Oh, and while the king was looking down,
The jester stole his thorny crown.
The courtroom was adjourned;
No verdict was returned.
And while lennon read a book of marx,
The quartet practiced in the park,
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died.
............American Pie, Don McLean
Most Malaysians woke up today oblivious to the fact. But today, Monday July 14, 2008 marks yet another milestone in the history of Bolehland. To be a little dramatic about it today is perhaps the day Democracy Died in Malaysia. Again! Why?
It's is now illegal for us to go to Parliament House.
And we thought it was a government of the people by the people for the people. Hahahahahahaha....okay, okay so we haven't thought that for some time already la. Sorry.
According to Nazri Aziz claims, “I am the person responsible for it, be it security or the length of skirt to enter Parliament,” he said that he had the mandate of the house. I wonder whose house he thinks it is?
In the meantime, Home Minister, Syed Hamid apologised to Malaysians for the massive traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur today but defended the police road blocks saying that it was needed to stave off an illegal gathering that Pakatan Rakyat was planning at Parliament. This despite Anwar Ibrahim and PKR's denial that anything of that sort was being planned at all. Well, thank you all over the place, Mr. Home Minister!!!
No. It is not just another Monday here in Malaysia. But for most Malaysians it will be. Ho hum.
UPDATE 1650 hrs.
I missed this because I neither buy nor read the New Straits Times on a regular basis. I post it here because I want you to read the quoted statement. I am not going to comment. You read it and make up your own mind. Then you can comment on this blog what you think. Okay?
Nazri Aziz, so-called Parliament minister told an English daily on Saturday, "The safety of MP's is paramount...We don't want anything untoward to happen in Parliament."