Unfortunately, the success of the opposition has also brought about a vindictive pleasure at witnessing the failure of BN. Years of dissatisfaction with the 1MDB scandal and Election Day 'blackouts' and circulating rumors of corruption, have made Malaysians a bitter, cynical and vitriolic lot. But does it justify the spiteful 'you seeeee?' attitude consequent of winning? Celebrations are part of the fare, for sure, but rancor is not. Nothing warrants rubbing one enemy's face in shit. In fact, it doesn't matter how one's enemy has shat, or if they shat on you and me; it matters only how you and I respond in this critical moment - each critical moment to moment. If winning means that we lose our humility, then it doesn't matter who won the election. We've already lost more than an election could ever give or take away.
So, I say we drop the insults about our soon-to-be former Prime Minister and his wife. I say we thank our National Front - for there are unseen and unsung heroes, and hundreds just like you and I who believe in their cause as much as we do in ours - and we say to them, "Hello. Nice to meet you. Let's eat. Let's pray. And let's begin again."
Let us listen and be helpful. Let us not resort to bashing/mocking/shaming another person/party - because it's violence, pure and simple, to you and me and the better world we want to live in. Let us support the new ruling party, and ask not that they 'prove' themselves to be worthy of our vote, but invite them to shine and be leaders, not politicians, and show us what it means to be better human beings.