Today's NST N4 page story showed our Prime Minister and his wife cutting his birthday cake. How nice. Apparently, the PM is also very happy that the results of a survey showed that the people were happy with the government. Isn't it always so convenient huh? When surveys say nice things about the government, ministers and prime ministers are quickly quoted as saying the results show what the 'majority' want and are feeling or saying. But when it is the other way round it is almost always some Opposition or worse some Zionist scheme to discredit our wonderful majority-elected kerajaan (government in Malay). Just to clarify a bit here, I think that word comes from the root word raja which means king. Maybe now we understand why the government treats it's electors the way it does. Makes for some thinking eh? Anyway, back to Pak Lah's birthday present. And so he is a happy man 'knowing' that the Malaysian people is behind him.
What I don't get is this. Where and when did Pak Lah or anybody in the Barisan Nasional get the idea that we the citizens want to get rid of them? Unless I have been reading everything wrong for the past 30 years that's not what we want. Not at all.
Okay la I am speaking for me personally.
Sure, the Alliance the predecessor of the BN won independence for then Malaya. Then later the Barisan Nasional continued the development of the country to what it is today. There are a lot of things that were good and a lot too that were bad and quite insane. And through the years we, the rakyat, have been voicing our praise for the good and criticising the bad. And through the years successive administrations have gotten so comfortable with their control over the rakyat that efforts of trying to shut down the voices of the people have increased and are treated as common practice. So now the people are merely saying to the administration, "Okay, hold on there. Enough is enough. Listen, you are OUR elected government. We have a say in how our country is being run." That also cannot ah? If cannot then say la we are a dictatorship.
No I do not want the Opposition to form the next government. Not at all. Personally I think the Opposition needs to get its act together. I don't even know what their manifesto is. How to vote for them? Vote for what ah? So that they can expose this councillor, protest the demolishing of that satay stall or temple, stand up in Parliament and provide national and international entertainment? No thank you. But I will give them the vote when I know that by doing so I will reduce the majority of those BN baargers and send them a message that I am not happy. In other words, be transparent, be accountable, be responsible, be what you were voted in for which is to be a servant to the people and the country.
So okay, corruption exists in every country (yes even Singapore is not spared) so as an ordinary member of the rakyat I am even prepared to concede that. Take la your blaardy bribes that allow you to build million Ringgit homes and send your children to schools abroad and allow your wives/husbands to shop in Paris, London, new York. Go ahead. A little bonus for you. But please make sure also la that the work you are supposed to do is done well la. Can ah? If you say can then you happy we happy everything kao tim. And we can move on without all this bickering. Like some Australian baarger told us straight in our faces already. Let's not always argue about how to cut and share the cake. Let's think about how to make the cake the biggest in the world. After all we all love records right?