Monday, 18 February 2008

General elections, anyone?

I suppose this phenomena does not only occur in Malaysia, not the General Elections, but the ugliness of it. Talking about democracy, I believe such a thing hardly exist. Oh, but at least it's better than having a dictatorship, right? Maybe..

One day when I was flying back from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, before the airplane touched down at LCCT, KL, I noticed a lush green piece of land. Perhaps there was a farmer working on the land. I was wondering, how nice the farmer though a bit poor financially, was happily working on his land. He had enough to feed his family and adequately clothed them. He also provides a roof over their head. Though he has nothing much, but he rejoice to the fruits of his labour, and give thanks to the Lord. He stretches out his hand and praises God. His family likewise. They are content and grateful. Happy is the man who has simple life.

And then I was thinking, what does it mean that humankind are too preoccupied with themselves? I looked back to the skyscrappers, the cars zooming here and there, the busy phones and endless activities around the city. What are these people busy for? A 'better life'?

To add up to the facade of life are these bickering ministers who neverendingly backstap each other in the name of providing a better future for the country. Yes yes, I know that's what always happen during election time. I mean if you are good, you are good. If you're not, then you resort to all sorts of lies to cover up your a***s. Speaking of 'matured' adults.

Today my heart dropped when Batu Gajah MP (Opposition party) decides to pull out of the elections. To add insult to the injury, the mainstream newspaper which was owned by the ruling government stated that this is due to their own agenda or whatever of that sort. They even dug from previous leaders of that opposition that the party actually has it's problems. BUT, I know that is a ploy to defeat the Opposition party. Well, fellow voters...there are times when you have to stop reading mainstream media and start reading the alternative ones. I mean, the ruling government can't be that saintly isn't it.....remember..there's a lot of 'holier than thou' ministers (or people). Don't tell me that they are free of their own personal monetary agenda but instead really worked hard for the country.

Let us recall that :-
  • the roads and amenities were never repaired 4 years ago until recently.
  • price of goods are accelerating at a speedier than speedy rate.
  • ungentlemanly behaviour of ministers who made fun of women's monthly period and women's beauty at age 50.
  • minister who wielded keris as though waving a flag.
  • A leader who always took overseas trip, wasting national expenditure.
  • the unbecoming judiciary.
  • unsolved crimes.
  • minister who thought he didn't look like a monkey.
  • more and more illegal assemblies - for whatever reasons.
  • information minister who is ill-informed of informations.
  • sexy health minister.
  • urge to mission schools or previous mission schools to take down religious symbols.
  • frequent dead body snatchings.
  • frequent house of prayer demolitions.
  • inconsistent official statements.
  • citizens who refused to fly the flag on their car because they are unhappy with the government.
  • son-in-law.
  • the minister who said all bloggers are 'goblok'
...and all the comedies which entertained our overworked life. Thank you so much!

General election...are you voting? Or are you too busy for it? Or would you rather dream for the lush green piece of land?

Life goes on..hopefully for the better.

1 Yawns:

Irene Kam said...

hi karen,sexy health minister really made me laugh =D and what u said about crimes and safety really struck a cord with me..nothing is more important if we dun even have bodily safety kan?oh and i wish i can visit Sacret Heart Cathedral in KK one day..passed by it once and was told it's huge and beautiful inside..with life-size stations of the cross.i'm sure i'll get the chance soon!!

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