The last three days have been some next level kind of hopeful and I'm so, so grateful to all the life that is happening for me and I get to witness history.
Malaysia has a new government now and one that I voted for in GE14, so I'm damn well pleased with the national affairs as of right now. It feels like forever since we have been fighting for this taste of freedom but many, many have waited for this longer than I have. O! Malaysia Baru has arrived!
The renewal of Malaysia also means a renewal of faith in Malaysian journalism; Repealing PPPA gives me so much fireworks, I could not be happier about this as an ex journo. Maybe I'll go back to my roots. Maybe I'll do just that. Harapan has 100 days and I'm counting.
These are the top 3 things that I'm really excited about that is in the PH Manifesto aside from the women/youth bits. They're all from Pillar 2 haha.
Promise 14: Reform the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and strengthen anti-corruption efforts
Remember what happened to Teoh Beng Hock? His murder case was one of my firsts as a journo student and it really got me choked. The intensity of pain and injustice was so strong that I had to hold back tears and pinch myself when I interviewed his sister Teoh Lee Lan.
Promise 17: Ensure transparency and robustness of our election system
EC did a really unforgivable job in GE13 and GE14 despite being in the spotlight. Did your integrity go on a vacation with Tony Fernandes' on one of those 'all-blue' AirAsia planes? I even came to know that some polling stations' Saluran 1 & 2 (elders) were put on 2nd and 3rd floors. adfjkl;wtf
Promise 27: Abolish oppressive laws
Sedition Act 1948, Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 and Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 MUST. GO.
As I walked out of my polling station on that hot Wednesday morning, I can't help but to think about my late 嬤嬤. She would've loved to see this air of freedom and liberation in Malaysia, that the country has been given a second chance to pursue our original Malaysian Dream, one that her father came to Malaya for. I do miss her and I would want to show her how this GE's indelible ink was the real deal! We washed off GE13's in minutes...
I haven't felt as reinvigorate for a long time. Things are going great in so many ways, I'm ecstatic! Malaysia won!