Malaysia’s 12th General Election: The People Have Spoken

Hear, hear! The message is loud and clear. Listen and listen well! With both ears please this time. We, the People have spoken. Heed our calls. What we desired as a nation that you did not fulfill, we are now telling you through the ballot. Let this be the forewarning to our representatives in the Parliament and state assemblies that we do not take lightly to our aspirations being cast aside and ignored.

The same warning goes out to the victors of this general election. Always remember that the power lies in the hands of the People, not you the representatives of the People. Whatever power that you have comes from the People. You now have five years to prove your worth and fulfil all that you have promised to do for the benefit of the People. Use this opportunity well and we may reward you with another term.

We, The People of Malaysia, have spoken! Well done. Now, lets bury the hatchet, whatever our political affiliations are. Lets reconcile to continue building our beloved nation, our motherland, according to our aspirations. We have proven that democracy is alive and kicking in Malaysia and that we, the People, hold the power to decide on the destiny of our nation. We have done it today. Hidup Rakyat! Hidup Demokrasi! Hidup Malaysia!

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Malaysia’s 12th General Election: The People Have Spoken”

  1. Now all the minority voices will not be ignored easily as the past. Although there is still low way to go. Keep the spirit up :).

    Lets keep OUR spirit up. 😀

  2. I’ve never bothered to listen to PKR and DAP before. Now, with Penang (my homestate) in DAP’s and PKR’s control, I think many like me will start to listen. Afterall, if my fellow Malaysians have chosen them in FIVE states, then they must be saying something right. BN kept saying that DAP, PKR, and PAS are liars. Well, I have respect for my fellow Malaysians and I don’t think they are stupid enough to be bought in by these lies, especially not in Penang and Selangor (Malaysia’s most advanced states).
    Now that Selangor is in “opposition”‘s hands, I am waiting for the truth to come out – all those rumours about BN’s mismanagement of the state – if they are true.

    I also hope the incoming state governments will do a good job and clean up all the skeletons from the closet for once and for all.

  3. Thank God you safely reached home!

    This time we’ve really sent a loud and clear message to the government and I think they heard it too.

    Thank for taking the time to drop in at the polling centre. Much appreciated.

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