Malaysia’s hope lies in the youth who have awakened

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The rain that belted down this evening aptly summed up the sense of despondency in the living rooms of many homes here.

It felt like a rerun of the Sheraton Move, an elite game of musical chairs.

As usual, some Malaysians spoke of emigrating: they see little hope in the country with its divisive politics and rampant corruption.

But I prefer to look to some of the youths of Malaysia, who are our hope and inspiration for a more progressive, inclusive and democratic nation. Not for them the money politics, the corruption, the politics of manipulating race and religion.

Those who practise these things will never prosper. They will have to constantly look over their shoulders for the backstabbers and the betrayers in their circle.

Read Carol Yong’s piece “Time to shake up the ‘old’ politics and faces“.

Let not our despondency allow us to throw in the towel. Have a good rest for tomorrow is another day.

We create our own dream for Malaysia in our own circle and let these many circles overlap like ripples in a vast lake until one day, when we wake up, we find  a nation we can be proud of at last.

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PCH

Pakatan especially DAP has come up with many strategies but internally there are disagreeing to agreeing because the top guns are still the same faces.
For GE15, Anwar and Lim father and son (Mat Sabu not very significant as Amanah not a force recognised by Malays) should step back and let younger ones to step forward as frontliners.
You may not agree with me. I just exercise my justice rights to give my humble opinion.

luca

Political parties in Malaysia have little choice but to nominate old leaders as election candidates simply because the younger generation are not being encouraged to replace them, political observers said.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=209874

Robin

If you want a change for good then Pakatan has to come up with a new set of leadership that can manage and lead the country. There was little evidence of that when PH was governing. Little reforms were made like appointment of MACC head, bnm head and police head and chief justice through Parliament. They did not bother about this when they had control (appointing cronies) and in fact did the same as BN or worse (many court cases were dropped without good reason while cases were in motion) . They were only busy jostling for power. If they… Read more »

shriek

Malaysia is not western cowboy wild wild west. There are laws to follow. Those on top are not like collies and casual workers. Even workers are protected by law. There is a contract or you work without any contract? Or you employ your office staff withou signing contact?
You want to ask Chief Justice, BNM head, Police Head to go like flicking fingers and said you are fired? You mean need not to pay compensation?

Robin

If you want a better Malaysia then our political discourse should change. We have become like the US that is so polarised.

Everyone is so partisan. Most Chinese think that UMNO is evil. Similarly most bumis now think DAP is evil. Just because someone is from UMNO it does not mean he is bad. Just because policy comes from BN does not mean it is bad. Simple example just because GST was introduced by BN it was regarded as bad. GST reduced Malaysia’s reliance on oil and reduced tax evasion. GST led to better govt finances.

shriek

You mean buying votes with $$$ not evil? Joining party to promote race and religion ok? Projects are given to party members alright?

Snape Eyes

This is a good comment by a Msiakini reader: Anwar , the present crop of malay leaders and malay establishment will never allow a perceived liberal and multicultural leader like yourself to helm the nation. Added on DAP is your largest component. This is reality at the moment and this fear drives right wing leaning politicians to gang up against you. PH focus should be in GE15 where more young malays enter as voters. The post covid economy will bring lots of hardship for the young and this may affect their view of the present Umno centred politics. PH needs… Read more »

luca

Youth to embrace the concept of Keluarga Malaysia, a rebranded Satu Malaysia?

Perhaps Mara Digital should also be rebranded as Malaysia Digital, with vendors from all races getting the same subsidies under the same roof, to promote family togetherness? PM9 can justify his vision with such initiative.

shriek

You may as well go and change mara to malaysia if mara digital you propose to rebrand to malaysia digitial?

luca

Obviously you know that PM9’s slogan is nothing but hot air when put to real test?

Not sure if your tunglang buddy would agree.

shriek

If is hot air, why you tell us Mara is rebranded as Malaysia?

PCH

Forget Justice.
Forget Politics.
Be more Selfish jaga kita sendiri.
Think of self surviving not just covid but sandiwara politik.
Everyone from now shares ideas how to make money to lead better lives.
Justice happens when everyone is happy witg enough $ to live comfortably without worries.
Happiness is not to bother about External Justice but how internally we can be at peace with ourselves despite injustice around us.

shriek

terbalek. 80s awake but 8 to 28 are all asleep in pengland?? we have 80s so active and 90’s not crawl, walk but run the country. after olympic games over still around

luca

Not asleep but mostly TL (not a reference to our dear tunglang). That is the reason why the previous authority is stopping the registration of MUDA, and having its leader charged for corruption.

Esme

From apathy to activism: How Covid-19 made Malaysia’s Gen Z political

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/09/09/from-apathy-to-activism-how-covid-19-made-malaysias-gen-z-political/2004103

The Lawan protest, a youth-led decentralised campaign shaped from beneath the ruins of Covid-19, may have been the defining movement that sparked a political awakening for an otherwise indifferent generation.

Esme

Umno Dan Bersatu…

luca

Bloomberg: Malaysia’s New Leader Carries Old Baggage

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-08-22/malaysia-s-new-prime-minister-ismail-sabri-yaakob-has-old-baggage

The new governing coalition looks a lot like the one that collapsed last week amid defections, record Covid-19 cases and a diminished outlook for economic recovery. The resemblance doesn’t bode well for the durability of Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s administration.

A likely majority of a handful of seats, assuming Ismail Sabri wins the confidence vote, doesn’t allow too much scope for heavy-handedness.

luca

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 ― The Penang state government has urged the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) to focus on the supply of affordable housing in the state.

State Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state government was in the process of providing 220,000 units of affordable housing to the people of Penang by 2030 and currently some 119,000 units have been occupied or were in the various development phases.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/08/28/penang-urges-new-govt-to-focus-on-affordable-housing-supply-in-state/2001127

luca

CNA Insight: What Led To Muhyiddin’s Downfall In Malaysia?

What are the circumstances which led to Mr Muhyiddin Yassin’s downfall? Will his resignation put an end to the political crisis in Malaysia?

MGR Maran

Anil
Penang ftz factories red alert due to high covid infection. The media under report this so as not to frighten people. If care to check out you will uncover the ugly truths.

luca

Workers may observe SOPs within factories, but there could be no SOP in their congested accomodation/hostel.

Ray of Light

From central SP the virus is fast spreading.
Circulated in social media that downtown heritage Penang is severe with many cases.
Factories could be the major sources as people in close contact in confined space and some may infect fellow colleages in another confined space in hostels.

Esme

Bright idea is not to rely on so many foreign workers.

shriek

Why blame foreign workers? A factory needs workers and it can be those from Kelantan or North Borneo wants to work there. Company has to find accommodation for them. Best is Pengland kias work there and dont go to Sink apor. No need for Dorms.

China has many factories and workers come from rural areas and company provide food and housing so they can work in peace. China have minor Covid problems for workers.

luca

COVID-19: Inside a migrant worker dormitory in Singapore

Here’s what daily life is like there, and for the hundreds of thousands of men who live in similar dorms as authorities work to bring the COVID-19 situation there under control.

Ray of Light

Hope lies in youth so the youth look up to youthful leadership lineup?

Anil, Shriek, Luca n Wyatt can do quick survey with their children n grandchildren to get the feel on the ground?

Ray of Light

PM9 to face dilema choosing his deputy?

If Min not appointed, he could revolt and pull out with his so called team of 10?

If GPS not being considered, 18 members can create non confidence havoc?

It is not over til it’s over and we could see the coming of PM10 when parliment bersidang early September.

Anil and gang get your popcorn ready to shriek out wyatt a show ????!!!!!!!

luca

Pejuang has set its sights to contest up to 120 parliament seats in the 15th general election, according to party chairperson Mahathir.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/588291

To replace Bersatu? Furthrr fragmentation of Malay votes?

shriek

Kedah plans to build airport close to River.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/08/23/penang-sounds-red-alert-over-kulim-airport-next-to-river/

Where is PF, Activists, Tunlan, Teh Susu and Andrew? Never hear from them? Prefers kopi O kau kau and teh tarik?

luca

Maybe to allow emergency landing on river, like the case of Hudson River in US by Captain Sully?

Kedah MB is indeed visionary.

shriek

That is why he is all the while intend to do. He has more fore and hind sight.

shriek

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/588795

Until now hardly any Civil, PF, NGOs kbkb about proposed Kedah Airport. They do not want to miss teh tarik or kopi o kau kau??

luca

It is a taboo to move into a new home (new office) during the Lunar 7th Month.

https://www.edgeprop.my/content/856931/5-things-you-may-not-want-do-during-hungry-ghost-month

Snape Eyes

WCH said IS has 2 advantages:

1) because the public and the palaces have no stomach for any regime change, members of his fragile coalition cannot threaten to pull out, and he has greater room to manoeuvre.
2) the public has a very low expectation of him, so he can outperform beyond expectation.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/columns/588058

IS may set up Mara Digital in Komtar Penang to sell his favourite Batik shirts and vaping products besides mobile phones?

luca

PSM has expressed concern that Umno Youth’s lobbying for the finance minister position is intended to secure positions in government-linked companies (GLCs) for the party.

This was after Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki proposed the party’s deputy president Mohamad Hasan as the next finance minister.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/588291