Time and tide waits for no man - perhaps someone should explain this our BN politicians, by voting them out in the next election. The recent article by Australian journalist Michael Backman and also letter-writer Confused White Guy highlight the growing number of foreigners that are becoming familiar with the circus that is Malaysia and Malaysian politics.
And how do our leaders respond to this? With more of the same ignorance that has been displayed time and time again. With all due respect Rafidah Aziz, wake up and smell the coffee. In a way, these non-Malaysians are saying things long on the mind of Malaysians. I'll spell it out - the longer the current breed of BN politicians exist, the more the chance of Malaysia becoming indeed 'bodoh'!
The minister should really keep quiet before someone brings the APs issue up again to demonstrate just indeed how little credibility she has.
I did not find it one bit surprising, the drum-beating, chest-thumping and keris-wielding antics at the recent Umno general assembly. The so-called youth leaders, Hishamuddin Hussein Onn and Khairy Jamaluddin, demonstrated that they have neither the maturity nor the wherewithal to lead the country in the 21st century.
Playing the same silly racial card that Mahathir always liked to do, but much less tactfully and effectively, I must say. My message is simple - do not take us for fools. Play your silly 20th century political games and rhetoric, and you will be voted out by 21st century voters.
Past norms, like no one being able to question what the leader says, the seniority concept, politicians helping themselves to as large a piece of the country's 'pie' as they can put their hands on, widespread corruption in the government machinery and the police force, are all really starting to become a little outdated for the bulk of 21st century Malaysians. Many have written on this and my favourite is NEP will only lead to self-destruction.
The above letter underscores the capability of most 21st century Malaysians to see past government rhetoric that are spewed as these corrupt politicians seek to protect their self-served share of the pie.
It's time to move on. We Malaysians must be the ones to drive change in order that our country progresses into the 21st century. The world is moving ahead very quickly; are we to sit back and let BN ensure that we will lag even further behind? I think not.