If Anwar Ibrahim is an actor, he would definitely already achieve so many achievements and awards for his no doubt performance. But no, he choosed to be in politics because in this arena he can go so far, so “deep” and so disgustingly anywhere he wishes to go.
Shabery asked him one simple question:
What happen later when Malaysia run out of fuel? Only then you (Anwar) rapidly increase the prices?
Anwar Ibrahim didn’t answer the question. He was so far away mumbling his way out, showing his sympathy faces, repeatedly stating that he is being attack with personal issues, IPP 40% to 20% crap, cut cost from sources that he himself doesn’t really know where to cut and it was a lot of things.
Here’s a situation.
Imagine Anwar is in power. Today form new government, tomorrow fuel price decrease. Okay? In the ideal world, people will maintain to move forward and precisely development will never stops. Global crisis will still happen. World oil prices will increase, no matter how you try to stop. Okay?
Anwar claimed that Malaysia is an oil producer country, should be rich and be able to give subsidy to the people. RM2.20, Anwar and all the Malaysians enjoy that fuel price. We all live happy (not include disaster or any financial trouble along the years). Suddenly, in year 2015, we are out of fuel. World oil market had already increased 100% or more from today’s (2008 ) prices.
What will happen then?
Malaysia is not a oil producer country anymore. Oil is no where to be found in our shores. We do not have our own resources to generate electricity using biofuel anymore. The IPP of 40% to 20% that Anwar mentioned is already 0% and we can’t no longer debate about that. Then only Anwar will say, “Okay people, we are out of fuel. Now we have to start to learn to adapt with high consumer prices and eat rice once a week..” and so. As the Prime Minister, Anwar will have connections to his private jets and more embassies or countries he can run to. Poverty. Hunger. USA wil come. Israel will help. It’s a fight for independence day all over again. Savvy?
So some of us trust Anwar, some of us don’t. Some people trust that the government right now are doing their job although it can be hard at times.
Why is it important for us to learn history? to know the past?
Why did Shabery squeezed some of what Anwar did back then during their debate that day?
Why so many Malaysians nowadays easily forget their roots and their origin?
Why so many people are hard to change?
Why we should all remind ourselves about the things that already happened?
It took us hundreds of years to claim our freedom. From Tanah Melayu to Malaya, from Malaya to Malaysia.
It only takes Anwar Ibrahim few months to be in power (dateline: 16th september 2008).
It only takes Anwar Ibrahim a day to change all the good hard work that we, our ancestors had done.
Even Rome wasn’t built in a day. Even Castro had to get through many years to retain his positions. Even Dr. Mahathir was a prime minister for more than 20 years and there are still many things to do.
Things don’t come easily. Things don’t come cheap.
Some people like Anwar Ibrahim say so many things he wants to achieve.. and yet, all that he had done was so many many bad things that are all mischieves.
I can say Anwar Ibrahim is a good man. A good actor actor at least.