8th May 2018. Tuesday. Nearly midnight. At the edge of the cliff, the view becomes clear. Malaysia - one country, one people - well, almost ...
More than 2 years have passed since we all started looking forward to this election. It's been a long journey, bruising and testing, often calling on us to examine our principles, our moral compass, our relationship with our fellow Malaysians. And as we now stand together at the end of this journey, and at the edge of the cliff, one thing is certain - regardless of outcomes tomorrow, we are all much much more similar than we thought.
We all have common aims in life, ways of thought and behaviour that are very alike, similar hopes and aspirations for our kids and their future, and in many ways, a fairly indistinguishable misunderstanding and mistrust of each other. This has been used by the ruling government to divide us for decades, so that we would never, could never agree on changing a govt, regardless of circumstances.
But somehow, the unerring wheels of karma have aligned the moons, and we now stand on this very edge, watching history being made. We must never forget this lesson, that every Malaysian share so much more in common, only the smallest quirks setting us apart. And we must never again let anyone misuse those minor differences to set us against each other again.
This lesson has been 14 years in the learning, for it was in 2004 that Pak Lah won an overwhelming victory by promising rule of law, no corruption, helping the common man achieve all that he can be and respecting each and every one from every race and walk of life. He never delivered. That's what we wanted then, and remains what we want now. Tomorrow, we can start rebuilding that future.
Tomorrow too, we shalt need to deal with the crooks and their enablers, the saboteurs and instigators, the haters and liars. Let the rule of law take back its honour and strength by dealing with them, fairly and justly. But let's start off with compassion, not revenge. Love not anger. Tolerance not hatred. Let's build, not tear down.
So, at the edge of the cliff, do we jump, or do we fly ?
Vote. Rebuild. Save our country.