First Week Of 2021

Barely a week into the new year, already I am biting my lips in vexation. The battle against COVID-19 is far from over and here we are being slapped with one disaster after another. Make no mistake these are absolutely preventable should the ones in charge actually care to do their job properly.

Whilst I salute the selfless people for getting down and dirty with business, offering help and providing assistance, food and other necessities to those in need without question and hesitation, I do not think it is fair to let them shoulder all the burden alone.

If there is one thing I have learned about Malaysia, there is not an ounce of circumspection (especially when it comes to the well-being of the people) and the country is gravely ill-prepared for all sorts of emergencies.

Our country is dying. Its life force is being sucked dry by vampires who could not care less about disguising themselves anymore. Their intentions are clear as day.

The inadequate scums are fighting amongst themselves in a game of thrones while the people are left to their own devices. Floods? Sorry about that. Deaths? Our condolences. Do you mind closing the door while you leave with the peanuts we gave you with your own money as we are busy discussing our party businesses? And no, we don’t need your input. Thanks anyway.

The next GE could happen sooner than we thought and I have been reading comments suggesting people to not vote altogether. Do you realise what you just did?

While I understand the frustration and empathise with the decision to throw in the towel, please do not spoil things for those of us who are determined to try until we get the results we all wanted.

The government of the day has failed us. We cannot afford to fail ourselves.

Before I go on with my day, I have this to say: this is for all Malaysians and the generations to come. If by taking an alternative route or doing things in a different way to achieve that certain goal is crazy, then I don’t want to be sane.

Give Gerak Independent a go. The good people behind MAJU as well as a handful of other NGOs have put their hearts and souls into setting up this movement for change. Give it a go. Stand behind them.

Stephanie Chang

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