Something must be terribly wrong with their capacity to understand. This is the biggest financial disaster and represents what is most dishonest, corrupt, deceitful and depraved, yet some people say it does not matter?
No country can prosper with corrupt, pernicious and inept leadership. That is what 1MDB encapsulates- a corrupt, pernicious, brutish and inept leadership. The importance or relevance of 1MDB are the lessons that it imparts- how to prevent the rise of the dishonest, the corrupt and the self serving individuals from governing.
You countenance 1MDB means you accept the evil it represents. Sarawakians must show they care for righteous principles and they too reject the evil 1MDB represents.
The 'values' that were operating in 1MDB are now brought to bear on Sarawak. Money, probably milked from 1MDB black operations flow freely. Money is moved in great quantities to buy votes. The habit of breaking the law, transferring money, lying, intimidation- which we saw used in 1MDB, are now applied on Sarawak.
Hard cash is being flooded into Sarawak's villages. Voters are bribed by cash, projects, lightning quick financial approvals for schools, churches, social amenities and so on. Never have people in remote and usually ignored villages given the attention they are now given. The entire government machinery is applied to suddenly 'serve' the people. We have already seen, lorry loads of water containers being sent to villagers.
So who says 1MDB is not factored into Sarawak state elections? It was Christopher Hitchens I think, who said; Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. The grave will supply plenty of time for silence. The people of Sarawak must reject people who treat them as stupid. They must speak up if only to show they are alive.
What happens then? Then you have jokers like Adenan and others who intimidate the Chinese by telling they will be excluded from the government. I went around Kuching and appreciate quickly the Chinese have prospered with minimum government intervention. They can self govern and prosper. This kind of people you want to include and not exclude. Intimidation will only strengthen their resolve to be independent.
People are still walking on dangling bridges or bridge like contraptions to cross rivers to go to school. People have still got to traverse across roads which leave you throwing up until you are blue in the face. I certainly hope never to again hear a harrowing story recounted to me by a Sarawakian of his childhood friend crossing a river naked while holding his school uniform overhead. The friend was snatched by a crocodile.
It’s not a question of being unaccustomed to these things- it is strange to see the level of unbalanced development in such a rich state.Where has the annual RM20 billion allocation from the federal government gone to? This sum was mentioned by the deputy PM.