Alright Malaysia.. the general election is just around the corner. Have you guys enrolled with SPR yet? I have! And this will be my 1st time voting since I registered myself in 2005.
I just came back from Terengganu. Prior to arriving, I haven't engaged myself with the news nor the newspaper for like 2 weeks (memang ketinggalan sangat la jawabnya!) I wasn't aware that the election is near. I was moved to see all the banners from BN and PAS decorating the roadsides. Oh well, I am always excited to be in the mood of Malaysia's election. Back in my hometown, they just started to hang the posters and the banners.
Right now, on TV, there is too much of 'trying to make the rakyat recall what has been done over the years'. When I watch all those videos, it makes me feel like they are forcing the citizens to be thankful for the things they are actually obliged to do for the country. In short, I feel loathed. Loathed that those people bragged too much on their achievements in building the nation. Well, it's not really THEIR achievement. It was the past leaders who did it. And they are boasting over it just because they are in the same party. Yucks.
Not that I have already decided whom I am gonna vote for. I have yet to recognize the faces who will compete for the area I am voting in. I am gathering ideas from the yahoogroups that I am in.. just to get other people's point of view.
During my visit to Kuala Terengganu, what I can witness was just a plain fishermen's village, with some of them supporting their family by producing keropok lekor or other seafood-based snacks. It wasn't that bad. But surely, more improvements can be done to help these kampung people. Yet, the present authorities were more focused in commercializing the city, filling it with icons, overlooking the people's needs. Personally I see no urge in building the Taman Tamadun Islam. Another project in which tax payers' money is poorly spent. Oh yeah, I guess that is for upholding the Hadhari idea.
Recalling what my ustazah used to tell, the Caliphs after the death of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W, before being appointed as Caliphs, they were reluctant to carry the huge responsibility to lead the Muslims, having fear that they might not be good enough to fill in the position. It doesn't happen now in the political scenario. Everyone in the party wants to be in the contest to be the next YB. I wonder why (besides being flooded with money) do they want to be a YB, even when they are not up to it. Because they are responsible lot? Oh, I doubt that.
I wonder if they know that they will be questioned in the Hereafter for everything that they have done while holding the position, for every cent of the taxpayers' money wrongly spent.
Let's welcome March 8th with hope that some change will take place. Let's use this opportunity to show our power as taxpayers, to voice out what we have wanted to say, and to choose what is best for our nation and generation.
"WORK 'SMART', FAN HARD!" hehe..