DEMOCRACY NEEDS REAL REFORM TO STAY RELEVANT & TENABLE FOR ALL:
Change is inevitable. From science to technology, from businesses to politics, new discovery and insight will always demand a change to status quo. Without change, we risk becoming stagnant and irrelevant.
As we watch the democratic reform taking place in Malaysia, we can easily get confused by the various conflicting narratives. It is to be expected as money politics is probably the single largest business in the world these days. At the centre of it all, we can find corrupted politicians and their cronies. They are the real enemies of the people.
Politicians have mastered the art of consolidating power to themselves and their cronies. With power, comes easy money, and with easy money, comes more blatant corruptions. Without change and over time, they too get corrupted by their own iniquity. People become the least of their concern.
Corrupted politicians know how to exploit our fear of change and used it against us. Despite working harder, the poor are getting poorer while the rich are getting richer. To put it bluntly, modern slavery is already a reality in many democracies.
As such, democracy in its current form is not tenable or desirable, and Singapore is no exception. Without progressive reform, the current democratic system will end up hurting the very people which it is supposed to protect. This explains why so many people and unions across the world are protesting violently against their governments. The need to change for the better is no longer an option but a necessity.
Time to reflect seriously on this Hard Truth and learn from the reform that is taking place in Malaysia. Change is never easy or pretty, but it is a necessity of life. If Malaysia can reform for the better, why can’t we?
Unless one is contented or resigned to being a beggar or accept modern slavery as fate, then the only real option is to aspire and work towards desirable changes. It is the patriotic duty of every citizen to be active in aspiring and seeking what is good for our nation and its people. We need to find our collective resolve to make a change for the better.
When looking at the current system in Singapore, I strongly think that Singaporeans deserve better…