As we entering into the final month of 2007, we looked back, as we celebrated 50th Anniversary of independence, the nation itself had been in a real sad state. Many unsatisfactory issues echoed & rocked the blogosphere (the only medium for free right to speak) had put the mainstream media to shame. As a blogger myself, I do not want to live in a state of denial of what is happening in my country.
2007 is also a year to visit Malaysia, ushering the world to see the Malaysia but sad things happening had overshadowed all these. Democracy & right to speak, I seem to find a different set of definitions in this country.
When we try to voice ourselves, fight for our rights or make our stand, somehow rather there is fear to put us down. Even my family & some of my friends who are following my blog had adviced me to tone down my political view in this country. Not too long ago this year, a fellow blogger, Nathaniel was arrested & put to jail for a few days. Many times bloggers were caught in troubles with the authorities, are we such a threat to them if they do play their role well?
The authorities have no idea the power of blogosphere. We might not experience eating rendang in angkasa before, but that does not mean we are not civilize enough to differentiate what is right and what is not. We do not need US25million to 'mengangkasakan tamadun", sometimes you see our politician antics, whatever they said, whatever they uttered can be seriously an insult to our intelligence.
I believe bloggers play a major role in the new Malaysia transformation. The mentor for all Malaysian bloggers, Jeff Ooi who blogged at Screenshots joined the fight for a better Malaysia too. 2007 will indeed special for the Malaysian blogosphere. We have so many heroes who dare to speak up, some chose to rap up :P
Who are the one that revealed the conspiracy of the appointment of Malaysian CJ? Imagine if it's true, the No.1 man in Malaysian judiciary system. OMFG, it makes me really wonder if there is justice in the first place. Still remember the explosive 8 minutes "correct, correct, correct" video?
Pictures below are courtesy of Screenshots summarized the rest, looking at some of the pictures below, really angered me. In my schooling days, we were taught to respect each other regardless of race & religion which is one very important component in this country of masyarakat majmuk.
Tear gasses & chemical water were sprayed into the holy Hindu temple in Batu Caves which happened to be a tourists spot as well. Sad isn't it? First they demolished temple, second they shot human in the temple with tear gasses & chemical water, wtf??? Karma, believe in karma....
God saves my country, please.....