A short video of my encounter with Bersih 3.0 during April 28th 2012
This picture above is from a text book in Malaysia. As to why are the kids in Malaysia being asked this question is beyond my comprehension. Below is the question in Malay and translation in English.
Text in Malay
Sekiranya anda seorang pemimpin, nyatakan dua langkah yang boleh anda lakukan untuk mempertahankan status quo orang Melayu.
Text translated in English
If you’re a leader, please state 2 ways you could retain the status quo for Malays.
After reading it, I really fear for the future of our nation in Malaysia. This country will surely perish itself with kids being thought this way. The basic fundamental of building a country starts from the very roots which are our future generations. We need to provide tip top education in order to build great brilliant leaders with integrity and a compassion heart. This tip top education also requires dedicated teachers which to tell the truth, Malaysia is highly lack of.
I’m truly disappointed that even after 50 years, the people who are running the country are still busy pocketing as much resources from the country as they can. Why can’t anyone try to build the country and raise our living standards? Malaysia is a land full of potentials, if only they all could think like my friend, Chong.
Why remain status quo when there’s always the option to be better?
Newspaper in Malaysia are interesting businesses.
We’ve seen bad photoshopped pictures reporting a total different story – http://holiestmonk.blogspot.com/2011/07/malaysia-newspaper-spread-lies-about.html
Today we have Roshan Thiran being misquoted –
According to Roshan Thiran, CEO of Leaderonomics, a leadership development social enterprise, leadership styles are driven by personalities.
“And as far as public perception goes, Lim is seen as a Gen X leader whom people can relate to easily.
“He has established an image as a leader who is approachable. It’s a positive trait but on the downside, he may take a while to respond to issues. (full article here http://goo.gl/uT22j)
Roshan Thiran has clarified on his Facebook page that he is a big fan of Lim Guan Eng and view him as one of the few (if only) true leaders in the political space. He has a high regard for him and regards him as a servant leader who serves the public with dedication, and is a man of action. And if you ask any Gen X-er today who they regard as a great leader, Guan Eng usually wins tops down. All the best to Guan Eng and let it be known that you have a major supporter in Roshan Thiran and his team. (Roshan’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roshan-Thiran/54645209514)