The latest report about missing MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah has created a lot of mixed reactions and even confirmation from Malaysian government.
Zaharie was first portrayed as a very experienced pilot and now he is linked with possibility of terrorism and might even be alleged to have been responsible for the hijack or disappearance of MH370 in some way. After all, the police have investigated his house to find links.
If the claims were true, what would have driven Zaharie to do that?
Perhaps it is the current situation that Malaysians are facing.
Everyone knows that times are hard and the government is not doing anything to make things better. Instead, each leader trying to score brownie points for him or herself, trying to become more popular than the other.
The people wanted change and GE13 was supposed to be the catalyst but corruption and dirty elections meant that the incompetent and useless leaders continue to cling on to power which is what brought us here.
Living cost is at an all-time high and the prime minister can talk about RM1 chicken and cheap kangkung. No one knows where he can find such cheap items and who he is talking about.
The conviction of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy and the manner by which the whole case was ‘brought forward’ and rushed through to stop him from contesting in Kajang showed that the judicial is not as fair as it is supposed to be. In fact, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth for every living Malaysian, feeling that the judicial system is a pawn in the chessboard for the BN government.
Apart from that, there is a whole list of other issues that Malaysians need to live with like bad education system, the decaying economy, the rising country’s debt, crime rate and not to mention the blatant racism attacks by groups like Perkasa.
Anwar is one man who has tasted the good and bad of politics. He has gone to jail, accused in sex scandals and convicted twice for sodomy.
Can any other leader claim to have endured so much? It looks like the whole BN government is so scared of him that they must get rid of him as soon as possible. He might not be perfect candidate but perhaps with his experience and what he has gone through, he would be more than capable and qualified to lead and save Malaysia. He would surely be more qualified than anyone in government who flies private jets, enjoy lavish dinners and wait for handouts!
Maybe Zaharie resorted to what he did to show his dissatisfaction and hopelessness. Maybe he was not happy with the conviction of Anwar for sodomy and felt that the country is doomed and something needs to be done. Maybe he felt that he needs to make a statement to stop the ignorant and arrogant leaders who think that they are the kings.
Maybe Zaharie may be feeling that the country is no longer safe if Anwar is sent to jail because there is no one else who is capable to lead Malaysia to a better place because at the moment, Malaysians are suffering and no one is hearing them. Those who are in power are only listening to themselves, or their wives and definitely not listening to us.