Ok. So I'm pushing out this book review earlier than others because it's a little time sensitive (sorry to Readings, which got pushed back another week).
A People's Politics by Keat Peng Goh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"The people are the nation. The nation is its people. Its people as a whole must thrive, and be cared for."
For me, this is the heart behind the book.
For someone who is really rather too lazy to think about the political arena and too annoyed to get into debates about it, this was a good read. It relates in easy, understandable language about what politics is, the situation in Malaysia at this point of time, and what we as individuals can do about it.
I would suggest reading this if you are a first time voter, if you really can't understand what all the fuss is about on facebook and twitter and the interwebs, or if you just want to know
why you should care instead of just migrating.
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Truthfully... I wouldn't have picked this up of my own volition. It was only because I kind of volunteered to assist Mr Goh in putting up the e-book version on smashwords that I actually even opened it. Thing is... I hate discussing politics because it always ends up in heated discussions and name-calling and dirt-flinging.
It's hard to ever say that this side did something right but the other side also did something right on a case to case basis without being called into question about who you support. The ideology here seems to be that one party is all bad and the other is all good. But they're not. Both sides have good and bad politicians. Both sides have people who say stupid things. (Only one more often than the other.) It's just that one side...
Let's not go into that.
Read the book.
Make an informed vote.
Time is short.
A People's Politics is available in all e-reader formats here, or PDF only here.