Tuesday, May 22, 2018

12 Days that Changed Malaysia

I have not been doing as much marking as I planned to do because the news got more exciting by the day and by the hour. It has been 12 days since Pakatan Harapan (Coaliton of Hope) won power in Malaysia. From the swearing in of the 7th Prime Minister on 10th May to the formation of the Cabinet of 12 ministries last night it has been an exciting 12 days. About a third of the new ministers had been jailed by the former government but how the tables have turned. Watching the new Finance Minister giving his first press conference I felt a sense of pride and elation. What a struggle for justice and truth in politics. As a son of the long enduring opposition leader, the new finance minister was an opposition politician for more than 30 years and finally reached his aim of sitting as part of the ruling party in government. With the country’s finances in dire straits with allegedly RM7 billion bailout of the 1MDB fiasco, no doubt there will be much house cleaning and getting the house in order in the next few weeks and next few months.
Seldom has the nation need to wait with bated breath what the first 100 days of Pakatan Harapan government will bring from today onwards. The revelation of the new Anti Corruption chief was nothing less than sensational. There will be many skeletons in the closets to be revealed in the next few weeks and months. As far as I am concerned if the government of this world can experience change and people could decide enough is enough and fight for justice and truth how much more we Christians ought to do the same and more for the Lord for our battle is for the Lord and His government/kingdom and that it has eternal consequences whether people accept the Gospel or not. Sometimes I feel I am fighting a lone battle but I trust there 7,000 people who have not bowed to Baal and will rise up against the wicked the Day comes for Your people will volunteer freely in the day of your power (Psalm 110:3)

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