Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Demo Sana Demo Sini Comment

beautiful children of Myanmar

Some one commented on my recent Demo Sana Demo Sini posting.

I welcome his or her opinion.

This is my response to share:

dear anonymous:

correction, it is NOT quite easy for me to say what I said. I am not a politician - far from it, really. But I have seen political divides not only in my beloved country Malaysia, but also my beloved state Terengganu and sad to express here even in my own family - to a certain extend.

I hope to elaborate my points, hopefully in my future posting.

Think! Even our Kemerdekaan Malaysia dicapai bukan dengan hujung pedang malah dengan tinta (pena). Saya cuma harapkan agar rakyat Malaysia tak kira apa bangsa sekali pun menangani keadaan dengan kebijaksanaan, bukan melalui emosi atau hanya membabi buta mengikut puak puak tertentu yang suka menghasut untuk kepentingan politik masing masing.

I do not agree with ISA 100%. As I said, I am ALL for a refined version of it. But WE NEED ISA. Please realize countries such as Singapore, the US and even the UK has (almost) the same act. They just DON'T call it ISA. I doubt all those people who participated in the demo realize that. Kita ramai yang suka sangat terikut ikut berdasarkan sentimen.

As a rakyat, I am very concerned about the future of my country, tanah tumpah darah ku. I have seen with my own eyes what happened in other countries and I personally talked to the people in the respective countries.

Look back! In the 70's the Philippines had the most canggih airport in the region. Look at what happened to it now under the pretext of freedom of speech? They are rich in minerals, their soil is fertile and he land is beautiful.


poverty is rampant.

Also look back at Myanmar. They had very good universities and intellectuals before, and the country is still rich with minerals. I was there observing beautiful people and children. But they are just poor and I don't think they will be able to change their life to even get affordable basic primary education. I was depressed almost cried when I saw and play around with the beautiful children and photographed their happy faces even though they have to look for their own food. I have seen this with my own eyes.

We already achieved what we have achieved so far. It is NOT perfect, but we have to admit the fact that we have got some formula right. Please do not underestimate how our Indian, Chinese and Malay forefathers who fought and developed and united this country. I am very scared if we fail to realize this because the price that we have to pay is way too expensive than what we can even imagine.

Having said that, it is true non of my family members have been or are affected by ISA. I am sorry if any of your family member is / was affected by it.



side note:

my (extended) family political divide.

I am not sure whether I have written about this before, but here it goes.

Not that long ago while celebrating Hari Raya kat kampung at my brother's house - a strong BN supporter.

I noticed some of the members from my sister-in-law's familty (strong PAS supporters) visited us di pagi Raya. I noticed they just drank some drinks and didn't eat anything else from the hidangan hari raya.

I, as curious as ever, asked my sister-in-law - kenapa dia orang tak makan hidangan kita (of course in Terengganu lingo and intonation lah)

Apparently, to them especially daging served by BN people are not halal for them to eat.

This is from the same Malay race, satu keluarga, satu kampung, hari raya lagi.

Think my friends!



orange said...

well, talking about revolution and people's dear fellow country men...look what had happened to Iran and Philippines, when they've toppled the previous government or ruler or regime or whatever they've called it...they've celebrate the occasions like no tomorrow cos when tomorrow's begin, it'll be series of nightmares...talking about power, we are no prophets, no saints and certainly not god, just human regardless which background we came from, religious or not, when it comes to power, the rest seems dark, the revolution, the ideology left only as words, the hurts

shemeq said...

it hurts alright, but sometimes we have to go through pain before we get what we want.
Malaysia is still my home.

orange said...

Mr. M,

Some people make "it" in their own country and some just dont,as for me and my field if i stay there, didnt get me anywhere.really miss Mahathir era.Malaysia still my home too.hope you didnt judge me tho...

Which is the right one Mr. M; Selamat Hari Merdeka or Selamat Hari Kebangsaan:)

shemeq said...

Kebangsaan or Merdeka?

See next posting