Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What say you?

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..


desh said...

As a taxpayers that pay 5% tax everytimes I eat at KFC,
I would like to say: stupid and uneducated civillian is easier to manage than smart and educated civillian.

If you want to brag with your success at least, BE SPECIFIC. Not some generic explaination similar to 6th grade UPSR essay writing standard.

1. Kemakmuran yang kita kecapi selama ini adalah hasil daripada usaha kerajaan selepas 50 tahun Merdeka.
They should say: We manage to control more than 90% of the media so that people will stay uninformed. Ignored and uninformed civilians are easier to manage. We curse the internet for the borderless information, but fortunately, a great number of civillians are still unaware of it.
Wait! Street demonstrations are a symbol of barbarism. Peaceful or not, we don't care. As long as they don't have permit (that we won't give anyway).
That's why we arrest them and put them in jails like monkeys.

2. Banyak yang sudah kita lakukan dalam membawa kemajuan.
They should say: We had spend nearly Trillions of RM for Malaysians to live like Americans.

2.1. Remember the billions of commuter project from Rawang to Seremban. We did that. (Yes, mr prime minister, thank you very much)

2.2. Also the billions RM double tracking Rawang to Ipoh. Remember? Wait.. for some unfortunate event we have to delay the project because the government is short of money. (wow, why is that?)

2.3. You know the infamous PLKN. That is my idea. You civillians do not have to know the BUDGET because the youth's commando training is more important than the effort to cushion the economic crisis right now.

2.4. For smaller DUN they should brag like this "Hei! we build that jambatan kayu for 100k? You guys should be thankful for that (You guys should be thankful that I don't kapur every ringgit)
There is nothing wrong about bragging, but at least be specific. With the pros and cons.

I wish we will have a sincere leader in the future.
Dear politicians, a little commission you receive here and there for all the DUN projects,is OK.
But if you get to live like kings from the commission money.. that would be way out of the line, Man!
But we will never find it out until it is over.

Unfortunately to say, who ever wins the 12th general election won't do much to save the glooming economy for the next years. (Personal sight)
But the results will reflect how Malaysian MAJORITIES felt about their beloved country.

Dayat said...

Anyway, how was you induction program?
I hope it did not include BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION and Water Boarding torture before they can make any Petronas staff functioning and ready for any given condition.
Kidding... Scary..

Sharifah Zahira said...

Yeah i agree with ur 1st comment en. Dayat.. i wud have many more things to comment about.. but gimme time to think of something..

Well, it did include mindset and behavioral change in the module.. no water boarding included, only skin tanning je.. haha.. but it was fun though.. many new friends were made. I might introduce them to u later~ :)

Dayat said...

Wah.. new friends! Cool!

dA mutafaca said...

right on.