I was just reading Guardian over the Egyptian fury which has been killing hundreds of people. The Egyptian capital was the scene of violent chaos when anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fire back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon. The riot worsens after pro-mubarak supporters intervene amid turmoil and let the uncertainty condition seems unpredictable.
I was stunned to learn Mubarak had yesterday insisted not to resign from his post and ostensibly would do so by next September after holding a new election to appoint new successor in order to woo people’s trust after failed to deliver on promises he made in various general elections before. However, its unable to let up protesters intention as the newly reform plan proposed by him is nothing but a gimmick and they are continuously marching in Alexandria, Cairo, Suez and Tahrir Square indicated that they would not be taken by such gimmicks and ridiculous pledges.
Referring to the largest rally yesterday which was namely ‘’Day of Departure’’, millions of people gathered instantly after performing Jumaat prayer and the group united in a move to oust their current president and called him to step down with immediate effect and abide by people’s demand. The rally led by Muslim Brotherhood and Pro-Democracy Movement including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei seems to have an edge after they managed to influent people to remain protest and not to join any dialog and discussion unless Mubarak announce to step down and leave Egypt immediately.
Based on this uncertainty situation, Mubarak has to respect people’s insistence. Although there are nobody would like to make chaos and homicides as well as we have to be mindful of the laws of our country and should not be carried away with our emotions but the resignation of Mubarak is definitely more preferable and more important than uplifting people’s uprising. Also, in the name of freedom and democracy, he has to take responsible action and return his power to the people for the sake of Egypt.
Hopefully by the resignation of Mubarak later, Egypt could afford to reform economic recession and seek to eliminate misuse of power which includes kickbacks, bribes, embezzlement, and other forms of official corruption gradually as strategic action to bring citizen to live in civility, peacefulness, and prosperity.