Post GE13

Bismillahirahmanirahim,

First thing, GE13 (Malaysia General Election 2013) is a big matter and I don’t think I’m qualified at all to give an analysis. But, I think I deserve a space for some opinions. A modest hear out.

Right after the voting ended, I changed my WhatsApp status to “Voting has finish but the critical point is about to start. How the winners will work as they promised is the important factor”. Because this is what I truly believe. IF the ruling team is able to provide the Rakyat with the best in education, infrastructure, health, transportation and economy, there shouldn’t be a reason for opposition to stand. And even if they do, they should be called “complainers”.

To be frank, I don’t know if the opposition will be able to bring Malaysia a better prosperity rather than the current party because all this while, they never get the chance to show off their skill. Maybe they bring a better future, or maybe they will ruin us in further devastation. The question is “How would you know if you never give it a shot?” In research world, we are trained to explore options. Yes, we take risk and in this scenario we are risking the whole nation, not just you and me, but our parents, our families and friends too. But hey! Everyday we take risk in all actions we made, and that’s why everyday we pray to Allah (God) to seek for His help. But then again, please bear in mind, whoever you choose, I honour your choice. I believe you made the best selection. I really do.

‘O Allah, I seek Your guidance (in making a choice) by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things. O Allah, if in Your knowledge, this matter (then it should be mentioned by name)* is good for me both in this world and in the Hereafter (or: in my religion, my livelihood and my affairs), then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge it is bad for me and for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs (or: for me both in this world and the next), then turn me away from it, [and turn it away from me], and ordain for me the good wherever it may be and make me pleased with it.”  *The Prophet added that then the person should mention his need. [Sahih Bukhari] – Istikharah prayer (Prayer to Seek Guidance).

I am called to write this after I’ve been reading too many comments from friends in Facebook. I’ve deactivate my Facebook long ago, but because I’m eager to see what’s happening in the mind of Rakyat via Facebook, I activate it. Yes, Facebook isn’t official media, but the thoughts and comments shared there is official enough.

There are many issues has been brought up to surface and to this point I’m still confuse which is true and which is not, e.g the racism voters, blackout, the phantom voter etc. However, these issues hit most of the people life and stir a commotion. Wordings can be far painful armour more than gun fire, regardless which side you stand.

Racism has been the hottest topics since GE13. I try to make a helicopter view out of this. In my humble opinion, what I can say is, each of us encounter difference experience throughout their life. Some meet very nice people and embrace the beauty of ethics they had despite the difference in races. However, some went through rough time and hardship and this forever be a reminder to them. In my case, I’ve seen both – love and hate. So, do I love or do I hate -the people from other than my races?

Each races have both beauty and the beast – the good and bad people because it’s not races, sex or age that determine your manners and courtesy. Your heart is for you to decide. However, heart is a piece of canvas that is easily influence. Some were taught to share, whilst some were asked to keep belongings just among them. So, what do you teach your children, dear caretaker? Parents, teachers, brothers and sisters ; we are ALL caretakers. What we embedded into our kid’s brain, is what they grow up to be.

What I hope is, Malay teach the children of tomorrow to respect Chinese. Chinese teach the children of tomorrow to respect Malay. Malay and Chinese teach children of tomorrow to respect Indian. Indian teach children of tomorrow to respect Malay and Chinese. ALL races teach all of us to respect each other – EACH OTHER.

NO more stepping on each other, NO more blackmailing, NO more bullying, NO more hatred, anguish and envy – is this too ideal to ask?

Please, let’s try this new attitude and become Malaysian as ONE. Please, for the sake of all. For the sake of future generation. For once, let’s become a better person. Please.

Wallahualam. All the good things come from Allah and the bad is of my own account. My deepest regret and apologies if this post harm anyone for I never had the intention of doing so.

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f/n: If I’m racist, then I don’t know to whom I should be one.
My ancestors are Indian one side, Javanese/Chinese one side and I’m a Malay in I/C 😀

Istikharah undi

General Election is on count down. Everyone is overly excited, regardless which party they fight for, regardless which side they stand on. Regardless either they are the current, the hope or the observer.
And I was thinking, ‘why not before the election been thrown, each of us bow our head down, held our hand and pray:
May what we choose bring peace to our ancestor’s  generations

Istikharah is an Arabic word associate with a prayer perform specifically when we need to make a choice, herein lies the need for guidance from Him. Besides, istikharah can also be when we have decided on one certain thing, we make the prayer to assure our decision is right.

Photo was taken at a small stall. Chinese chess are hardly seen nowadays and when I saw them, my body swing right away toward it. Some old folks were sipping their coffee at late afternoon on Sunday and had these chess set aside after a battle.

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