So the message I have for my millennial Minister is this. You get to decide who you want to hire as your special officer. You get to decide whatever photo you want to post on your social media. People will disagree with you. They will say all the nasty things there can possibly be like they would to stigmatise millennials. But please also remember that there are just as much, if not more people out there (commonly millennials but not necessarily so) who are ready to back you up. In fact, in both instances, you had people sticking up for you even before you chose to respond the way you responded.
The idea of justice is never considered to be achieved just because you win your case. Justice is achieved when a losing party walks out of the Court knowing that he has had a fair hearing.
Until and unless we have an independent JAC and a Judiciary free of political patronage, we will never be able to experience the truest sense of justice.
Sure, the Pakatan Manifesto said what it said. But the question I put to you, KJ, is this: Objectively, what is the ultimate aim that we all want to achieve? For the people, we want an Election Commission which is clean, fair and impartial. And you? Reading from your Twitter debate with Ambiga, I think you want a janji ditepati.
Being respectful is a virtue. However, it becomes a problem when it is dubbed as a one-sided notion which means to never answer back, to never question, to never doubt, to accept, to nod, and to keep your opinion to yourself.
Sure, it takes a hell of a courage to challenge conventions, stereotypes, norms and you will most likely end up not achieving the outcome you intended. But what good can be done should you remain silent? The majority is the majority because the minority dare not speak up against it. Rome was not built in a day, so does the formation of a recognised view.