51 years since Malaysia had achieved independence from the British rule, what had we become? Better or worse?
Economically, the nation has moved forward from an agriculture to industrial and soon we would need to embrace global capitalism and global liberalization.
Politically, the Alliance party consisting of Umno-MCA-MIC coalition had remain in power albeit with a larger groupings. However, since March 2008, we are observing a paradigm shift to a two-party political system administration which should auger well for the people.
Technologically, in the last 51 years, the nation had evolved and transformed itself to meet the new global level of competency and capacity, though we could not be in the top echelon, though we weren't on par with the developed nations, however, we are not too far off the pace.
Socially, the nation ... alas, had remain divided, disintegrated and distrusting. What was the reason? What was the fault? Was there no solution? Was there no political will?
There was political will; there was solution; there were many attempts and many efforts made; there were many programmes and initiations, to promote and to integrate the social fabric.
But how is it that we are getting far more divided and disintegrated, and much more distrusting among the races? Aren't we all Malaysians which our forefather aspired when they sought Merdeka from the British?
The reason: Political hegemony; political domination; power, wealth and positions - greed, dishonesty and lust.
No researchers dared to penned an honest and factual thesis. Sedition and Article 153 is the tool used each time someone says something that is truthful and real. The truth cannot be said openly; it can only be whispered within each groupings and within your own four-walls. The political system is designed to ensure that racial disintegration, racial divide, political domination and political hegemony is the core objective of the power-that-be. Bulimic greed is the disease of the powerful. In the divide and rule ideology, it was necessary to sow distrust, disharmony and alienation of the people in order to continue to dominate and hold on to power. Power is freedom - freedom to rob, freedom to enrich, freedom to partake in luxuries and freedom to made the people slaves. That's the freedom we have.
Two more days and we would be celebrating freedom; this freedom we have had for the last 50 years.
Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka! The three calls by Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Looking around and looking inside:
This is what America tells the global world:
This is what Malaysia tells the global world:
This is what we keep hearing each year, for the last few decades: