Wednesday, September 8, 2010

After The Tsunami (Selepas Tsunami)

I want to thank Victor for posting this documentary by Pusat Komas regarding the changes that took place in Malaysia after the March 8th Tsunami. It's a documentary not from the mainstream view and i must say if provides a comprehensive alternatives to news other than we see and hear normally from government controlled media agencies. The documentary is truly an eye-opener.

Selepas Tsunami (After the Tsunami) from Pusat KOMAS on Vimeo.

Many Malaysians like me, students who are studying overseas, chose to leave Malaysia because we believed that there was no more place for us in the country judging by how things are going. Racism, radical policies and corruption are everywhere to be seen. Life was already hard enough to begin with, but with the changes that we see day after day, we believed that perhaps the grass is greener on the other side after all. Singapore, for example, offered a great alternative.

But no matter how far we go, deep inside is, we know that we can never forget Malaysia. We love our country, to be honest, but how some radical politicians try to play politics to stay in power is what irks us. And to be honest, as much as we want a change, we believe that we're powerless to do so and starting again somewhere new seemed the best option. Perhaps we're more welcomed in other countries rather than our own. And so we left. I left.

Watching the video made me think that maybe there's hope after all for my beloved Malaysia. Maybe more Malaysians are thinking the same and are sick of race based politics. And maybe one day, all of us can be united to strive towards a better country. A first world country. We have the power to change as long as we believe.

The road towards a better system and a better country will not be easy, but looking at how some choose to stay back and fight, it makes me ashamed that i choose the easy way out. If fate permits, hopefully i will come back and fight for a better future for Malaysia too. If the above documentary touched you in any way, please help to spread the awareness around. Malaysia need all the help we can get.


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