So the government has published its own report card to tell us how well the nation is progressing.
I'm not sure about you but I always thought that report cards are things that kids used to bring home to show their parents how well they are doing at school.
Some parents know how well their kids are doing even before the kids bring home the reports. In the good old days, some kids were astute enough to alter marks so that unsuspecting parents could be fooled for a while.
Sometimes you could get away with it untill the final exams when the truth will be revealed.
Looking at the performance of the government during the past 4 years, it has performed OK in some areas but failed abysmally in some critical areas.
The BN manifesto with its slogan of "Security, peace and prosperity" can be looked at from a few different angles.
Security for the big-shots who use traffic police to block roads so they can speed to their "important tasks" while ordinary folks still worry about daylight robbery and snatch thieves and abductions on a regular basis?
Peace for the families whose deceased members are taken away and buried with alien rituals because judges do not decide on conscience but are religiously biased?
Prosperity for every family with children given a fair chance at tertiary education or just those with the proper connections?
As for the DAP, I watched Lim Guan Eng on Tv3 last night and thought the segment was not too encouraging.
His message was something like "sure BN is going to win big...."
Then in the DAP manifesto, they promise RM6000 bonus for each poor family as in this NST report.
An unfortunate choice of words as bonus implies a reward and it also contradicts the admission that the BN is going to win. No need to make a promise that you feel is not going to happen.
It would have been better if the message from the DAP had been, "Beating the BN is really difficult as they control all the MSM but if you want and are ready to change, nothing is impossible. The power to change lies with each of you."
Then if they want to talk about that RM6000, it will be in the form of a "Poverty Alleviation Package" that can include skills training etc.
Some of you may be upset that I am critical of the DAP but my stance is that all politicians can be trusted as far as you can throw them and that is not very far.
Someone recently wrote in a letter in malaysiakini that with the 2/3 majority, the Constitution has been changed more than 600 times and look at the mess the nation is in right now.
So I am promoting that we change our thinking and deny the BN their much sought 2/3 majority and if they want the nation to progress, they should reverse some of those 600 changes with the help of the opposition parties. That way it will represent more of the will of the people and not just a rubber-stamp Parliament.
The USA elections is near and you can hear some fine speeches as aspiring candidates from all parties need to appear in televised debates and the people choose their preferred candidates to contest. This is taken from one such candidate.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek.”
- Barack Obama.
Are you willing to help change Malaysia?