Monday, March 29, 2010

What Wrong With Armed Forces Support For Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Monday, 29th March 2010
What is wrong With the ARMED FORCES siding with Pakatan Rakyat?

After Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim's revealations in Parliament that Dato Seri Anwar had got the support of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the armed forces in the planned takeover of the federal government on Sept 16 last year, as many as 11 police report have been made so far, and most of its were by the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) whose members were mainly Malay.
Supposely if Zahrian claim is true, I don't see any problem with it?  If Anwar or Pakatan Rakyat (PR) plan to take over the federal government on 16th September 2009 did materialise, the PR will need to get the consent of the YDPA, and to prevent the "Coup-d'etat" by Barisan Nasional (BN) just like what they did in Perak whereby PM Najib used the police to remove PR's speaker from his chair, with the armed forces support the less powerful police will not dare doing what they did in Perak.
Being the ex-army officer myself, I am very disappointed with how the government treated the members of the armed forces lately. The member of the armed forces have been sidelined by the government in term of  their salaries and benefits compared to what they gave to the police force. The generals in upper echelon of the Armed Forces should consider revamp their  roles in Malaysian politic. They should play a greater role so as to prevent cronyism and nepotism among the ruling coalition BN's politicians. Other than that, Armed Forces involvement in politic could help to neautralise the police power. At this moment the Police is siding with BN . This can be seen clearly from their unfair treatment against the PR politicians especially in their action in monitoring the political campaign by  the PR. This has became more obvious since PM Najib took over the power from Pak lah. Since the police is supporting BN, it is just fair that the Armed Forces supporting the PR in such manner it will to neatralise the situation.
Other than the above reason, another reason why Armed Forces should support PR is to show their protests. Since the end of communist insurgent in early 90s, the Armed Forces has been seen as less important compare to the police therefore they have been neglected by BN government. Recently Najib announced the special allowance for the police, and the automatic or a time-based promotion for a police constable to corporal, but why the same cannot be implemented in the Armed Forces? Are they less important?

What happen to the Pension Scheme For the ex-Armed Forces Personnel Working Less than 21 years Old As Promised During bagan Pinang By-Election?

Last year during Bagan Pinang by-election, Minister of Defense announced that the government was in the process of ammending  the Akta Veteran (Ex-Servicement Act). With this amendment, all the ex-armed forces personnel who had served for more than 10 years will be eligibled for pension .The act was supposed to be tabled in last year parliament sitting but after the by-election, the act was not tabled. And many believed (inclusive Remaung6Renjer) that the minister statement was only meant to win the armed forces personnel votes for the by-election. True enough, after they (BN) won the by-election comfortably, the minister was just keeping quiet and until now the amendment of the act was never been mentioned!
With what the BN's  government has done to the members and ex-members of the Armed Forces, I am totally agree and will give my 100 percents support for the armed forces to supoort PR. The racist Malay NGOs may make twenty or even hundred police reports against Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim but with what Najib and the BN government has done to the members and ex-members of the Armed Forces, we the serving members and the ex-members of the Armed Forces to considering throw our support to Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PR .

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