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Sunday, June 17, 2007

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

“It is not the Prime Minister's intention to allow the freedom to be breached and for questions to be raised on the fundamental rights of Malaysians under our social contract.”

“It (freedom) was also not granted to the media to raise sensitive issues relating to religion and the rights of any particular race.”

I am not a lawyer, but I find its hard to believe that the Prime Minister is the sole authority to decide on what we can and we cannot do. Correct me if I am wrong but arent fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution and not the social contract (whatever that is)? And since when we uphold social contract as the supreme law of Malaysia?

Seriously, I can see the need of the media to practice self censorship, but I dont agree with the word granted. Fundamental rights is not granted, it is our rights to start with. In my view, laws and regulations are formulated to protect that fundamental rights, not to deter it.

About the social contract, it has been mentioned time and again, but what I want to know is, who made the social contract and when and by whom? Our previous leaders? Or was it forced upon us by our former colonial masters? And if our former leaders jumped in a hole full of horse shit yelling yippykaye motherf**ker, shouldnt we by now, after 50 years of Independence starts to clean up that shit, or should we just continue emitting horse shit smells forever?

BTW, the quote above is from another ignorance Minister, as ignorance as another Minister who few years back proposed a multi million RM training facilities for Malaysian athletes in the UK, which however hard I tried, failed to see the sanity of the proposal.

My intelligence is truly being asaulted.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now u sounded more like Malaysiakini.

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Winged Acrophobic said...

These so-called leaders, are probably so deeply entrenched in dirty, shitty politics that only streams of crap flow out every time they open their mouths. Trouble is, there are people who are impressed with the excrement. Question is, these supporters, are they really of the same mentality and ideology? Or just another bunch of sycophants blindly cheering for a lick of the gravy train? Rimas aku......

akula said...

anonymous : I'll take that as a compliment.

WA: Well said.

Cosmic_GurL said...

Errmm, are u only now realising the fact that most of our Ministers are a bunch of morons? Have u not seen how they argue in Parliament? So i am not surprised reading the statement :)

akula said...

cg: Heheh, I knew that a long time ago, and I chose not to indulged in conversation about politics. It sucks. Just wanna get it out of my system. :)

UglyButAdorable said...

itu adalah interpretation of "free speech" in our beloved boleh land!!

welcome back mate...

akula said...

uba: you mean free `controlled' speech kan.