Before you go ahead and read the rest of this post… please read the disclaimer first :)
1. I can has bad english. :P
2. I’m not going to be very detail and skip the whole itinerary update.
3. I might be wrong. or right.
4. You are entitled to agree or disagree.
What is wrong with Malaysia?
- I highly suggest travelling for those of you who’ve not been outside of Malaysia.
A simple visit to Singapore, might just open your eyes. The way our neighbors are governing their people and resources are highly intelligent. If you think Malaysia is perfect… ask yourself this question.
a) Have you seen “Visit Malaysia” Ads in Overseas?
b) Have you seen Ads promoting other countries in Malaysia? IE : Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand… etc
- Did you notice the cost of living is constantly increasing in Malaysia but our wages are not?
- Are you aware that Malaysia is in 53% Debt and may go bankrupt in the next decade if the government continue to spend on unnecessary expenditure and do not curb wastage?
- Are you one of the tax payers complaining about the 50M email project or even the cow herding drama… which is now a silent issue? Are you supportive of Lynas building a rare earth plant in Gebeng Pahang?
- Have you heard of a ring that cost 24.4Million MYR that belongs to the first lady of Malaysia? What is your view of the FLOM?
- Can you afford a property in Malaysia in the next 5 years down the road?
- Have you ever bribed a police officer? :)
- Do you think our country would have developed better in the hands of a better leader?
- Do you know how the Electoral System works in Malaysia? (And how much money was spent on improving it?)
What is wrong with the people in Malaysia? (This is a general statement.. it doesn’t imply that im saying you are like that but you might be :P lalala)
- IGNORANT. Do i need to elaborate further?
- Scared/Afraid/Compliant. Most of us will do anything that will not cause us to go into any trouble; especially with PDRM. Once you’re behind bars, our voices are gone and our rights as well.
- Brainwashed. Mostly by the mainstream media. People are fed with what the G wants you to hear and believe every day through the media we are so used and comfortable with. I shall not name them here.
But… above all… Malaysians are actually…
- United. The people do not know of it’s power. We have been suppressed from this idea that we are living in a democratic country where the people’s rights are above anything else. When the right event happens, our true color shines. We stand united with a common goal and we achieve more than what we expect.
- Harmonious. Malays, Indians, Chinese, and all the other races. At the end of the day, we are all humans and we belong in Malaysia. The only differences are our cultural background. Our blood is red, and our home is here.
- Warm and peaceful. It is so easy to crack a chatter with anyone in Malaysia. We treat each other like family. And we care for our family members.
The reasons why I attend Bersih 3.0
1. The fact that Dataran Merdeka was locked down.
Just look at all the other countries where bersih 3.0 happened. Was there any chaos? Any Riot?
The rally was meant to be peaceful and will be as such if DBKL have given their co-op to the organizers regarding this matter.
The permit wasn’t obtained to held Bersih 3.0 at DM… and the reason given was that it is not a national event. Bersih 3.0 is for a clean and fair elections in the next GE, in what degree is that not national?
3 layers of Razor Wires were deployed to barricade entrance to Dataran Merdeka. Are we some sort of criminals and is there a need to do so?
A permit to held bersih 3.0 will be given if the organizers agree to held this in Stadium Bukit Jalil. Can Bukit jalil stadium hold 300 000 people in the first place?
2. I am sick of tired of complaining in facebook. It is time to make a change.
Some argued, if you want to make a change… VOTE.
Well, hell yeah i will.
The question is… Is the Electoral System in Malaysia Clean and fair in the first place? And is it TOO much to ask for a clean and fair Electoral System?
Let me reiterate the 8 demands of Bersih 1, 2 and 3
1. Clean the electoral roll
The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these ‘phantom voters’. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population.
2. Reform postal ballot
The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day.
The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting.
3. Use of indelible ink
Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud.
4. Minimum 21 days campaign period
The EC should stipulate a campaign period of not less than 21 days. A longer campaign period would allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices.
5. Free and fair access to media
It is no secret that the Malaysian mainstream media fails to practice proportionate, fair and objective reporting for political parties of all divide.
6. Strengthen public institutions
Public institutions must act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy.
7. Stop corruption
Corruption is a disease that has infected every aspect of Malaysian life. We demand that serious action is taken against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote buying.
8. Stop dirty politics
Malaysians are tired of dirty politics that has been the main feature of the Malaysian political arena.
3. I have decided it’s time to see things with my own eyes, than to read and experience everything behind monitors (or TV/Newspapers)
To know that other fellow Malaysians were brave enough to fight for their future, i know that i can do it too.
Yes, i am afraid just like you, if i end up behind bars or something. Or if i die from suffocation or sudden violence from the police (from what i’ve read in Bersih 2.0).
But let me tell you something.
I am more afraid that my future and my children’s future will be non existent if the country continues to be lead by the wrong hands. I am afraid that we will no longer enjoy our current luxuries because the country’s economy will no longer prosper once it is in huge debt.
More importantly, I’m afraid, i no longer have a place to call home.
Bare in mind, i am not pro or against any political party.
I have plenty more reasonings and explanations to why i attended bersih 3.0. But i’ll leave that to our personal conversations over teh tarik or something. I have to say my eyes have not been functioning well after the rally thanks to the tear gas that caused me to have runny nose for 2 days straight. blergh.
I have been trying to construct this post in my mind for the past 2 days but i’ve decided to just keep it straight to the point. On Saturday itself, i saw a few comments posted on my social media feeds that really makes me sad, most of it commenting that they rather do something more beneficial than to attend a rally that jams up the entire KL. Someday my child, i hope you wake up, and see the truth.
Here’s signing off with a really inspirational speech by the Sydney Parliamentary on Bersih :) click HERE :)