Thursday, March 13, 2008


Election results notwithstanding, now what?

There's many a drama being played out from Ipoh/Kuala Kangsar to Kuala Lumpur. More than that, there are other changes in the air.

Race-based parties appear to be going the way of the dodo though some try to gather forces for another attempt at being relevant although others see the irrelevance. But the blame game remains.

The Siber Party of Malaysia (M) believes in ringing in the changes. Yes, let's change the politics of the country, let's do away with racist/racialist/community/ethnic-centric policies that divide rather than united.

We have the poor and they are all Malaysians, poor in wealth, poor in health, poor in knowledge and generally poor in dealing with the future. Let's enrich them and let's get everyone on board, not just any one distinct group or community.

In that regard and in the aftermath of March 8, 2008, let's do away with state constitutions that are racist in nature where chief ministers can only be from one community, one faith.

Fact is, how can anyone who is not elected but gains position by blood anoint/appoint a chief executive of the state? Somehow, that seems so wrong.

For those who have castigated the DAP decision to stay away from the Perak MB's swearing-in, ask yourself if you have voted in a democracy. And what a democracy means. How can anyone allow such an injustice in the name of democracy?

This is pathetic. As is the overnight absence of allegations of vote-rigging because some parties have won - and won big - in the weekend elections. Those voices that malign and indict without evidence are muted after the victory.

Hypocrisy reigns supreme before and after the elections. There are changes but somethings have not changed.

We remain a pathetic compromising lot. We are all the poorer once again. For not standing up for democracy just days after voting with our feet to register our protest, our disgust with how matters have been sliding over the years.

The Siber Party of Malaysia (M) is disappointed. The changes made have not been magical enough to transform the nation and its citizens. Same old same old. Damn!

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