On a dark night, in a distant frontier of the oppressive Roman Empire, a child was born who would go on to proclaim Good News to the Poor and point to a new way of living, based on a different set of values.
This Christmas Day, let’s pay tribute to those who dare to be different – the ordinary people who speak truth to power, who raise awareness of a gentler, more holistic model of development that is in harmony with our environment.
The ones who keep reminding the government of the reform agenda – local democracy, accountability, transparency, housing for the people, universal healthcare for all.
The ones who extend a hand of solidarity with the poor and the marginalised, including the migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in our midst – those who dream of a place for everyone, every creature under the Malaysian sun.
The ones who say a new more just world is possible, the ones who make change possible.
Check out the video at the top by Andrew Ng.
Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year in the new Malaysia.