A press statement endorsed by Malaysians of all walks of life.
'Jom Balik Undi'
Malaysians living abroad have started a viral campaign urging their fellow countrymen to return home to cast their vote. In an email interview with the committee members behind 'Jom Balik Undi' (in simple English form, Come Home to Vote), MSN Malaysia speaks to William deCruz, the official spokesperson for JBU and Bersih Sydney as well as Kevin Bathman who handles the Social Media campaign together with Adriene Leong.
Click next to read the interview and why they have started this viral campaign, 'Jom Balik Undi', which relies on photo submissions by Malaysians living overseas and on homeground.
For more information and to participate, log on to Jom Balik Undi Facebook page here.
A true Malaysian is one with integrity. One who vote with eyes and ears open. When we open our ears ,we heard C4 explosives, Mongolian Altantuya's Immgiration record missing, Cows lost to cattle thieves, Diamonds bought with our money. We cannot hear our kids communicate in English.
When we opened our eyes , Mega project awarded without tender, Bakun Hydro with not a single Watt of electricity. Timber felled by cronies like Ten Pin bowling , our appointed watchman stayed in RM 24 millions house, Parliament roof leaked even after spending RM 100 million to repair ! Still leaked ! our Railway land disappeared.
With Parlaiment Building leaking roof our poor BN/UMNO politicians got to bear with it while discussing how to put our country into reverse gear. Now , end the misery of BN/UMNO politicians ; we replace not the roof - WE REPLACE THE POLITICIANS.
Together we can make a change for the better
They should get it by now that it is the nation the people cared about, not the political faction. That in my account, are truly Malaysians
Kick the old habit and start a new one. Create a real democratic country. Fellow Malaysians, we should stand united.
if Malaysia got problem u guys run away? then want to come back as Malaysian citizen after tearing up their passports in expectation of winning British citizenship! Chicken arrr!!!
I was born in Penang in 1959 but have been in UK since 1977 with the automatic right to claim British citizenship which I have graciously declined each time asked. Why am I in UK, you may ask. My work involves research in neural networking, currently the core architecture used in many computation from simple washing machines to navigating targetting seeking ballistic armed projectiles. Yes, I now work for the British MOD and as a researcher, I head a team of PHD students in various projects. As a Malaysian from South East Asia, I am usually allocated Asian PHD students including Malaysians whom I have groomed for their return to their respective homelands.
Therefore to my fellow Malaysian JaNplrAtE and Shah Alam Since 84, my excuse for not coming back here after my studies is that Malaysia was not able to offer me neither a post nor the research facilities in order for me to advance my work. This situation I believe is similar to many other Malaysians staying overseas, though not all I agree. Whatever an individual's reason/s are for working overseas does not mean they are not avid Malaysians as long as their actions are legal. If Malaysia wants to advance and become a leading powerhouse, we need the appropriate human resource capable of leading these fields of industry and research. Either Malaysia imports foreigners to lead our research for their benefits as we are doing now or welcome back our own Malaysian professionals from overseas and do it ourselves for Malaysia's benefits. You decide.
Brain drain is a human resource headache for every nation which cannot provide the career advancements required by its citizens e.g. in Britian and Germany after the 2nd WW, Ireland during the IRA issues and China until recently. It is not a Malaysian disease and therefore overseas Malaysians should not be treated as parasites.
Even though the words in your post is hurtful to me and possibly many others in my position, I sincerely understand your perception. However to start casting stones and lay blame is not appropriate right now. I believe we all share the same common gaol, that is for a Malaysia that serves everyone irrespective of creed, colour, religion, race, sexuality, age etc. Many a time I have had long debates right into the early mornings with workmates, fellow students, my own family members, friends and even taxi drivers etc over Malaysia's issues. This time, I can say the euphoric experience I am feeling now is an enlightenment of the true Malaysian spirit starting to shine through. For the first time, I feel more and more Malaysians are coming together thinking as Malaysians for Malaysia and casting aside race and personal issues and benefits.
To all true Malaysians who wants a united Malaysia, I say, cast aside all your previous baggage and join hands together and vote with your true heart.
WELCOME , WELCOME , WELCOME BACK FOR THE G.E.
Please do not send your vote by pos bcos Post Malaysia is run by BN.
Also up to now the democratic process of our country is determined by the illegal foreigners who are given IC to vote, to determine the future of us Malaysians.
Syabas, MALAYSIA BOLEH. HAK DEMOKRASI MALAYSIA DITENTUKAN OLEH PENDATANG-PENDATANG HARAM.
You stayed away for 33 years, never pay taxes , never contribute to the country, never join the PTA . When was the last time you pledge the "Rukunnegara" or sing the "Negaraku".... what "ubah" rubbish you guys talking about.........
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