As you all know, Malaysians were busy yesterday (9th May 2018) and a lot are currently in joy. I am not a Malaysian, but I can feel their happiness. Imagine being disappointed by someone who was supposed to protect you, the PRU14 result will go down in history.
Tun Mahathir Mohamad is Malaysia’s most well-known prime minister (for his greatness). Known for his achievements in building most of Malaysia’s iconic places. For Indonesians, Tun Mahathir Mohamad was our president’s, Pak Soeharto; one of his close friend. Well, honestly, I’m not sure whether they’re friends or not.
One thing for sure, those two amazing people plus Lee Kuan Yew are known as the old-guard of the older generation in South East Asia and unfortunately for Indonesia and Singapore; both of our guardians have passed away, but Malaysia on the other hand are entering a brand new era with the help of their long-time guardian. The tiger economies; Tun Mahathir Mohamad can finally show us his claws again, this time I hope he will pierced his claws way deeper than he did before so Malaysia will be fine for at least another 50 years, if God is willing.
So why the 13 years later?
I first moved to Malaysia back in mid-to-almost-the-end of 2005. Back then, the prime minister was Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. I was only a six year old girl, who was a bit interested in politics, but hey, what does a six year old know? Years passed, I grew up, became more mature, learnt new things, basically, I changed. Although, I was not the only one who changed, Malaysia did too. Some parts were better, but some were worse. Thankfully, most of the people I know went through it all successfully.
I’ve experienced around two elections in Malaysia, three including this one. As for the first two elections, I was still a school student, my knowledge was limited and in our tradition, a teen who is too obsessed with politics is no-no. Fortunately, Allah swt. gave me the chance to experience this whole PRU14 thingy (even though I’m currently in Indonesia) and as I’m more intelligent than I was before, this time around, I can understand most of the things that are happening.
Indonesians are in for a feast next year, as it’ll be our turn to vote; to choose our president. Indonesia’s politics and people are way more twisted than Malaysia’s. I love my country, I really do, but sometimes, I really wish we can just follow Malaysians. Follow the good example and prevent the bad from happening, Indonesia’s youth should act their age for once. Don’t dress like a 30 y/o when in fact you’re only 20 but with the mind-set of a high schooler. I’m not saying all youth in Indonesia are like this, I’ve met a lot of them who are mature enough to handle critics and crude remarks, but those who are still ‘immature’ should prevent themselves from getting into politics because trust me, they’re an embarrassment.
Okay hmmm… Such a negative paragraph. It was supposed to be a happy one.
Nevertheless, congratulations to Tun Mahathir Mohamad and also to my fellow Malaysian friends who voted for him (or support him as most of my friends are only 20 y/o and Malaysia’s legal age is 21). That loud cheer from Indonesia is from me. I am ecstatic and I can’t imagine how happy most of my friends are. I hope everything will turn out for the better for Malaysia and one day, I wish to brag about how I get to witness this historical moment.
The moment when a 92 (almost 93) year old man who had served his country for 22 years rises from his slumber, with full vigour to make his country a better place, not only for the current generation, but also for the future generation. His spirit and passion is something I long for; I wish I can have as much oomph as he does and I hope Indonesia will be next; to have such a historical moment where the citizens fully believe in the change a leader can make.
That is all for today, tata~
P.S. I love how the brand new parliament have like everything. From legends to younguns, men to women. Aaaaah~ This calls for a celebration!