Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Selepas Tsunami (After The Tsunami)
Selepas Tsunami (After the Tsunami) from Pusat KOMAS on Vimeo.
And so after Gadoh, I managed to watch this 36 minutes documentary made by Pusat KOMAS. While Gadoh is all about racism and the flaws of the current social system, Selepas Tsunami describes the changes the Opposition made after they took over the 4 states liberated from Barisan Nasional in the 2008 March 8 elections.
It's happy for me to know that what Pakatan Rakyat really did was to practice a more socialist and democratic system where they implemented open tender and transparency in their governing system, thus establishing a more fair system despite the struggle of financial budgets and their conflicts against the current federal government (BN). If they continue not to be corrupted, while putting their policies in line with the people's needs, then I will not doubt that Malaysia will have a more liberal reformation soon.
I am not a strong believer in politics, for it is hard for me to trust both BN and PR, but what I saw in the documentary is enlightening. Real politics in true democracy should be where the parties involved are NOT in a competitive mode, instead they have to collaborate for the people. They have to realize that the government SERVES and SPEAKS for the people, as we are the ones that choose them. Politicians are only people who are after self-interest. But the government doesn't.
Meanwhile, I had change my mind to vote, BUT with a doubt - what if the election system is flawed? I remembered in my Malaysian Studies course, that the SPR Commission is not actually an independent body, as the committee members are selected by the King under the advice of the Prime Minister, who is also affiliated to a party. This same process also applies to the appointment of the Attourney-General and so on. Where's the fair game, though? The SPR should be pressured to play their roles RESPONSIBLY, otherwise instead of voting for democracy, we are only voting under fascism, like what the American government is facing (according to Alex Jones' Prisonplanet.com). Nobody likes that, doesn't it?
Anyway, what's important here is we are approaching a more liberal Malaysia. We have to evolve ourselves from race-based politics into a more welfare-based nation. We can do this! :)
As for the film, it is truly an eye-opening film for Malaysians. I am not opposing or siding any political parties, I am just a person advocating for a more welfare-based world.