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Jul 6, 2008

Using the Army on the streets is sheer folly

7ranger | ... Click on image to enlarge Malaysiakini's image. I came across Nathaniel Tan's blog . I took the liberty of heisting a part of his post. This is the extract:

"There’s a reason we separate military and the police: o­ne fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

I absolutely agree with the above. Policemen are trained to enforce law and order amongst the populace. They do that the moment they are absorbed into training. When they become full fledged law enforcement officers they continue doing what they were trained to do. On the other hand soldiers are trained to kill, from the moment they join the army, their purpose in life is to defend tha country against aggression. Fuel hike protests are not aggression against the country but plain unhappiness of the citizens of the country. They are looking at a country where the robber barons (Barisan Nasional politicians) are plundering the country. The last count according to a foreign report was RM380 Billion lost through mismanagement and mostly corruption. Can you imagine that amount of money, will not even finish, if each citizen is given RM2 million to tide them over at the the age of 58.... selanjutnya.


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