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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
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Friday, August 26, 2016

An apology from 'Sorry is the hardest word' is a big deal indeed

Our ex-Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir, is known for not making an apology. Events of late seem to suggest Tun is a changed man. He seems to be trying to correct all that were wrong which he was responsible as PM for 22 years.

He is all out to oust PM Datuk Seri Najib: from dropping heavy hints to open insults; taking part in Bersih rally; allied himself with former political adversaries like Lim Kit Siang; and acting as patron for new party, Bersatu, helm by ex-DPM, Tan Sri Muhyiddin. There is going to be a grand alliance in an attempt to win the next general election.

He was mentor to DS Najib, who turned out to be uncontrollable now that he is all powerful as PM. Formerly, with Pak Lah, it was easy to request for his resignation. But not with Najib. It was like having created Frankenstein and unable to control it. Most people know the reason why Najib is not going to give up his post is simply because he knows that without power, he is likely to be charged with various offences and be jailed.

Excerpt of Tun's apology:

'1. I would like to apologise for the amendment to the constitution which made the approval and signature of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong no longer necessary for the legalising of an act of Parliament. It would seem that because of the amendment, the new National Security Law has become operational even though the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has not signed it.
2. However I would like to point out that the amendment is not for all laws. Some laws passed by Parliament will still need the consent and signature of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. In fact there are more than thirty proceedings listed out in the constitution that still needs the Agong’s approval frequently without the advise of the Prime Minister.
3. Among these rights and power is that of declaring a state of emergency. The state of emergency is reserved for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong because it’s implications are serious. It gives the Government the right to suspend laws. With this right the Government can arrest and detain any person without trial.
4. Clause (I) of Article 150, Proclamation of Emergency states “If the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is satisfied that a grave emergency exists whereby the security, or the economic life, or public order in the Federation or any part thereof is threatened, he may issue a Proclamation of Emergency making therein a declaration to that effect.”

Rest of it:

Tun is swallowing his pride in making that apology. It is also a sign of being willing to do almost anything to oust Najib.

For a more interesting article on Tun's rare apologies...


1 comment:

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