Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Freedom Of Expression And Ownership Of Land

I apologise for my absence.

I left in a hurry and have been out of the office til now - and without internet access at that. Things have been busy in the political scene though.

It appears that Tun Dr Mahathir has been given short shrift of his juvenile attempts to stir up racial dissent.

Yes, he who repeatedly used various draconian laws to silence his detractors into submission.

I'll never understand that man. He claims to champion the cause of the Malays, but his legacy has only been that of suppression. You know this huge inferiority complex that the average Malay has? Well, you can give the man the credit for it - he engineered that for years.

But yet, everyday I still get surprised. Pleasantly surprised.

Malaysians might have actually shrugged off their jackets of racism and put on the cloak of unity.

Hahaha. That sounded artsy-fartsy, didn't it? :)

But you know what I mean.

And seriously, it's great to be a "race" of our own. To all proudly speak the same language, especially when we meet abroad. To end our sentences with the obligatory 'lah'.

To say "wah piang!" when expressing astonishment. To say "porah!" when telling someone to get lost.

To have specks of dust lodge themselves in our eyes - requiring us to wipe those pesky tears which inevitably follow - when we hear the national anthem being played to celebrate a champion or inaugurate an international function.

Yes. Of late, it has happened to me more times than I'd like to admit.

Oh, and to get collectively pissed when another country gets a piece of rock which is rightfully ours. Who died and let Pedra Branca go freely into Singaporean hands?

Someone slap our stupid government!!

It is so senile and incompetent we may have to slap on some incontinence diapers on these fools to keep them from embarrassing us further in the eyes of the world.

Yes, I'm in a slapping mood today.

One tends to get irritated when one's government spends more time trying to invoke the Sedition and Internal Security acts on its citizens than protecting land which belongs to the nation.

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