Friday, October 31, 2008

Democracy that was flushed down to the toilet

NST: I was betrayed by my allies, says Jui Meng

I believe it too naive for me to think that pure democracy still exists. In the latest MCA general election, we saw changes at the top leadership especially when the deputy president won by the self outcast leader Chua Soi Lek. Ong Tee Kiat won the president seat beating the competitor Chua Jui Meng. Now Chua Jui Meng makes statement in the news that he was betrayed by his allies during the election.
MCA leaders known to have endorsed Chua for the post included deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, vice-president Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen as well as former vice-presidents Datuk Donald Lim and Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn.
Jui Meng said that according to their agreement, "we were supposed to vote for one another".

It looks like there was some arrangement to get the seat of the top leadership in MCA instead of leaving it to the democracy practice to decide. Prearrangement before the election seems to be against the structure of fair election that was spoken very strongly from the leadership. Here are some contradict moral value by our leadership that we should aware and alert.
"On election day, I kept my word. I instructed my supporters to vote for these leaders but I was betrayed," he said, adding that some of them went back on their word as he later found out that their supporters were not told to vote for him.

It is appropriate for a candidate to instruct the party members to vote certain people in the election? It sound like a fraud in the party election and the result should be void and the involved leader should be punished. It might not happen but would be nice if it do so. We heard lots of preaching from our leader about justice and human rights, thou few of them really mean about it. It was quite sad to know that Malaysian is so easy to trust the leader so fast. I still believe in Malaysia system in election but I doubt democracy play a large part on it.


lynnx01 said...

The original meaning of democracy is betrayed by those who profess it.

Jefferi said...

yeah.. good definition by malaysia standard. i guess we all going to be in big trouble yeah.. =_=


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