Friday, May 30, 2008

Good things from the election-thesun...fridayMay30th,2008

It's been quite amusing to read the various "post-election" analyses. What seems obvious is that the Oppoosition (0r should I say alternatives?), which is now the state government in five states are trying hard to clean up dodgy contracts, policies, etc and start a new era of governance. The ruling goverment, on the other hand, seems so caught up in conducting "postmortems" on what went wrong. How can it be so blindingly clear to the "rakyat" but so unclear to our elected reps?

Didn't we say, in countless instances, that we felt corruption was rife and could see no sign of it reducing? Didn't we say that we felt that the safety of our children and families was not sufficiently protected? Didn't we march in unison, in the thousands, to demand equality and honesty?

What is really hard to understand is ... what is it that went wrong anyway?

Barisan Nasional has still been given the mandate to run the country, with less than twothirds majority in Parliament. Shouldn't our PM be sayingthat this is a good thing? The current status will allow the government to become more transparent and MPs will have to truly perform to gain public trust and support. Both the BN and the Opposition will have to work hard for the peopleto ensure they stay in power. The rakyat now have a positive choice to decide what they want for their future.

Doesn't this show that Malaysia and Malaysians have come a long way, 50 years after independence?
The bottomline is clear. What our leaders need to do is :
>> Work for the the people. (This is what a goverment is supposed to do in the first place)
>> Appoint ministers with sound education and intelligence.
>> Listen to grievances of the people with an open mind.
>> Raise salaries of deserving government servants to make corruption ineffective.
>> Give incentives to deserving police personnel.
>> Move away from racial and religious issues. The election marks the start of better governance.
Being apolitical.
It has always been a mistake or should I say, things that we take for granted when refering to the public or civil service/servant. They are and always will be "serving us, the people". The government of the day, which ever the political affiliation shall allways be the administrator. They do not own us nor are we accountable to them.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Pulau Batu Putih ... no more

Well we lost an island if you and its territorial water because ... some people took it for granted. Many would have considered it just a piece of rock, but now all the hue and cry. Luckily we did not even loose out right Batuan Tengah (Middle Rock) and hopefully we will get Tubir Selatan (South Ledge).
Why this happen ? Who were incharge of Foreign Affairs at that time ? Before independence maybe its up to that guy from the Johor State Secretary. The Johor State Government should really look into this and make sure it doesnt happen to Pulau Pisang.

Friday, May 23, 2008

New title.

Today this blog gets a new name. Cinta Alam Malaysia. Its all about accepting that we can only be proud of who we are when we put the loyalty to the country more than anything else. When I say this, the only thing that supercede this statement shall be if the country that officialize my being goes totally against my belief in Islam.
For others maybe their religious belief. We are born with differences that we cannot change. However, the upbringing, the surrounding and the people arround us can effect the way we think and do. Today ... political situation had change, and most people are worried, however much more are beginning to realise that this could be for the better. We cannot dictate our opinion on others but we sure can encourage them to agree.
Therefore ... as long as we take our freedom right, others must learn to respect them too.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Kings Message

Well I am glad that the Kings message during the opening of Parliament goes in line with the way I have always been serious about. Most people wants to be proud of being Malaysian and we should prosper together. However, some just forgot about the others and think that only they and their thinking supercede others.

If we believe about our freedom and right, we must also accept that others have their freedom and right as well.