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3 Mini-Articles on Malaysian Political Problems : Mad Politicians, Non-Mutual Spin by DPM, Pots and Kettles (neither addressing APARTHEID) – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 24th February 2012

In Apartheid, Constitution, Democracy, Equality, Malaysia, non-Muslim rights, non-Muslim Rights in a Muslim country, politics, social freedoms, spirit of the law, Strawmen, unprofessional behaviour on February 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

ARTICLE 1

Showboating politicians may need psychiatric help — Lim Mun Fah — February 23, 2012

FEB 23 — Adolf Hitler, Tony Blair and George Bush developed a Hubris Syndrome while in power, Benito Mussolini and Mao Zedong were both severely depressed and probably bipolar, while Nikita Khrushchev suffered mild mania.

In addition, Neville Chamberlain, Margaret Thatcher, George W. Bush, Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson also showed signs of the Hubris Syndrome symptoms.

The above sayings are quoted from David Owen’s book, In Sickness and in Power.

Who is David Owen? How could he make such a “diagnosis”?

David Owen is a British veteran politician. He graduated from the University of Cambridge and served as a medical doctor, a neurologist with a special interest in psychiatry. He was elected Labour Member of Parliament and later became the British Foreign Secretary. He is also founder of the Social Democratic Party.

As a politician and a medical professional, he makes professional observation and diagnosis based on political leaders’ crisis management approaches in making major policy decisions, as well as their physical and psychological health status.

In the book, Owen bluntly studied the words and deeds of former British prime minister Tony Blair and former US president George W. Bush. He wrote that the two leaders’ move of calling the Iraq war was a concrete manifestation of Hubris Syndrome.

He also criticised that the leaders were too confident to listen to different views. He claimed that Blair was interested only in making sure others know that he was in a combat with the evil, and it was actually exactly the same with Bush’s foolish remarks saying that the crusades were launched to help the world get rid of the evil.

He also listed 14 symptoms of the Hubris Syndrome, including narcissism, restlessness, excessive self-confidence, proclaiming oneself as saviour and equating oneself to the country, taking the world as a stage to perform power and seek glory, as well as despising other people’s suggestions and criticism, to the extent of thinking themselves omnipotent.

Owen urged a study of the Hubris Syndrome to develop a better democratic check and balance system, and prevent arrogant leaders from leading the country into a dangerous situation. He admitted, however, that leaders with Hubris Syndrome usually show no sign before taking the office, but the problem becomes gradually serious when they are in power.

Even more interesting, he said that leaders who meet three or more of the symptoms should step down as the world needs leaders who are wiser and healthier.

Owen’s advice should be used as a reference for politicians who are currently fighting for an opportunity to contest in the next general election. Those who are trying to attract attention with sensational words, abusive language and violence should review and see whether they have symptoms of Hubris Syndrome.

If they have, they should seek psychiatric treatment as soon as possible! — mysinchew.com

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication. The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified.

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Do limitless terms, nepotism via democracy destroying blocs of relatives, and forgetting to address APARTHEID for near 40% minority citizens count in Dr.David Owen’s list too?

ARTICLE 2

Mutual Respect Should Begin At School – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin – Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:04

PETALING JAYA — Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the move to instill a deeper understanding on the importance of respect for one another, although from different religions, should begin from school.

He said the country would be stronger when the people no longer see the differences among them.

Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the move would enable educationists, teachers, parents and students, to place greater importance on avoiding the sensitivities of the other communities.

“On the other hand, we respect our diversity and accept it as a valuable heritage which cannot be found in other countries,” he said when launching the school-level World Interfaith Harmony Week at SMK (P) Sri Aman, here yesterday.

Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dr Koh Tsu Koon, and Education Director-General Abdul Ghafar Mahmud.

Muhyiddin said various programmes and activities aimed at inculcating the spirit of cooperation, as well as tolerance and acceptance for the diversity in religion, culture and race, could be implemented at the school level.

He said the rapid progress achieved by the country today was a result of cooperation among the people of various races, religions and culture who accepted these differences as something special.

As citizens of Malaysia under the 1Malaysia concept, he said, they should be grateful for the understanding and respect for one another that existed among them.

(Bernama)

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. . . the country would be stronger when the people SEE *no more* differences among them. *NOT ” . . . the country would be stronger when the people no longer see the differences among them. . . . ” People see ALL the Constitutional and Legal differences, don’t attempt to make them blind to the problems by talking like that – probably intended though.

“On the other hand, we respect our diversity and accept it as a valuable heritage which cannot be found in other countries,” **BUT** we are not equals in law or constitution either.

” . . . rapid progress achieved by the country today . . . “ is LESS than that of South Korea and Vietnam, there is no rapid progress???

” . . . cooperation among the people of various races, religions and culture who accepted these differences . . . ” WAS at high cost to the people while the term limitless nepotists benefited.

As citizens of Malaysia under the 1Malaysia concept, he said, they should be grateful for the understanding and respect for one another that existed among them. – We are grateful ALL but for : the lack of equality in law and constitution that will cause BN to be unvotable and thrown out . . .

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. . . . amongst other things.

ARTICLE 3

Guan Eng’s Belated Excuses – by Dr Wee Ka Siong – Thursday, 23 February 2012 13:11

The belated excuses given by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng on why he did not refute the allegations directed towards him by MCA during the “Chinese at a Crossroads. Is the 2 Party System Becoming a 2 Race System?” debate between him and MCA President Dr Chua Soi Lek last Saturday is ridiculous and his explanations should have been brought up during the debate.

Equal time was given to both sides to speak, but Guan Eng did not use the time to refute those allegations. He only explained his excuses at the press conference after the debate, and DAP leaders also kept sending press statements to the media to protect him, thus it is no wonder Guan Eng insisted on becoming ‘Zhuge Liang’ (one of the greatest strategists ofduring the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history), as it proves that he, on hindsight, had noticed these problems.

There is no announced winner in the debate as that decision is left for the voters to decide. Therefore Guan Eng need not get himself over excited, as everything was fairly done.

The debate will naturally allow everyone space to rationally discuss issues, and starting a war of words after the debate is wrong and is in contrasts to the fundamental purpose of a debate.

Guan Eng accusations that Chua Soi Lek is purposely targeting him during the debate and that the arrangement of the debate hall was done in an unfair manner is baffling. Does Guan Eng think that Soi Lek’s asking him to be like ‘Liu Bei’ (Emperor of the state ofShu Han during the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history) is an attempt to insult him? Or does he think that ‘Liu Bei’ is not of equal standards with him?

There are two sides to every comment, and it depends on how can look at it. If one has a narrow-minded view or interpretation of things, than anything can be construed as a personal attack, and that is what has twisted the real meaning of the debate.

DR. WEE KA SIONG is MCA Youth National Chairman

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If neither MCA nor DAP, will have a broad enough view to interprete APARTHEID as APARTHEID, then any other 3rd Force political party will be preferable to political parties like MCA and DAP who cannot see (or dare not speak on, as per the UNHCR Article 1) apartheid for what apartheid is. MCA has had 50+ years and not spoken once. DAP fares better at 2 years since (also) NOT addressing APARTHEID, beating MCA’s record by 25 times but that is 2 years not speaking against apartheid and wasting . . . PM Najib has the mandate to end APARTHEID but does not. What does that mean? Is this state of disenfranchisement and discrimination in Law and Constitution legal in the UN view and context? Soundbites without demands for policy change (i.e. Ending Apartheid) equals to WASTED votes.

UNHCR Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. (this means no 2 classes of citizenship as in non-Bumi and Bumi – most non-Bumi are not interested in the Special Privileges they want FULL EQUALITY not money crumbs from their own TAXPAYER funds sequestered by an opaque political coalition racist to boot with lapdogs to boot . . . ).

They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Do Muslims consider the rest of humanity fellow humans? Or just dhimmis? Dishonest to keep the apartheid in place . . .

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.

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