This reminds me of an article I came across some time back, about a former feisty Russian politician who was booted out of the former communist ruling party’s cabinet post for speaking his mind up. Led by the party’s infamous general-secretary, it was lucky that the said politician got away with only a sack. This was after all, the Soviet Union we’re talking about where Marxism-Leninism ideology was pretty much the order of the day.
This guy, a Muslim whom only wanted to be known as Ahmed for obvious reason, was totally shunned from voicing his opinion out especially those that touches on religious matter, which was of course, against the Islamic teaching. Minority groups were oppressed and yet his hands were tied. This was when the guilt got totally over him he felt the time was up to finally open up his mouth in one of the cabinet meetings. And as he and everyone had anticipated, his name was chopped off soon after.
The worst yet to come for this poor chap. Other cabinet members felt he was a threat to the government they all came to a consensus that Ahmed should be stripped off his citizenship and kicked out of the republic.
His resilience saw him bouncing back right from the scratch. What made this article even more interesting was that he picked up the pieces here, as in here, Malaysia. The warm weather and friendly people was enough to convince the ambitious Ahmed trying his luck here I suppose.
Towards the end of the write-up, Ahmed was said to have left politics completely to brush up on his Bahasa Melayu (or was it Bahasa Malaysia?) and tried his hands on MLM business that Ahmed discovered the moment he set foot on Malaysian soil.
It wasn’t exactly a success story but Ahmed made it through the first hurdle with flying color and is now set to venture into another business selling former Soviet Union’s paraphernalia.
He’s one tough cookie and has quite an inspiring tale to share with us all. To Ahmed, as long you’re still breathing, there’s always that tiny hope.
Chill out, guys. Someone just gotta do it and kill some of that monday blues away.