By a patriotic Malaysian
Why do we bother…
…when politicians unscrupulously grab power and destroy the echelons of society?
… When billions of ringgit are spent recklessly and squandered away by the authorities?
…When justice is blatantly disregarded and voters rights are sidelined?
…When greed rears its ugly head andthe needs of the underprivileged are cast aside?
…When corruption is glorified and the undeserving are unjustly rewarded?
…When the infamous have neither dignity nor principles but to parade their desires and indulgences with pride?
…When personal gain and name are the order of the day so that anyone in the way is trampled upon and toppled?
…When the public servant amasses vast fortunes while the man in the street is asked to tighten his belt?
Why do we even bother?
We bother because we have been brought up with a sense of principles
We have grown up with the idea that everyone who works hard should be rewarded, regardless of race or creed.
We bother because we want leaders who are informed, dedicated and honest and who work selflessly.
We bother because we want to be proud to be Malaysian, to hold our heads high in the eyes of the world.
We want to progress and have a better quality of life for ourselves and the future generations.
We bother because no matter how badly we have been treated in the past, Malaysia is still our home, Negara-ku, where friends and family live together, albeit dissatisfied and disgruntled.
Is that too much to ask?
By a patriotic Malaysian.