When we argue on the independent status of a person, he or she should not have a pre conceived agenda.
Being independent is also to be free from political patronage or affiliation.
Certainly those with links to certain politicians, irrespective of the political divide, Pakatan or BN, cannot proclaim to be independent either. In other words that individual should not be partisan at all.
For one Australian senator Nick Xenophon who was deported from Malaysia, cannot fit the independent bill. He is known to have close links with Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He is also biased as far as Malaysia is concerned with his anti-palm oil views, advocating that consummation of the oil could lead to risk of heart disease.
How can Xenophon proclaim himself to be independent when he already has unfavourable views on Malaysia and has an agenda to run down Malaysia’s important palm oil produce.
For the record, Malaysia currently accounts for 39 per cent of the world palm oil production and 44 per cent of world exports.
Being one of the biggest producers and exporters of palm oil and palm oil products, Malaysia has an important role to play in fulfilling the growing global need for oils and fats.
The fact is that palm oil is the backbone of Malaysia’s commodities sector, earning revenue of about RM80bil, and 150 countries are using it in food and non-food products.
In case Anwar is not aware, this miracle oil palm tree puts food on the tables of over half a million workers, mostly in the rural areas where there are few or no alternative employment opportunities.
And for Anwar to invite Xenophon, who spits on our fertile land with venom, is like stabbing oneself with a knife.
Would Anwar be able to find employment for the half a million workers if the palm oil industry goes bust in Malaysia.
Anwar owes Malaysians an explanation. He should explain his reasons for inviting an Australian who wants to put sand in our rice bowl to be an observer in the general election.
Those who open the doors of our nation to enemies should also be condemned for being saboteurs and traitors to the nation.
Anti-palm oil lobbyists are paid handsomely by western NGOs to denounce the expansion of the palm oil industry, blaming it for causing massive deforestation and disturbing the habitat of the orang utan.
But as we all know these NGOs are also heavily funded by producers of soybean, which is a multi billion industry.
One cannot discount the possibility that Xenophon is also on the payroll of these rich NGOs to be an anti-palm oil advocate.
Under the guise of being advocates for issues like human rights, deforestation and unhealthy food products, they would embark on their slanted and distorted crusade to enrich their own pockets or fund their political campaigns.
Xenophon is no angel at all, nor credible at all. He is a bloody liar. He was quoted in the Australian media that his trip to Malaysia to review the country’s electoral system was official.
As it turned out, law minister Mohamed Nazri said that Xenophon was not included in the bipartisan parliamentary delegation invited to meet with Malaysian officials.
If the Aussie senator can lie through his teeth, would his views on Malaysia’s electoral system be credible or honest enough.
Malaysians should wake up to the reality of rejecting the colonisation of our country via political interference by outsiders.
We should rally behind a common platform to stand firm against attempts to recolonise Malaysia and protect our atonomy and sovereignty at all cost.
If at all Xenophon wanted to be among the foreign election observers, he should go to the Election Commission and not embark on an unauthorized crusade or rather masquerade.
We have laws in the country and being a senator Xenophon, there is no excuse of him to simply budge into another country and wanting to dictate what is wrong with our nation.
Of all persons, there is no need for Xenophon to tell us what to do. The Election Commission has already appointed distinguished personnel as observers at the next general election.
Among them are Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, Institute of Democratic and Economic Affairs chief executive officer Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Malaysian Youth Council president Mohamad Maliki Mohd Rapie, Merdeka Center director Ibrahim Suffian and K. Bathmavathi from the Malaysian Confederation of the Disabled.
If we are to allow such political encroachment of foreigners into our shores now, there is no stopping more to come and dictate to Malaysia. We don’t want to end up being puppets for the white masters.
To Xenophon, stopthelies has this to tell you. Go Mind Your Bloody Business. Go and check on your backyard first before you poke your nose in Malaysia.
Conservation of Nature has said that Australia has the highest number of endangered animals in the world. In Australia, two-thirds of original forests have vanished, according to the Granby Zoo website.
What are you doing about that, Xenophon. You should be more worried about what is happening in your own country.
Don’t come and meddle with Malaysia’s internal affairs.