100 days of New Malaysia: It’s time for Paradigm Shift (Video)

100 days of New Malaysia: It’s time for Paradigm Shift (Video)

Malaysia’s General Election (GE14) on May 9, 2018, resulted in a change in the country’s ruling party
for the first time in 60 years, since the country’s independence.

People marked this as a moment for a huge change: revamping the system, going for true accountability & competency-based, the practice of public transparency, liberty of press & voice of the people.

100 days: While the leaders are on it, here are the new paradigms the people should shift to:

1. Putting a halt on irresponsible & fake news, propaganda

With the openness of the leaders now, fake news, propaganda & irresponsible media will be a diversion from the country’s progress.

2. Embracing healthy check & balance

After the 60 years of one-party rule, it’s time to have a two-party system within the scope of democracy,
for people could simply switch between parties for each general election based on their performances.

3. Nurturing a society which upholds good moral & universal values

The bad ol’ times — racism, religious discrimination, bad attitude & discipline, prejudice and most importantly giving the signal before changing your lane — should be left behind us.

4. Participating & contributing ideas

With the blessing of social media, people should take the opportunity to communicate more with their leaders. Share our ideas & opinions with them for the betterment of the country.

5. Putting integrity & competency under spotlight

Gone were the days when sentiments & discrimination justified concealing misuse of power & appointment of incompetent officials. This applies to people from all levels too, not just the country leaders!

6. Encouraging healthy debate & discussion

Today’s age of information should invalidate indoctrination & voice oppression. Debates & discussions should be encouraged & conducted in responsible & healthy ways to seek the best solutions & for the people to evaluate.

Syuaib Supani

Syuaib, who works best from behind the scene, is Do Good’s Research and Publication Executive. A graduate with a double major in both religious study and biotechnology, he is also the Vice President of Malaysian Association of Youth Harmony, leading the movement of over 2,000 youths nationwide. He is also actively participating in other NGOs and engaging various civil society groups, holding the firm belief that a combination of universal values together with regular and social media engagements is the key for a better world.

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