Today marks a day in Malaysian history which hopefully will bring change. Protesters marched onto the streets of KL and from we can see online arrests and action by the police have been strong but by God’s grace things did not turn super ugly.
Strangely enough I feel apathetic in all that’s going on. A march/protest is a personal stand yes but true change will only happen at elections when each Malaysian casts their vote. At that’s something that remains to be seen. I personally think that we need right people and it doesn’t matter which side of the fence they sit on; whether it be Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional. The day when we vote for a candidate based on his or her character is the day when change will truly happen in our nation.
Political change is one thing; but my personal take on things is that true change can only occur if we can do the following:
One: We need to love our neighbours as ourselves; meaning we need to truly love the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians and every other race that lives in our fair land. It makes no difference if we can bring change in government if we don’t learn how to truly care for others. We need to sweep away the generations of segregation and truly learn to live as one people.
Two: Political parties should be non-segregated; after all aren’t all men created equal? In the eyes of God skin colour does not exist and I truly believe we should select men & women of character to be our leaders. Pedigree and background matter not – strength of character and the ability to hold true to promises made for the betterment of the Rakyat is what counts.
These two things are the building blocks in things to come. As long as we choose to ignore these root issues; change will only be temporary. It’s not gonna be easy. The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart. As long as we don’t change there do you really think we’ll see lasting change?
It’s something to think about. In the meantime, do pray for every one who was out there today and especially for those who have been arrested. Pray for their quick release especially for the innocent. I’m sure there were some troublemakers out in the crowd so I guess those really should spend a bit of time locked up but if the arrests were made unjustly then free those peeps.
Here’s looking to change at the election stands if we have our general elections this year. Let’s make a difference through our votes!