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Another year has flown by. The merciless horse galloped through 2014, its thundering hooves leaving in its wake a trail of disaster and destruction. Foremost in our minds is the loss of three aircrafts associated with our country, causing unimaginable grief for the families of the passengers and crew who perished. Heavy floods in many places caused massive destruction and damage, and many lost their homes. The economy is on a downward spiral, our ringgit having hit a 6-year low last month. The nation’s investment vehicle 1MDB is in debt in the tune of RM41.9bil. Prices of goods have increased markedly over the year. Irresponsible extremist groups are fanning religious and racial tension with the tacit consent of the government. Even government ministers are uttering racist statements with impunity. Students, academics, NGOs, opposition members and even our own cartoonist are being persecuted for speaking up against the corrupt and repressive government. Our country and her people are being deeply wounded by the actions and policies of a government that has long lost the plot. A former Prime Minister even said that something is rotten in Malaysia.
For us in the opposition coalition, it has been a tumultuous year. DAP suffered 2 great losses when Wong Ho Leng succumbed to cancer in June and Karpal Singh was killed in an accident in April. PKR’s Ketua Umum Anwar Ibrahim lost his appeal in a politically manoeuvered trial and is now incarcerated in Sungai Buloh prison. PAS has just lost their revered and humble leader with the passing of Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
It has indeed been a turbulent year, but that is not to say that we did not have some calm and uplifting moments, for even horses have to rest and graze at times. We are thankful for the voices of reason in the Group of 25 who restored our faith in the goodness and decency of Malaysians. We are proud that members of the younger generation such as the various student leaders have stood firm in their fight for their rights, even to the point of suspension and arrests. Members of the previously silent majority are also speaking up for a better Malaysia.
Encouraged by the glimmer of light that has shone through the darkness, we leave the stormy Horse year with some optimism for a brighter and more peaceful year of the Goat. The element associated with the goat this time is the wood, which is said to symbolize renewal, growth and balance, all which Malaysia is in desperate need of. The goat is known to be an agile and nimble creature, climbing rocky and steep mountains with little effort. Let us all make an effort to shake off the dust and rise from the ashes, so to speak, of 2014. Like the agile goat, let us conquer the mountain of obstacles that stand in the way of the Malaysia that we want it to be. A new year awaits that is full of possibilities and opportunities.
I hope that all Malaysians will resolve to play their part in bringing about the change that this country needs. I believe that the majority of Malaysians want a real democracy where there is observance of the rule of law, where truth and justice prevails, with a government that is accountable, transparent and competent. The elections approach in Sarawak – let us bring our message to the people in all corners of this country that it is the people who hold the key to change. We can reshape the destiny of our future generations by making our voices heard through the ballot boxes. There is hope for better times ahead.
I wish all my Chinese friends a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Xin Nian Kuai Le, Wan Shi Ru Yi!
Chairman, PKR Sarawak
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Posted by Suara Sarawak at 2/17/2015 10:35:00 PM
转眼间，光阴似箭，一年又过去了。 2014 马年的这匹马，可说是一匹冷漠无情的马，它大地震颤，如雷蹄声留下了不少灾难及种种让人揪心的痕迹。最让我们刻骨铭心的莫过于2014年内发生与我国相关的三大空难。这三大空难对遇难的乘客以及机组人员的家属造成了难以想象的悲痛及伤害。 此外，许多的地方也被大洪水淹没，带来巨大的破坏与损害，更造成了许多家庭失去家园。 我国的经济也在往下滑, 上个月，我国的货币 (马币令吉）也创了六年来的新低。甚至一个马来西亚发展有限公司(1MDB)，一间全属国家政府的策略，发展与投资公司负债累 累，现有多达419亿的债务。 商品价格也上涨，显然比去年来的贵。我国政府依然对那些不负 责任的极端主义团体煽动宗教和种族间的所作所为保持沉默，伤害了种族间的和谐。最严重的是就连我国政府的部长们也毫无顾忌的谈论及发言具有种族主义的言论及课题。 如今，无论 是批评或反对这腐败及镇压的政府的学生，学者，非政府组织，反对派成员，甚至我国的漫画家都遭迫害。国家政府的政策和决策已让我们敬爱的国家和她的人民深受苦难。有一 位前国 家首相也这么说‘大马有些东西正在腐烂 ’，表示我国的腐败。
对于民联，2014年也是非常动荡的一年。2014年，民主行动党痛失两为党领袖，前党主席-卡巴星去年4月在车祸中逝世；前砂州行动党主席-黄和联也因癌症于去年6月离世了，该党遭受巨大的损失。接着，公正党领袖安华也在政治操纵的上诉案败了，现于双溪毛糯监狱服刑。 回教党也刚刚痛失了他们尊敬和谦卑的领导者，已故聂阿兹 (聂老)。
我祝愿所有的华裔朋友们 新年快乐 身体安康，新年兴旺幸福，福寿无边。
恭祝大家 新年快乐 万事如意 ！！
Posted by Suara Sarawak at 2/17/2015 10:33:00 PM