The whirlwind of Malaysian political state still blows. I was rather shocked by the possibilities that the democratic process in Malaysia might have been hijacked. Of course I felt the pang of betrayal by our own constitution, the one whom we have put our trust on. However, not unless there will be another voting going to be held soon, most of us can’t do squat about the results.
I agree, further investigations should be done and even if the guilty party skipped the sentence of this ‘living realm’, they will have to answer to their acts in the next realm. In the meantime, I tried to find the silver lining in the whole messed up situation.
The good news are, I can see that many people are getting smarter and are aware of what is going on. More and more people stood up and voice out their concerns and hope, the dream of a better future. Malaysians are more critical towards any piece of information given; proactively seek to find the truth, and to be mature, rational and just in weighing arguments.
The bad news are, there are also the exact opposite, there are also people who scream and shout without having knowledge, and not basing claims to facts nor evidence. Making it worse, some big shots are pulling out the ‘race card’ to justify some results, stirring up more hatred and annoyance in me.
From history I’ve learned that, for a very long time Malay had lived side by side Chinese and Indians. Our forefathers build up this country from zero. Malay accepted all other races and agreed to live in harmony with each other.
As we grow older, the harmonies we try to seek were shaken time and time again. ‘Malaysia’ is the Magical glue that puts us all together.
Thus, Malaysian constitution was born even before I was born to protect the rights of generation to come. It was only natural to preserve our rights. But it does NOT mean that we can treat other races with racial slurs, and mistreat them. After all, their forefathers helped us build MALAYSIA as we know it!
Unfortunately even from an honest, well intended notion, breeds opportunity for ‘some people’ to start and manipulate a racist game that has plague Malaysia until today.
“Is it possible that this is not a Chinese tsunami or racial chauvinism but a Malaysian tsunami that is centred on the aspiration and new reality, especially among young voters.” - Datuk A. Kadir Jasin
If that’s the case, it shows just how much people have changed and mature these past few years. And I am damn proud of Malaysians!
I was also irked by my friend’s notion: “Not impossible, one day, the PTI’s (illegal immigrants) will share the same rights as ours.” Well, maybe he was dead on! Maybe it has already begun, and shall we turn a deaf ear and blind our eyes to reality? Heck no! All the more reason to fight for what is rightfully ours!
The QUESTION now,
Is people really fighting hard FOR THE PEOPLE? Or merely using people as ‘stepping stone’ towards achieving PERSONAL - AGENDAS?
After years and years of brainwashing, I guess, people became confused. Some can’t even tell whether a government runs the party or if the party runs the government anymore. It would be a shame if, in the end it, the ruckus was only about liberals going against conservatives.
Malaysia need strong people, who will keep working on better reforms, people who can act with maturity & integrity. Leaders need to put priority of the people first, before their own.
A huge storm is coming, and without proper harness, the harsh wind will blow you away. Therefore, we need to equip ourselves with knowledge and build up strong character with superb moral values.
We need to steer away from ‘dirty politics’ for our love for a better Malaysia for everyone in our mind and hearts.
Anyway, Congratulations over the winnings this election, as fellow Malaysian, I sincerely hope for another great years ahead without worrying about my next generation.
Hopefully, the winning candidates can improve the quality of as well as making sure to keep ALL PROMISES as descripted in the manifestos.
And for those who have failed, when your intentions are true, you have won the blessings of you LORD, and HE’ll pay for your patience two-times-fold. Do not lose hope; always strive on serving and giving the best to community.
These are my personal opinions/conclusions based on short-lived observation. Take what you think is right and forgive my immaturity for the parts you disagree on. Cheers!
"Kerana nikmat amat lama berkuasa, kuasa pun seolah menjadi hartanya." -A Samad Said.
Having to sit on the throne for so long, people forget that the throne wasn't their property after all. -My translation