Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stop violence before its too late

Police must act fairly to stop violence at ceramah

Of late there has been a number of Pakatan ceramahs that have been disrupted by violent untoward incidents by youths on motorcycles and throwing stones and eggs at the crowds at these ceramah.There were attempts to forcefully stop opposition leaders on the roads from going for their ceramah that were sheduled with police approval. Who are these youths and what are their grouses? Why they only pick on ceramah of opposition parties? Are they doing it on their own free will or are they being instigated and supported by some other parties? Why is the police not coming hard on them as they are obviously breaking the law?

Nobody seems to know who they are although everybody assumes that they are Umno-aligned which many in Umno-BN and even its president himself denies. Who will be brave enough to throw stones and eggs and even mount illegal road blocks at opposition rallies if they do not have the blessings of the powers-that-be? 

This culture of "samseng rule" goes against the fundamental principles of democracy which gives the people the power to choose the party to form the government. It must be stopped immediately otherwise it will take away the power of the vote. If such violence is allowed to go on unchecked, it would lead to chaos and disaster which is the last think all Malaysians want. The task to enforce law and order rests solely on the police who must rise above politics to ensure the law and order is maintained at all costs. The police must come hard on those who resort to violence, regardless of who they may be or which political party they belong.  

By witnessing what is going it is extremely sad that our police fails to fulfill the expectations of the people as it appears to be not politically neutral. The only way out for the people is to come hard on the ruling party which appears to be defying all norms just to stay in power. Getting them out of power is the only way to save our nation from "Thug rule" which if allowed continuing will destroy the nation after which we can never recover.

The time to take a stand on the many political developments in the country is near at hand, the latest being the series of violent provocations at opposition ceramahs. Malaysians cannot afford to remain silent anymore but commit to put right the many wrongs. It is now or never. Let’s say "NO" to the continued destruction of the nation. Let’s go out in full force to vote and vote wisely. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Famous Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi

Medical student Death- a call for reflection

 Steven Ko Yiu Hing - tragic death

The tragic death of Steven Ko Yiu Hing,the medical student who was alleged to have fallen from fourth floor of his apartment came as a shock to the nation and  is a tragedy that his family will never be able to recover fully. His father, Dr. Ko Chung Beng, a successful medical practitioner believes his son’s death was due to dejection after deciding to give up his relationship with a girl which is really unfortunate.

As we sympathize with his family, it may be timely for us to reflect on the advice of the father, “My advice to parents is to spend more time with your children. Do not pamper them too much by giving them all they want. Otherwise they may not be able to take rejection, as there are some things that money can't buy.” It was a very touching to read of his advice which comes probably at the most difficult time in his life. While it may be too late for Dr.Ko, it is never late for us to learn from his experience.
As parents, we all make the same mistakes of not giving enough time for our children and     pampering them with all the comforts in life making them grow up without experiencing the stresses in the real world outside. We get carried away by the thought that everything can be made right with our wealth that we strived to accumulate over the years at the expense of the welfare of the children. We tend to overlook that our children need more than just the mere comforts in life which we struggle so hard to provide them. It may be timely for us to learn the bitter lesson which Dr.Ko says, “there are some things that money can't buy”. The most notable among them is love and affection.

there are some things that money can't buy”.

As parents it is important to give all the love the children need as love in excess is never wasted in whatever form it may come. Parent’s love is the greatest asset we carry with us as we confront the many stresses and challenges in life. It is a weapon that we carry in us not realizing its worth until we meet some real crisis.
Love in the right form will reassure the children of a place to fall back when their hearts are troubled.Our children may not listen to us now but the love we give them and values that we impart to them by our examples are the seeds that will bear fruits later even when we are not there anymore.

We offer our deepest condolence to Dr.Ko and his family and pray that God bless them with courage and patience go through this very difficult time in their life.

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