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Clean Up

10 November 2007

My room needs quite a bit of tidying up and the rest of the house would definitely benefit from some dusting and vacuuming. All very important… but there is apparently a more important area that needs cleaning up - the Malaysian electoral system.

A mass rally was organised earlier today (6th November) in the middle of Kuala Lumpur pushing for electoral reform, to hand over a memorandum to HM Yang diPertuan Agong (the King). Somehow, someone must have felt that it was a good time to clean the streets around Masjid Jamek, Central Market, Sogo and Masjid Negara in KL, with tear gas and water cannons, no less. I mean, why would the police clam down hard against the protesters, especially since it was a peaceful demonstration, which the organisers did apply for a permit for (although it was rejected eventually) AND it was merely to ask for an electoral reform (as is the right of every Malaysian) and not a protest against the government! No good reason? Mmm… yes, they must be doing a civic duty, the clean our roads. *roll eyes*

There has been times when I had to consciously remind myself that I do love my country and that I am proud to be Malaysian. Today has been one of those days…

Assuming the next General Election will be held when I am home, it will be my very first time as a voter. I will cast my vote but I can’t help thinking, “would it make a difference?”

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  1. yenjai.net said,

    on November 11th, 2007 at 2:39 am

    The important thing is : Have you done your part? ^-^
    Vote, and see the result later

  2. Big Pumpkin said,

    on November 11th, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Hi Yee Pei, I was trying to bring my girl to watch Disney Magic Live yesterday at Bukit Jalil and the whole town was completely JAMMED UP due to this rally. Or rather, the ban of it. They closed so many roads and then when I watched the video of it, I really couldn’t believe that this was happening right here in KL. So disappointing….

  3. Yee Pei said,

    on November 11th, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    yenjai: And that begs the question, ‘is merely doing your part enough?’ No, I have no plans of getting into politics though.

    Big Pumpkin: Terribly disappointing. Sigggghhh

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