As a youngster, whether like it or not, have to deal with political stuffs, at least once or twice within a few years. Dont get what I mean? Youngsters will eventually turn into an eligible voter someday, so they have to decide who they should vote for. I wont be involved in the next election, but I certainly will vote for the other election to come.
The next election will be held pretty soon(late '07 or early '08), as hinted by the gov. For some political reasons, the gov have to manipulate the election date in order to prevent one of their toughest opposition to compete in the upcoming election.
As a Malaysian, we understand that there are certain issues that is highly sensitive, namely racial and religious topics. It is a taboo for us to make fun and show disrespect of these topics, but somehow there is still someone out there to play with fire.
Talk about politicians, sometimes I think they're like a snake biting on it's own tail. It is quite common to have disagreements at certain matter within own members, but there's some of them went over the limit, starting to turn against each other. Those radical or fanatics or whatever you can label them, teases, insult and speak harshly at their own political members, attempting to cause unnecessary problems for the organisation itself.
To be straight forward, I see that those people in the political world sometimes remind me of my schooling days.
"Those who're ignorant and brainless would try to fool around by speak out loudly without thinking what they're talking about, while those noble and capable ones kept quiet as they've no chance to speak for themselves."Of course, not of all of them are pointless, but only a handful of them speak for the truth, which is rare.
Right now, the Malaysian gov authorities had their eyes set on Malaysian bloggers & webmasters, whom the authorities fear for them would spread false rumours, wind up some particular parties and causes stir within the community, eventually affecting the upcoming election. Those who're involved with the issue are mostly political observers who uses Internet as their medium to express their thoughts, as well as their opinions. Internet can be a place full of lies, so spreading false infos is not uncommon these days. Somehow, this matter did drag along other local bloggers and webmasters, as the authorities are taking the matter seriously by monitoring blogs and webs, and possible censoring them. This makes netizens question the rights and freedom of the Internet.
Lets get back to the election.
According to the adults, they questioned if the current gov party will win the election as easy as they used to be, as they're facing tough competitions from the oppositions. Since the last election, the gov had made mistakes that upsets many people. I certainly understands that an individual or organisation would make mistakes, but for a political party this would cost their votes. From my experience of playing SimCity game, I learn that in order to secure your political position, you have to make the people happy, or at least satisfied with the situation. It is a simple rule, but I can only see the gov is favouring a particular group of people, neglecting the others.
In my opinion, no matter how clean and clear you look at the political world, there must be the darkside overshadows the bright side. Corruption, lies, faking, double-agent etc is been part of the game. I believe in this world, no political party can last long without playing these dirty tricks. I know not all of them fall for the game, but still there must be someone else playing it behind the scene. It is a part of our human nature, greed that is.
Although there's lots of clashes in the political world, but compare to some other nations, our political situation is far better than them. At least, here the politicians would fight against each others through the war of words & debates, rather than drafting military to threaten others. No matter how fierce the politicians' arguments, things would be settled in a non-bloodshed manner.
I think that's what I wanna talk about the political stuffs. I'm not a pro in this issue, just speak it out of my mind. If you've any thoughts wanna share, feel free to comment, but do not flame me OK?