I was invited by KDU to speak to their law students. Theme of the talk : "Think like a lawyer". I love sharing my story to the young. They fuel my passion and remind me of the cause I'm fighting for. I think in general the young people in Malaysia love this land but they are disillusioned. They do not want to follow the same path of our former generations - we want to see Malaysia free of race based politics.
In my sharing, I encouraged them to continue to pursue their law degree and to enjoy their time in college and in university. I also reminded those who will be going abroad to be responsible with the trust given by their parents as most parents have to save for years to be able to afford to send their children to pursue higher education. I appealed to these bright young people to come home and contribute in whatever capacity possible for the rebuilding of this nation. The temptation to work abroad is great for many of our young people and this is a real issue faced by young Malaysians. I urged them to never forget those of us who are here at home working for a better Malaysia.
After the talk, I had a lovely time catching up with Prof Don Chalmers, Dean of the Law School in University of Tasmania where I graduated from, together with his team from Tasmania and the management of KDU. I am just glad that there are still so many educators around who truly know how to celebrate the success of their students and not label them as "rebel" simply because they do not come from the political party they have been favoring for half a century.