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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow
  1. Ngai C O says:

    Hi,

    I can’t help but make a few observations.

    It does look sombre and depressing. The union is one thing. On the other hand, however hard I try to look for positives and some rays of hope, it looks very thin on the ground.

    Maybe others can see what I can’t.

    Nevertheless Happy Malaysia Day.

    • Ken Chan says:

      Hi Ngai C O,
      Under the prevailing circumstances, “somber and depressing” is an understatement. Nevertheless, a celebration is still a celebration, no matter how we slice and dice it. These comments are not meant to dampen the celebratory mood, like rain on a parade. Rejoice by all means, if there is a reason to do so.

      However, when the jubilation is over, the average person on the street is confronted with harsh realities again. The adverse publicity that engulfed the nation has affected the business climate and the economy is reeling from the bad rap. Malaysians of every ethnic origin should be able to enjoy the prosperity they deserved. The marginalized must be given a voice to air their discontent. The legislature has a moral obligation to safeguard the welfare of the citizenry. They have the transformational power to do that.

  2. Ngai C O says:

    Hi Ken Chan,

    Great to hear from you again.

    One could see that there was no Hurrah and a big bang to herald a new dawn to look forward to. Like we do at birthdays or the new year.

    My write-up was just a light touch to some deep seated issues and I did not want to be seen as a serial whinger.

    Three pieces of news caught my attention this week.

    One person commented that we were still better off!!!

    Another commented that people were not interested in the thing that was in everyone’s lips!!!

    The word Diversity kept coming up with intermarriages, different races etc. As far as I can remember, the mix has been going on throughout history.

    I remember that about 10 years back, employees of all rank and file had to attend training on the government’s initiative on Diversity. It was compulsary and mandatory because it is a piece of legislation which all of us have to comply with. The Diversity is all inclusive encompassing warts and all.

    What I am trying to say is that unless there is clear legislation, the talk will remain the talk and will not go any further.

    In a similar vein, the 1 something has been forever stuck in a perpetual traffic jam. It looks nice on the shirt, sounds nice but it is hollow inside. We are still at No 1, No 2, No 3 depending on the pecking order.

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