With some external forces, I had to read this article and came about this statement.
“Without political democracy the very possibility of social and economic democracy is destroyed. Political democracy, is, therefore, the basis of all claims of the individual” (Humayun Kabir)
Approaching PRU-13 in Malaysia, we witness didactic and obnoxious campaigns of each side. Truthfully, condemnations on each other bring utter shame. The different preferences are not being respected. Thus, politic is called “dirty” by some people. In Islam, there are good Muslims (the believers) and bad Muslims (the not-so-believers), but we don’t judge Islam based on Muslims since Islam itself is the absolute truth - revelation from Allah. So as in politic, there are clean politicians and dirty politicians, and again we don’t judge politic based on politicians. We don’t judge the maxim and the principles, yet it is important to look at how people involved carry out the rule of conduct So, politic is not dirty.
So, as what Humayun Kabir has pointed out, without political democracy, we can’t have economic democracy. Without political democracy, social democracy isn’t for real. Cheating, deceitful acts, slanders, frauds, threatening and deviations are not political democracy.
Political democracy is the “basis of all claims of the individual”.
Political democracy is an individual right. The dissimilar preferences of political stance is an individual right. The differences should be respected, since one’s preference is upon one’s observation, thinking and belief. And most importantly, be critical, there are differences between a ploy and a fair play.
Whoever or whatever you support, let it be you to understand your choice. I’ll respect your preference since political democracy is our right. For me, I vote for hope, I vote for the betterment of the future, I vote for change (from good to better, from better to best). Above all, I vote for the sake of Allah. May Allah gives His redha to whom I vote.
“For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron” - Surah Ar-Rad: 11
The question is, bila nak bekki keadaan kita? Kali ning ke laing kali? Tepuk dada, relate, think and reflect. The little X you made is yours