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Is politics really that despicable?

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The Bible says lies, hatred, greed, dishonesty, jealousy, envy and selfishness are considered as sinful. And we often see such characters exist among politicians.

I always believe in life one has to contribute back to the society in one way or another.  We can choose to do charitable deed, donation, make policies/laws, to uphold and protect the sanctity of the supreme law / rule of law, religion etc.   Participation in NGOs, political parties, associations is a good platform. All for the betterment of the nation and future generations.  Everyone has a role to play to serve the country.

In order to leave a legacy, one shall has a profound conviction in exercising his or her ideals with selfless sacrifice.

Along the journey in order to remain steadfast without wavering from the noble beliefs, he must first take care of himself and family.  To do that one should be financially sound (not necessarily wealthy) and stable.  One must has the knowledge, determination and sincerity to do and sacrifice for what is right without fear or favour. Otherwise the temptation and undue influence will change him.

Not many is willing and able to have the strength of such integrity.

We talk about non-discriminatory mentality and look forward to a meritocratic society. However when we talk about power and opportunity, often I do not see it in BN or PH and even from my own party ie Gerakan.  As the saying goes: you are either with or against us. Perhaps that is the rule of the game. That is why not everyone want to join politics or become a player.

Ultimately we can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.  We must have a clear conscience.

Why can’t we get rid of gangsterism protection moneys?

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Over the last 2 weeks I have been told of gangsterism issues especially when one is to construct a new building or project. Try doing it in places like Klang, Rawang, Seri Kembangan, Balakong etc. The moment there is a groundbreaking ceremony there comes some people to ask for protection moneys.  If you don’t pay, be assured that your crane, tractor, bulldozer, building materials etc will soon be stolen.

This is not something new. I believe the authorities are aware of it. Similarly on the eyesore illegal advertisements which are dominated by ah longs; a never-ending problem.

Again the root cause is corruption…

Such problems can also be linked to social, education and economy factors.

The Joy of Giving

Few years ago when I succeeded in helping a poor family in overturning an unfavourable decision at the Court of Appeal, I was humbled by their tears of appreciation.  Indeed when we are able to give happiness to others there will be true joy. Before the Chinese New Year this year, I hope to give more in every manner I can.  God bless…

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