Democracy Is Not Dead

Today marks the his­tory for Malaysians as results of the Malaysian Gen­eral Elec­tions are made official.

The first mes­sage I got after my 18 hour flight from Malaysia was Barisan National won the Gen­eral Elec­tion by 133 par­lia­men­tary seats. It also marks it as the dirt­i­est elec­tion in Malaysia’s elec­toral history.

It sad­dens me that we as Malaysians are not fight­ing for the right cause. We want cheaper cars and cheaper petrol, do you know how much more cars are we going to put on the road if that happens?

Why isn’t Malaysian’s pub­lic trans­porta­tion up to par to our neigh­bor­ing coun­tries? Could it be because Mahathir was busy chan­nel­ing funds into his pet projects like Per­waja and Proton?

It is really up to Barisan National to accept what is wrong with their for­mula that the non-malays and a frac­tion of the race are seek­ing refuse with Pakatan Rakyat. We see that MCA who seen to be fight­ing so dearly for the Chi­nese now do not have the Chi­nese’ favor.

Activism is much alive in Malaysia and across the globe. Just moments ago I am look­ing and pic­tures from Tai­wan, Aus­tralia and else­where demand­ing a truth from the elec­toral roll.

Change doesn’t hap­pen over night. Pakatan Rakyat has been gar­ner­ing pop­u­lar­ity since 2008 and that num­ber is only grow­ing in 2013. If Barisan National still insist on the same for­mu­lae after this elec­tion, it will surely be kicked out of the bench in the next.

Look at the trend where Barisan National is. These are the places where peo­ple are com­fort­able, peo­ple that are not exposed to the Inter­net and peo­ple who trust Barisan National. On the other hand, Pakatan Rakyat is get­ting 51% pop­u­lar­ity votes, which is a good sign.

Demo­c­ra­tic is a long term invest­ment. I bet my foot that after a week or so, peo­ple will stop post­ing and get on with their lit­tle lives, pay­ing their taxes, brib­ing the police and park­ing illegally.

To all you young first time vot­ers out there, changes doesn’t hap­pen overnight. We see a pos­i­tive grow for Pakatan, and that should be a good sign. Your con­tin­u­ous sup­port is needed and not just a few days after the gen­eral elec­tions and dur­ing Bersih rally. And to those who think a cry for help to Barack Obama, at least learn some proper Eng­lish first.

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One Response to Democracy Is Not Dead

  1. Power Kitty May 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    oh hey!! you’re back after so so so so so so so so so long!

    i was search­ing for an old link in the book­marks, came across yours and decided to try my luck :) who knows that you’re back!

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