Sunday, May 12, 2013

Chinese Tsunami vs Malaysian Tsunami

The Malaysian General Election (5 May 2013) ended with the Barisan Nasional (BN) forming the next government. What is interesting are some key words mentioned by prominent players. They are, "Chinese Tsunami" by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and "Malaysian Tsunami" by Lim Kit Siang, the DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah (2013).

The words reminded me of the 13 May 1969 incident, where racial riots broke out in Malaysia after the general election. Would it happen again because of the above "words"? I hope not! It is probably best to maintain racial and religious harmony among all races, listen to the needs of the people and work hard to win over the minds and souls rather than blaming or playing one race against another.

Again, as mentioned in my earlier mind map on "Crucial Conversation"  [CLICK HERE], it is important to seriously uncover matters that lies hidden in the minds of the people. Here is where the hard work of the government and all elected representative comes in. Can they win the trust of the people? Would they be able to fathom into the issues facing the people? Would they be able to plan, organise and implement issues/projects critical for the country's survival/sustainability instead of, for the party's? Have they not learnt lessons from the previous elections so as not to repeat the painful experience again? It takes a strong person /government with an ability to accept CHANGE, to admit that there has/have been honest mistake(s) made, work hard to correct it and move ahead to implement good project(s) for the country without prejudice to anyone.

However, no real progress would be made, if corruption of any kind exists in the system.

I am glad that we take racial and religious harmony and upholding of incorruptibility in Singapore very seriously and not let any political parties or any organisations / individuals undermine these important National Education (NE) Messages [CLICK HERE] all Singaporeans would treasure very much. 

I believe, I have travelled quite widely. I think I have always been a strong advocate of encouraging Singaporeans to travel to as many parts of the world as possible and learnt all they can about the people and the country that they have visited. The Internet may help. But, nothing beats first hand experiences. I believe, it will help to strengthen Singaporeans' belief of the six NE messages. Thank you.

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