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GE13 Malaysia - Democracy Crisis

By Michiemichiee

GE13 Malaysia - Democracy Crisis
I was hesitant to write about this, as I can see that there is so much frustration and disbelief with the results of GE’13 in Malaysia yesterday. Let me start by briefly telling you about my background and where I come from. I was born and raised in the little country called Malaysia. I spent most of my memorable childhood in Malaysia. Like most Malaysians, when asked by strangers what I love about the country, I would gush about the oh-so-delicious food, especially the Mamak stall food found locally. When I migrated to Australia, the food does not even compare, and still to this day, I miss the taste and flavor of the authentic Malaysian food found back home. Although I have migrated to Australia 5 years ago, Malaysia will always be a part of me, as it’s a part of who I am, the place where I grew up, the place where my beloved family and relatives reside. I want my future children to be able to have the choice and opportunity to experience all that this beautiful country has to offer without the interference of the Malaysian government. I want them to have hope and faith that Malaysia is safe; the place where they came from is a safe place. Democracy is a severe issue in Malaysia, how can we keep our children and off springs safe if the government is a fraud and democracy is dead. When fairness and equality is non existence in our community. Where the credibility of the government and the police authorities are questioned. We hear about under privileged or war-torn countries, whose governments are seeking help from others to develop and improve the economies of these countries, but no one speaks about the democracy issue within our Malaysian government. How can our country move forward when the people who rule us, or runs our country does not have a care for its people and society. Over the last couple of days, the GE’13 has affected so many people; I can’t even scroll through my FB newsfeed without someone mentioning the upcoming election, or the disappointment on the election poll results. The fiery passion that every Malaysians is evident, even petitions have been created online, such as the petition named Democracy crisis in Malaysia: foreign workers were employed for fraud voting in Malaysian General Election, which has an astonishing 170,469 signatures. It is evident that Malaysia needs to change before everyone loses hope for the future of Malaysia and its people. I am confident that there is light at the end of this darkness, so don’t give up hope just yet. Remember that if one person can make a difference, imagine how much one nation can do?
This is purely my opinion. I do not mean to offend anyone.
Michelle L.

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