|Sun rising from Labuan in 2018|
Hello! There everyone. Especially those who followed this blog. You might be wondering why I had not written for such a long time. As many of you should be aware; Malaysia including North Borneo (Sabah which is part of Malaysia) was going through a politically perfect storm before the Malaysian 14th General Election on May 2018. By hook or by crook; citizens had to be political, whether they like it or not. Like the picture above; daybreak had at last arrived for us in Malaysia!
Had the Malaysian voters voted for the previous government, I believe and many others shared the same opinion; Malaysia will end up in the abyss of darkness without any hope of redemption. There were many bad things the previous government did. My concern was the environmental plundering where the government at that time turned a blind eyes towards illegal logging, forest clearance, marine life destroyed due to over zealous developments and fish bombing activities, poaching and many other similar sad situations.
That was why I lost interest in blogging and many other activities preferring to focus on the nation political development. Everyone from both sides of the political divide were anxiously and nervously waiting for the outcome of the election on May 2018. Thanks God the Malaysian came to their senses. They voted out the Kleptocratic government and the new government took over. The platform of the new government is Pakatan Harapan; which mean Pact of Hope.
At best, we can only hope. What the new government can do is yet to be seen. However, what I can say is at least nowadays bloggers and journalists could freely express what they want to say without any fear of retribution by the government. At this moment (still too early to say), the new government seems to move in the right direction when comes to the environment. Hopefully they will do more. Borneo like the Amazon, is like a green lung for the world. If humans destroy the Borneo environment, then the world must be prepared to face breathing difficulties; slowly choking to death.
The political hangover is now over! No more celebration and back to work. Many friends advised me to have my own website for my blog. Which I did. However, TRAVEL LEISURE IN BORNEO is still a wonderful blog and I am very sad to let it sleep permanently. I am indebted to Google Blogspot for giving me the opportunities to express my views. I am slowly letting it go. By the end of this year, I would say; this site will be put to rest. For those of you who followed me, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation. Once again, thank you.
Please see my new website DON PETER'S WEBSITE for my new blog post. Have fun! Hope you enjoy them.