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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