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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