Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Simple Majority? (not for the faint hearted)

I think not. It's March 11th, 3 days after the 12th General Election. The papers have sold out, people want to know the results and along that comes the shock of the century. For the first time in nearly 40 years, the coalition lost many seats to the opposition and 5 states became stronghold to the opposition. Denied two-thirds majority in parliament may mean more voices. Personally, I say do a post-morterm and find out what the people is trying to say. The people will appreciate that very much.

The papers had a field day. In my opinion, this is the best recorded boost in sales for them in many years. My cousin couldn't get hold of one copy by 5 p.m. Folks, if you want to read papers after the elections, please wake up early and go to your nearest vendor.

The Opposition parties combined their energy this time round. Even the international news media got wind of the shocking results. I suppose, it might not be so shocking after all if you look at current issues. So, this is a lesson which should be learned by all. The people ultimately holds the power of voice in a democratic country. Less corruption, more awareness, and while money does talk, they don't do everything.

Lessons learned for all. People of Malaysia, you have voted and you have decided. It is up to them to perform their part. We have done ours. Like that slice of pizza - it's their part to make it, our part to eat it. Like that old cheesy line; 'I make the batter, you bake it, we'll get a cake'. Those should tell us that the government and people work together to make the country. So kudos to all Malaysian people and I'll see you on the other side.

p.s. I try to stay neutral... and I'm threading a very thin line here. So if I'm not, please tell me and I'll look into it. I'm not in anyway sided with anyone. Just saying my views as a citizen and some do come from the papers. Read too many of them that I decided to give an overview.

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