How does one tell one’s daughter to use less of her mobile phone when he himself has heightened the usage of his own handphone in this Covid19 lockdown ?
Over the past few years, we seem to have acknowledged the fact that children growing up today are spending too much time on their mobile phones. The “people to people” interaction seem to be missing significantly.
Most social interaction and activities are done through their mobiles. Chatting, gaming, shopping, googling, posting about themselves (and others) and even just merely “scrolling to see what others are doing” have become a daily favorite hobby weekdays or weekends alike. Some are even expressing that being online is a relaxing therapy and they can be stressed up if they have no access to Instagram, FB or WA.
Is this an unhealthy way of growing up ? Or are we just being old-fashion stuck in our own minds on how the future generation should behave ? Did we experience Gojek, Tokopedia and Grab when we were growing up years ago ? Did we ever imagine we could ever be “prisoners” to the wrath of the Covid19 ?
Humbled by the current situation and reality, who are we to judge ? How can we ever predict and dictate what is best for our children in this one single aspect of life on their “need and addiction to mobile phones” ?
Democracy prevails and Malaysia stands tall with pride showing the world what true “Nationalism” is all about and how CIVILIZED you are in your journey and actions leading to a new Government.
You have fought from your hearts for your beloved country. No act of violence. No bloodshed. No handouts. All you had was your spirit, your will and your mutual respect for each others’ race and religion ; united into one Pakatan Harapan with one sincere burning desire to better your country.
The world can learn so much from you.
To never undermine the minority races who were born and raised in your own country. Worst yet to make them feel threatened and unwanted. Bear in mind, the Chinese, Indians fought alongside Bumiputeras to win independence in 1957.
Today, people are intelligent. Malaysians are intelligent. No longer can “cheap empty promises” nor insulting negative-degrading remarks can win the minds and hearts of the rakyat. The rakyat yearns to see real meaningful progress and action. The rakyat are compassionate, humane and able to differentiate between truth and lies. Hypocritical, arrogant and empty headed leaders have no place here. Certainly, the country has no place for anyone calling a minority race “Cina Babi”.
Money is NOT everything. The ex-PM offered money. A crown prince of a certain state gave out money for a one day “supermarket shopping spree” to vote for BN. Yet, after all the above, BN lost. Instead, the rakyat who were supporters of PH were not given a single cent. They came out in strength and in spirit to support Tun M and PH. They guarded the voting venues, organized talks and some were even jailed for their actions despite committing no crime. The rakyat merely wanted their freedom and fair governance by law and order ; avoiding discrimination, insults, inequality and leaders abusing the constitution amassing riches for their own selfish gains using tax payers’ money.
The power of communication on social media and digital mode. The power of “writings” and the speed of spreading news have made the rakyat more aware and knowledgeable. Instantaneously, important happenings/news/findings with pictures can reach millions of rakyat in the country. And praise GOD that intelligent Malaysians can differentiate what was true and what was not. Further, international neutral news media also brought in information contradicting reports which were totally misconstrued by the local Malaysian media controlled by the ex-PM.
The ex-PM (Bumiputera) was using religion and race to disunite the country. Najib created fear that Malays will be marginalized if PH won. Malaysian Malays thus needed another proven Bumiputera leader to counter and neutralize this issue. Tun M is exactly the person needed for this task. He erased these fears by convincing the Malays and Muslims that their rights will not be taken away and that Malaysians shall live harmoniously together supporting one another to rebuild the country. All Malays, Chinese and Indians will have their rights in this country.
Lastly, it is ultimately the MALAYSIAN RAKYAT who made this PH victory possible. Without the votes, without the perseverance, without the vigilance, BN will still be in power. You (the rakyat) have had a crucial role to play and you played it well
Watching (on Channel News Asia) this whole event from a far, I cannot help but truly respect Tun Mahathir. For a 92 year old man – his wit, energy, focus, alertness, stamina, charm and memory are second to no one. It was simply inspiring and admirable. What a great leader !!
I also noted that all of Tun M’s speeches and press conferences were conducted not in the national language of Malaysia (Bahasa Malaysia) but instead in English. It demonstrated Tun M’s recognition of the English language to be the medium for international communication – for this historical event; as it was televised worldwide. In most countries, election victory speeches are normally given in their own respective national language. It showed to the world that Malaysia is indeed an English speaking nation.
Congratulations once again to all Malaysians.
Though I am now living in another country, my heart still has deep feelings for the place where I was born, raised and grew up in. My friends are still in Malaysia and I cannot help but feel ecstatic for them. I had tears and goose bumps when I saw the live telecast of Tun M’s press conference after his installation from the Istana.
The days of 9-10 May 2018 was certainly HISTORICAL and will be a beautiful story for Malaysians to tell your future generation !!! Malay, Chinese, Indians – you are all MALAYSIANS and you stand united fighting for a better future.
To my school mates of STAR 1 and EC, Ramli, Ridzwan, Zainal, Fauzi, Khair, Khairol, Jeevan, Alvin, Jerry, Verayan, we are now in our fifties. It feels like the 70s again where we were all great friends regardless of our race or religion and having our daily euphoria playing football in tennis courts.
And a special tribute to our late Cikgu Roseana who taught us so well to be Malaysians ; regardless of our race. We love you maam.
Going back to our assembly hall, everyone can now sing NEGARA KU with pride and gusto once again.