Note: An edited version of this posting, rid of poor grammar and vocab mistakes can be read here. Sorry for my poor English but the message for change still has to go out.
A very inspiring and notable tweet from YB Hannah Yeoh yesterday prompted me to put up this posting.
@hannahyeoh Just heard news another young lawyer friend will b migrating 2Australia.Young people,don't lose hope.Dont change ur country,change ur govt!
This country is at its worst since Merdeka in terms of education, human rights, corruptions while the institutions are not performing their duties, without fear or favor, entrusted upon them but to abide by the calls of the ruling elite.
We see how this country fared from being the best in Asia to become the worst in the bottom half. All along what we can see is that the government is simply happy to be the best among the worst but not striving to gain the best among the best status.
Other than the economic disaster, a real threat of being bankrupt by 2019, racial and religious issues are just waiting to explode, if the government is still reluctant to face and deal with it head on but allowing it to simmer, all in the good name of sensitivity.
Each Prime Minister, upon taking reign will always come out with their own individual slogan calling for these and that but at the end of the day, it failed miserably, the situations get worst economically, on racial disunity and religious intolerance, the institutions becoming just "yes man" to the power that be.
All these slogans, be it economy or unity plans has one thing in common, they are all crafted out based on political impudent. I have yet to see one that is successfully implemented or sustainable over a reasonable period of time. All we can see are billions of ringgit lost through leakages and corruptions, these are the only plans that are successful and sustained over all these years since independence.
The present PM's economy plans and his unity call of 1Malaysia are superb, but just like previous PMs initial euphoria, they will not take roots but will taper off after winning each general election or a new PM takes over.
I fully agree that subsidies have to go but not when these savings are not put into proper use or for the benefits of the rakyat, instead into ego and pride monstrous projects. Spending millions to engage foreign consultants are an insult and show disrespect of our own rakyat's capability. For all we know there may be leakages and corruptions along the way.
Without looking into and rectifying these glaring issues, such as, maintaining the 'ketuanan melayu' mentality, discrimination, adulterated education system, allowing hidden hands to sow racial hatred and religious intolerant with impunity, censoring of freedom of speech and democratic process, maintaining inhuman acts such as the ISA, OSA plus other outdated acts, incapable of serious fight against corruptions and the institutions acting and behaving above the law, all the PM's plans and promises will simply not work.
The very sore thing about the ruling government, by allowing all these to continue, is, they are treating the rakyat as fools. They are not sincere in whatever they said or promises but only with superficial grant to bait for gullible voters to vote them in again and again.
Thousands upon thousands had left this country and thousands more will be leaving, simply because they are not being able to attain and achieve what a normal citizen in any country would have.
One thing the rakyat always forget is that, they have the power and mean to elect a clean and good government that will abide by the oath taken, guided by the law and Constitution and governed the country without fear or favor.
As what YB Hannah Yeoh tweeted, why do you need to change your country when you can changed the bad under performing government that are tainted with racist, arrogant and corrupt leaders.
You are migrating because the other country is offering you what you cannot get as a citizen from your own country. Fair enough, but, did it occur to you that if you stay back, help to fight the change for a better government, you might find that your future may be better and brighter than the country you intended to migrate to.
So, use your voting power to take back your country and demand what belongs to you as a citizen of this country.
Nothing is ever too late, if we have the heart and mind to see it through. The 13th GE is the best opportunity for us, to see the change that we had yearned for all these years.
Young people, don't lose hope. Don't change your country, change your government! Together, we can DO IT