I am so elated, excited and over the moon. After many days of prayer, sleepless nights and anxious moments, we got what we wanted. A new Malaysia has emerged, reborn with a new sense of hope and destiny. The results of the 14th General Election for Malaysia showed that the oppressive, divisive and corrupt incumbent government had been thrown out and for the first time ever (in 61 years), we have a change in government.
That this victory was achieved is miraculous when you consider how the odds were stacked up against the opposition parties. The dirty tricks department had been hard at work on behalf of the government. Not many had expected the opposition to win the elections. Even the true believers were only hoping to scrape through. But Malaysians flocked to the polling station on May 9th and achieved the unbelievable. The land which has languished in darkness for so long is now enjoying the break of dawn.
Here are some highlights of what was achieved:
If you are still not sure what has been going on, let me try to explain it in another way……
“Once upon a time, there was a Jedi and the force was strong with this one. In fact, he was appointed the 4th Grand Master of the Jedi Order. But having so much power began to sway him to the Dark Side.
When his first Padawan, began to challenge his authority, the Grand Master had him imprisoned. Indeed, that was the fate of many who tried to defy him.
He then allowed his second Padawan to take over the reigns of the Empire. But before long he was unhappy with his second Padawan for what he perceived as his weakness in showing tolerance to those who opposed the Order.
The old Grand Master then groomed his third Padawan to challenge his second Padawan for the throne and the third Padawan came to power.
But, under the influence of a woman who was the Dark Side personified, the third Padawan began to oppress, deprive and rob the citizens of the Republic on an epic scale.
The second Padawan who had previously been freed, tried to lead a Rebellion against him but was soon arrested and imprisoned again.
But the Rebellion did not die, selfless individuals carried on the fight for justice and righteousness for 10 long and difficult years. The Empire had become so corrupt and so powerful, it seemed that it would last a thousand years.
Then, a new hope from and unlikely source. The Grand Master himself (now 92 years old), pained to see what had become of his legacy, returned and joined the Rebellion. And now, after 2 years of struggle, the Grand Master has led the Rebellion and the people to win the battle against the Dark Side. With the third Padawan thrown down from power, the Grand Master has once again take control of the Republic.
With order and hope restored, the Grand Master will now release his first Padawan from prison and with the intention that he will eventually take over the duty of overseeing the well being of the Republic, trusting him to govern wisely and not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Surely that is worthy of a Hollywood movie! Yes?
How about a Bollywood movie? Make me an offer.