The biggest lie being spouted in this country is that if a new government takes over, the nation will descend into anarchy.
Leaders in the current government must be taking us Malaysians as fools. They must think we were born yesterday.
Let me be clear here. No one is indispensable, least of all Umno-Barisan Nasional. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is not indispensable. Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not indispensable.
The old doctor must surely have been hallucinating when he recently said “better the devil we know than the angel we don’t know”, alluding to Najib (vis-à-vis Umno-BN) and Anwar Ibrahim (PKR-Pakatan Rakyat).
We know the devil (Najib) and his devilish ways and we still want to choose him?
Have we lost our marbles? Doesn’t Mahathir understand that the people chose to kick out the devil?
Mahathir is anti-democracy
It’s farcical for Mahathir to endorse voting when it was he who extinguished the flame of democracy in Umno.
During his rule, he started the anti-voting measures to ensure the positions of Umno president and the deputy to be almost unchallengeable, with bonus votes and all that.
In which case, why should we even believe that if Umno-BN falls, this country will descend into widespread chaos?
It will descend into chaos only if people do not obey laws anymore. It will be so if the structures of government crumble.
But will the structures of government disintegrate if Umno-BN loses? It will not. The civil service will still be around.
We are not firing civil servants although there are 1.4 million of them. They will still perform their respective functions.
We are not going to close down the land and district offices. We are not going to close down the post offices, fire stations or any other essential agencies.
What we want to do is to replace a few scoundrels. Just a scratch. Not even a flesh wound.
What’s there to worry?
Maybe we want to replace the chief secretary to the government (Ali Hamsa) so that he can join Umno or Kimma.
We want to replace the chairman and president of Petronas. Maybe we want to close down Malaysia Airlines and create a MAS-2.
Of course we want to replace the chief executive officer of Khazanah Nasional.
With the exit of these few people, the 1.4 million civil servants are not going to lay down their tools, are they?
The police and enforcement agencies will still remain and will still be responsible for the internal security and safety of our citizens.
The judiciary will still be there but we would like to replace the rotten apples. We may want to replace the Attorney-General.
The military establishment will still be there guarding our nation from external aggression.
Which simply means that even if a new government comes into power, all the structures of government are still going to be around. Their existence isn’t dependent on Umno-BN’s continuity in Putrajaya.
In which case, what is there for us to worry?