It is indeed a historic day when the first black man becomes the President of the USA. We can still recall the dark days of the 60s when the civil rights movement was at its peak and the terrible assassination of Martin Luther King.
In Malaysia, the contents of his inaugural speech have special meaning. He urges everyone to take action to make the world a better place and not depend solely on the government.
malaysikini has his speech here.
I think most Malaysians have woken up and realised that they need to take more positive actions to ensure good governance. That is the choice and the duty we owe ourselves.
If the government is not doing its job properly, we need to elect better leaders to head the nation. If we do not do this basic duty, we can only blame ourselves if we get a rotten government.