Malaysia has decided 2008

March 12, 2008 at 3:28 am 1 comment

I have registered to vote but didn’t make the electoral roll in 1999. Hence, my first voting experience was in 2004 and the recent winds of change that swept across the country marked the second time I have exercised my voting right as a Malaysian.

As usual, my mother would asked me to stock up the pantry just in case something happened. As usual, everyone joked about getting your nationality revoked if you have not voted for 3 consecutive elections. As usual, someone would asked you if you had attended Lim Kit Siang’s ceramah.

What was unusual was the way Badawi lost the control of 2/3 majority in the Parliament. What was unusual was 3 Menteri Besars and 1 Chief Minister have lost their jobs as head of their respective states. These 3 Menteri Besars are going to wear the hat of an opposition leader in their new state governments while the ex Chief Minister could be lost in a political limbo. What was also unusual was Pak Lah losing 4 of his cabinet ministers during this general election.

Yes, call it whatever you wish, political tsunami, winds of change, the silent majority has spoken, the Malaysian political landscape will never be the same again. Not even the last minute cancellation of the indelible ink could have prevented this sweep across the country.

People don’t like change and the KLSE crashed on Monday right after the elections. However, like any other change in our lives, we have to accept it and learn to live with it. Malaysia has decided and a new Malaysia is born.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. nlkdarien  |  March 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    It was not unusual. It was predicted. They are scared out of their pants that in the last minute they do all the plans that didn’t managed to be implemented. Serve them right for being so arrogant in the past 4 years. Don’t say people don’t like changes. 80% of my training members which consist of 90% malays was satisfied with the results.


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