I know a lot of people are saying someone must go. 30 years is a little to long, and yes, a vote ‘the other’ way is a vote of protest.
Well, I’m not backing anyone in this post, but I’m backing Sarawak. My home state, my lovely state, and a place I am very proud to call ‘My home’.
Before I say anything further, let me tell you that like most Sarawakians, I want my state to progress. I want my state to get what it deserves, which is proper development and equal opportunity to rise as a powerhouse in Malaysia (because removing ourselves from Sarawak is nearly impossible). But in the same stance, I believe that Sarawakians must remain in tact of that morale values and community feel we have always had. We must reject politics and ideologies which are very not Sarawak like, such as personal attacks, and religious intolerance. Nothing good comes out from those things.
Which brings me to this point. Sarawak is lucky because the General Elections is 2 years after the Sarawak State Election (SSE). What does this mean?
Well, this means that the current powerful people needs to prove something to the people in order to stay in power for the General Elections. They need to prove to us, within that TWO YEARS that they have done something for Sarawak and Sarawakians, and if they fail, they will not conquer Putrajaya anymore.
Here’s two scenarios…
(The reference of the shortforms used is as follows: BN means Bogok Noku, PR means Parik Ramin, UM-NO mean Untuk Mu- Nai Oni?)
VOTE FOR BN, and BN WINS SARAWAK:
BN wins Sarawak state, keeps all their promise, shows they are capable (we know they have the money and resources), and win Putrajaya again in the 13 General Elections (GE 13).
WHAT DOES SARAWAK GET?
We get rapid development, stable politics and progress as we all want. Investor come in.
WHAT IF BN FAILS TO DELIVER?
We vote for the PR in the next GE 13. Yes, we vote for CHANGE because they failed to deliver. Simple. BN will hold Sarawak for another 3 years after the 13 GE, but we can choose PR when they(PR) are the federal government, and they will fight hard to keep us for the GE 14. You see, we Sarawakians hold POWER, and we should use it! In the next SSE11, we vote for who holds Putrajaya, and as we already voted for change, we can’t loose!! They will work hard to retain our support!
VOTE PR, and PR WINS SARAWAK:
BN government cuts Sarawak budget. We get nothing. PR has less money, and we go no where far.
WHAT DOES SARAWAK GET?
We get a little progress. We get change, but no major development. All this promises made involve money which will not come budding in 2 years. Unless PR controls the federal government, they are no way near in having income.
WHAT IF PR FAILS TO DELIVER?
We suffer as we still long for new things and progress. Our vote in the next 13 GE means nothing much as even though PR earns Putrajaya, they still will not take as much care for us as we are already in their hands for the next 3 years after the GE 13. If BN hold Putrajaya for another term, we get cut off even worst… and empty promises are made yet again.
So, people of Sarawak…
Don’t let your hatred of one person deny you the ability to shape Sarawak’s future. Don’t let the hate of one person cloud your better judgement.
Ask yourself, what’s the point of voting against someone who will might die any moment? He will go. He is old. Vote for the future of yourself and Sarawak.
Be smart. Choose between the two scenarios, and decide which will make things better for you a Sarawakian living in Sarawak?
Your vote counts, and you decide. Please be rational when voting, and not emotional. Sarawakians are matured. We are not fools.
And to all those ‘outsiders’ asking us Sarawakians to vote for their preferred political party. Who are you to tell us who to vote for? We choose, and stop being bossy and asking us to vote for a party you like.
And while I am at it… Sarawakians will never want UM-NO in Sarawak. Those who do, are opportunist and NOT doing so in the interest of Sarawakians and Sarawak. You do not have to point that out to us. We know, and we are not stupid.
DON’T VOTE FOR CHANGE. VOTE FOR SARAWAK’S PROGRESS!
Hey, I wish I was paid to do this, but hell.. I’m not =(
This is all from my personal views, and my need to see Sarawak prosper even better. If you think my views are valid above, spread this article, and yes.. I am a valid voter, and I am gonna vote for Sarawak, not BN or PR.
And while you are reading, I’m not asking you to vote for BN, PR (D A P, P A S, P K R, S N A P) or independent. I’m just asking you to manipulate the situation where Sarawak has a hand in holding Malaysia.
and as i said, The reference of the shortforms used is as follows: BN means Bogok Noku, PR means Parik Ramin, UM-NO mean Untuk Mu- Nai Oni?