All should accept results and work to a better M'sia
I appeal to both sides of the political divide to accept the results of the election and move on in this country.
The rakyat is very, very tired of the polemics of politics.
Though I agree that the election process was not entirely clean and fair, it was also not entirely unclean or rigged (though in some places there was video evidence).
But of course, BN must take full responsibility (being the ruling government) and must have the will to tidy up the whole electoral process; if not, they will face the wrath of the rakyat at the next election, and this time round, it will be unforgivable.
Though Pakatan won more seats than in the past, it must not be misconstrued that they won because of the Chinese voters, and thus making it a racial issue.
Yes, it can be said that more Chinese voted for the opposition, but they voted the opposition irrespective of the race of the opposition's candidate.
To most Chinese, it has nothing to do with race, but national issues that BN has failed to resolve.
Just because they did not vote for BN does not make them racist.
Race has nothing to do with the reason why they voted for the opposition.
In fact, most Malaysians were disgusted with the whole governance and management of the country by BN.
We have become a laughing stock to the world, but yet BN can be foolishly proud.
Through the many years in power, BN has become cocky, arrogant, corrupted to the core and racist, and there were no evidence that they will change or reform.
Just look at the candidates that they had selected as 'winnable candidates': Isa Samad, Tengku Adnan, Shahidan Kassim, Ali Rustam, Raja Nong Chik, and the list can go on and on, these people were tainted and have a record of corruption, and yet Premier Najib Abdul Razak fielded them for the election.
So, it was clear that Najib is not serious in tackling corruption. Just look at Utusan, Ibrahim Ali, Zulkifli Noordin, and Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
They had been spewing out racist remarks with impunity, hurting the non-Malays and dividing the country.
Najib never took any action against any of them, but was quiet.
After letting them bash the non-Malays at their whims and fancies, and then, at the election, BN has the cheek to expect the non-Malays to vote BN.
Ridiculous? It does not make sense.
And anything wrong blame it on the opposition, better still the non-Malays.
And now because BN has lost more seats, will they 'punish' the Chinese for voting for the opposition? Has BN forgotten that it was the Chinese voters who helped keep BN in power during the 1999 elections? (The Malays were divided because of the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim.)
Malaysia cannot go on with this mode.
If for the next five years, BN continues with this mode, it will drive the rakyat further away from them.
We are Malaysians irrespective of race or religion and must be treated equally.
Can the leaders see beyond race and religion? Can they embrace every Malaysian to be Malaysians without looking at their race or religion?
You cannot address the disparity in socio-economics by mistreating other races.
Yes, I agree that the leaders must come up with plans and policies to help upgrade the economy of those who are poor and backward, but this must be done irrespective of race.
Malaysia has lost many years because they had done away with meritocracy.
How can Malaysia ever compete economically, if we continue to provide crutches within their own commuity? It will bring Malaysia backward and 'punish' the well-deserving.
Yes, we must provide a system that can uplift the community who are backward, but it must not be done at the expense of meritocracy.
Malaysia must not be trapped by racism.
We must grow out of it.