Where Are We Going, Pretty Malaysia?

Posted by M ws On Friday, May 24, 2013 0 comments
Once again, it is a pleasure to feature Mr. Stephen Tan Ban Cheng's article. Fresh from the oven is his latest on The Sedition Act. My grateful thanks to Mr. Stephen Tan for sharing this thought-provoking post! Comments are most welcome. Thank you!


The Sedition Act was supposed to be repealed following the promise of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in July last year.

Today (Wednesday, May 23, 2013), or nearly one year on, it was invoked to effect the arrest of Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-chairman Tian Chua, Anything But Umno or ABU chairman Haris Ibrahim and former Member of Parliament Tamrin Ghafar Baba.

This was the same day when undergraduate student Adam Adli,who was arrested a few days earlier, was arraigned before the Court for offences under the same Act. He was freed on RM5,000 bail posted by his father.The arrests, coming as it did after what many had termed as "thedirtiest general election" in Malaysia and after our Prime Minister'spromise of a "national reconciliation," evoke memories of Operation Lalang in October 1987 when more than a hundred Oppositionists were arrested under the detention-without-trial
Internal Security Act.

Thinking aloud, I am in all seriousness dedicating these two nursery rhymes I learned in kindergarten at the age of five in 1955, the first one to the Administration led by the United Malays National Organisation and the second to our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

(1) Dedicated to the Administration

Where are you going, my pretty maid?
Where are you going, my pretty maid?
Going a-milking, Sir, she said; Sir, she said.
Going a-milking, Sir, she said.

(2) Dedicated to Najib, Muhyiddin and Zahid Hamidi

Three blind mice, three blind mice, 
See how they run, see how they run,
They run after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a sight in your life?
As three blind mice!

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