Looks like Change has been the buzzboard in the news lately, and in my blog too. 🙂 

But mostly I have been focussed on the news in USA. Closer at home, there has been cries for Change too. Recently in Malaysia, racist politics, police arresting peaceful demonstrators, have been dominating the headlines and blogs. And there are pockets of Malaysians yearning for Change! And many question: When will Change come? It took the USA 400 years of history to have an extremely talented minority to become president.

How about Malaysia? When will we have a Prime Minister who is talented, intelligent and passionate for Malaysian progress? I am confident that Malaysia is not short of such talent. 

Below is a short paragraph from Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs, then predicting the problems Malaysia would face:

Malaysia – to whom does it belong? To Malaysians. But who are Malaysians? I hope I am, Mr Speaker, Sir. But sometimes, sitting in this chamber, I doubt whether I am allowed to be a Malaysian. This is the doubt that hangs over many minds, and … [once] emotions are set in motion, and men pitted against men along these unspoken lines, you will have the kind of warfare that will split the nation from top to bottom and undo Malaysia.

Here is an article from Malaysia Today article,

We Malaysians have been dulled into a sense of complacency for far too long by the propaganda that change is risky, that the time-tested Barisan Nasional leadership knows what is best for the people, and that ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ is the only way to go.

Below is a paragraph from another article in Malaysia Today,

Obama’s success should inspire us not to repeat history, but to go against it. Obama’s struggle against the tide of time makes him a man of our times; and let us hope that for so many other countries in Asia that same untimeliness will prevail as well. We can start by exercising our will for change, and by saying ‘No, we will not wait four hundred years before we dream of a better world today.’

Will we see Change coming to Malaysia soon enough?


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