The Sarawak Assistant State Minister Daud Abdul Rahman’s claim that the MP N. Gobalakrishnan being denied entry into
Besides, isn’t it curious that we should have a politician – not a ranking official of the immigration – come forward with a lame attempt to diffuse the issue. Sure, under the circumstances, politicians such as himself are entitled to respond to allegations that Gobalakrishnan’s detention at the
It’s about time that politicians – and bureaucrats – become more responsive and accountable to the public. This incident, whatever details about it that are thus far public, has all the trappings of the classic traits of ‘arrogance’ written all over it. For years, we have seen civil servants, bureaucrats, and politicians alike come to see themselves as masters of the public. At every turn, these folks display a sense of contempt for the public they serve.
In this case, the authorities in