Living in Tganu has brought many changes in my life. Before, I have discovered Penang as my dear hometown, moved to KL for a while, and now we have settled down in Shah Alam. Studying in Tganu was out of my options in life, but since the only places that offer a degree in Marine Biology is both in Sabah and Tganu, i took UMT as my prior choice; due to the fact that this secluded place was established far longer than UMS. So, the marine studies should be better than the one in Sabah. But that was just an opinion.
Let's go back to where I'm supposed to start. Elections=Campaigns. As far as I'm concern, all the places that I've stayed, all ruled by the government. So, it was and still is quite unfamiliar to be under a state influenced by the opposition party. To say, this state still under the gov, but the aura of an opposition party is quite strong here. And that's just the beginning, literally..
I am a Muslim, and I love my religion and country. I have faith in God and in peace. But then again, living here in KT has really challenged my mindset towards their offensive mentality. Why? Let me summarize some things that will make you wonder~
A few years back, the gov ruled this small state and willingly donated RM200 to each locals which was studying in the IPTA, but when the opposition won the following election, they asked each student to return each sen back. Why? I have no idea. Maybe bcoz they dont want their youngsters to be bribed to further their studies.... then look back to all the mat and minah rempit doing their stuffs each night, without consideration of others.
Before the gov won the election again 4 years ago, the city looked very much the same as any undeveloped suburban places. Since they won, the gov has spent a lot of money on raising the state to be a developed state, both economically, and spiritually. A lot has been done to civilize and educate this state to a better future. Including the on-going project of replicas of world's well-known mosques. I'm very thrilled with this idea, due to the fact that we could actually see the wonders of these mosques, eventhough they are just replicas. I'm not financially wealthy, so replicas will do. Hehe.. But the opposition party is so raved about this project, that they are stating this idea was really a slack. (I'm not gonna write down what they say, bcoz it might be offensive to some people). They placed this big billboard at a junction a few months b4 the campaign, but now the pictures have been torn and there were harsh words written on it. How can they, the same people who vows to the crowd about religion, can actually do this?? Think about it.
On roadsides, they placed a lot of banners to criticize each other. Mockery, hatred, revenge, verbal molestation are all over the place! They are doing this without any kind of respect towards each other. If you are educated enough to be able to rule a certain space, and are well raised in the modesty of Islam, how can this manner be such pleasure to you?? Going back to the basics of election, we as the public are supposed to vote for a person in a party which has the credibility, passion, sense, strategy, and a people's heart to organize a certain area. But with such actions, are we now supposed to choose between the one who produce the best mockery, best bitchy words, best sense of hatred to rule?? Are we?? Campaigns are fine, but make it safe and respectful towards each party lah, the one which have the best strategy will win. Not the best verbal violation. We have no right to condemn any other person, let alone within our same religion. Haven't you understand what Islam is trying to tell you? I find it hard to even open my eyes to such people who would jeopardize their believes in the campaigns. It is as if they make Islam as a stone, and who throws the stone the furthest, deserves the publics votes (Please do not argue with me on this, as it is just as how I portray what is currently happening here in front of my eyes). Ya Allah.... What is Islam to you, may I wonder? Modesty, serenity, peace, loving, passion, respect? Or hatred, condemnation, lies, betrayal, confusion? Think.
Owh yeah, not to forget, you know, during campaigns, banners, flags etc are everywhere... Its fine, really, until they have the potential to harm you, then they are not OK OK anymore. Really. These parties are so engrossed in making a statement of "Hey, I actually have money to make lots of banners, so vote for me!" or "This is our territory. Get off!!". Hey, come on laa.. You may place your banners or flags where ever you want, but sometimes think of other's safety, please. Wanna know why?? Hurm...
I almost had a few accidents due to those super big banners. This is the real truth. After counting, 4 times near-accidents have happened. Aiyooo!!! Tie those flags properly laa!! I dont wanna list down how, but really. Think. There was this incident where the police had to bring down some of the small banners due to the maybe-banner-malfunction that could harm the road users, but some of the emo-driven party followers ignited a chaos/riot at that moment. How shallow they are... Think. What would you say if you are the one "yang terkena" with these malfunction flags? If it brings danger to others, why not place it some other else? Come on laa...
I know I have never voted before. Eventhough I am legally able to vote this season, but I cant do so, with lots of pressure of assignments, tests, thesis writing and financial roaming on. I just cant find the time to travel to my hometown and vote. I hope I could next season.
So people, think of the one that you know who can rule the nation with dignity, provides harmony among each citizens, and with peaceful mind within each age. Remember, we are a multi-racial country, so our job is to protect our nation from internal riot between races. Remember, Malaysia is full of culture, thus respect each race and religion with grace.
This post is just an opinion to those out there. None were meant to hurt any party in any possible way. But one thing to share is, to think out of the box.