I do love my country, and it's because I love it so much I feel heartsick about the going ons in the country. Right before National Day, the name Siti Inshah Mansor became famous overnight for the alleged comment "“Chinese students are not needed here and can return to China or Foon Yew schools. For the Indian students, the prayer string tied around their neck and wrist makes them look like dogs because only dogs are tied like that." ( Source : The Malay Mail ) This of course sparked a lot of controversy which set off the never-ending "bumiputera vs. pendatang" arguments amongst the youth and the public. Indeed, many Facebook pages regarding this case have mushroomed on the website, either slamming the headmistress or supporting her.
Happy Merdeka indeed.
Pendatang, that's really such a nice term to coin and use on Chinese when in reality everyone in the country is a pendatang one way or the other, the only people who haven't voice out any complaints are the true aborigines in the country who have been siphoned off to live in some god forsaken place, so how come they are not the ones in indignant fury whereas people of other races are harping on this 'pendatang' issue. We were actually the ones who conquered the land and drove them off it and yet we are the ones making the most complaints. Isn't it time we stop this issue?
If we were really going for the concept of 1 Malaysia, shouldn't we put down all titles, stop with the "bumiputeras" and "pendatangs", or is everyone too high up their horses to even give a damn? Who gave anyone the right to rule over another race anyway, who gave anyone the right to state that they were more superior and the others were inferior? No one, all of this stemmed from political bullshit.
Which brings me to another thing that can be classified under political bullshit. 1Malaysia, this concept has been around for so many years, but yet only brought to light repackaged as the government's brainchild. In irks me that the ones who are mouthing 1 Malaysia, are really the ones who are not for the concept. All those LIES they are feeding us sometimes makes me wonder 'Do they really think we're idiots?'
Another topic of great interest would be Malaysia's politics, if we could make a movie out of it, it'll be so intense it could rival say Inception, politics here is truly a dark dark world with no hope and no glory. I have to say that there will never be a perfect government, we have to accept that no matter what corruption is bound to exist, just we don't want it in this extent, where they are BLATANTLY corrupt and they are so ARROGANT they do not even care if they were found out or not, and even if they were caught doing it, they LIE their way out of the mess. Even if the Opposition may be corrupt and all, but for now, they are the lesser of the two evils. That's all I can say.
We have to ask ourselves if Malaysia has truly improved all these years or did we just remain stagnant? Let's take a look at our neighbouring country Singapore, though they may be an island which is like a drop of shit off our Peninsular, but in a space of a few decades, they have risen up to overtake us. Nobody in the 1950s could have even predict that one day Singapore will be stronger than us, let's face it, we have an abundance of natural resources, we have OIL for god damn sakes!, and we have everything that Singapore did not have last time.Yet, now Singapore has everything we don't have. What went wrong here?
Simple : We were too arrogant.
Solution: Be humble and work hard.
Is there still hope for the country?
Yes provided everyone's like this guy :
Till then, I shall just cross my fingers hoping for the day to come.
You know that I love you so, I love you enough to let you go.