Archive for March 11th, 2006
The title of this entry refers to the famous quote made by the late US president John F. Kennedy back in the early 1960′s. Looking at the situation in this country today, I feel that it is appropriate for me to mention this quote once more as it cannot be more true now than ever.
Instead of being angry and protesting against the 30 sen fuel increase, shouldn’t we be more reasonable and try to understand why the increase had to be done? The government’s not doing this on purpose.It is also happening everywhere else globally. With the shortage of oil and fuel, the prices for these raw materials has shot up, creating a ripple effect throughout the globe.
So, its not just us who are feeling the pinch but also people all over the world. Now, instead of protesting and crying foul over the increase, we should try to find away to get around this problem. The media has been doing a good job in trying to come up with ways to help people save, can’t we try some of the ways out?
True, it is the government’s duty to serve the people and to help its people but shouldn’t we as citizens also do something to help the government lessen its burden? I think it is safe to say that it would be very unpatriotic to always insist on the government to help us through with everything.
It’s about time Malaysians unite and ask Pak Lah what WE can do for the country, not what Pak Lah should do for us. Time to stop being selfish citizens!