Berat: 0.297 kg
Tarikh Terbit: 2016
Jumlah Muka Surat: 282
Penulis: M Bakri Musa
The tragedy of state-owned Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 that disappeared amidst mystery and without trace over the South China Sea on March 2014 exposed to the world the gross incompetence and lackadaisical attitude of Malaysian officials, from senior ministers dismissive of pleas from victim's families to radar operators uncurious of strange intruding beeps on their screens. Malaysians have long endured these; their surprise was that the world was surprised.
The essays chronicle the continued erosion of Malaysia's once-reliable institutions, the corrosion of its economy through endemic corruption and crony capitalism, and the polarization of its citizens along race, region and religion.
These are the crippling consequences of the toxic leadership of the triad of the vacuous Abdullah Badawi, rudderless Najib Razak, and the sclerotic ruling party, UMNO. Not an auspicious beginning as Malaysia enter the new millenium.
Malaysia's flagship airline MAS is an apt metaphor. Formerly blue chip. it is now a penny stock; likewise the nation.
As with the mystery of Flight MH370, Malaysia's myriad problems remain unattended.