Like Gorbachev, Pak Lah provided the window of greater openess & DSN exhorted and championed a broader horizon of liberal political atmosphere.
Hence, now the rakyat is tasting, testing and translating that exhortation.
Under matured liberal democratic atmosphere one has to gentlemanly tolerate, respect & celebrate heterogeneity & differences.
More so ALL of us enjoy the same rights under Articles 8 & 10.
With an open mind, one can gain some useful insights by reading the opinions as expressed by both sides of the devide.
For philosophical guidance, may I share this brilliant & profound quote:
Cowardice asks the question:Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question: Is it political?
Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?
But conscience asks the question: Is it right?
There comes a time one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.
By Martin Luther King.
HAVE A GREAT HARI KEBANGSAAN