January 1, 2016
Farewell 2015. Welcome 2016 and Thanks for the Memories
When I say that 2015 was a Year of major disappointments and frustrations, I am being generous. It was, in fact, a horrible year for our country. We have become a divided nation led by a corrupt leader who would not hesitate to use the awesome power of his office to cling desperately to his job.
Never before in my life have I witnessed a nation torn apart by race and religion. Suddenly we are being given the impression that the survival of the Malays as a race and a people are being threatened by pendatangs. Nothing can be further from the truth than that. In stead, we should count our blessings because our diversity is strength.
UMNO politicians have nothing better to do than to create a bogeyman to divert our attention from the fact that they have been solely responsible for running our nation to the ground. In stead to serving the people of Malaysia, they have served themselves.
Corruption has been rampant in 2015, and we face a crisis of confidence because our Prime Minister has been lying to us. And he is getting away with it because most of us do not care enough to make a stand. 2016 is going to be another terrible year as issues boil over. Restoring trust will be our challenge for 2016. How will our government respond, with more gaffes, or with vision and verve?
Be as it may, Dr. Kamsiah and I wish you all a Happy 2016 and thank you for your support . You, all our friends and associates around the world, provided invaluable comments on this blog that are both constructive and very educational. To our fellow Malaysians, we urge you to stay united as we believe bad times do not last, but resolute people do.– Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican