This is in relation to well-known PPP/C Region Six mouthpiece, and one of its purveyors of misinformation, Zamal Hussain.
In his utter cacophony of lies, encapsulated in another of his journeys through a land of no existence, “Guyana Police Force used to muzzle protestors in Berbice”, published in another newspaper on September 16, 2019, he attempts to attack the government regarding the Guyana Police Force.
Zamal Hussain is who he is. In every one of his so-called offing – he has portrayed a most frightening ease to attack the coalition, offering that well-known brand of Jagdeoite unsubstantiated rambling, designed to capture the electoral sympathy of PPP/C support.
Honestly, it is not worth the good time to refute Zamal Hussain’s concoctions. But there is a particular issue about “…we are moving into a full-fledged dictatorship where the police force is used to stifle democracy…”
Hussain must be reminded that this is the President David Granger coalition government in office since 2015, with an entirely different understanding as to the functions of all of the nation’s security forces, and their role in a democratic society, entirely different from what formerly obtained during those dark days of PPP/C regime rule.
Gone are the days when the Guyana Police Force (GPF) used to be ordered to shoot down peaceful protesters such as when they pellet-shot the nurses in the vicinity of the Supreme Court precinct at a protest march during the 1999 general strike; when they killed three Lindeners in 2012, whose only offence was to have been protesting against proposed electricity hike regularization, which their town could not have afforded because of its economically depressed state; when they fired indiscriminately on APNU+AFC protestors within the St. Sidwell’s School vicinity, resulting in injuries to an Attorney at Law; a former Chief of Staff, and a prominent PNC/R Member of Parliament. No such incident, involving the GPF, has taken place under the stewardship of this government. Not even in the face of what were deliberated hooligan attacks on a government minister, bringing her safety into sharp contention in the precincts of the Pegasus Hotel. Less than that, a PPP/C administration would have ordered physical action by the GPF against those responsible. Even now, in this dispensation, the PPP/C has been having their protests; but no one has been tear gassed, or shot at despite their protests being misguided.
Guyana is now a democracy; a country where freedoms exist, with the Rule of Law sacrosanct, and the GPF, a very much improved law enforcement body carrying out its designated duties – maintaining law and order, and protecting the citizens of Guyana, and not used for political dictatorial ends such as suppression of human rights and freedoms. In fact, it is carrying out its functions, without any political interference – a departure from the PPP/C rule, when that action had been prevalent.
This, another example of Hussain’s attempts at deliberate slander, is easily exposed for what it is – another lie that continues to denigrate his morality. If he wants to be a genuine leader/representative of his party then he owes it to himself, first, to be truthful on national issues; and secondly, lead his community in an honest manner. REAL LEADERS LEAD BY TRUTH, AND NOT BY DAILY POLITICAL CROOKERY. One hopes Hussain adds this to his daily list of to do’s, as he stands now, if the truth jumped up and bit his nose he would not recognise it.
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