BUKIT LANJAN: On the way to cast your ballots, remember the ancient Greeks who introduced democracy to civil society

Vote wisely with a level head, not with emotions!

BUKIT LANJAN: On the way to cast your ballots, remember the ancient Greeks who introduced democracy to civil society

https://youtu.be/mFpiyVcnR2c (Remember the Greeks who introduced democracy to civil society ... they classified three types of people in societies ... idiots, tribe people and citizens)

As Malaysians go to the pools to cast their ballots tomorrow (May 9), they will possibly be deciding for the future of Malaysia.

Make or break, they must seriously think extremely hard to identify and decide who they think are the honest and sincere candidates (not political party or coalition) who are committed to serving the rakyat (people).

They must elect a clear majority of lawmakers who know no fear or favour and they can be found on both sides of the political divide.

View the above video clip about the ancient Greeks, who introduced democracy to civil society, classifying societies into three types of people - idiots, tribe peoples and citizens.

Here’s a flashback of related blog posts on why Malaysians must cast their ballots wisely:

Your vote is secret, don't vote emotionally, elect a trustworthy assemblyman
BUKIT LANJAN: Don’t vote based on emotions and vote away your future

After six decades of Merdeka (Independence), Malaysians are at a political crossroad to determine theirs and Malaysia’s future.

In this 14th General Election (GE14), the future of our children and generations to come are also at stake.

“There is no doubt that the political power is in the hands of the rakyat (people) who exercise their electoral rights, at least once every five years,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“That power is in the one or two ballots that Malaysians get to cast to elect the assemblymen and MPs of their choice,” he added.

Syed Razak urged Malaysians to exercise their electoral right with utmost responsibility for the nation.

“They must decide not based on emotions or hatred. They must weigh the pros and cons of every GE14 aspiring candidate offered for state assemblies and Parliament.

“Those seeking election must be prepared to work extremely hard to serve their constituents full time. That is not the only criteria.

“They must must also be prepared to serve with dedication, commitment, sincerity and honesty, without fear or favour. Only such elected representatives can speak up freely and make informed decisions as lawmakers,” he added.

Syed Razak, a first-timer contesting in a GE for N.37 Bukit Lanjan, said: “I am sure we all agree that there are good and bad apples from both sides of the political divide.

“Therefore, giving in to partisan politics, voting based on party affiliation without considering the qualities of a candidate is absolutely reckless and bad for Malaysia.

“They must also fully understand the functions and responsibilities of an assemblyman and an MP, a state assembly and Parliament. Both have clear and distinct lawmaking responsibilities.

“But the elected representatives from both sides of the political divide have a common responsibility - to serve their electorate with dedication and sincerity, with whatever funds that they can raise for the socio-development of their constituencies.

“Therefore, a GE is not just about choosing a party, coalition or government. It is more than that. Picking the right individuals who have the courage and responsibility to make the right collective decisions for Malaysians, without fear or favour.

“The logic and common sense is this: With a majority of honest, fearless, committed and honest elected representatives, the decisions made in a state assembly and Parliament will automatically be for the good and in the interest of the rakyat and Malaysia,” he added.

“Yes. It is an extremely difficult task to identify who are the sincere candidates. For incumbents, again from both sides of the political divide, Malaysians can review their performance and service track record.

“If they had failed to meet your expectations as an elected representative, give them the boot without hesitation. There is no logic in continuing to vote in unreliable individuals based on a political party or coalition who can then continue to make decisions that are not in the interest of the rakyat,” he added.

Malaysians and Malaysia are at a political crossroad of their lives and future due to the extreme domestic and global socio-economic challenges posed by the 21st Century digital world.

Lawmakers must stop politicking after GE14, start governing and make sincere and honest decisions, policies and plans for a progressive socio-economic Malaysia.

“I Am Malaysian First! … are you?” … and thank you for hearing me out.”

BUKIT LANJAN: I am a rational Malaysian First! Are you?

Hello fellow Malaysians in N.37 Bukit Lanjan, Selangor.

Something is happening in Malaysia and also particularly in Bukit Lanjan right now.

There is a wind of change but is it for better or for worse?

Please don’t be emotional and quick in making decisions. Decisions need to be made rationally.

In this 14th General Election (GE14), Malaysians seem to have made their “flavour of the day or month” known by turning out in droves to attend GE14 public rallies staged by Pakatan Harapan (PH) featuring their top guns - especially former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.

I acknowledge and agree that every Malaysian, aged 21 and above and have registered as a voter, has the right to choose their leaders.

But that right is flawed if decisions are made irrationally.

Let me keep what I want to say as simple as possible:

1. We elect leaders to represent us as assemblymen and Members of Parliament (MPs). Have you given much thought about this? There is a very distinct difference in the functions and responsibilities of the two elected representatives. National and federal matters are handled by Parliamentarians while local community needs are governed by state assemblymen. The efficiency of municipal and local governments are, therefore, the key to a higher level quality of life. This is where voters need to elect assemblymen who are sincere and committed to serve their constituents.

2. Are we voting for parties, coalitions or individuals? May I stress that it is the individuals who make up political parties and coalitions. So, if the majority of individuals in a party or coalition are good apples, then the collective decisions made by the majority are naturally also good for the rakyat (people). Likewise, if the majority of the elected individuals are bad apples, you also naturally get bad governance. However, there is also the need for check and balance, and that can only be guaranteed by having elected good and sincere individuals as elected representatives from both sides of the political divide.

Change is a constant but it must always be for the better.

Old debates and negative politics that we have seen since GE12 must stop and make way for good governance - only possible if /when elected representatives stop all politicking after GE14 and focus on governing - drawing and implementing new socio-economic policies and plans to forward Malaysians and Malaysia in the 21st Century digital era.

It’s an extremely challenging and competitive era, both domestically and globally, and there is no more time to waste on politics of hate and destruction.

To continue to do so, like after GE12 and GE13, will be fatal to the future of Malaysians and Malaysia, with our neighbours and Southeast Asia nations fast overtaking us in socio-economic growth and development.

Thank you all for hearing me out.

I am a rational Malaysian First! Are you?


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