pinkpau sure has produced a great entry on her blog about the sentiments of the modern generation towards the political climate of our beloved country. kudos pinkpau for a job well done. ( www.quaintly.net )
a country of financial blunders, corruption, crime, racism, non-transparency, cronyism, nepotism, …the list goes on. this is
despite all the statements and announcements by the government to suppress crime rate, put an end to corruption, be more transparent, practice meritocracy, etc etc…do you think we are living in a better place compared to yesterday?
save the sophisticated scenarios, i put it in such simple rhetorics:
which driving malaysian hasn’t had an encounter with our friendly traffic police by the roadside, and discussed about coffee?
which malaysian doesn’t know you have to pay some under table fees to things done in any government office?
which malaysian that deals directly with the authorities can deny kao tim-ism is so blatantly common its natural behavior to the officers.
which malaysian can deny it’s an open secret that any considerable business ventures, a certain amount must go to the local politician?
which malaysian student can deny that many opportunities of further studies, are robbed from deserving applicants to be given to undeserving princes/princesses of the land?
which malaysian student can deny that scholarships are given not based on results and needs, but color and creed?
which malaysian can deny that important government posts have a preference towards a certain color?
which learned malaysian can refute that NEP is a total farce for a self proclaimed democratic and just nation?
there’re no open tenders for government projects.
there’re no disclosure of contracts/agreements made by the government with favored contractors/businesspeople even when taxpayers’ money are used carelessly.
mishandling of tax money
how many times do the local authorities have to pave-dig up-repave-dig up-repave the road in front of your house?
incompetent government-linked-companies getting bailed from bankruptcy with tax money without taxpayers’ approval.
local authorities paying ridiculous amount of money to substandard quality…eerr.things.
i could go on further, but i think you got my point. this is a modern day repackaged and localized apartheid.
another point i wanna bring to notice. see how the ruling party like to promote public developments with the slogan of “satu lagi projek kerajaan bee-an”? they paved a damn road and says its all thanks to bee-an. they built a masjid and claim all credit to bee-an. but think properly, aren’t those public amenities that tax payers should be getting for paying their taxes? they have absolutely no rights to claim credits for what they are obliged to deliver at the first place. its like giving an award to a doctor just because he prescribed panadol and cured a headache.
i believe many who are IT savvy are learned individuals. especially in the blogosphere. many would know right from wrong. utilize the power of the internet to magnify your voice of reasons.