LETTER

Time to come together and change things

Truly Malaysian

Published
Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

I refer to the Malaysiakini report Video links CJ to 'judicial fixing' scandal . Another melodrama in the Bolehland! This is not the first nor it will be the last, so how a so-called independent judiciary is tainted is no a surprise at all.

It is an open secret and has been happening many times over. Unfortunately, with our nonchalant 'tidak apa' attitude, it bypasses us - just another juicy story to gossip about at the 'kedai mamak'.

We, the public are at absolute fault and must bear the brunt of it. We don't care as long as we ourselves are fine and well. We, Malaysians, are so bloody self-centred with no affinity to the society that we live in or its representation. We are always looking for what others can offer.

I deal with many foreign nationals and groups and the one distinct thing that impresses me is their affinity to their country of birth irrespective of religion, race or creed. We seriously need to look at ourselves.

A lot of us may have the option to migrate and make a better life for ourselves or for our children but your country of birth will always haunt you. No where, no place can replace the land you were born and bred in. If that is not the case, then you are a truly a 'kaum pendatang'.

What I am trying to relay here is that, yes, we have problems and issues but it is up to us to come together collectively and make changes rather than saying, 'What can I do?' Collectively, we can consciously make our society a better place for all Malaysians.

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