Let me start by saying this is the first letter I have written to any editor as I am a person who does not dwell on politics. Recent events have made me sit up and re-examine the path which our citizens have chosen. I am 37 years old and admit I have never voted in any elections but that is all about to change. I am wondering how many people out there are somewhat like me.
Is it time for a new Malaysia? Well, maybe not new but certainly a drastic change in the policies that govern the country. Just sit back for a minute and look where our country is headed more abandoned projects where there is no accountability from the company which was given the privilege to complete it.
More of the same directors who simply move on to form new companies to vie for new projects. More MPs who have such low morals that they do not comprehend the wrong in asking someone to 'close one eye' or sending veiled threats.
More racial politics from political party youth members who are too engrossed in their own world to understand what is best for the country. What is wrong with this picture? Well, it is has been going on for too long and it's my tax money that is making one or two individuals wealthy. We are getting left behind in our quest to become a developed nation.
Let's compare ourselves to a country that is very relevant to us - Singapore. Look south, and let us not be blinded by the friction or hatred. Those sentiments have been created by the media and politicians. Singapore does what is profitable for Singaporeans and can you blame them?
It's nothing personal. Look where it has taken them. Do you think that Singaporeans of any race or religion wish they were Malaysians? I doubt it - the world has become an oyster for them now and don't we wish the same for ourselves?
The point is we have to put ourselves back on the correct path. We have to develop a colour blindness towards our skin and have a sense of togetherness to realise what is best for Malaysians, not just for a certain race or religion.
A poor Malaysian is a poor Malaysian regardless of race or religion. It's time for everyone to wake up and realise that with the current crop of politicians we are going nowhere.
Let's have more leaders who can think independently instead of the many 'yes men' we have now. Let's have more politicians who have less of a personal agenda and more of the nation's in mind.