I am currently encountering Laloo or Tit4Tat (and jebat’s fren too before) in JMDs blog on some of issues which is for me questioning on who is right or who is wrong, who is corrupt, who is isn’t etc. It is really tiring indeed when one love to inflate hate more towrds discussing on how to make Malaysia a better place to live. I also can see some other comments from various blogs, but since I am entangled with this two characters and some comments obviously being directed to me, like A Voice mentioned “Jawab Tetap Jawab”.
Obviously it shows that the bitterment of unfortunate events being highlighted in their comments, which I will say I am sorry, but should one put all hatred towards one and saying the other side is the guardian angel, perfect and will serve us well? I don’t think so.
During the glorious day of Islamic Empire, there was a time even servants in Islamic Empire dressed in fine clothes. It was the time of Caliph Umar Abdul Aziz (the name mentioned by Lim Guang Eng various time trying to emulate him..well done to PAS!). However, it was before, and Malaysia at that point of time still do not exist in the world map ideologically. Geographically, yes, but not named after Malaysia. Considering what we have right now, we are way back and have a long way to go and reach such utopia.
Ideally, Malaysia is just a small kid, growing and maturing throughout time. 50 years sounds it have been long enough, but with tough challenges all around us, we are young indeed. We have gone through tough and rough times. Even though we gained our independence in 1957, Communism still lingered around us. People were living in fear. I know that such postings are made to glorify communism, I wonder if most of us still remember and see the pictures of dead bodies lying around for not obeying orders of PKM. We even got one film trying to reflect the true story of what had happened in Bukit Kepong. Is it an evidence of such act of harmonious Malaysia? I don’t think so.
We had also Confrontation from our neighbouring countries – Indonesia and Philippines. Indonesia launched “Ganyang Malaysia” campaign. Sign of peace and harmony? Malaysians suffered another war, yet we stand united. No land was given to them in the confrontation. Not an inch given without a fight.
13th May was a reflection of what we call for another kind of challenges in creating a better Malaysia. Economic stability and gap were one of the main reason. Basically, even though I was not there at that time, with current economic challenge we face for the past 20 years, I can understand. The basic needs need to be fulfilled, the welfare of people need to be looked after. I guess, with resources and opportunites available in the 60’s and 70’s, limited solution can be provided. The cake was not big enough to feed hungry rakyat. As far as what I can read and analyse, Tunku and Tun Razak with their cabinet of ministers have tried their best to accomodate Malaysians. And of course, it wasn’t enough for some.
Which I guess, with the cake was not big enough, the cake should be bigger and and the baker should try to provide more. In other words, I have to say, TDM and the ministers with him trying to make better and bigger cake for all Malaysians to share. Malaysia is turned from agricultural based to production based. I should say, for those who believe in meritocracy, being left behind should be the consequences of one who are not strong enough to move forward. Should he or she failed, he or she should not blame others for his or her failure. However, the idea of DEB is not letting the non-starters (since majority of bumiputeras and indians of Malaysia background were not business-based) to be left behind. Barisan are trying to reduce the gap and not let the left behind hinders Malaysia’s progress as a whole. For me, that’s the beauty theory to be fulfilled. But oh well, humans are not as perfect and some not thinking of others when they are in front. Even, in a simple line up to eat food in such occasion, we can see some taking more than they should and left the latter to eat whatever remaining and some just having drinks!
I should say the transformation of Malaysia benefited most of Malaysians. I know that there are some left behind, even this very day. Bersamamu of TV3 has shown the Malaysians that there are some who are not in the front row of rich and famous, but should we see it as a black dot on the white paper, or a white paper with a black dot? Even with the current level of purity of air, white paper will have dusts on them, but should we say that the white paper is dirty and cannot be used?
Since DS Najib has outlined what is defined by ‘One Malaysia’, should Pakatan come up with a brilliat idea too? Should we contest for who is weaker and dirtier or should we aim who is better in accomodating Malaysians? I have respect for Pakatan members who have done good, but I do hope, for the betterment of Malaysia as a whole, we should compete for betterment. If Pakatan supporters more focused on the dirty part, I have to say that in a way, you are implying that one should find the weakness of others and kill them with it. Don’t be suprised if rakyat will trying to find your fault should Pakatan rule. Simple example, the challanges you are facing when you rule Selangor.
Or should one succumb and be the dark side? (or the Darker Side? Sorry Mr Singh, your blog title just so intersting to play with..hehe)
Why not be a gentleman such as Salahuddin Al Ayubi? He was one of the respected Muslim leaders who get back Jerussalam for Islam. He fought Richard the Lion Heart, but only when Richard was in good health. He even cured Richard in the battle for Jerussalam. Have anyone from Pakatan or Barisan take a lesson from this? The best part is, even the West recognised for who he is in movie entitled “Kingdom of Heaven”. Hello, both have Muslims on both sides, have you ever learn the existence of this Muslim leader?
If I am able to voice out my suggestion if Pakatan really sincere in their fight for rakyat, prove it thru the 4 states you hold right now. The best refelction would be Selangor as there’s no real dominant party for Pakatan. Prove that you can work well with each other and act just for each and every people in Selangor. It can be the reflection of what will be the future of Malaysia should Pakatan rules. Kedah and Kelantan dominated by PAS while Penang dominated by DAP. The only live proof would be Selangor (since Perak currently not under Pakatan’s control).
As for Barisan members, carry out your responsibilites while you still can. Every single wrong footed will bring you nearer to the end. You can get all you want now, but do remember that once Pakatan is in charge, they will track down and hunt you for all your misdeeds. Moreover, since Barisan mostly have Muslims as front leaders, Allah sees everything. Even though you are not punished here, in the afterworld you’ll receive yours.
Just a note to Barisan leaders, should any charity program come to your place, support it, do not go against it. We are not living in the Umar Abdul Aziz era. Therefore, surely some will left behind, including those in your area. Help them and guide them out of poverty. That’s the way you should be doing.
About this perspective thingy, I just want to say that we all have the right to agree or to disagree. The difference is how we react to it. Funny thing is, I somehow reminded about this from an anime – Samurai X. The anime is based on Meiji era. The words that struck my thoughts was this:
“If you’re saying that the one who wins is right, then you’d be the same as Makoto Shishio. We all fought for what we believed was right during this hard battle and we defeated Shishio in the end. However, Shishio himself was also trying to prove his rightfulness by winning battles. He acted upon his beliefs, that he did. In that respect, he is no different from any of us. In the end, perhaps the times did indeed choose to side with us, but what’s right will be determined by the people of the next generation based on the history that’s being created right now, that it will. Even so, an era dominated by the survival of the fittest where the strong live and the weak die is definitely wrong… definitely.” – Kenshin Himura
Hopes on the street: Try to reduce all this hatred nonsense and let’s do our job in facing tough and rough economic challenges as Malaysians, not as Barisan or Pakatan. Wake up!