Syabas! Well done! Congratulations! To all Malaysians who voted with intelligence and maturity to deny the Barisan Nasional a two-thirds majority in Parliament - I salute you. and I thank you. You have proven to me and all Malaysians that the power is in OUR hands. Thank you.
Like millions of other Malaysian citizens I went home from wherever I was to cast my vote and make my voice as a loyal citizen heard. As millions of fellow Malaysians I stayed up the night to follow the results of the polling as they came online, on television, by sms and phone calls. And as millions of concerned, loyal Malaysians I rejoiced when the BN lost their two thirds majority, when Selangor became an Opposition state and when other BN 'strongholds' and BN big guns fell in the onslaught of an empowered rakyat eager and demanding for TRUTH and CHANGE. And as the morning sun rose and signalled a new day for my country I fell asleep with the comforting thought that my homeland is entering a new era.
When I read the newspapers the next two days they were merely repeating what was already old news on the Internet, blogs and sms's. Catchphrases like Dawn of a New Era, BN needs to reinvent, re-brand, A Wake Up Call for ruling coalition...Ho Hum...it was getting boring to read about the elections already. Our writers in the MSM appear to have mastered the art of repetition.
Then a friend of mine alerted me to a story about a BN loser in Subang Jaya.
This Lee Hwa Beng chap lost in the contest for Kelana Jaya by 5,031 votes. Okay, in any elections there are losers and winners. But this thick skinned fler has the cheek to say, "I forgive them, there's no bitterness at all. This is God's will..."
He forgives the people who didn't vote for him? Just who the hell does he think he is? And he blames it on God that he lost? You lost because you didn't do the job that your constituents voted you in the last time to do. Pure and simple. God didn't screw up. You did, Lee. Take the rap and beg forgiveness from Him for using His name in vain.
Jeeesus!!! The nerve of some people. Really!