Our bed’s been made, I guess we gotta find a way to lay in it
Looks like our democracy has been disregarded for the time being and no amount of unrest from the citizens is going to make a difference. For most of us, this is our only home so it’s time to make the best of a bad situation and be clear about what we want from the people in power:
Parliament back in full session
If SOPs are in place and MPs are vaccinated, there is no reason for parliament not to reconvene. The voices of the people need to be heard and this is the only way we’ll be able to see that.
Proper financial aid to the B40 community
Not just one-off handouts, but monthly financial aid to help those who have been struggling to put food on the table for the past year and a half.
Restructuring of the Pandemic Recovery Plan
Insanity is defined by doing the same thing and expecting different results – it’s time to rethink, relook and restructure our plan to get us out of this pandemic. It’s not about relying on the vaccines alone but holistically approaching the situation.
Automatic registration of voters for those ages 18 and above for upcoming elections.
Vaccinations for those in remote areas
Even though the vaccination rates have been tremendously high, it is clear that those living in the outskirts and the Orang Asli community have yet to receive their doses.
Better support for our healthcare workers
Without our incredible healthcare workers, we would have seen many more fatalities in the country. They should be given full-time positions with the benefits that they deserve.
Fair treatment of foreign workers
Foreign workers deserve to have safe working and living conditions that should be mandated under the law.
Stopping the intimidation of activists
Under a true democracy, activism, protests and the voices of the people must be heard. Activists should be allowed to speak on their views without fear of being investigated.
These are just some of the ways we want to see a positive change with the “new government”. Let’s hope that there will be some brighter days for us as Malaysians.
What are some changed you’d like to see?