Firstly, I am sorry to inform you that the Dear Young Malaysian advertisement (click here) will not appear tomorrow in The Star. The management of The Star has found the advertisement a little too sensitive for their publication.
Malaysians who do not have any political leaning, like me, have yet to decide who to vote in the next General Elections. In summarizing our current psyche, deep inside, consciously for some and subconsciously for others, we are debating whether we need to change the government or do we change the way the government works. I, for one, believe that I would need to lay my emotions and biasness aside and help to change Malaysia, one MP at a time. Thus the call for the Malaysian young to rise up to become the mechanism of check and balance.
But when the most widely read newspaper in the country can find an advertisement calling the Malaysian young to base their judgment on the Constitution, Reason and Conscience as ‘sensitive’, one wonders whether we have crossed the threshold of fear to an unacceptable level.
To be totally honest, my rational mind suggests nothing short of a slow, ground up change an MP at a time as our way forward. The next few months will be a critical period for people like me who have yet to decide who to vote. It is silly things like this which I think will tip the balance.
So, do you think we should change the government? Or do you think it is still not too late to change the way the current government works?