I have been monitoring development in India recently where the Congress led government had badly handled what was initially perceived to be an ‘attention seeker’ that has developed into nation-wide phenomenon against corruption.

The so-called ‘attention seeker’ is a man called Anna Hazare …… and his issue …… the rampant corruption in Indian society ….. that he is seeking stronger legislation against!

Sounds familiar, so what’s the issue?

Well, like in Malaysia ….. the people in India have got their conscience pricked on a subject that many in the past have accepted as a way of life!

Indians have now refused to accept that their difficult way of life is due to their past deeds or ‘karma’ as the Hindus (and Buddhists) call it!

Indians (like Malaysians) are now refusing to take it lying down, figuratively speaking.

Look, even the Libyans have had enough of the 42 year corrupt and idiosyncratic rule of Muammar Gaddafi and are prepared to lay down their lives in order to rid Libya of a despotic leader.

There seems to be a global awareness …. besides global warming …. to the global imbalances in the way the rich have been growing richer whilst the lower rungs are being taken for a ride.

Look at the Madoffs in the US and the Ramalinga Rajus in India.

In Malaysia, we have the Sime Darbys, Bank Bumiputeras, Sime Banks.

The key problem is that these shenanigans have got cosy relationships with the political powers at the top.

The politicians seem to have this inertia to act against corrupt practices that ultimately corrupt the countries that they lead.

It is no wonder that the people or Rakyat have decided to take their destinies into their own hands rather than rely on the current crop of politicians; be it in India, Malaysia, Libya and Syria!!

Malaysia’s Najib must be wondering how to get off the tiger without being eaten!

Click HERE to read about the trials and tribulations of the anti-corruption crusade of Anna Hazare, whose hero has to be Mahatma Gandhi.


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The Govt. should thank Sh. Anna Ji, today, because of him, Govt. could get chance to restore his credibility in masses. It is upto Govt.if It has learnt a lesson or not.If, Still, the Govt. adopt dilly dallying attitude, the awakened public will send it into the be wilderness. It will be Historic Moment of New Change for India, the day when this Bill is passed by the Parliament and Implemented. In number of ways, Anna Ji created History,everybody should salute him.

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