– Raymond Lim
The Malaysian Insider
June 01, 2014
This phrase was written in one of the most popular war strategy book used by global top management schools for business strategies classes and it is called “The Art of War” by General Sun Tzu in 600BC. Yes, Dyana lose in the battle but the result and experiences will definitely be crucial in moulding future political strategies particularly in the next GE14, the war. Why is this so?
To me, the final result should be more devastating to Mah/BN even though Dyana/Pakatan had lost. For Dyana, a non-resident and a political novice to have such close fight (losing only 238 votes compare with a political heavyweight, the number one from Gerakan, born and was well known in Teluk Intan) also reinforces BN’s initial fear that there is now an undercurrent of fast changing political scenario that will not be easily controllable by any political parties in the next GE.
Yes, the Chinese may still support the Chinese or the Malay may still support the Malay and so forth. But, for this young Malay lady, who was given the opportunity to stand with a party such as the well-known Chinese chauvinist-dominated party, DAP, it had without doubt help to open up an era of endless possibilities for those progressive modern Malay who are fearless in their pursuit of what Malaysia should be.
To me, as a Malaysian, I am confident there is still an opportunity for a better tomorrow. The result in the just concluded by-election in Teluk Intan only prove democracy is still possible and all Malaysian, young and old, Bumiputera or non-Bumiputera will be given a fair opportunity to serve the Rakyat if they can prove to their parties. I am also confident that this will not be the only election we see a fight of such nature and temperament. It may turn out to be the way for all political parties to consider when fielding candidates for election.
A benchmark had been set and I am excited to look forward on how this will impact our next GE14 as a true breed Malaysian, even it may takes a long time. Just like any patriotic Malaysian, home is still home and Malaysia is still my home, let us all work towards a better Malaysia.
“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and have peace with god”. – June 1, 2014.