Saturday, January 01, 2011
It's a new year! Happy? Well it certainly was a rousing welcome for 2011 all over Malaysia. With fireworks, street parties, music and revelry.
And Malaysians awoke today to an announcement from the Prime Minister that the "power to build the nation is with the people".
Very true of course. But I could not help feeling that whatever Umno/BN is paying their public relations company is well worth the money. In one swell swoop the prime minister has taken over the stand long-associated with the Opposition! People power now belongs to the BN. So what is the PR going to do? But on the other hand what the prime minister said could also be taken to strengthen what the PR has been saying since even before the 2008 tsunami. That the people must wake up and exercise their right to have good government. That they must register to vote if they haven't done so. So the prime minister is echoing what the PR has said all this time. Yes, I know. for 2011 I am going to be an optimist. Hahahahaha......
In today's Star there is also a funny. The MCA boss Chua Soi Lek said that "the people's support is crucial in the success of the Government Transformation Plan (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). True also. That message can also mean that the Malaysian people should just shut up and follow orders. "Don't worry. You just do what we tell you. We take care of everything for you. Semua selesai!" Yay!!!
Sorry. Just a small new year's day joke la.