Malaysia used to be a country that thrived on peace and harmony even though our population is made up of so many diverse race, religion, and culture.
However, times have changed. With Internet, our people now have unlimited access to everything that is going on all around the world.
We can see the practices that are carried out in other countries and the effect they have on the people and this automatically result in us comparing our situation to others.
The youth especially are more aware of what they want and what they believed are needed to ensure a better quality of life.
But with the great knowledge, comes great expectation that some of our leaders have yet to comprehend. So they ignore the voices of the Rakyat and carry on with the ways that they are familiar with.
The result is clear as we see people marching on the streets, screaming and shouting for their voices to be heard and for their opinions to be taken seriously.
This is not the proper way to change the course of the country, and the Rakyat knows this. They do it anyway as they believe they are left with no other options.
What they are asking for is a status quo. One that should be looked into and delivered, moderately.
The leaders are starting to take notice though, and this was reflected in 2014's UMNO General Assembly where the importance of engaging the youth especially, was mooted over and over again.
That is a good start but it is time for us to actually start walking the talk and focus our efforts into getting more youths involved in the country's political discourse.
UMNO Youth, under the administration of YB Khairy Jamaluddin and I, realising this, has made it a commitment to bring a change not only to the party, but also to the nation.