Not many appreciate what Malaysians have achieved.
Have we forgotten how we always belittle Malaysia’s financial systems and how we compare our finances or reserves with those from developed countries like Singapore, Japan, United States of America and United Kingdom?
To think that Malaysians can march ahead stronger without drowning in the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 when many Asian countries were humbled to their feet, I say, “What a mighty ant we are!”
To think that we Malaysians are actually riding through the global financial meltdown without much harm while the once idolized Americans are scrambling to shatter the models of free market, I say “Malaysians, we are strong!”
Yes, of course many Malaysians cannot afford to buy Louis Vuitton or a Prada like those in the West.
Yet, many of those in the middle class have multiple properties and stocks. People who are rich can have yacht, private jets, helicopters and posh properties. The less fortunate, no matter what, make a decent living with a shelter above their heads.
Yes Malaysians, we progress. We dream of being a democratic, liberal, modern and developed country.
Nothing is more important than these essentials that constitute the basic foundations of human life.
But Malaysians, I sound a warning to you. These do not come over night. Those that come rapidly, will slip away from our hands swiftly too.
We need to take steps to progress and not leaps for the latter will make you slip and fall someday.
Malaysians, I call for your time to ponder.
The time has come for us to decide whether or not we want English as the medium of instruction for Science and Mathematics.
Today, we can see that two political forces in our country adopted opposing views on this matter.
One tells us that English is an important step forward for the sake of education and development of our country while protecting the history and cultural identity of the many languages in our society.
Another tells us that the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English should not be accepted and we should revert to continue our learning in the respective mother tongue languages of the various races in Malaysia.
Malaysians, let me hear your voice and let this blog post circulate across Malaysia whether or not you agree or disagree with me.
We have an urgent case in front of you and let 1 Malaysia hear you that you place your support for progress and development. [Embrace English, says Najib]
Let the man who sings different tune to different crowds know that he is wrong HERE!
The youths of today and my elders, I plead before you not to send my country into oblivion.
Malaysians, we stand a chance today to decide how we want to chart the country which we love dearly and hold close to our hearts, our sweat, our blood and our tears all these while for 52 years.
Show me the force which you showed to the world in your fight for democracy, human rights and justice.
Do not be silent anymore. Progress should not be selective but a blanket that covers all areas.
The country must continue to make progressive changes and not be played by emotions or irrationality. [Pakatan employs' science & maths weapon]
Let us provide the innocent and dear children in our family, our neighbourhood and our country with the best that we can.
We shall handover a country that stands in the eyes of the world to them someday, and not a country destroyed by political clashes and greed for power.
Malaysians, A PIECE OF MY MIND await your voice.
p/s: Past this on to others if you care for our country. Let our voices be heard!
(Credits to Malaysiakini, Destination 360, KUL, Agendadaily, TravellersWorldwide, Telegraph and Screenshots for the photos)