There has been quite a bit of hue and cry about Umno people protesting for the Sedition Act to be maintained.
The latest is Wanita Umno chief DS Shahrizat Abdul Jalil saying that the party's wing will send a petition to urge PM DS Najib Razak not to go on with the plan to have the Act either repealed or amended.
She even said that Wanita Umno will go about collecting one million signatures in the effort to "save" the Sedition Act.
If you want to know her motive, please read A Voice's
Bet some political low life will say Shahrizat getting even for NFC
Really, I would had done the same....low life or not....
Honestly, I rather wish for Wanita Umno to embark on registering one million Umno supporters as voters in preparation for the next general election instead of trying to pull such a rather silly stunt.
These efforts, supposedly to prevent the Sedition Act from being replaced by another law which could safeguard the country will not come to anything.
That's how I see it.
Because the Najib's administration will proceed with the plan to replace the Sedition Act.
There's no stopping it.
Even Shahrizat knows this. What she was doing is just wayang, I'm afraid.
Surely she knows that the top Umno leadership had already decided on this matter.
Read this NST report carefully and try to understand what Umno VP DS Hishammuddin Hussein was trying to convey, especially to Umno people:
Can't you all see that?
Key word: MODERATION
Hishammuddin was telling Umno people that they shouldn't worry if the Sedition Act is to be repealed or amended.
Simple isn't it?
It means that the Act is actually going to be either repealed or amended.
Well, and another Umno VP had actually told me the same too.
Yes, I'm not kidding you.
This Umno VP will come out with a statement similar to Hishammuddin's within the next few days.
The third Umno VP is also expected to do the same before the party's general assembly starts on Nov 25.
It will be a solid support for Najib by his vice-presidents.
Their message to Umno members:
Malaysia has to change with time.
All the draconian laws have to go.
Umno also has to change with time.
Without the changes the country will not be able to move forward.
That's the firm belief of the Najib's administration.
Umno members have to swallow this bitter pill.
Their president wants to take them forward.
That's how I understand it.
Oh, and I think people like Shahrizat is on her way out.
Najib has these next three years to fix things which may turn ugly for now.
He is set for his administration to be remembered in history for affecting the necessary changes which will enable the country to achieve it's developed status.
I'm fine with that.
Well, what do you expect me to say?
As if anyone can do anything about it.
Personally, I don't care too much about the Sedition Act.
If the Act is so good, why our race relations became so tense these past few years?
Honestly, I just hope they draft that proposed Harmony Act or whatever it is rather properly if they want it to replace the Sedition Act.
Otherwise, this country can get quite stuck in a really sticky mess instead of going forward as Najib intended.
Whatever it is, I will pray that Najib got it right on this.
I will pray for this country too.