Reading about Malaysia in London. Some good and some unpleasant news.
The centre of attention, despite another by-election in the next 60 days, is of course the Hindu temple in Seksyen 23 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Its a time bomb if the State Government fails to resolve the issue. The Federal, too should step in to avoid any untoward incidents should Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and team fail to bring about an amicable solution to it.
We just celebrated our 52nd Hari Merdeka and we cant afford another communal tension aggravating from such a 'simple' matter. We should get wise by each day. Any silly error may lead to major impact.
I was also reading Taro Aso's last e-mail a few days before his LDP lost its 54-year grip on the Diet. Not surprising... and of course it may happen to Barisan Nasional as well should our leaders dont take up some matters seriously to their heads.
Japan is an example of a big country where its people are riding on a more sophisticated mindset. As a nation gets older and more modern, the people's demand get more unique and in some cases, unprecedented.
Malaysia should augur well under the management of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. However, after a series of defeats in 8 by-elections (we won only one and skipped one), we should be able to distinguish the changing of Malaysians' political norms and characters.
Something need to be done here, obviously.