I’m Glad I Live in Malaysia
Recent development in Kerdau and Merlimau for me is very frustrating. From what I heard, a few leaders were urging the people to adopt the ‘way of the street’ as what were in Egypt and Tunisia. They keep saying that SPR is not transparent and corupt. Serving only for the government of the day. Which is not as far as I’m concerned.
MAFREL, an NGO who claimed that it’s neutral, was granted by SPR to observe the campaign and polling day during a few of past by-elections. But this neutral body was only observing and protesting BN campaign. If you were there at Manek Urai, Bukit Gantang, Batang Ai, Bukit Selambau and a lot more, you only saw MAFREL officials at BN posts, and checking out every BN campaign. None were seen at any either PAS, PKR or DAP posts. Now I know what neutral means.
SPR knew this yet still gave permission to such body to observe our democracy practice. So, all false and malicious allegations towards SPR would be dismissed. SPR thought MAFREL could improve our election practices but nothing constructive suggestions were put forward by MAFREL. At the end of the day, MAFREL has been dropped out from our election scenes.
Anyhow, Hosni Mubarak is no more there. But the street jokers are still there. Look what is happening in Tunisia, new government has been installed yet the rioters are everywhere. Democracy does not belong on the streets. It’s an idea of sharing power with every single living citizen of a state. Democracy means equitible opportunity for the citizens so all can live without fear of being threaten by other living soul physically or mentally. All can earn a living without prejudice.
I believe we have all that in Malaysia. Tiny little bit of bad experience is nothing compared to even developed countries such the US, UK or France. Racism is still a lot in those countries. Most of those speakers who keep promoting the ideal democracy of the US and the UK have never even been to those countries. If they were there, they were only visiting not living the real Americans way of life. I was there. A few of my friends were too. Yes, they have cheap jeans and great burgers but walking alone at night fearing being mugged of shot in the head is not the unusual. Ghetthos or slums are always referred to the blacks community homes. These are what democracy mean to those capitalists. Equal opportunity for all. I don’t think God given spectacular brain and heart are just for yourself. It’s about helping each other out.
Think again. Why we are so anxious to deteriorate our peace and harmony Malaysia. Can’t everyone just hold hands and develop our beloved Malaysia so our young ones can continue live peacefully. You know what, Malaysia is the best thing that ever happen to me. All the good things happen here.