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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dear Malaysian Politicians

A letter of appeal to Malaysians Politicians.

We are carrying this message in a full page advert in the Star tomorrow. Pls forward, email, blogpost, facebook this message if you share the same sentiments, thanx, anas zubedy


Dear Malaysian Politicians,

Please stop the power chase, call for a truce and focus on the economy.

I do not claim to speak on behalf of all Malaysians, but I have strong convictions that many share my sentiments.


Our concern today is not who rules the country or heads the state governments but the looming bad economy.

Whether Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat leads, it is meaningless if Malaysians have no job to go to, no money to pay rent and no means to put food on the table.

I am a business owner, like other business owners and managers of corporations I have a responsibility to ensure people under my care and payroll continue to have jobs and a decent income to take home. We work hard and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our nation not only survive this crisis but come out stronger and wiser. We need your help.

Let me explain. I am in the business of Training, Development and Consultancy and have 20 people in my team.

Saedah is 42. She keeps the office clean and helps organise the training rooms. She has four children and her husband is unemployed. She was first hired on a part time basis, because she is very hard working and has a great attitude, we offered her a full time job to help provide a stable income for her family. Even then, when her third child started school this year, it was a struggle for her to buy new school uniforms and other necessities. Saedah lives on a ‘kais bulan, makan bulan’ basis, so, if she is jobless, her tap runs dry.

Samsuri is 27 years old. He lives with his sister and her family in a low cost government flat in Sunway. He does our despatch, helps with various clerical works and occasionally acts as a driver. During the first week at zubedy, we learned that he not only did not have money to buy new clothes and shoes for work, he had no money for lunch. Like Saedah, if he has no job, his tap runs dry too.

Alicia in Client Servicing turns 26 this year. She lives with her dad who is 71 years old and retired. Her mom passed away when she was little. Alicia is a hard-working team member, has a gentle caring outlook and fun to be with. (We like to poke fun at her as she blushes easily). Last May her dad went through a major operation, thank God he has recovered well. Alicia needs a job, both for herself and her dad.

Sudesh, 38, is one of our facilitators. When his father passed away last year, he moved back and lives with his mother in Seremban. He shuttles between Kuala Lumpur and Seremban daily, leaving home sometimes as early as 4 in the morning and returning late at night. He is no stranger to hard work and sacrifice, he knows what he needs to do to survive and to care for his mother, but he too needs a job.

Like fellow Malaysians, every one of us in zubedy needs employment, those that live from hand to mouth like Saedah and Samsuri and others like Alicia and Sudesh with family to care for. We Malaysians need the Malaysian economy to be strong. We need you, our leaders, to work hard and to work together to make our economy viable.

So this is my plea.

Pakatan Rakyat, please stop your attempts to take over the federal government and persuade BN’s lawmakers to join you. Stop all legal proceedings, no more 916 and let go, just let go. The nation can wait till the next general elections if they want change. By doing so, Malaysians will see your party as caring, unselfish and gracious and give you their support in the next elections.

Barisan Nasional, please stop any attempts to take over PR states and win over PR’s lawmakers. You have proven your point with Perak. The nation can wait for the next general elections if they want your party. Focus all your talent, energy and hard work in steering the country out of an economic downturn. By doing so, Malaysians will see your party as caring, unselfish and smart and give you their support in the next elections.

BN and PR! Call for a truce. Get together and compromise. Someone has to give in. Or has hate consumed your heart till it blinds you? You can do it. You have enough intelligent people between you. I am sure you can find solutions. Take the nation to heart. That is why you are in politics in the first place.

Focus on the people.

Focus on the economy.


Anas Zubedy
Managing Director
Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd


127 comments:

fali said...

I salute you. Sokong 100%. The economy is the most important thing right now. Every other country in the world is talking about ways to combat the credit crunch but we here have our leaders bickering amongst themselves of who could persuade the lawmakers to jump ship.

Come on, BN, PKR. Focus on us. The people. Focus on our economy. Please do your best for the people. Not just for your party.

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Father Sez said...

Hear! Hear! I am with you 100%. If the politicians use their brains and hearts and ask themselves what they can and should really do for those of us who elected them, your post may not be neccessary.

Unfortunately, it is clear that they are not using their brains or hearts. Or worse they don't have them!

I pray that good sense will prevail. Like you said, an organisation where people cannot make ends meet will be unstable. Imagine a country with increasing number of people who cannot make ends meet?

Stephen Doss said...

Excellently put and about time, Lets hope that the politicians who reads this will have the humility to respond positively.

my said...

Agree with you wholeheartedly… looking at what happened lately, our political standard is being put to an unbelievable low..Yes..there are more urgent things for the politicians to look into like bringing up the economy.. get more investors and take care the welfare of Malaysian.. especially those who really needed..

The non-politician like me also can see the whole political scenario in Malaysia is becoming very childish and immature…if this continue happening, the Malaysia economy will be in ruins and the country in deep trouble..and looking at the cost of living is spiraling increased + instability of political scenario, I believe most people are concerned about their economy too…

All the best.. Hope they will listen you and I believe many will support you…

jamiej said...

Man, Are you for real? Well, looking at your letter this morning, it seems that you have taken those who really need jobs to work in your company. Well done. I hope that the intention of the letter is sincere and not for the sake of promoting your company and get more businesses. Take it positively...I support you in highlighting these craps that happened in Malaysian Politics. Maybe they(those politicians) dont/havent realize of the real and more important issues that need to be resolved right now.

Que Sera Sera said...

Terima kasih! Thank you!Jazakallah!

kent said...

What you said in a full page advert is heart rendering to most common sense man on the street.
Hope this will catch th eeyes and hearts of those you are targeting specially the Ketuas of Politiks !

You should rank together with Zaid (Former De Facto Law Minister) as the top fair minds in Malaysia.

God will Bless you for sure. Keep up the good work !

Steven Ung said...

I saw your (our, the Rakyat) plea in The Star today a full blown page N37 and I could not agree more.

The irony of having Malaysians politicians bombarding each other is not only gross to the point of vomiting, but I am really sadden that they do not take that effort and concentrate on bigger issues being endured by Malaysians.

Many who opt for VSS are now facing a bigger challenge to get a job.

Stop this bull of who can lead this country better. Focus on the real issue at hand. Find ways to help your Rakyat!

Thank you for your effort to bring this to the media

sya_sephiiroth said...

hi mr anas,

just read ur writing in STAR paper and I'm really proud of u..no matter who we are..malay, chinese or indian..this is our country..sadly our politicians are too busy with the scandal and power..i'm a young girl fresh grad with full of hope to have a bright future..having a stable job and contribute sumthing for our country..i'm now working as part time research officer for goverment and they paid me a daily basis..but i work like hell..730am til nite..and can u imagine as a part time status they wil fired me anytime they want..
That is y I agreed with u..we need a stable economy..i will get married one day and I hope at that time i have a better job with a better status...and of course for the sake of my family..my future children will have a better life..

Thank u so much..ur writing really inspired me..

Regards,
sya..

Michelle said...

Thank you for stepping out for us all. I am hoping that with this brave effort of yours, more souls will also step out and scream our lungs out.

God bless you Anas.

Abdullah said...

bro..
R.E.S.P.E.C.T

aninie said...

couldn't agree less with you. thanks for stepping out for all of us in Malaysia.

misspoetbox said...

Thank you, I'm with you.

ktang said...

dear anas,
thanks for your inspiring article. you probably echo our feelings on what is happening in our country today. so to all those nuts in BN and PR take heed and take care of our beloved country.

ilene said...

BRAVO ANAS! I share your sentiments. THANK YOU so very very much for having the courage to speak out for ALL MALAYSIANS!

trinitivy said...

Hey Anas! I am proud to know you even though we have not met for so long! AIESECer from UKM from a loooong time ago. Great article. This is definitely the rakyat's sentiments. Will be spreading the word.

cupcakes said...

I read the newspaper and read your letter. Thanks. Finally someone speak up. Thanks.

lochosvestu said...

I wonder why your criticism of BN is so meek? You are tougher with Pakatan, but your criticism of BN is so weak. Why not explicate your point about what BN has done in Perak? Are you afraid to point out the truth about UMNO's dirt in Perak? Don't be scared.

G.H.Tan said...

Dear Mr. Anas,

You are right.
We must work together and grow together.
100% support you.
Salute and Respect.

B.Regards,
G.H.Tan
We Grow Together

Che Eduardo said...

Bro Anas,

YOUR ROCK!!

Che

kumar said...

Well said ... Its becoming power crazy and selfishness by our politicians. What would they know about hardship of the poor and average income group, when this politicians are getting easy money, and not doing much to people future.
I believe a new law should be implement, or if there is already .. that " if our politicians is not doing things right, they should be strip from their title and choose the right person. But to do this the TOP person shud be RIGHT n not DUMB n Crazy for power. Just like what they did for Perak, its too soon to take over. This ppl dont analys. They Act then Think(tat if they think). We need a major change in coming election and hope the young and a true malaysians to contest and take us to great height and together with the ppl like de facto law minister Zaid. Lets hope for the best.

Reza Zainal said...

At last...a resonable plea on our behalf.

Kudos, bro....great timing.

alexiSs_nSm said...

salute salute salute..
support u 100%, i sincerely hope that the politicians who reads this will get a wake up call... stop being so immature.
i don feel like voting for the next election, because there isn't anybody worthy...
i hope to see some changes..

syawalisme said...

bagusla surat ko tu..

ummi said...

Saya sokong advertisement yang En Anas keluarkan. Saya telah cut & paste dan forward kepada kawan2 saya. Saya salute tindakan En Anas, moga semua politician akan "terasa" bila membaca ad dalam paper Star harini.

ArtdicteD said...

Kudos to you!
The message's well written and hopefully those people 'up there' will start to open up their eyes and 'look' deeper into what's currently happening in our country and world generally.

I am with you!

Michael said...

hi Mr Anas or my sifu, fully support on the comment today.

ktp1308 said...

SALUTE & RESPECT. I like your last key word. FOCUS on raykat & economy.

Anonymous Stranger said...

Mr. Zubedy, I would love to shake your hand and I admire your efforts, but I don't share the same optimism as my other fellow commentators.

Will there be change in Malaysia? I think there will be, not because our leaders had a sudden epiphany but because, in your own words, "Malaysians have no job to go to, no money to pay rent and no means to put food on the table."

And we only have ourselves to blame. We Malaysians are an apathetic lot! We and our "tidak apa" attitude. Only when we, our wives and our kids are hungry, will we be angry enough to have a voice to demand better from our thick-skulled politicians. I fear this crisis must get worse before any real change is to happen.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

rahemah said...

You're TRULY MALAYSIAN. You pointed what most Malays people in mind really wanted to express their feelings. Wish more people like brave enough to advertise TRUE feeling about the Malaysia politic. All of my fredz agreed with you more.

BRAVO.......

LESS BUT NOT LEAST... hope u could publish in Malay Bahasa and Jawi as well so that 'Orang Kampung' will aware of this matter more.

Luke Siaw said...

They have no time for you.

Mich said...

Well done Anas! A timely letter with a loud, clear and precise message.

We need more people like you to bring our politicians back on track with the reason why they are there in the first place.

the endless.... said...

i was gladly surprised to see your add in the star. i think it summarizes the general opinion of the public. no step is too small when initiating a change and for that, i congratulate you... and I put up your ad on my blog too to help spread your honest words

ctfadzlin said...

mr anas,

thank you for the courageous letter,we NEED people like you to wake THESE people up!

May Allah bless you!

Delren said...

Malaysians need to unite and not be crazy for power. I feel BN has not learnt any lesson since March 08 elections and PKR is impatient to rule.

Delren Terrence Douglas
Selangor Youth Information Bureau
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Jen Wong said...

nice one!

pc said...

Syabas .... you probably speak for most Malaysians other than damn politicians. Can't blame them though. That's their rice bowl, to play politics!!

Will they ever have a conscience, for the many Saedahs, Samsuris, Alicias, Sudeshs in our midst while they pursue their agenda

These are the very people we help put in office...sigh! We have ourselves to blame, don't we?

Aniza said...

Well done and thank you.

You have expressed exactly what Malaysians feel and think.

Bravo.

Meor said...

I was pleasantly surprised to find your full page ad in the Star newspaper, and find it very brave that you "invested" (time, effort, money) in getting the message out.

I'll second your open letter. It's time our nation's leaders show the rakyat that they truly care for our welfare. It's time to focus on the economy, instead of who's ruling the different states. It's time to put aside political differences, to ensure that the right measures are taken to aid all those in need now.

Thanks for getting the ball rolling! I'll be spreading this post of yours to help spread the message that Malaysians care! Here's hoping our "leaders" take note.

striker said...

Dear sir, I read the paper today and I think your letter of appeal is so cool. I hope your message will reach those politicians. There are just too much dramas these days. Everyone in the world is worried about the global economy crisis and they are more in their own charade.

Mr. Anas, I want to let you know that there are lots of people that are touched with what you have done. What you did, remember there are lots of people behind your back. Thanks a lot for what you have done in behalf of concerned Malaysians. May god bless you.

marvinlee said...

Dear anas,

Thank you for giving hope to those who shares the same sentiments as you but are not able to make the point proven to people who leads the country.

You are truly a Malaysian.

Cheers.

Concern Malaysian said...

Dear Sir,

This is a man with Iron Balls. We salute you to come forward. Bravo! Bravo! If we have 10 of our country men or women like you we would not be in this current situation. "F" them all the "P.....". Change the system, make it right for us Rakyat to decide.

dragonk64 said...

Hi Anas,

I like to THANK YOU for investing time and money in the publication of the letter of appeal to the Malaysian politicians in The Star today..

You speak the minds of all Malaysians. This is what we need the so-called Leaders to do instead of the power crazy war they launch on each other.

I hope these so-called Leaders understand that the country's economy is at stake here. Without a strong economy, what is there to govern.

Let's just hope this message is well absorbed by these politicians otherwise, we can only pray hard and endure all their silly power crazy quest and leave the country to rot...

TERIMA KASIH for taking this initiative on behalf of the Rakyat of Malaysia

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PrincessRen said...

i saw this in the newspaper today.. very bold and hit right on the 'sesiapa yang terasa' face. LOL...

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keith said...

I agree! They waste our time. We elect them they are like tyrants and children. Maybe what we should do is teach them like kindergarden kids cos they dont seem to be able to do much for the Rakyat!.

Rozaimi Bin Mohd Said said...

100% agree with you

CT Khor/ 许再典 said...

Dear Sir,

I really salute you! You are a truly Malaysian. Express your thought with loving kindness like the late of Tunku, Tun Isamil, Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Sambathan, Tun Stephen Fuad,etc...

Let know us work hand in hand, heart to hear, for economic development as the top national mission.

All My Base said...

Salam. I have not seen the ad today. It's 6pm and I don't think I can still find The Star on the stand. Can you please scan the page and post it here?

mat pendang said...

thank you anas. well said and hope those people in power and aspire to be one start putting their act now. we want actions that can save malaysian immediately. i might go insane not because of current economic situation but because of our politician selfish and couldn't careless attitude. begining of the month i had to go thru a tough time handing few letters to some friends in my co. some of them broke down instantly, but they understand. the most touching part was before they left the office they went to see the big boss who is a foreigner and said thank you for giving the opportunity to serve in our co. my heart sank and my knee became shaky and tears start to flow out. how kind and sincere these people are. not knowing what will happen to them in the future, they still BERSYUKUR for what happen in the past.

come on the poltician out there, start being a HUMAN BEING IMMEDIATELY if not you are the same as the ZIONIST that killing the Paletinian.

lostyeow said...

Your advert portrays a strong impact to me when I come across your message
on our daily's. During economic slowdown these days, most company are trying to set back cost and save on marketing. Your advert proves that spending high budget on advertising with the right message during economic downturn is indeed very powerful to send message across the nation.

D`zorton said...

Dear Anas...

You are not alone, when I read your open letter in The Star today, I feel there is a lot more people that with you... Thanks for rising this UP.

Cheers.

ari said...

I have just come to an end of a day of work and your whole page plea has jolt back energy in me!

As all who agrees to you...i too feel mighty proud of what you have said...

Truce is a key to a stable nation and teamwork result success!!

I like to see the current situation we are witnessing is no different of a family living in a house.
Younger Siblings watch Papa and Mama fight while grandma nad grandpa do nothing. the roof is leaking and the water supply is low. Baby brother and sister is crying for milk!!!

For me i can't even sing negaraku with much pride after what is going on.

tsk..tsk..tsk...

Anas..your fullpage should have been the FRONTPAGE...

I adore the spirit of our past leader who brought independance to our nation

Now i don't give a Damn on which party is better..

PR or BN...now both are the same..

For me...i just want a peacefull country to live in as everyone of us do...

I have seen the world and i know how it feels like alone in another country...i have seen their rituals and believes...despite i enjoyed the difference of a culture of another home...like Dorothy would say.."There is no place like Home"

Negaraku,
Tanah Tumpahnya darahku..
Rakyat hidup
Bersatu dan Maju <--(Tell me if there is any bit of worth in this anymore?)
I think we are now off key..

Nor Idzan said...

Dear Anas.
Kudos. I love it when you connect it to your staffs.
A human angle which touched our hearts.
I wrote a similiar letter to edtor in The Star in june.
I don't have your kind of money to place a big ad in the paper.
If I do, I will place it in the NY Times, WashPost and Chicago Tribune.
I want the world to know we have such ugly politicians on both sides of the politcal divide.
Contune doing this.

Saifudin said...

http://www.saifudin.com/2009/02/26/dear-malaysian-politicians/

posted in my blog. Fwd-ing to my colleagues and others also.

dyanna said...

Mr Anas,

Thank you for sending out that letter to our politicians. I'm iterating this in my blog.

Nazijo said...

bro,

i would C&P your posting in my blog...i totally agreed with you.Good boss should always concern about employee...not only their money.

http://nazijo.blogspot.com

School Of Tots said...

Mr Anas Zubedy - your approach is unique. Well done & TQ.

Mr Politicians - who are you trying to fool? Allah is watching. This life journey will end either in Hell or Heaven, take your pick.

Vaniz said...

Mr Anas,
even though I'm still a young kid,
but
I support you 100%
great job! =)
I believe all Malaysians shares the same sentiment

The Shaz said...

Dude you are my hero! Something I have been feeling for such a long time and it was a pleasant surprise when I read it in the star. I'm glad a lot of other Malaysians feel the same way.

I wish there was a 3rd choice to vote for in the GE. Ever think of running for PM?

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Honeytar said...

I flipped The Star today and nearly fell off my chair reading that very page. Yes, it is EXACTLY my sentiments towards current political scene and had imagined if I can ever afford a full page advert!

We too have subordinates to feed every month & our business highly depends on a stable environment, economically & politically.

Double thumbs up for your effort!

romerz said...

Don't think they are capable of common sense but will support your appeal anyway.

Also I do not agree with you 100% but agree with you on the bigger picture of Malaysia and ordinary Malaysians

http://romerz.blogspot.com/2009/02/time-for-truce.html

asiseesit said...

a great effort there. this will most likely spurn more rhetorics from the politicians alike.

in reality, the possibility of one upmanship will still persist. this impending recession will show the people their ability and what we have been building for the last half century.

i enrol in one of your courses a few years back. still having that nice office in mont kiara?

ZuwL89 said...

salam..kudos to you mr. Anas!
as a student, I care more what will happen to Malaysia in the future instead of the power struggling between the two party!
And you have spoken on Malaysian behalf, and nobody can deny that!

e-Carrie said...

My friend recommended me to read your article in The Star yesterday and I was so amazed by your words! Thank you very much for speaking the truth! You are amazing!

All My Base said...

Anas Zubedy for PM!

Seriously, the next time you plan to do something like this again let's chip in and make it FRONT PAGE!

kAhYe3 said...

ONE word- SALUTE

Seeker said...

Saw your ad in The Star dated 26/2/2009 page 37 .. Good on you mate! Majority of Malaysian politicians should get their brains out of the political gutter and get on with the task of administering a fragmented and fractured nation ..

Queen Mother said...

Thank you for writing this. It means a lot because what you write, reflects what I am facing as a family and its so soothing that someone out there acknowledges our hardship.

I am a 34 y.o Mom to 2 kids and a wife to a dearly devoted husband.

I have DDD - Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one's life. While disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and for most people is not a problem, for certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause severe constant chronic pain.

But I have to work despite of this because with work comes insurance to pay off my medical bills.

My husband cannot do it alone on his income. Everything is just too darn expensive...even food wise.

Thank you Anas...from the deepest of our hearts

Ravin said...

Your thought has send a frequency that has move some peoples way of thinking which they have never taught about. We were so consumed by wanting change e regardless of whether it is BN or BA and little did we understand that this beloved Nation of ours is suffering. The frequency that you send is becoming stronger and the picture is becoming clearer. The politicians will to come to terms and help the Nation through and what more with a message from you, it will happen. Thank You Anas for taking the step and making it happen. May you have the blessing of Allah to carry on with you work.

VersedAnggerik said...

U took the word out of our mouths!

Kudos to U!

Fadzli said...

Hi Anas,

I'm inspired by your letter featured in The Star yesterday.

Can i request that your article be featured in my Facebook account so i can share with my friends? They definitely will share your article amongst their friends as well.

Malaysia needs more people like you.

Min Khang said...

Anas.

You have my respect! Thank you for your courage to make this timely call to all the politician.

Let us know what can we do together as Rakyat, to stop all these hopelessness.

Regards,

Ho Min Khang

amai masdan said...

I'm full of respect of you, . hope our politician did read and noticed and take action upon reading .....
PAS did, as malaysiainsider news..
I photocopied your ads and distribute to all colleague.
~ the bitter fact is - if truce needed , seems that Pakatan have to sacrifice a lot...

LIZ; said...

this is good.

i wish they would stop and listen.

LIZ; said...

oh yea, i'm quoting this :)

bob said...

At last...We have a winner!

Rongyu said...

I couldn't believe when i read your article in The Star, a newspaper read by thousands IN Malaysia....
At last someone whom dare to put what most of us felt in the newspaper, so openly..
Great Job!!!

fatphang said...

thank you so very much for this

Anakmami said...

i likeeeeee so very much!!!!! TQ for saying it out loud and i wish they, the politicians have a hard knock on their head...

i hate the situation so much that i swear i will only vote any politician who can reduce the price my baby's formula milk and my children disposable diapers! :P

goliku said...

I found “A true Malaysian” over here. We should send his message to politicians of both divides.

Anas Zubedy, you have brain and heart that many Umno politicians don’t have. I am proud of you, Anas Zubedy.

Anakmami said...

oh yea, asking permission to paste the article at my blog. TQ

Peter Yew said...

A timely call to cease back stabbing and bickering over trivialities. This is childish politics that, after 51 years, we should be ashamed of. But more than a truce, both BN and PR should seriously evaluate their roles in bringing about values to our nation. Perhaps you can offer your service to them but I doubt they will listen to you. Yes, they will slap your back and say, 'Good Job' but go change the values of other organizations. Seriously the BN is beyond redemption, maybe PR has a glimmer of hope to learn your noble values. Best of luck.

NID said...

Your article was eloquently written. It was sensitive, thoughtful and full of conviction.

Thank you for saying what needed to be said.

Bernard said...

Peace, Anas!

pasembur said...

one love and respect, anas. posted on my blog too. let's hope them leaders wake up from this one!

h.a.g.a.k.u.r.e. said...

aku rasa ni bukan kali pertama kau publish kat star tapi isu kali ni memang bagus dan kena pada waktunya. sakit kepala fikir tentang politik negara kita ni.

KNizam said...

great !

aku pun nak muntah dengan politik sekarang neh

aku dah republish in my blog

hope that all can spread your good article.

thanks

abc said...

terima kasih tuan..

dan kita masih nampak lagi disini ada komen orang PR menyalahkan BN dan barangkali akan ada komen orang BN menyalahkan org PR..

kedua-dua belah pihak harus belajar dan sedar....

Rajaseelan said...

Brilliant indeed, just wonder why the politicians don't see it.

Quah, Seng-Sun said...

http://ssquah.blogspot.com/2009/02/tattered-flag-tattered-country.html

Wong said...

Highly Appreciated! Very well written. Your comments reflects the thoughts of us citizens of Malaysia.
No words can thank you enought

siti murni said...

Dear Mr. Anas..
first of all, i would like to congratulate u on your full page ads recently. I totally agree & proud with u. I believe u have become the voice for most of Malaysians. Thank you!

Janet said...

Anas,
Firstly, you are one brave man to echo majority of our thoughts. Our country need a man like you to bring the change that is desperately needed to improve our sad and sorrowful state. You can be our next OBAMA :)

Secondly,I have always looked forward to your wise words advertised in the Star.Do we all dare hope for more of mankind to have the same humanity spirit as you! Run for the next election and my vote is yours :)

Now that I had a good look at your photo in this blog, i realized that I know you from Aiesec UM. I was your junior.

Anas, thank you for being a true Malaysian. May you continue to be courageous in instilling harmony and unity among all of us in Malaysia. God bless you !

another malaysian said...

Yeah!!! Give me five, brother!!!

Hope they really wake up to complete their assignments for all Malaysian.

vInEsH @ ATM said...

hi anas,

We are truly touched by the AD and the comments of our fellow malaysians. Lets not break ourselves apart with race and religion. Lets address ourselves as Malaysians. Hopefully the politicians will take this seriously and start working.It's very frustratin to see once our very united nation breakin apart with corruption, lies,criminal offences on the rise. Hope the government will start looking at the RAKYAT..

Janet said...

Hi Anas, I support u 100%. Thank you for your effort and Lets hope for the best. GOD BLESS YOU ANAS

opcharlie said...

great article, wish you all the best in your business.

chia said...

I Agreed and call for all Malayians to step forward and work together hand-in-hand for a better tomorrow. Always remember that "We Are MALAYSIAN", do not see yourself as Malays, Chinese, Indian, and ...but MALAYSIAN. There is no other way out, than left behind by others, unless UNITY.

keith said...

well done Anas! *tabik spring*

U should also run such thundering 'silent commentary' in the malay media...the simple folks out there are being manipulated left & right, and will be amongst the frontliners who will suffer the most, in this incoming doom&gloom...

keithkhoo

Tze Wei said...

Don't be stupid. Having a truce will not solve the problems of hardcore corruption, judiciary crisis, unlawful act by PDRM and tonnes of problems that has been happening for 52 years.

Businessmen are short-sighted. We need a revolution. Not a truce.

h_amber said...

Well done Anas! I've read all these 104 comments and it says it all...your article certainly made an impact with us, the people...i wonder if it has made any difference to the intended parties...sigh!sigh!sigh! We need leaders with your sentiments. Cheers! "Stay the course Anas"

Firdauz takes five said...

love ur letter!

cindy said...

Anas,

Perhaps this is a good time to for you to consider joining the fray ... MALAYSIA NEEDS A LEADER TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND THE NATION.

If it means anything at all ... you have my support!

CT

Milo Skilos said...

i love your letter.

i 100% agree.

infact my friends agreed aswell!

we hope the politicians wake up, stop talking nonsense/craps and do their work for once!

lsumalaysia said...

Anas,

You are scheduled to deliver a training to a team of in-house lawyers in a multinational this Friday, 6th March. I know this because I'm one of the team. It would have been my greatest pleasure to meet you but alas, I would be away in Singapore on the day of the training. This is indeed my loss because I have a sincere admiration for the man who has the courage to voice out what so many people feel in their hearts. Thank you for making the sacrifice on behalf of all Malaysians. If you ever need volunteers, please do contact me because I, too, believe in adding value in whatever way I can.

Idea Strategic Consultancy said...

I pernah ikuti ceramah U ketika berkerja di sebuah hotel (Seremban). Support U 100% pasal hal ni. Mrk sepatutnya duduk berbincang dikabinet utk menjaga masalah rakyat sbb tu kita memilih mrk ketika pilihanraya. Bukan sekadar utk menegakkan status mrk shj. Sesiapa yg lebih berjaya membawa kebaikanlah yg akan selalunya kekal lama bukan setakat cuba menjatuhkan satu sama lain. Skrg ni naik menyampah nak tgk berita atau baca akhbar.

Wahai pemimpin Malaysia, cubalah dengar rayuan kami ini.....

Doria Abdullah said...

Hi Mr.Anas,
Well said. But I don't think the politicians read newspaper. It got even worse today -- referring to Perak.
Or maybe they just can't read.

Alvin said...

It's because of people like you who would give me back the faith to trust malaysia again. I'm proud to be a Malaysian.

Tiemosh Cha Cha said...

Wow! Your article has just been forwarded to the group..cool..and i totally agree with u! We really need to focus on the economy!

BlueShades said...

Thanks Anas, this is truly the RAKYAT's voice. We (the Rakyat) are tired of the disgusting Malaysian politics and politician!!

*linked it in facebook

nik nazmi said...

Dear Anas,

We hear you. I wrote this in response:

Anas Zubedy’s letter calling for a political truce last week resonated with many Malaysians.

Scores of ordinary citizens and their families are starting to feel the pinch of the economic crisis as wages are cut, jobs are lost and houses are repossessed. I can understand why they feel that politics is distracting the elected representatives from what should be their main task at hand: leading Malaysia forward through the crisis.

Anas, we hear you.

For more, go to http://www.niknazmi.com/wordpress/?p=1169

myluckyland said...

I've been doing the same think. Glad to know there are more people like me out there. I've link your post in my blog. Peace, and keep going for our own sake.

bloggerking said...

Yes, I do hope that you'd realize your dream of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would one day bersalam-salaman (and shake hands) and work together for the people and the country rather than their own parties.

It is my dream too!

John Woon
http://www.johnwoon.com

jen said...

I'm 100% with you.

Thanks for stepping out for all of us in Malaysia

choc shock! said...

thank you for stepping up for all of us.

proud to have a malaysian like you.

with you 100%!

Eggy said...

yes, both sides should stop politicking, but we should not stop calling for accountability of past governance, or we'd be doomed to repeat them, 'truce' or not. thank goodness the federal opposition finally won significantly in five states (i don't recognise the illegitimate perak government) and are in the position to reveal the plundering of people's coffers or the incumbent would have continued their corrupt ways and we'd only be barking our suspicions instead of furnishing proof. if a truce is called, first the bn has to tell the civil servants that they work for the public and government of the day, so stop sabotaging the state governments' efforts to instill good governance.
-siew eng

Jason Lee CJ said...

Anas, I'm writing all the way from Tasmania, Australia as I read this. Being a student studying law who would come back to serve in Malaysia, my heart resonates with you and I admire your courage to write what you believe in and pay the full page advert!

You represent us Malaysians!

Dancing Pena said...

Mr. Anas,

What you've wrote has really gotten me viewing the politic issues seriously now. I've been ignoring them as I'm very tired listening and watching these politicians fighting over power. They're here to serve the rakyat and yet they 're acting like 5 years old over authority most embarrassing money politics. Bravo to you..brave enough to speak up.

Anonymous said...

A standing ovation for you.

Hope our politicians will not continue to be defensive and membongokkan diri sendiri with a million excuses of why they do the self-serving stuff they do when the little voices from the grassroots occasionally get past the barriers and float up to them. But I have a feeling they will continue refuse to look in the mirror to see their scabs and black hearts. Power does that to some. But in our politicians' case, to most.

Basically, they do not fear God's wrath, for what they do to us, for what they take from us, for what they deny us, for using their positions to justify filling up their own pockets and leaving us high and dry.

Our voices? The sound of wealth and power is far sweeter than the annoying sounds of the rakyat's pleas.

But we continue to hope, don't we? And have our hopes dashed. And forgive. And forget. And accept. And hope.

Anonymous said...

A standing ovation for you.

Hope our politicians will not continue to be defensive and membongokkan diri sendiri with a million excuses of why they do the self-serving stuff they do when the little voices from the grassroots occasionally get past the barriers and float up to them. But I have a feeling they will continue refuse to look in the mirror to see their scabs and black hearts. Power does that to some. But in our politicians' case, to most.

Basically, they do not fear God's wrath, for what they do to us, for what they take from us, for what they deny us, for using their positions to justify filling up their own pockets and leaving us high and dry.

Our voices? The sound of wealth and power is far sweeter than the annoying sounds of the rakyat's pleas.

But we continue to hope, don't we? And have our hopes dashed. And forgive. And forget. And accept. And hope.

Anonymous said...

Do they ever learned from past mistakes? Even if they do read the plea would they take heed of it and turn a new leaf. Honestly and seriously, I doubts they would. These politicians are as good as 'forgone conclusion' or in our word 'gone case' breed and they are taking us along them to hell. Am I despair, you ask? No, because I know we are all helpless and hopeless as well. We would just tag along with them on the way to hellfire when they ruin this country lest your have an overseas hideout like Daim and other rich people. They have an escape plan, we don't. Am I a cynic? Maybe so after living in Malaysia for almost half a century. Most of all, I am a pragmatic person. Right now I am trying to figure out where I could migrate temporarily until the dust settle down after the bloodshed. Trust me, it won't be long with all these nonsense that are going on in this country. Hope? What hope? The politicians have gone from worse to worst in the last few months or so. What about you? Got any escape plan I could share, huh.

Best regards to your escape plan, buddy bro!

Yours truly,
Din of USA (Ulu Sepetang Area)

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