I had the opportunity to be at the Bersih rally on the weekend and was moved by the passion of all that took part. So much so that afterwards I felt the need to post my thoughts on social media. Sometimes it’s not all about fast cars and fun.
So I hope you don’t mind that I share it here with you now:
“I’m so proud of all of you that are speaking up for your rights. It’s true patriotism to want better things for yourself, your people and your Country. I really enjoyed walking around and was humbled by all of you that showed up. I’m equally proud of those who think the same way but were unable to come for whatever reason. We all move at our own pace.
Let’s just be clear. We don’t want regime change. We want true Democracy, not A Kleptocracy, which is what Malaysia is right now. Just because the people in power say that everything is fine just the way it is, does not mean they speak the truth – you could argue that anyone that steals would be by default dishonest.
More importantly I think they say these things not because they believe it’s true, or that they actually care about you and me, but for the simple reason that they want to keep the status quo. Why wouldn’t they? It allows them to continue to rape our country.
There is a wrongness that has permeated all aspects of governance in Malaysia. This wrongness takes the form of Corruption and Hypocrisy and its weapon is silence. Not the hard power of the threat of jail or a state controlled media, but a soft power that is far more potent.
You see that soft power everyday in the Uncle with the kind eyes who says “Don’t rock the boat, you don’t know how good we have things here”. Or the well-meaning friend who is always so positive and helpful who blindly says, “Trust in fate, things will get better”.
Do I think things will get better? I’m not sure; we may have left it too late to make a difference. Wahhabism and extremism is already knocking on our door and the sentimental Uncle and unaware Friend may already be pulling back the locks to let them in.
One thing I know for sure is that if we are to make a change, to make this country great again we must act now. Even to the detriment of yourself. We aren’t just fighting for ourselves but for our Children and our Children’s Children.”
Racing this Weekend
Anyway, lets switch it up to a lighter note.
My attention now shifts to this weekend where I race in the Audi R8 LMS Cup at Sepang. It’s round 7 and 8 this Sunday and I hope to move up in the points as I am currently forth in the Championship.
I won the Cup last year but this year is proving to be quite competitive. If any of you make it down, please make it a point to come and say hi, I’d appreciate the support. We are also giving out free shirts and all you have to do is sign up on my website at www.alexyoong.com. Heck if you leave a comment here and I see you on the weekend; I’ll pass you a shirt too.