Call for five Royal Commissions of Inquiry (RCI) to achieve true national reconciliation and national transformation

On the night of the 13th General Elections, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak spoke of the need for “national reconciliation” after he undermined his own credentials and credibility to facilitate such a purpose by coming out with a most biased and one-sided judgment on the 13GE results as a Chinese tsunami when it was a Malaysian, urban, semi-urban and youth tsunami!

For this reason, I wish to propose the establishment of five Royal Commission of Inquiries (RCIs) as the first task of the government and nation to achieve true national reconciliation and national transformation, viz:

1. RCI on the 13th General Election, on whether it is clean, free and fair; why the 13GE results have been generally regarded as undemocratic and unrepresentative of the will of the electorate and what could be done to resolve the crisis of confidence in the 13GE results.

2. RCI on the May 13, 1969 riots to ascertain the true events and causes of the May 13 riots, who were responsible for them, not so much to apportion blame or to punish the culprits as 44 years had elapsed since the occurrence of the national tragedy in 1969, but to ascertain the true causes and developments to present the historical truth to present and future generations and to remove the spectre of May 13 from being used at every general elections since 1969 to blackmail voters from freely exercising their constitutional right to vote to choose the elected representative and government of their choice.

3. RCI on corruption in Malaysia to expose the “grand corruption” rampant in the country and to draft a National Integrity Plan involving all political parties and stakeholders in the country to make Malaysia one of the 20 least corrupt countries in the world, and which will also re-open the cases of the mysterious deaths of Teoh Beng Hock and Ahmad Sarbani at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission premises.

4. RCI on Police and Crime to recommend police reforms to create a world-class police force which could eradicate the high incidence of crime and fear of crime of Malaysians as well as review the report and recommendations of the 2004 Police Royal Commission of Inquiry headed by former Lord President Tun Dzaiddin and former Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar.

5. RCI on the 22-year Mahathir premiership, investigating into all the financial scandals, violation of democratic and human rights as well as abuses of power undermining the independence, efficiency and professionalism of the judiciary and all other national institutions and instruments of state.

[Speech (2) at the 4,000-People DAP Gelang Patah thanksgiving/Malaysian Dream Movement launching dinner at Sutera Mall, Gelang Patah on Sunday, 26th May 2013]

  1. #1 by drngsc on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Although I can understand why you are calling for RCI to allow for National Reconcilliation, and wound healing, I must ask DAP, on behalf of all the decent citizens of Malaysia, to file election petitions to the courts on all the GE 13 fraud evidence that DAP may have in their possession. This is provided for under the law, and should be the logical next step.
    I do hope that DAP will co-operate with the Peoples’ Tribunal to be set up by Bersih 2.0
    Catching the criminal and allow them to be brought to justice, also aids National Reconcilliation and wound healing.
    Please consider that.

  2. #2 by pulau_sibu on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 4:04 pm

    did i see the mentioning of altantuya?

  3. #3 by buylower2003 on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 6:17 pm

    Mamakthir not happy? Balik India lah!
    Najib & cronies can balik Bangla lah!
    Increase their hantu voters :)

  4. #4 by buylower2003 on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 6:20 pm

    pulau_sibu :
    did i see the mentioning of altantuya?

    Altantuya voted for PR? really hantu voter? lol
    Macbeth, i mean McNaj haunted by Althantuya ???

  5. #5 by capricorn-asia on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 6:25 pm

    Is the People’s Tribunal still “to be set up”?

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 8:31 pm

    My own honesty is this so called ‘national reconciliation’ is a PIPE-DREAM/ Reconciliation with WHO? those who voted for UMNO/BN? THOSE who voted for UMNO were either ignorant or racist. Honestly you don’t reconcile with ignorance, you simply educate. There is certaintly NO discussion with RACIST..

    So what reconciliation?

  7. #7 by capricorn-asia on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 - 9:32 am

    If the People’s Tribunal takes so long to be set up, & it will be take a longer time to investigate, then it become pointless. Evidence, if there are any, becomes more disputable with time, less authentic. As it is, it is a uphill task. With the passage of time, it becomes historical. Take a look at the rally, the 1st rally has reportedly 120K people, the last one in PJ barely 20K. If it is taking so long, would suggest that it is easier & safer to not to set it up as it will not have much impact or use.

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