m'sian government doing things for right reasons?

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:09 PM

You know how the country's always having big big events to "chart its name on the international board"?
Like organizing gigantic book fairs to "top the Guinness World Records" or building spectacular structures so that "the world will be in awe of us"?

I've come to realize that Malaysia does a lot of those stuffs and frankly speaking, all the 'excuses' sound like bogus to me.

Everything the government does is apparently to let the other nations know that we're a force to be reckoned with.
That we're no third-world country.
That we're going up in the world and are formidable opponents economically/politically/socially.

It all sounds like, as I said, bogus.
Phony.
Claptrap.
Rubbishy nonsense.
Take your pick on adjectives.

Why can't we just do things for the sake of truly wanting advancement for ourselves?
Organize a book fair so that people can have access to books from all around the world at low prices, instead of just to get the country's name into the world records?
Because that's what was stressed so much upon when I heard the event on the news.

Oh, sure, the Deputy Prime Minister had a nicely written speech.
It was awe-inspiring, crowd-capturing, attention-grabbing - sure.
It was also all about the heights the country will achieve after launching this event, how our country will be listed as one of those which had a record-breaking act, bla, bla, bla...
Get the drift?

I didn't hear a thing about what we, the people, gained from having this event.
Nothing about books or education or knowledge or whatever.
As if we would gain a lot by having our country's name listed down as having organized one of the biggest book fairs ever.
As if we would go overseas and be pointed at on the streets and have people whisper, "Hey, that guy/girl is from the country-that-organized-the-world's-biggest-book-fair! Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh!"

But I digress.

You see, a country exists for its people and not the other way around.
Malaysia is represented by its people, its warganegara, its 人民.
We are Malaysia.

What better way to show the country off to the world than to ensure that its countrymen are world-class people?
Because beneath all those 'achievements' the government works for, there're still multitudes of problems.
Racial disharmony, oppression, crimes - they're the stark truths that do exist.

The government wants the country to go up in the world?
Hard to do - since we're giving up the English language, too.

2 Response to "m'sian government doing things for right reasons?"

Anonymous Says:

later i go tell najib,u gonna get catch by isa soon.

[rin] Says:

uh huh, real mature, dude...

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