WARNING: This post is gonna be messy. Super messy. It’ll just be random thoughts that comes through my mind. Many things has been happening endlessly in Malaysia the past few weeks, or the past month, I’d say. But one most disappointing thing that’s within me is the way things are handled, the way things are said and of course, the way things are done. Few days back, I was reading the papers. I find those stories so amusing. I read further. To my surprise, I actually thought those news were more interesting than story books. I saw sarcastic remarks, I saw twisted fact, and more so, I saw injustice and cover-ups. And the first thought that came to my mind, “Cows Should Fly in Malaysia”. When I was reading further, I can’t even relate the things said and the things that had happened. More so, as I was surfing the net with news updates and more, I thought things like these doesn’t even tally. Another thought came, who is speaking the truth? Which story seems more believable? Reading further in the newspapers, things did not complement. Neither did they went in ONE. The above was when I was reading the case of a guy who was interrogated and who “commited suicide” apparently. Next, the big city closure which I think everyone would definitely remembered. As a 21 year old
child, instead of thinking deeper, the first thought that came to my mind? Why is the government so afraid of a peaceful demonstration which was just demand for a clean and fair election. People (or more so the Media), always says that they (the Government) has NOTHING TO HIDE. Their actions did not justify what they said. That’s for sure. And to think that the nation would hate the rally for the road blocks, I kinda think that it was the other way round. This was not all. In about a week, the police asked if the nation had videos or proofs of violence and more to show. I thought the videos were obvious and I was feeling each video, each wound, each hurt. And the outcome was.. Expected. Is our Media this predictable these days? Is it the monopolised? And facing the fact, being a Media student here, makes me wonder: “Would I ever write such a piece of news in the future?”. I pondered. Am I going to go against my own conscience to write things that I strongly don’t feel and don’t believe in? Yesterday, I thought came another interesting piece of news. From this day, I might just call the newspaper, story books. A billionaire owns a “gold ship” somewhere in the world? I did not want to guess, but my mind and heart did made a conclusion. But my point is this, is Media (or newspapers, to be more accurate), a place for sarcasm, a place for bickering, a place for stories? I think it’s way more than that. With all that happening 2 weeks ago, I told myself, I’m gonna vote. And at least, my 1 vote could make a difference. People around me has been talking about, why vote? It doesn’t really matter. If 100 people thinks like you, there goes a hundred votes. Well, I think I’ve gone beyond the political parties. And I think people should too. It’s more about voting for who you think can serve you and the country. ____________________________________________________________________________ On a side note, I was disappointed with the recent grammatical errors on the newspaper. I’ve seen 1 in The Star, 2 in New Straits Times. I wonder how this journey as a Media student will take me. But if no one chooses to be the change, let me be. I mean, IF lah! If you are reading, thanks for reading my weekend rants. I’m turning an uncle soon.