Thursday, November 6, 2008
malaysiakini on the OBAMA Challenge to CHANGE MALAYSIA...
So a black man has defied his roots and become the first President of the USA. Already there is talk and the President-Elect and his family could become the target of extreme elements of US society as I am sure there will be a few who belong to the fringe who want to erase this historic development.
In Malaysia too, our soon to be ex-PM has come out with a remarkable statement that any Malaysian too can become the Prime Minister. He could have been a little more constructive by suggesting the 10 steps that Malaysia must take to set the stage right - or was he just sleep-talking?
As usual Joe Plumber in Malaysia can see the problems more clearly as in this malaysiakini article Your Say: 'America has changed; will we ever?'lamenting the fact that PKNS employees objected to the appointment of a Chinese woman to take up the GM's post. They did not say if the objection was that she was a Chinese or that a woman was being appointed or both.
Malaysia too can change but Obama's acceptance speech is worth listening to. He says "You did not vote for me but you voted for yourself". So if we want change, that change must come from us. We too MUST CHANGE for Malaysia.
Thanks to You Tube: Obama's Victory Speech