“It is stupid to believe we are infallible. We are not infallible. One mistake and we’ve got a big explosive in our midst. So let’s not take this lightly”. MM Lee, on the escape from detention of JI man Mas Selamat.
Lee Kuan Yew is one politician and leader I always respect. He is frank and to the point. LKY is brave to admit that the national security forces are complacent and allow his words to be reported on the front page of the national newspapers.
I am sick that a mistake of this proportion only warrant a lame “We are sorry” from DPM Wong. We need more leaders like LKY. Those who neglect their duty should be told so, right in their faces! Kudos to LKY!
Talking about duty, i, too have failed my national duty. Malaysians are going to the poll today. For one who is eligible but have never voted, i feel guilty of not voting, again. The usual reason, hassle of travelling and taking leave from work. Maybe complacency had crept into my mundane but comfortable life. Voting is our birth right. We should exercise it and be a responsible citizen.
Come GE2012, you bet i will be there!