I went to the Kuching's rally wearing Yellow.
If you asked me what I get from this, well nothing much.
But I felt slightly satisfied that I have answered the question that I have been asking people, "if you are unhappy with this, what have you done?"
I can tell myself that I have done exercising my right to put forward my stand, whether heard or not is another matter.
My attendance in yellow is to let them know that, here you go,
a registered voter,
a tax payer,
one of the 3rd generation Malaysian,
is not entirely happy with the ELECTION.
I did not attend the rally in supporting Reformasi, Ubah, or Takbir.
I went as an educated, member of the society, that in good faith, the ruling government has failed to convince me that the election system we have in this country is fair.
A fair election is when my mother, my father, my aunties and my uncles, are all able to make an informed, and free choice of the leaders they want.
the leaders they respect.
the leaders that they think are taking care of them well.
A fair election is where both contesting sides are able to put forward their argument,
and what they have done to the people, equally.
A fair election is when you open the newspaper, you will see 3 pages covering the good deeds of the ruling government,
1 page covering their failures
and another 2 pages on what the opposition are doing for the people.
A fair election is when the people vote, they vote for Party A not because Party A give a new road,
new school, new drain, new bridge or even a new hospital.
They must be voting Party A despite knowing Party B would have done the same, and that Party A is doing that same job, better.
A fair election is when Civil Service understands that they are above the politics,
understands that Party A does not own the service.
And the service does not think that Party B is enemy of the state, out to crush our peaceful country.
A fair election is when the Police is not seen to be working for the Party A, or Party B.
An elected representative must be treated equally regardless of political leaning, and that when an elected representative is found guilty of a crime, must be treated as equal as with the treatment for, say me.
If I stayed at home, because I think that this does not make any difference,
then I think I have failed my country and society in educating me.
A rally, is to let the leaders know that, we, the people, are still there looking and looking.
We are not all just Yes Man, who listen to their speeches and press statements like god's scripture.
again, what's the point of the rally?
for those who asked whats the point?
May i ask back:
1. Is our election system clean enough for you?
2. Is there any other way I can tell my election commission that they need to answer to the people rather than goverment of the day?