 7th July refuted the denials (of impending emergency rule) from the PM carry no weight among the people because of his previous ‘no dissolution of Parliament’, ‘no fuel price hikes’, ‘no fuel to foreign cars’, ‘paying salaries twice a month’, etc. (http://www.sapp.org.my/default.asp?page=hq080706).

Malaysia could not afford to go through an Emergency Rule. It will bring us 20 years backward. I hope that leaders of BN be very careful in making decisions. And all citizens please pray that God will intervene in the affairs of our country. Let God derail all wicked and selfish decisions.

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