People’s beliefs must be stored

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The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

Ronald Reagan, 40th US President

About a year ago, in my column, I wrote about the Jan 6 insurrection in the United States.

In there, I described that the fragile state of democracy is unbecoming of a country, which to many, serves as a leading light in terms of the progress that they have made — one that was emulated by all.

Two weeks before the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris — an insurrection like none other in the country’s history occurred.

In my reaction to the incident, I had described that it was not only despicable but also an attack on the spirit of democracy and ideals upheld by the country which had been its source of pride all these years.

Exactly after one year of that event, the United States is now still in the midst of getting to the bottom of what exactly caused the incident to begin with.

That brings me to the state of discontentment in the nation today. Malaysia, as many would have known, had some of its states facing the worst floods in recent memory.

Many, on the social media sphere as well as in the mass media have called for the head of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.

Their assertion was that the government did not do all it can to remedy the situation in moments of peril.

It left them at the mercy of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private individuals and good Samaritans who came to their aid.

From another viewpoint, it showed that in times of crises, the spirit of kinship is strong among the people — that they are able to lend a hand to those who are less fortunate.

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