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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Prime Minister and the 3 pillars of democracy

Mohd Ezam the turncoat has made public a letter purported to be from Anwar Ibrahim to Dr. Mahathir offering a message of love and gratitude to Dr. Mahathir a few days after Anwar Ibrahim was sacked as Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia by Dr. Ibrahim.

Anwar Ibrahim and responded with "So? What's the problem? Saya tak berdamai dengan siapa (Who am I not at peace with)? What is the problem? What is the problem in making peace with anyone?"

Source: Malaysiakini

I still have some lingering suspicions of Anwar Ibrahim. However, between BN (Barisan Nasional) and PR (Pakatan Rakyat or the People's Coalition comprising DAP, PKR and PAS), I would take PR anytime. My choice is based on this:

As long as PR can put in place a system of checks and balance between the 3 pillars of democracy - Executive (Prime Minister and the Cabinet), Parliament and Judiciary (the courts and the judges), the person acting as Prime Minister will become less important as currently as all his actions and decisions will be subject to checks and balance by the other 2 pillars of democracy - the Parliament comprising all the elected Members of Parliament and the Judiciary.

What I am looking forward to is a change of Federal Government and the new Federal Government put in this crucial check and balance and we need worry less on who the Prime Minister is as power will become less concentrated in the PM unlike the situation now even after the recent cosmetic reforms put in place by the current lame duck Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.


amdeesidik said...

Sure friend, I agree with you

simba said...

The purported letter was on Free Anwar Campaign website. Was published in many other blogs. Was published last year in Malaysia-Today. What's new? I can't get what's behind the rage of this emotional wreck called Ezam Mat Noor. I can't get it at all. If any, it serves Anwar more than it hurts him.

Raizzèn said...

Last attempt to light up a dying career. What funny man.