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With the resounding victory of Democrat Senator Barack Hussein Obama, he has become the first African President of United States of America after defeating Republican Senator John McCain.
Not only the Democrats won the presidency, they took control of the House and Senate as well. This shows that millions of people cast their hopeful votes in this election that could reshape US politics after years of Bush’ administration. Obama is indeed a history maker for America today.
His victory speech touched me with words like this:
“The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America – I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you – we as a people will get there.
But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years – block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.”
And I was thinking if Obama could win the hearts of Americans to fight for a change for the nation, what about Malaysia? When will be Malaysia’s turn? When will democracy rule full fledge in Malaysia? Is there going to be a rising leader in Malaysia who will fight against corruption and walk with integrity? When will Malaysian elect someone who can work for the country’s progress without looking at the colour of the skin?
When will that be the day for Malaysia?