Malaysiakini Letter

Emigrating not the answer

Truly Malaysian
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I refer to the letter Lower the boats, prepare to emigrate . I find that the writers are concerned with the acceleration of Islamisation in the country and is totally dejected with the way the country is being run and rightly so. However, I believe the solution does not lie in emigrating or losing hope in the few that are waging the war for the betterment of Malaysian society.

In life, there is always hope even in the most difficult and impossible of times. There is no literature for hope but only moral consciousness towards fellow humans in society collectively. In practical terms it can be very subjective, but with collective hope we can achieve our objective.

If this was not the case, we could not have had singular individuals like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa who made hope materialise collectively and radically changed things around them.

Our forefathers did not create a nation only for us to abandon it. They taught us to hope and live together as a nation. This may have been long forgotten over time but we are very much alive today. This is a Malaysia and no matter what background, creed, religion or race, we always see ourselves as Malaysians. The frustration is understandable but nevertheless, we can never lose hope in our society as it is as good as any other society.

Causes can be fought for differently but the common cause is for the goodness of the Malaysian society.

It must be understood that Islamisation is not the issue but the fact that it is being maneuvered by a few. These few are insignificant by themselves but collectively, we, Malaysian, gave them the right to do this. So please register and vote in the next election and it will then be in our hands to make the changes.

It is always better to be late than never so Malaysia, let's change, let's be optimistic and see the opportunities in the difficulties we face.

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