'Has BN bought enough votes to ‘win' this coming Sunday's so-called ‘election'? Or to put the question another way, are there still enough Malaysians so moronic, masochistic and morally-bankrupt as to stand for this criminal regime's attempt to bribe them yet again with their own money?'
'... According to Dr Bridget Welsh, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has splashed out more than RM58 billion in public money over the past four years to try and buy his regime for one more term. But that's chicken-feed compared with the hundreds of billions that BN and its cronies have stolen and salted away for themselves.'
'...it's like BN has hijacked your car and stolen your cash, then ‘generously' given you back some of your own small change so you'll be ‘grateful' to be able to pay your bus fare home.'
'BN owes us lives'
'The lives of dozens, if not hundreds of people killed in conflict with and in the custody of its police and MACC, for a start. No amount of money, public or otherwise, can repay these people or their surviving relatives for the fact that most of these people have never been accorded any respect by BN, let alone the justice of proper investigations of their deaths or punishment for their killers.
Then there have been the deaths in the custody of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his successors of Malaysia's formerly admirable justice and education systems, excellent and efficient civil services and free, independent media.
In short, BN owes Malaysia and Malaysians a monumental - if not insurmountable - debt in terms of not only stolen cash, land, timber and countless other commodities, but also in terms of death and the destruction of civil liberties and protections.
And no amount of more stolen public money given out as ‘election gifts' will save Najib and his current regime, including the apparently immortal Dr Mahathir, from finally paying the price.
BN must be destroyed. Now, this Sunday May 5, 2013. Not by and by, and not delayed by another day, let alone another five years. Both despite and in defiance of Najib's corrupt attempts to buy, buy this election, now is the time for Malaysia to bid him and BN bye bye.'
DEAN JOHNS, after many years in Asia, currently lives with his Malaysian-born wife and daughter in Sydney, where he coaches and mentors writers and authors and practises as a writing therapist. Published books of his columns for Malaysiakini include ‘Mad about Malaysia', ‘Even Madder about Malaysia', ‘Missing Malaysia', ‘1Malaysia.con' and ‘Malaysia Mania'.'