Bells of Doom or Glory?You decide!

Posted: February 27, 2008 in Bangsa Malaysia, Blogging and Democracy, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Malaysia, Voting

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Well its election time once again…

Miles and miles of crap fills the roads once again, no offense to those campaigning but I seriously do hate the tons and tons of posters plastered all about in every nook and corner very distastefully most of the time. With hardly any character it is just thrown all over the place where in this case more means quality doesn’t apply. From my observation, most of these posters belong to either Barisan Nasional or Parti Keadilan while the rest namely, PAS and DAP trail slowly behind in “who has the most faces plastered on the streets”.

Ok, fine I’m done with dissing the horrid posters. Sorry again for all the negativity especially after so long. So with all that has been going on for the last year or so I think we should pretty much have an idea of what and who we want representing our government don’t we? Well you should! But then again, this is not the first time people have whined about how things are bad or not good enough but still ended up putting themselves in the same position year after year, or shall I say election after election.

So what choices do we have laid out for us? During election time, all sorts of promises will definitely be laid out be it by the Barisan Nasional or the opposition parties. It will promise you all sorts of things but whether it will be accomplished within the given 5 years is really doubtful especially as we have noticed through the former government of ours(BN). Should things be different with the opposition parties? I hope so. But I for one can’t say for sure. Will the BN lose to the opposition this time around with the many scandals surrounding the current government? I hardly think so! BN is still quite strong and they still have a stronghold in rural areas. Them winning more than 5 seats even before the race has begun says a lot~ So why should you put your trust with the opposition party when you can’t say for sure whether they would be any better. Simply because we’ve tried BN many a time, continuously but to no avail. Nothing much has changed in the last 50 years in terms of race relations especially.Furthermore for any government to function effectively there is need for strong opposition, with only 20 or less people from the opposition standing in parliament its pretty much only a whisper that doesn’t serve the purpose of check and balance as it should. With mainstream media controlled by these same people it will definitely be hard for those who do not have access to the Internet to get a whiff of what has truly occurred in many situations in the country. Nevertheless I’m confident that those who have informed choices will make the right decision in bringing change in Malaysia. So why not for a change we vote the opposition parties? Why not we give them some sort of leverage so that BN doesn’t have total control to amend and change laws,judges and others as they feel like it. Why not?

Ultimately the decision is up to you. But think as you make your decision really carefully. What do you want as a Malaysian?What do you hope for Malaysia?What kind of future do you want for your children? As each of you drive back to your respective places to vote, think long and hard not because I told you to but because you know that, the single tick you make on that fateful day will decide what Malaysia becomes in the future!

I’ve made my choice. Have you?

With that, I rest my case.

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