At this very same time, Malaysians are probably facing multitude of problems. We are currently living in a highly unstable position, where internal and external enemies can rip apart the fabric of a citizen’s very existence without a moment’s notice. Let’s forget about all other conspiracies and we shall talk about the rise of the alarming crime rate in Malaysia. Looking on the “Malaysia 2015 Crime and Safety Report” dated 3rd April 2015 by The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), it was published that the crime rates in Malaysia are high.
It is not deniable that happiness of an average Malaysians' life has scantily improved from the pre-independence era to the post-independence era. Yes, we may no longer live under the ruling, oppression and autocracy of another greater foreign power, yet life still carries many insecurities. Our problems have not vanished, they have simply transformed.
Not to blame the wrongdoers, a number of the criminals at this point of the recession are fairly educated. Some of them on their court trial even claimed that the crime was committed to “feed” them as a consequence of being unemployed as well as the pressure from family to earn some money. In this sense, who is to be blamed? The criminals themselves, the state of Malaysian economy or the employers who hire foreign workers just to reduce the costs.
Moving on to the more crucial part of total independence, a common Malaysian citizen, male or female, seem to always have a constant fear of being a crime victim. Walking alone at night is not safe; withdrawing cash from ATMs in public is not safe; leaving your home unoccupied for a few days (balik kampung) is not safe; and the scariest part is leaving our children at a park without an adult guarding is not safe either.
A true independence of a nation is achieved when a citizen is fearlessly independent in every sense of his living. So now, let us as the true Malaysians work towards a crime-free nation.
The true independence era is yet to begin.
SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA TO ALL FELLOW MALAYSIANS.