What is going on in this country?

Someone asked, on an e-group, for an explanation of the recent court decisions in the Perak cases. I replied as follows, and thought I should share it with you (with minor editions), considering also the statements made yesterday by certain leaders of the “ruling” class about the state of our country:

All the on-going developments are easy to understand if you have a paradigm shift which is this:

(1) Laws are for people not in power

(2) Laws are to be obeyed when convenient, and when ignored, the actions in ignorance of the laws are declared legal by those in power and their cohorts

(3) All developments by the government are with the purpose of keeping the political and business elite in power

(4) The political and business elite don’t give a damn about people not in power unless it’s in their interest to do so

(5) The political and business elite know exactly what they are doing so don’t bother asking questions like ‘Why are they doing this?’ ‘Dontch they know its wrong/contravenes the law/ethics/etc.’ because one tends to sound terrribly naive and give them even more reason to oppress us

Once you internalise all this, you will cease to be baffled and understand, albeit sadly, for the most part what is going on in this country.

A person not in power,


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Fahri Azzat practices the dark arts of the law. Although he enjoys writing and reading, he doesn't enjoy writing his own little biographies of himself. Like this one. He wished somebody else would do it for him. He has little taste in writing about himself in third person. He feels weird doing it. But the part he finds most tedious is having to pad up the lack of his accomplishments, or share some interesting facts about his rather uneventful life, as if there were some who found that oh-so-interesting; as if he were some famous person, like Michael Jackson. When he writes these biographies, the thought, 'Wei, Jangan Perasaan- ah!' lights up in his head. So he usually just lists what he got involved with, positions he held and blah, blah. But this time. Right here. Right this very moment. Uhuh. This one. This one right here. He's finally telling it like it is.

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