Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Red Rally and what it achieved

 The Red rally or Himpuan Rakyat Bersatu held today by Malay NGOs was a big let-down for peace loving and patriotic citizens, including the Malays at large, who I am sure would have felt ashamed and insulted by such meaningless protest.

They say they are fighting for Malay rights, but what is there to fight for when their rights are fully granted by the government that is predominantly Malay? Who is disputing their rights?
It looked stupid of them to take to the streets shouting abuses against fellow citizens of another race that has contributed so much and continuing to do so to the development of the nation. To me their action is totally insane and illogical.

Worse still it has to take place on such an auspicious day for the nation and the people, the 52nd Malaysia Day, a day when we should be celebrating our unity not shouting abuses against our own fellow citizens whom we have worked together hand in hand for over 6 decades.

No one race can be attributed sole to the success of our nation as everyone has done his/her part to elevate the nation to what it is today. Yes, every Ahmad, Ah Kow and Muniandy has contributed to the well-being of our nation and has a legitimate share in the good and bad of our country. No one race alone can do that and if this continues, the future of the country will be doomed.

It was reassuring to know that only about 40,000 Malays took to the streets on Malaysia Day, despite Umno boasting of having over 3 million members. In fact this is a failed rally achieving nothing but meant just to protect the weaknesses of their leaders, who are under probe for major misappropriation of funds.

It is sad and painful that as ordinary tax paying citizens we have to helplessly watch in the side lines as the country is being ruined by misrule and abuse of power. However as the saying goes and history has proven, truth may seem to be silent for now but it will always triumph in the end.

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always” - Mahatma Gandhi

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