Mahathir should remember that he violated the Federal Constitution when he gave out Identity Cards to illegal immigrants in Sabah by the backdoor.
COMMENT Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad cannot raise the loss of Rule of Law in his country only because Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was not brought to justice on mega global financial scandals.
Mahathir should concede that he as well as Najib did more than other Prime Ministers to compromise the Rule of Law in Malaysia .
Today, Mahathir is bleating about the absence of Rule of Law in the country. He referred to the National Security Council Act (NSC Act). He should remember that he violated the Federal Constitution when he gave out Identity Card to illegal immigrants in Sabah by the backdoor.
Under the Malaysian system, the Federal Constitution is supreme, not Parliament.
The Federal Constitution is based on Rule of Law.
That has been compromised by the National Security Council Act (NSC Act).
The government in Putrajaya has no legitimacy. It never had legitimacy in Borneo , being in non-compliance on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
The people have lost their sovereignty to a handful of crooks in power.
The people in Borneo need self-determination to end colonization and regain their sovereignty.
The people in Malaya need to end their internal colonization and regain their sovereignty. The fact that there has been no change of the ruling party since 1957 is the clearest indication that the people have lost their sovereignty. When it’s not possible to change the ruling party through elections, it means loss of sovereignty.
It was loss of sovereignty that led to the Iraq War. It was loss of sovereignty that led to civil war in Syria .
It was loss of sovereignty that led to the Arab Spring movements which toppled the governments in Egypt , Tunisia and Libya .
It was loss of sovereignty that led earlier to the people’s movements in the Philippines and Indonesia to overthrow Marcos and Suharto.
It’s an open secret that Mahathir did away with the Doctrine of Separation of Powers when he virtually reduced Parliament into a rubber stamp and turned the Judiciary into yet another government department and packed with almost all Malay judges who live in fear of going to hell.
He also packed the civil service with Malays, to the extent of 90 per cent. As revealed by Penang Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy in a study, it was Mahathir who encouraged the civil service to throw away applications from non-Malays. Malays form 50.4 per cent of the population.
Mahathir compromised the division of powers in a Federation between the Federal, State and Local Governments.
He reduced the Ministers to Menteri Jalan Jalan (just walking around jobless) and transferred all effective power to the Prime Minister’s Department in general and the Prime Minister’s Office in particular. The PM’s Dept has become a hyper ministry with 50,000 staff and a huge budget in billions including slush funds.
Mahathir took his Umno Party to Sabah, dismantled the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and the government it headed, gave 600,000 Identity Cards by the back door to illegal immigrants in the state, and packed the electoral rolls with these people after creating an additional 12 state seats in Sabah for Umno, with the others having none.