My Anthem

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The Times They Are A-Changing, in GE13 TOO!

There were times when it's a sin for captains of industry in Malaysia to voice opinions -- what more take a public stand! -- in any way supporting the Opposition. To the ruling Government that has been in power for 55 years unchangingly, it's a presumption by BN/UMNO that no corporate can thrive and prosper under the evil regime IF THEY DO NOT CO-OPERATE with the Establishment.

But now GE13 has witnessed that Times THey'ReA-Changing, indeed. A rare businessman named STANLEY THAI stood up to be counted -- yes, Malaysia needs MORE BRAVE SOULS like Stanley. I salute this corporate man who epitomises a true Malaysian spirit, and it's making a public stand when it matters. It's a small step for an ordinate man-in-the-street, BUT IT IS A GIANT STEP FOR A CORPORATE MAN. Malaysia indeed has HOPE yet!

From the Star Online:)~~~~~
Saturday April 27, 2013
GE13: Supermax owner throws support behind Opposition

KUALA LUMPUR: The owner of listed Supermax Corp, Datuk Seri Stanley Thai (pic), has publicly announced his support for Pakatan Rakyat, some two months after joining the opposition think tank Institut Rakyat as an advisory panel member.

Thai, who is the executive chairman and group managing director of the company, said he was siding with the opposition “to protect the future of his children” and that the Chinese had lost the fear of going against the Barisan Nasional after the ruling coalition did badly in the 2008 general election.

Supermax is the nation's third-largest medical glove-maker as it exports 24 billion gloves a year. Thai's holdings in the company are worth about RM283.65mil.

Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg last month which was only released yesterday, Thai claimed the Chinese had been “brainwashed (to support the Barisan) from Day 1”.

In February, Thai and several other business and academic personalities joined PKR's Institut Rakyat.

The institute is part of the party that is touted to offer independent advice and policy recommendations to the PKR.

Besides Thai, other panel members include author and UN economist Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Universiti Malaya's Law Faculty associate professor Dr Azmi Sharom and National University of Singapore's associate professor of its Malay Studies and South-East Asian Studies Department Dr Maznah Mohamad.

Chaired by party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Institut Rakyat's board of directors consists of Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali, artist, educator and social activist Wong Hoy Cheong, businessman Tan Sri Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah, former managing director of The Edge Dr Tan Boon Kean and International Islamic University Malaysia law professor Dr Mehrun Siraj.

Suspended Bank Islam chief economist Azrul Azwar and former research officer to the Selangor Mentri Besar Tricia Yeoh are part of the think tank's research team.

DESIDERATA: Share with thee that memorable anthemfrom BOB DYLAN, yes, Malaysians must take heed, there comes a time when CHANGE IS A MUST! "Time and tide wait for no man ..." remember another famous line by The Bard?

Bob Dylan  
The Times They Are A-Changin' Lyrics

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

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