Really I enjoy reading this posting by Just read. The blogger has a point to ponder. No country is perfect democratically, not even the USA, the so-called champion of democacy. You can’t get rid of the flaws of any political system, and there are always people who intend to exploit the situation. So, as what Just Read says, Malaysians can improve on the democratic system but it will take time. After all USA needed more than 200 years to develope its brand of democracy. So what the fuss! Don’t you think it is quite an achievement for Malaysia to have reached such political maturity in such a short period of time (55 years). It is unlikely that majority Malaysians need to ape citizens of other countries, especially in the Middle East where unrest is already becoming a way of life. Every peace-loving citizen loves this country. So cool it Babes!
Stop being melodramatic, Ambiga!
To Ambiga, please stop being melodramatic. No need to beg for sympathy either.
Why? Nobody is sending you to jail. This is Malaysia, a free country with its positive limitations. Do not compare Malaysia with Myanmar or equate yourself to Aung San Suu Kyi.
Wake up! You are not a freedom fighter like Suu Kyi. She (Suu Kyi) fought for a democratic Myanmar, just like what Malaysia and many countries are practicing. There was no democracy in Myanmar as they were under the junta rule.
You are propagating absolute freedom, free sex and a corrupt society. For heaven sake, this is not a cowboy country, a country where everybody can screw each other, insult the religions and mock the races.
What kind of a freedom do you want? Do you and your family practice absolute freedom of speech in the sense that you can use profanity words against your parents, your neighbors and your friends; look down at their skin color and encourage them to have bastards and enjoy same sex intercourse?
My God! Which religion allows that, would you please tell me! What kind of freedom could that be?
You said Bersih is not responsible for the fracas during April 28 rally. Why can’t you take full responsibility for that since you were the one who called for support and participation. However, you failed to control those people, your own supporters!
Are you aware of what is taking place in Myanmar now? Would you, personally, wish for Malaysia to plunge into such a situation if absolute freedom is our practice here? Where would you go or hide if such a violent ‘revolution’ come knocking at your door?
I like freedom too, everybody else would love it too. But I would not allow my daughter and son to come home with their out-of-wedlock babies. I don’t know if you like it but as a human, I will deplore it!
So, you want to change the government. Fine, but do it in a democratic way, via election. If you don’t trust the electoral system, I better recommend the prime minister to defer the national poll or put the country under ‘mageran’ like we used to have once. Until you and your friends are satisfied with the conduct of the poll, we better not have an election after all!
You are a Malaysian, born, brought up, studied and earn a living here. I hope you don’t regret being a Malaysian because this nation is totally different from others for its multi-religion and multi-racial content. Myanmar is not even close to us, and so are the United States, Saudi Arabia, Syria, India, China or Korea.
We have the Opposition at the Parliament and I believe the government does listen to their suggestion and complaints. Each and every Malaysian is represented and their voice is well-heard by those administering the government.
However, changes do not come with a blink. It takes time and crucial consideration. If you think you can change the government by force, what makes you so sure that the government you support can fend itself from a la Bersih bandwagon?
Since when did we have a constructive Opposition in the Parliament? If the Opposition’s role is to object everything, then they have failed the country and their electorates.
And what make you to proclaim that the 20,000 or 30,000 people who joined Bersih were actually representing each and every Malaysian? What kind of people and mentality that you had incited to join the rally?
I wonder if your team successfully forms a government after the next national poll, what kind of action would you take to confront such a rally. I wonder how would you tell the rakyat if your human rights tools lead to moral decay and social values’ deterioration. Perhaps you would tell them that its their rights to do anything they wish!
So, forget your dream of becoming another Suu Kyi or Nelson Mandela. Stop drawing smpathy from the foreign media and foreign forces. If you get the chance to rule this country and introduce what you have been propagating, I don’t think you would be ready to face the masses!
- Myanmar Muslims in Malaysia protest violence (dailystar.com.lb)
- Mixed signals: Aung San Suu Kyi voices need for aid, investments (devex.com)
- Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Opposition Leader, Resumes European Tour After Brief Illness (huffingtonpost.com)
- Suu Kyi urges care as world reaches out to Myanmar (washingtontimes.com)
- Suu Kyi returns to Europe after 24 years (nzherald.co.nz)
- Requesting to send the UN Human Rights Investigator to investigate the present Massacres in Myanmar (drkokogyi.wordpress.com)