Wednesday, July 25, 2012

BERSIH - Disturbing the Peace Legally

Scour the heavy leaning opposition newsportals and you will find phrases, as an example, "the BN must explain to the voters". If not for the impending general elections it would be "the BN must explain to the rakyat".

What are the issues that the opposition will raise? "Corruption" ala SUARAM, and lately rising crime rate.

But the opposition's favourite weapon of choice, in the run up to the next general elections, is "free and fair elections", ala BERSIH.

BERSIH, is in the "limelight" again. I will not delve into the judgement but suffice to say a precedent has been set - a non entity being a legal entity.

This NGO has been providing missiles for the opposition, with their lies and spins to anyone who cares to listen, about the Government's so called lack of free and fair elections.

We have had uninterupted I say, free and fair elections, since independence but what do the rakyat, or voters as the opposition are now saying, really want?

The rakyat will always want peace, prosperity and economic well being.

The message was sent through the ballot boxes of 2008.

The Barisan Nasional Government has taken cognisance. (see Blogger Note)

We all know how the opposition and their media mouthpieces are always on the lookout publicising any report or surveys at home or abroad denigrating the country thereby "discrediting" the government to boost their lie and spin arsenal.

This is one report I find most enlightening and which you won't find the opposition and their friendly "experts" and "analysts" or BERSIH promoting, The Global Peace Index.

The methodology is staggering and findings is an eye opener but the opposition and their rabid supporters will coveniently be blind to this report, not least BERSIH -
The Global Peace Index represents a ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. It ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of peace.

HOW DO YOU MEASURE PEACE?

The GPI is developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace, in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit and with the guidance of an international team of academics and peace experts.The Index is composed of 23 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. The index has been tested against a range of potential “drivers” or determinants of peace—including levels of democracy and transparency, education and material wellbeing. The team has used the latest available figures from a wide range of respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various UN entities, Peace Institutes and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The assertion is that low crime rates, minimal incidences of terrorist acts and violent demonstrations, harmonious relations with neighbouring countries, a stable political scene and a small proportion of the population being internally displaced or refugees can be equated with peacefulness.

An additional aim of the GPI is to explore the concept of a “positive peace”. Various studies have proposed that a culture of peace might be based on human rights, gender equality, democratic participation, tolerant solidarity, open communication and international security. However, these links between peace and its causes tend to be presumed, rather than systematically measured.
Apart from BERSIH, there have been no violent demonstrations. BERSIH can remonstrate and demonstrate all it wants.


 This?


The Global Peace Index deconstructs all BERSIH's actions.


 Or this?


Free and fair elections are only part of the whole package. There are too many parts to post, so, read it thoroughly yourself.

The whole package,The Global Peace Index 2012 is here.

Malaysia is not perfect but overall with all the determinants, Malaysia is 20th ranked most peaceful country in the world, ahead of many notable mention countries of the opposition, I have to add especially Anwar Ibrahim.

Blogger note:

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib is doing a great job. Working tirelessly, leading and governing the country by uniting and thanking the rakyat, to maintain the country's hallmark peace and prosperity.

The economy is in good hands.

Brother Anwar Ibrahim cannot walk but talks only about himself and reconciling political parties, not the rakyat.

Datuk Seri Najib is walking the talk and reconciling the rakyat, a rakyat that had been torn apart by the opposition ever since the "tsunami" of 2008.

I see the fruits of Datuk Seri Najib's labour, in the happy faces of the people. People of all races and religion mingling and coming together at the bazaars (where I work) and even breaking fast together, in this holy month of Ramadan.

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