This is perhaps a post-national day/Bersih4 blog post.
I find it worrying that Malaysians question and mock everything first, with no effort to find reasoning and truth.
I find it worrying that Malaysians minors are taught not to respect authority or leaders.
I find it worrying that Malaysians hide behind religion to approve something that is wrong.
I find it worrying that Malaysians complain first, instead of work on a solution.
I find it worrying that Malaysians find fault first, but forget to improve themselves first.
I find it worrying that Malaysians think Malaysia is a bad country.
I find it worrying that Malaysians are ashamed of being from Malaysian.
I find it worrying that Malaysians think it is okay accuse first without having any proof.
I find it worrying that Malaysians think an apology is enough to make everything alright.
I find it worrying that Malaysians want everything easy.
….and the list goes on.
I’m not trying to mock anyone but I think it’s not right when there’s more negative hu-ha than positive ones on or after our national day, and here I am thinking that a national day is when we remember what we have achieved as a nation.
An example is the ‘inverted national flag’ issue during the National Day parade. Below is one of the many status updates I’ve seen, and I just shook my head. The so called ‘fact’ was further enforced by someone saying it was deliberately done because those at the parade wanted to join the Bersih rally, and this was a sign of defiance. Of course they were wrong although those unwilling to check facts would be quick to believe it and spread the word.
Now, with all honesty, I too want clean elections and better governance but like the majority (200k + took the streets, but there’s 29.7 million Malaysians), I decided to stay away from the Bersih rally because I think the Bersih rally has been misused by some to gain political mileage.
Not joining the rally does not mean I am less Malaysian than anyone of you who did join. It just means that I think there are better ways to do things.
You can disagree with me on this, but when I see logos of political parties, and political leaders giving speeches, I don’t think Bersih is ‘bersih’ no more, or at least, Bersih has been misused for some to gain political mileage.
Anyway, election is looming in Sarawak, but like most people, I feel we all know who’s going to win it hands down.
The real time to call for change (or not) would be during the federal elections in 2018, because that is when I will have my say with a huge ‘X’.
p/s: the person selling those Bersih tees must be smiling now. He just became super richer in August =)