We are warned and reminded about fake goods that look like it, feel like it but it is not the original branded goods. Many have been conned into believing that at a cheaper price you can still get the same original products that you wanted.
Being cheated of buying fake products may not cause us any harm in anyway except burning a hole in the pocket. A lesson to learn and you will be more careful when offered any branded goods at great discount the next time.
But what happen when you are conned into believing in a fake product that can caused great harm to you, your family and future generation?
Malaysia, in the 60's and 70's was the most memorable for its prosperity, harmony and peaceful living among all the races and there were hardly any religious issues. The Federal Constitution was closely followed in governing the nation without much fuss.
Then in the 80's and 90's came a great salesman with a doctor degree, force selling his great product of 'Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah' to the people and many bought it without realising that this hollow and fake product can cause so much damage in the later years. A certain group of people that consumed this product begin to have side effects. They got bolder and braver to challenge the Federal Constitution, got greedier, making more demands on special rights and turn the whole judiciary upside down. But credit must be given to him for his ability to sell his fake product for 22 years!
Before this old doctor salesman left, he put in place a less knowledgeable salesman, so he thought, that he could manipulate and control, but how wrong he was. This is the 21st century.
This 21st century salesman came out with his own products, 'Cemerlang, Gemilang, Terbilang' and 'Islam Hadhari', claiming to be the best products that can combat greediness and create religious harmony among the different religions. These products were hot selling for a couple of years that won him a landslide victory in 2004. Soon after the great victory the effectiveness of the products begin to wear out showing clearly that they were fake. Instead of leaving graciously, this salesman was force out by his own assistant.
Now, this assistant is a total different breed. He has been scheming and plotting to take over the salesmanship for quite sometime and finally he made it in 2009. Without wasting much time, he immediately peddled his own products convincingly to the public. He had seen how his two predecessors failed in selling their fake products and he knows he has to be wiser.
So, more products were churned out starting with '1Malaysia' which he claimed to be his own idea, even though others had already used it. This salesman is smarter, engaging foreign PR at hefty cost to churn out more make believe statements, advertisements and creating '1' this and '1' that, all with public funds.
To prop up his '1Malaysia', by products were introduced such as 'People First Performance Now' with a list of acronyms such as GTP (Government Transformation Programme), ETP (Economic Transformation Programme) and NKRAs (National Key Result Areas).
After two years of hard selling, never mind the millions wasted, what are the results, nothing, zilch, zero. Consuming these fake products, the people are getting more agitated, racial divide getting wider, religious intolerance are at its peak and the so call transformation had indeed transformed into something that can tear this nation apart.
Malaysia was once such a nice and peaceful nation but because of leaders peddling fake ideologies for their own gains and benefits are about to destroy it and the people must do something to correct it.
To bring back the original Malaysia, love by all Malaysians and to get rid of all these fake '1Malaysia' thingy et al, you have to make the correct choice comes the 13th GE.