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Sakmongkol ak 47

Thursday, 2 October 2008

On Whistle Blowing

Sakmongkol has always believed that making revolutionary changes is not like going to a dinner part, having tea and scones( apologies to Mat bangkai) or making embroidery. That phrase of not like a dinner party of course originates from Mao Tse Tung.

" A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle,kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous."

There must be a feeling of angst and anger about it. One channels the feeling of utter disgust to effect the necessary changes. For instance, at the moment, in Malaysia there is a lot of pent up frustration at the leadership. Can it be released just by merrily going along with the incremental changes advocated by Messrs. Najib Tun Razak, Muhyiddin or Mukhriz Mahathir for that matter?

People seem to think that our problems will be solved and our lot improved, by just having the reins of power, passed on from Pak Lah to Dato Najib. For all you know, Najib is Janus faced and his ascension, if that takes place, is just stale wine in a spruced up bottle.

If there is general swell of anger to see about changes in the government’s leadership, that wont be accomplished just by wanting it. It will not come about by a process of accretion of uncoordinated upset feelings here and there and treated in a leisurely manner.

To fan the flames of anger, one requires whistle blowers. The baddest whistle blower is of course in Kamunting at the moment. And if the pieces were to be picked up by that Kickdefella guy, we say, hail to him. The public are in the dark about many things. Their anger must remain consistent and to remain consistent require something which they must be angry about.

And so Sakmongkol wishes to remind readers:-

A "whistleblower" provides information he or she
reasonably believes evidences:

  • A violation of any law, rule or
  • Gross mismanagement
  • A gross waste of funds
  • An abuse of authority
  • A substantial and specific danger
    to public health
  • A substantial and specific danger
    to public safety

As long as they do not violate the laws, the whistle blowing must indeed be supported. Because Sakmongkol is always reminded by de Montesquieu;

There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.


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