Monday, March 10, 2008

History makers

To the people of DUN Subang Jaya:


This resounding victory for the Opposition parties is an overwhelming declaration of the Rakyat for change across the nation. A historic milestone for Malaysia.

Personally, I am overwhelmed by this landslide victory in Subang Jaya. It was a long night on March 8th, with the official announcement of the results made only after 3am on March 9th. Together with Gwo-Burne, Nik Nazmi and Billi Lim we waited at the Pusat Penjumlahan Undi for the announcement.

All of us have played a part in this change. This generation will be remembered for standing up to a Goliath, and winning.

Young people everywhere, in and outside the country have been stirred by this development in our nation. Friends and family in the UK, Australia and Singapore have called and reported on the excitement among Malaysians there. What was once deemed impossible has now become a reality. I woke up to a new Malaysia on Sunday morning.