Saturday 31 October 2009

Cakap Cakap....The choices we make in life....

I brush aside what choices in life that I dislike. But to be able to do this effectively I need to open my mind completely and free it off my ego. So that the choice I make are good ones – not tempered by the needs to feed my ego. But I not know where these choices will lead me. Where it will end - but I am sure that the journey will be interesting. There was no constrains no limitations in making these choice. I am guided only by what I believe is the right thing to do.

But in Malaysia now there really are only two choices in front of me. Do I accept the situation that is now in place or do I accept the responsibility of helping to change it? It is too easy for me at 63 to sink into a comfortable abyss in life and care not for anything but my well-being and that of my Family. But I want to take the path less trodden and live a life that challenges me to the extreme. And so too I think, should you.

The choice is simple. Every day you are reminded of the deeds of a government that arrogantly interpret and applies the rules of the land in its interest and its needs – not that of its people. Every day you are confronted with the reality of a life where your worth is measured to a large extent by your racial ethnicity and by who you know – which in reality makes your own self worth to be a zero – zilch. Naught!

The Malays are much reluctant to express their true feelings not because they cannot make up their minds but because they would rather hold these thoughts within themselves. I hold no such reluctance. In these last few weeks I have been told that I seem to be incline towards being an Anwar Loyalist. A supporter of Pakatan Rakyat. That I am anti UMNO. My writings are bias. And worse I seem to forget or chose to ignore that within Pakatan Rakyat there are many internal problems that they cannot overcome or resolve. That their assemblymen were leaving Pakatan Rakyat by the droves. Anwar made a mess in trying to ‘guide’ Sabah to a conclusion of his own choosing.

I know all this. I read what is happening around me. I read what Kit Siang writes. I listen to what Tok Guru has to say and read Harakah and Siasah. What I do not know I ask. I too sometimes wonder why, despite having an honest upright Menteri Besar in Selangor, there is still much unhappiness in PKR Selangor.

But in spite of all this to me the choice is simple enough. If you ask me to chose between Anwar and Najib, between a guy who has spent time under ISA and a guy who gave RM500 million of public money to his buddy for “services rendered”, between an Anwar that has served as Minister of Finance and Najib whose baptism of fire consisted of him being a Menteri Besar at a very young age and spending copious amount of ‘downtime’ in Singapore sowing his wild oats and still had time ‘buying’ somebody’s wife to make her his own, between someone with enough belief in himself to start Keadilan and ten years later become Leader of the Opposition and having over 50% of the population voting for him and a Najib whose only claim to the Prime Ministership is Tun Razak – I think the choice is simple enough. Anwar! Anwar & Anwar!

And Anwar comes with Tok Guru and Lim Kit Siang. The same Kit Siang who was sentenced to 18 months under ISA right in the first year that he was elected as a Member of  Parliament for Kota Melaka in 1969  and then again in 1987 for another 17 months. Over forty years in Malaysian Politics and he is still relevant to our cause. Tok Guru is in a class by himself. He speaks five languages – English, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu and Bahasa. He had a son put away for five years again under ISA. And his integrity and commitment against UMNO cannot be questioned. Whom amongst UMNO can you pick to stand on par with these two? Not one…not even one! Huh!

So for me the choice is simple enough. I understand the problems Pakatan Rakyat now faces. I understand that in the last election PKR had to take the good with the bad in its fight against UMNO – nobody wanted to be with PKR then. Now they have to clean up the bad.

While UMNO buys their silence PKR tries to rehabilitate them – and if they do not want to be rehabilitated – then they are shown the back door where UMNO awaits. I understand that in the reality of the street politics that Anwar finds himself in now he will have to make adjustments and take as good as he gives to ensure PKR’s viability – not only politically but also financially. He is not alien to these needs. He simply has to make sure that he does not go back to the excesses expected of him during his UMNO days. There are many now who will remind him of what is now expected of him – if in case he forgets. I am one!

I do not need to go into MACC, PKFZ, Malaysia F1 Team, Teoh Beng Hock, Kugan, Isa, Amin Shah, Razak Baginda, Petronas Money being used to rescue the Prime Ministers son’s shipping company, Perwaja, Tun Salleh Abbas, Ops Lallang, That raba raba Ambassador  ……Mahathir, Lingam, Altantuya…etc etc I said I need not go there. So I will not.

If you are true to yourself then sit down and do your sums. Stack all the good on one side and the bad on the other…you can even put the maybes on the bad side.....and if you are true to yourself you know that the good will still be stacked on Pakatan Rakyats side. On Anwar, Kit Siang and Tok Guru side.. …and that will be the side I am already on.  I do not expect perfection from PR but I do expect  them to get rid of assemblyman that are not serving their constituencies. They have doing so with that Port Klang guy. I expect them to resolve their differences and not sweep them under the carpets or use money to keep their people happy and quite. They have done so. They still have some way to go but I know that they have just been together a few years –UMNO over fifty. So I will give PR more time to get its act together and if they will allow me to do my part in this fight against UMNO – I will. 

There are still question whether Pakatan Rakyat leaders will exercise their power with integrity and are they really up to the challenges of ethical leadership. Will they lose their moral compass? We know what UMNO has done! Why not give Pakatan Rakyat the opportunity to not abuse the trust we place in them?


  1. I second that , and that make it 3.

  2. we spend more time talking.,,justifying ,,,1st step is hassan ali bin ali hassan be taken out...after then talk.

  3. Wong my job is to talk...write and talk...I cannot do..but I can assure you that PAS and PKR are doing their house cleaning now. DAP is steady! Getting people to think the way we do is also necessary..

  4. I believe God is with Pakatan Rakyat.Anwar was jailed 6 years, walloped black and blue. This did not happen without purpose. Lim Kit Siang was jailed in OP Lalang. Nik Aziz had a son in jail. Lim Guan Eng too has tasted jail. Now God has brought them together in PR. IF malaysians have faith in God they will have the govt. they desire.

  5. It does not matter as who are up there for they are only the catalyst for change.

    It's us, who will determine our destiny for generations to come. Let's work together and take back our country. Let's us tell those politicians that we are the government. We elect them to administer the country for our benefits and not theirs alone.

    It's no longer about BN or PR, it is us who will govern this country.

  6. Adik HH, I think enough lah with the cakap cakap. What we need you to focus on are positive things that each and every ordinary Malaysian can do and should do from now on to ensure a change in Government at the next election.

    Abang HH

  7. We the middle class from the cities need to spread this news to the rural folk! Why do you think Internet access is slow to pick up in the rural areas although you have Maxis, P1 Wimax, etc. earlier? The govt would like the rural folks to be ignorant and thus easier to control them and are assured a victory again.

    The students who come from the rural area are either with or against the govt depending on which clubs they join in univs. so they will need to change one day.

    Yes, the opposition did not do a check on their candidates as they never expected a tsunami of March 8th (which was my birthday), so they had clerks and office boys to be candidates (remember Perak & P.Klang) so now they have some house keeping to do...beginning with that idiot in Kulim and the wannabe MB from PAS (in Selangor). At least in the next election, they will have capable young leaders, standing for election who have fires in their bellies to look for justice!

    Bloggers like yourself, when reporting the truth must never sway from your cause and never let any hiccups to deter you from the path you have taken.

    Take care HH!

    btw..look for blog hosting companies which pay you according to the hits you get, so that will assist in your financial predicament...MT advertises too. I believe you do have a lot of readers, inc. govt cyber troopers too :)