Yes yes .... thank you for reminding me time and time again Hijaz that I am pro Mahathir ... haha ... I do not deny that Tun Dr Mahathir had certain extremes in his policies but at least we all agree on a fact that Tun has contributed amazingly and led a nation through ups and downs with rapid development and economic growth. Put another leader in Tun's era as the PM ... I wonder what Malaysia will be like.
That is one thing we all cannot deny, Hijaz! How are you in Adelaide anyway? Oops ... let me check ... yeah ... Uni Adelaide right? Pardon me for having a forgetful mind. Hmm ... hope you are doing well buddy.
So now to talk about Barisan Nasional. Deep down in my heart, I do not want BN to be irrelevant at all. We have to live life with Opposition to keep us on our feet and ensure check and balances. Otherwise, no matter how religious you are, you will tend to abuse your power and maximise your greed. Haha. But what should BN do now? First of all, FIX YOUR OWN TEAM!!!
We read the papers everyday with MCA, MIC and UMNO having instability and disagreements. How then can I cast my vote for BN in future when you can't even have strong agreements among yourselves and remain tight knitted as an unbreakable bond? Whatever happened to the spirit of Barisan Nasional?
Forget Datuk Seri Najib's Zero Opposition campaign. Or was it Barisan Nasional supreme council's idea? It was totally ridiculous and arrogant! And the results of GE 2008 gave you guys a refreshing slap!
Secondly, maybe Datuk Mukhriz is right. And I believe the Palaces in Malaysian states are showing signs as well. A leadership revamp must be carried out. MCA and MIC will see through a transition and mending of damages done to their image and household very soon. What about UMNO? Enjoying the comfort of the executive chairs? Kinda soft and comfy huh?
Sigh ... thirdly, be more people oriented. Don't meet the people every 5 years. I know I have not seen YB Lim Kit Siang making rounds in Ipoh too ... maybe he did but normally during elections. So do other YBs. Please listen to those sellers in the market, the shopkeepers, businessmen, teachers, communities. We do not want to see the candidates or representatives every 5 years. I specifically do not like former YB Bercham Mr Gooi Seng Teik's assistant's reply. You know what she said? "If people don't come to our office to complain, YB won't know what is happening".
My mom was mad when she heard that reply because formerly when she worked for former YB Datuk Tan Chai Ho, he had reps making rounds etc. But nowadays, no longer do we see any people wearing MCA shirts walking around during non election periods.
I believe YB Fong Po Kuan is an active MP in her constituency. YB Ong Ka Chuan and former YB Lee Kon Yin as well in Perak. Other than them, I got no idea. Spend some time to walk around the markets, shops and malls etc. Don't just come asking for support every 5 years and ask me how are things going on.
Do your rounds at least once a month, my dear BN MPs and state YBs !!! Then only we can restore our trust in the founding fathers of Malaysia's efforts in building a united nation!!
Sigh ... BN oh BN ...