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Monday, March 3, 2008

Digital Candlelight for wisdom of voters in 2008 Malaysia election

Candlelight vigil for wisdom for votersPhoto used with permission of Aliran

Saturday 8 March 2008 is polling (election) day when we cast our vote for a new government. It is a crucial election that can set the direction in which Malaysia goes. How we fare, especially after our oil money runs out, will be dependent on a government which will not squander public money and set right any flawed policy. It is difficult to do so, but we have heard Haris Ibrahim says, "I like to think positively". He said he not only hope that voters will not only deny the BN (Barisan Nasional) which he says has systematically amended the Constitution, (the supreme law of the document, a sacred document in my own words) and in the process, taken away our right and Constitutional institutions. He said we should vote for Barisan Harapan Malaysia (Coalition of hope for Malaysians) (click BACK button to get back to this page)

Let us have a candlelight vigil for wisdom for voters to look beyond drains and potholes, things of short term, wouldn't last, and vote on the basis of crucial issues that will critically affect the future of our country, the well being of our future generation. Let us hold a candlelight vigil that they will not only think of what a Member of Parliament can bring to his community, that only have local and short term effects, but think in broader terms.

Let us have a candlelight vigil for wisdom for voters not to question the abilities of the ="opposition" candidates to rule the country. Malaysia still have lots of talent despite the ravaging brain drain. We need Member of Parliaments who will not just submit to the BN whip, to vote for anything from the Barisan, even if it is rubbish like the SCC (Special Complaints Commission, a highly watered down version of the promised IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission), and against anything from the "opposition" irrespective of merits. Contrast that with the statement from the Lau Weng San, former Parliamentary Secretary for YB Lim Kit Siang and now candidate for the Kampung Tunku state seat, "We (DAP) have voted with the Barisan before when we see that it was in the country's interest to do so."

For those with religious leanings, let us ask them to pray for wisdom for voters to vote wisely.