It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and for those who were disappointed I apologize for the long wait.
So a few days back I finally registered myself as a voter… after much procrastination. While I was sitting a the post office, waiting for my number to be called up, waiting to be given my Right as a citizen, my mind went off on a tangent, this one was on change, politics and who I would vote for.
First off i would like to say that i’m neither a supporter of BN or PKR, but i am a supporter of progress for this nation and the only way that will happen is that if there is strong competition between political parties to win the right to lead this nation.
In essence, a government works for it’s citizens… the citizens pay taxes that in turn the government uses to finance itself. A politician is nothing more than a servant to the People, such as a CEO is a servant to his/her shareholders. Unfortunately, the mindset has somehow changed and it has come to a point where the dynamics between the government and the People has… altered. The People have become active, less interested and less aware. This has lead to the abuse of power by politicians because they have begun taken their position for granted. In a word, Complacency had set it. Not just with elected official but with the People as well. Fortunately over the past few years the People have started waking up, waking up to their Rights. Waking up to the fact that Politicians should be afraid of them and not the other way around, that they are not as helpless as they thought that they were. The problem is that not enough people are waking up. I am constantly disappointed by the number of people, especially around my age, that couldn’t care about voting, some because they don’t think they can make a difference, some because they think that it’s just so easy to gain citizenship elsewhere and others who just don’t’ give a damn. These mindsets need to change, you can make a difference, this is your country and why don’t you give a damn. Malaysia is still a young country and we have a long way to go, but let us not forget that we have also come along way since 1957. Just as how the most booming industries are the ones with major competitors, Politics needs major competitors to obtain the best results, not for the politicians themselves but for us… the people because the people who benefit the most from competition, is Us.
So from now on, if anyone asks, I’m voting for the better choice, for change, for progress. I will not be confined to just being a supported of BN or PKR, i will not join this mindset of having to be either a “Republican” or a “Democrat“. I will vote for what is best for my future, our future, the future of this nation.
The only constant in life is change. It’s normal. It’s inevitable. It’s necessary for the progress. It’s necessary for the survival of the human race.
Straight From the Heart,
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Patience, Balance, Focus & Hard Work.
2 thoughts on “What are you Voting (waiting) for?”
Just read your piece – its good to see that young people like you think like that. I just hope that there are more out there like you…
your piece is very thoughtfully put together.. keep it up.
Thanks 🙂 good to finally are a comment. Haha. I’ll defiantly try to put up one piece every week