“Strange in Malaysia, if it is not sex it is religion – these bankrupt politicians have nothing better to address to uplift life’s challenges?”
Consumerist: GE14 – Lets Vote In Intelligent MPs/State Assembly Person Please!
I cannot but concur with my schoolmate Chan Kong Art that it is time we had some standards, some basic barometer of intelligence and vision, when names are suggested to represent us either at state assemblies or at Parliament!
This has been another week when silly, stupid and irrelevant statements are highlighted or made at the highest political forums in Malaysia.
First we had a non-issue urging for a Taoist shrine to be removed from a public park on grounds that some Muslims could be confused.
Seriously – what’s next?
It is time Malaysian politicians desperate to stay relevant to play the race, religion card or just be the bogeyman and exaggerate issues be removed!
If that was not ridiculous another imbecile felt that the “No Pork” sign at eateries would confuse patrons?
Then hardly has the idiocy subsided another moron felt that we should have no dogs pounds in a certain area.
Yes this idiot felt that the area having many dogs have been causing discomfort in the neighborhood.
He is not bothered of racial and religious polarization and intolerance, diseases, dengue, the destruction of our hills, environment, the traffic, the rising crime, the infestation of foreigners taking over petty trade and business from locals, or the abuse of power and corruption!
He is more obsessed of the possibility imagined or otherwise of flash floods and floodwaters carrying the scent and whatever from the dog pound to homes in the area.
As Chan alluded to, what is next?
So many people can get confused according to their elected representatives so will someone bring out that hot cross buns and cross-junctions be removed as they signify a symbol?
Wild imagination these!
Strange in Malaysia, if it is not sex it is religion – these bankrupt politicians have nothing better to address to uplift life’s challenges?
But the prize of the Master Stupid Politician should go to PKR lawmaker Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid who strangely suggested that amendments be made to the Merchant Shipping Ordinance to look at ways to prevent cruise ships with casinos from operating in Malaysian waters.
First are they operating in Malaysian waters or at international waters?
For someone who hails from the navy I find his claims rather disturbing!
He is so disturbed that he wants the government to address this issue which according to him is a national and international threat?
And according to him – “would lead to social problems among its passengers.”
Did he conduct a comprehensive survey or research to arrive at this finding?
I would be happy to read his research findings!
I think it is time we stop these kinds of madness and the people of Malaysia of Malaysia deserve better.
It is time we had politicians and those who aspire to represent us have these qualities namely:
Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something to alleviate that suffering. While many see compassion as a weakness, true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom. Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved.
The word integrity is defined as ‘the adherence to moral and ethical principles; the soundness of moral character.’ It is a synonym for honesty and uprightness, and is a vital characteristic for those in political leadership. Political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so. A leader must have the trust of followers. This requires the highest standard of integrity.
Having confidence in a political leader is about having faith or belief that he or she will act in a right, proper, or effective way. A good political leader needs to be both confident in himself or herself as well in their ability to lead. Leaders who possess this quality inspire others, drawing on a level of trust which sparks the motivation to get others on board and get the job done.
Flexibility for a political leader is about understanding the give-and-take aspects of politics, and the ability to find the common ground. More so in a multi-racial and religious country like Malaysia!
Good politicians listen carefully to all sides, to not only hear their arguments but to especially learn what it will take on behalf of all parties involved to reach a consensus. This characteristic allows political leaders to recognize setbacks and criticism, to learn from them and move forward.
Great Political Leaders
Great political leaders have all of these qualities – and more. Each aspires to respect different views, analyze problems, and identify the best solutions – not based on loyalty to political party, but rather based on what is good and right and in the best interest of the nation as a whole.
Sadly we hardly have them and as such we must start now planning for GE14 so that we have them so that we will have a transformed parliament and state assembly taking the nation forward not backward to the stone age!