Sunday, February 17, 2013

Of safety nets...

DPM Muhyideen make a blunder when he remarked he's Malay first. Why? Simply because he is not seen to be in synch with his boss who was rigorously promoting the offbeat 1M slogan so much so that everything has to be 1M. Maybe 1MPM6 Najib is reminding himself that 1M actually stands for 1st is Mahathir.

I have been longing to say this for a long time and today seems the right time to remarked that we are Malaysians of different origin. That is good because we have different roots which collectively makes Malaysia a unique place to grow up, stay and be a part of multi ethnics multi religions.

With that in mind, it is appropriate for each origin to work for the best that can be offered. In Kajang, the Chinese makes it clear that they love 1MPM6 and at the same time equally love the PM-in-waiting. I see that as a security blanket applied by the Chinese as Malaysians will be deciding who will lead Malaysia after the coming GE 13. Even so, the Chinese has expressed their unreserved support for PR during the CNY open house.

What about the Indians? Simple, forget about MIC or PPP as these two parties are no longer the mouthpiece of the Indians. Intead, Hindraf is taking over MIC/PPP in looking after the welfare of the Indians. For them, they need more representation apart from the Indian MPs' in both PKR/DAP. The Indians believed that they are good for 10 parliamentary seats in exchange to 25 parliamentary seats currently risky to PR coalition.

The Malays are more concerned of their religious belief and they do not want to lose out to others. For that reason PAS is willing to relook into their existing co-operation with both PKR/DAP.

So you see, everybody has a safety net and this is not limited to just the Chinese, Indians or Malays alone. Our cousins in Sabah and Sarawak has their own safety net voiced out by their state-based parties in Sabah/Sarawak.

Summarising, whilst we are open to changes in government, Malaysians are at the same time looks for their comfort safety net, and hopefully it is acceptable to all. Are we ready for UBAH?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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