Marina Mahathir wrote an article in the mypaper on 11 Mar titled ‘Evil wins when good men do nothing’. She referred to the days of the genocide in Kampuchea under the Khmer Rouge when millions were killed by the regime of Pol Pot. The question is that why were there no good men to stop the killings. It is easier said then done when the regime were dominated by people of the same mindset, same indoctrination, same motives and aspiration.
Why was this applicable to Malaysia today? The recent politics in Malaysia and the several unnatural deaths that occurred must be the reason why she raised this issue. But she acknowledged that ‘Malaysia was no where near these sort of brutalities. But it is easy to slip into a subtler version of the mindset without noticing…The use of the media to propagate discriminatory stories and untruths about people is becoming the norm.’
Singapore is definitely even further than the case like in Malaysia. We are no where near Malaysia as for now, even with the high profile deaths of children and young NSmen. Some may say it starts off very innocently and like oppression, soon people will get use to it and become very comfortable with the new norms.
Singapore is different. Look at the noise made in Parliament about the death of Benjamin? The silence is so loud. Singapore has no shortage of good men and women. They are all sitting in Parliament. They would even cry over cruelties to dogs and cats. One animal lover even got handpicked to become an MP. That is how much we treasure life, the lives of animals. The politicians care!
Singapore is a caring society, all inclusive, inclusive of animals. We will never become a Killing Field. Marina Mahathir is very worried about the emerging Killing Fields in Malaysia.