Bersih 3.0 saw Malaysians irrespective of age, ethnicity or gender, from across the globe and across Malaysia holding hands to say, we are the Spirit, Heart and Soul of Malaysia. We, mature Malaysians, now say: bring on the reforms, asserts Bersih Mum.
The plight of ignorant and uneducated Indians is legendary and deserves sympathy and compassion. From a humanitarian point of view, a caring and compassionate government would have rendered services to relieve them of their misery. But that doesn’t seem to be the case in Malaysia.
Looking at the larger social setting in the wake of Hindraf 1 and 2 and the state’s neglect of many of those in abandoned or neglected plantations, we shouldn’t be surprised if the sense of desperation and exasperation felt by the Indian Malaysian under-class finds resonance among other marginalised groups in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak. David Anthony describes the angst.
A campaign dubbed MyOverseas Vote has been launched calling on the Election Commission to register all overseas voters.
It doesn’t necessarily take travelling Malaysians or those in foreign lands to smudge the image of their beloved country. Some people can just do it from home, says Mustafa K Anuar.
1Malaysia is empty because it is propagated by a government supported by a racially-based party system that is the chief cause of our inability to grow up in our race relations, says Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
A group of Malaysians has kicked off a campaign demanding that voting rights be extended to all citizens living and working outside Malaysians.
Why are foreign retirees under the MM2H programme more acceptable as long-term residents in Sarawak by the state government than local Malaysians from the peninsula, wonders Anak Malaysia.
While natural disasters are occurring almost simultaneously around the world and nations need to come together to save our planet, Malaysia remains on the sidelines refusing to recognise the looming catastrophe, observes Angeline Loh.
Today Najib is trying hard to relive the past by imploring the rakyat to co-exist as one. But will 1Malaysia ever thrive when irreversible damages have been done? Fathol Zaman Bukhari takes a nostalgic look back at the country in the 1950s and 60s, when he was growing up.