Haunting Music. In 2005 a Royal Commission recommended the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to control the police. Abdullah Badawi backed down after being threatened by the IGP. 5 years later, an innocent 15-year-old was shot dead in Shah Alam. How many more lives must be lost before we take action to control the police?
In politics, things do not happen by accident. The emigration of non-Malay middle-class is part of a long-term strategy to cut-down the opposition.
Morgan Stanley reported that RM 350 billion was lost during Mahathir’s rule. Do you know what RM 350 billion means? For 7 million households, it means RM 50,000 per household. 50,000: You can buy a low-cost house, a car, send your children to college.
Ruling Class : Politico-
civil service complex
Lower Class Increased
Millions brought in from
Philippines to Sabah
Poor gets poorer
after 40 years of NEP!
Malaysian Pyramid of Power
12 criteria for a failed state, we are close to
achieving the first 6 *
Uneven development along group lines
Criminalization and delegitimisation of the State
Progressive deterioration of public services
Widespread violation of human rights
Security apparatus as “state within a state”
Rise of factionalised elites
Massive amount of refugees
Legacy of vengeance-seeking groups over past
Chronic and sustained human flight
Sharp and severe economic decline
Intervention of other states or external factors
What is the criteria?
INFLATION! CPI is
Salaries not raised
to match inflation
foreign labour to
depress local wages
CORRUPTION! Corruption eat
up profits that prevent
employers from paying
3 Malignant Contagions
we are squeezed from the top and
Perseverance is not a long race
it is many short races one after