BN candidate for Bukit Selambau, S. Ganesan said "I want to be Malaysia's Obama to safeguard the welfare of all the races and become an idol for the community, because despite being born in a very poor family, I have managed to succeed in life through education."
Later, he handed over RM210,000 for the SJK Tamil School in Sungai Getah, provided for under the second stimulus package.
I applaud Ganesan's personal dream. However, I hope he is not another naive and star strucked politician trying to become the world's most popular politician, President Barack Obama.
Can Ganesan fulfill my request?
1) Can Ganesan abandon racial politics? Become an idol of all Malaysians and not just his own community. The real Obama did not run for the presidency as an African-American candidate. He had broad appeal.
2) Can Ganesan stand up for justice, transparency and accountability? Is Ganesan willing to stand up against his party boss and correct some of his misgivings?
3) Is Ganesan willing to stand up against the excesses and abuses of UMNO? During his campaign, Obama had spoken up against the old politics of Washington.
If Ganesan wants to become a Malaysian Obama, he should be able to respond to my request quite easily.
SAY NO TO RACISM!