Unfortunately, as the politicians fight it out, the all-important nation building is neglected. Instead of striving to make the country more competitive in an increasingly complex world, and lift the standards of living for ordinary Malaysians, the irresponsible politicians are channelling all their energies to stir up emotions based on racial and religious issues. Sadly, Malaysia’s political arena is filled with people who do not compete on nation-building ideas and policies, but on racial and religious grounds.
That said, not all blame lies with the politicians. In a democratic society, politicians are chosen by the people. At the end of the day, Malaysians only have themselves to blame if they allow the country to be ruled by narrow-minded and short-sighted politicians and as a result, the country as a whole falls further and further behind.