It has been surreal since the recently concluded 14th general election. Personally, this was not the predicted result. At best, it would be close but to take over Putrajaya, it was just unthinkable. Malaysians have grown accustomed to the ruling Barisan National taking power despite all the ramblings of corruption and inefficiencies.
This was different. It’s an invigorating feeling to know that the people of Malaysia was mature enough to know what they all wish for, a better Malaysia. It is a testament to the world that democracy is alive and kicking in a country once known for branding its own democracy, whatever that means.
People power now has a meaning in Malaysia. We have set the benchmark for the world. Removing a corrupt, divisive and non-transparent government was a display of where true power lies, the citizens of Malaysia.
It is time to “Make Malaysia Great Again”! It is time to improve our education system, left decadent for decades, and used as a political power play. It is time to be transparent and ensure that we uphold the Constitution and the rule of law at all times. It is time to clamp down on rampant corruption and wastage within the Government agencies. It is time to allow the judiciary to do its job.
It is time to unite all the races for one common goal of making Malaysia great again.
Thumping victories for Barisan despite supposedly crippling charges of corruption against the Prime Minister, ought to awaken the opposition and quell any arrogance stemming from unprecedented gains in the prior General Election.
One thing is quite clear, without a united front, PR or PH has no realistic chance of toppling the current BN government. If you cannot show unity in the opposition, it is clearly impossible for you to be united in a ruling government. Let’s face it, the opposition is not ready to form the federal government! So indeed the people are very discerning in casting their votes. Disunity in the opposition has culled any hopes of winning against BN.
The opposition parties must move on from Anwar. Hanging on to your slim hopes of installing Anwar as the PM in the event of a win is just a wasteful dream. His time is over, it is time to get a new figure that can transcend the politics of race and religion. It is time for the failed leadership of PKR, DAP and PAS to vacate their positions to enable newer potential future leaders to surface.
Mahathir, who once stood untouchable within the ruling elite is now reduced to a disgruntled frail has been. The hypocrisy is evident when it comes to Mahathir, who clearly once was associated with tyranny.It may be foolish to subscribe to Mahathir’s agenda.
When you cannot win during a time when the ruling government is weak, some seriousness must be injected into reorganization and the need for new strategies. A time when MCA and MIC should not have been given the opportunity to resurrect, a lifeline has been handed to them on a platter.
The opposition’s failure to unite has made BN look uncharacteristically an attractive option despite all the ills that plaque it. It is time to look deeper and really figure out how you can really help improve the country if chosen to lead, not just to topple BN. This sole agenda is beginning to appear stale.
This will be a living article and will be updated periodically.
Brace, brace, brace!
These are often the most feared words when on an airline. The impending doom is undeniable.
Is fighting against corruption a sin? Are the ruling politicians so blinded by power and wealth? Do we actually care about Malaysia?
One gets a sense that those who don the yellow T shirts this weekend are marching into danger, putting possibly their lives on the line. That’s love for your country. It neither mean they are less religious, nor does it make them bigots. It’s the final resort to save our country from apparent lawlessness. The inanity of words spewing from our politicians are just too hard to swallow for many. These words are clearly to cause division while claiming the strategic racial and religious high ground. Their fitness to lead a country that prides itself with diversity, is now suspect.
The surreal sense of doom this weekend may either be prophetic or just a false sense of alarm. One would pray that the authorities will show maximum restraint. Let history judge this weekend as the defining moment of triumph for Malaysia, and not plunge us into the dark world of anarchy.
Brace, Brace, Brace!
Malaysia is at a crossroad. The amount of treachery within the political landscape has never been exposed to this extent. The internet has allowed much of this to be possible, where the government has almost no control over.
Slowly certain agencies are trying hard to wrangle themselves away from the clutches of political interference. Their ability to be independent is pivotal to the success of democracy in Malaysia. However, the structure and line of command is making this impossible.
The desperation of the ruling coalition in scrambling to justify revelations of clearly corrupt practices is bordering on being humorous. It almost seem amateurish politically and the only escape at times is to beg for trust and support. Explanations are missing, likely because there are none.
What does it take to save Malaysia? With the stock market and our currency in freefall, our politicians are still in denial that Malaysia is indestructible.
Malaysia exists because of their multiracial and multicultural heritage. Protecting this should be the agenda of any government. Destroying this for political gain is treason, for it also destroys the very soul of our country.
Malaysia is not about one political party or one leader. It is about all of us. Future generations depend on us to ensure that Malaysia regains its rightful spot amongst the elite nations of the world. We need good men to prevail.