Moving forward to a progressive Malaysia

From the people, for the people: Maju’s council is made up of just regular folks, says the writer (left) – like all the Malaysians at the NGO’s inaugural forum.

I WROTE this in the dead of the morning after our first stop of the Maju (Malaysian Action for Justice and Unity Foundation) roadshow: “The battle is not over after May 9 – Be empowered to save Malaysia” at the KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) on Wednesday. It was in all sense, and truly as billed, a conversation with ordinary Malaysians who are hungry to see real and meaningful change to our nation’s destiny.

If ever there was a need for proof that this hunger for change in the country is real, the night provided it strong and clear. We expected a couple of hundred to attend the inaugural event, but more than 2,000 Malaysians turned up that we had to abandon the original room and move to the main hall. And still the crowd kept streaming in to the point that only standing room was left in the tsunami. I believe that if we had moved all the ceramahs at Tanjung Piai here, we would have dwarfed them all.

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