We need to teach politicians a lesson. Pakatan Rakyat politicians, that is

By Haris Ibrahim

On 4th February, 2008, in “The People’s Voice & The People’s Declaration” post, this is what I wrote :

“Malaysia belongs to her people.

You and I and every person for whom this country is home.

Every indicator is that we will be going to the polls very soon.

Soon we will be hearing all kinds of promises from politicians out to get our vote.

Tell them that this time round things are going to be different.

Tell them that we the People, have found our Voice.

Tell them that they must heed our Voice.

Tell them that we, the People, have charted the direction we wish to take our country.

Tell them that if they wish to have our mandate, they must abide by the People’s Declaration”.

On 23rd February, 2008, the three Pakatan Rakyat parties, together with three other non-BN parties formally indorsed our People’s Declaration. You can read about that HERE.

Then 8th March, 2008 happened and BN politicians were at the receiving end of a lesson many, politicians and rakyat alike, thought was not possible.

Loss of a long-held 2/3 majority in Parliament.

And the loss of another four state governments.

It didn’t stop there.

Permatang Pauh, Kuala Terengganu, Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Penanti.

Again and again, BN felt the wrath of the voters.

Has BN learnt anything?

Doesn’t look like it.

Has Pakatan Rakyat learnt anything from this?

Doesn’t look like it too.

In his ‘Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ post, this is what RPK said :

“There appears to be another thing that PAS has forgotten. In fact, all the seven parties appear to have forgotten this as well. And this is The People’s Declaration (Deklarasi Rakyat) which the seven parties endorsed in the run-up to the 8 March 2008 general election. Just before the general election they all enthusiastically endorsed The People’s Declaration. Immediately after the general election they conveniently forgot the Declaration that they signed”.