We have come a long way, from the independence of Malaya, to what we have called home today, Malaysia.
Perhaps it is too early now to congratulate Tun Dr. Mahathir for the win, but I am confident that the 4th Malaysian prime minister, who had led the country for 22 years knows what he is doing.
Many on social media voice out that they want to abolish the unpopular Goods and Service Tax (GST), they want more affordable housing, better transportation system, better Healthcare and better education systems.
I think these are just short term goals.
Look at our currency exchange with Singapore. It was barely 2 to 1 when I visited Singapore some 20 years ago. It is now 3 to 1, or almost; No wonder many Malaysians are flocking to Singapore, hoping to cash some back home.
At a recent online poll, some Malaysians are asking for less congestion on the road. I almost fell down my chair looking for a sensible if not reasonable explanations. Have the said person thought why are the roads congested in the first place? Had the person ever thought, why are we a nation, that is so reliant on private transportation?
Then there are the clans that are against Tun, calling Tun the dictator. Has he not brought the country up to produce our own cars? Has he not brought back the economy during the 1997 economy downfall? I say, if he had not, we are probably still living in wooden houses.
There isn’t any free health care, there is no free education, no BR1M, no this and no that.
So what if there are free education if the people that come out from school, lack the basic common sense? What is free education if mugging, snatch theft and p petty crimes are of that rampant? Text books are loaned to those who can’t afford. Free education was not needed at that time, and probably not needed now too seeing how many private institutions are up and mushrooming.
Free Healthcare were not needed because people are healthier at that time. When the cost of living raises, so will the need of Healthcare because people are prone to sickness due to the amount of processed food they consume.
Just go to Selayang hospital and look at those on the sick bay. Those are 30 year olds 40 year olds with diabetes, heart disease. Look at our forefathers, they are living healtily till the age of 100 if not more (my grandfather passed on at the age of 104)
Will the abolishment of the GST would be able to sustain the livelihood of the folks, namely the BR1M payouts, Healthcare, and education? I personally believe it would.
With DAP’s track record of governing the state of Penang, at 99.7% success rate and with the savings of 40% I believe it can be done.
Najib’s modus operandi is always the sweet icing of the cake, offering what seems to be too good to be true. Truth is, his administration has took the meat of the patin fish, and left you with the gravy.
Tun has got 22 years of running the country, he do not need to relearn like how Badawi did oh so badly. If only Najib would run the country like how his father did, we do not need to be living in such sad state.
Let our children have a better tomorrow, because the choice we have now, determines their future.
Every vote counts, vote wisely.