Near Total Deflation

Composition of Malaysian 13th Parliament follo...
Composition of Malaysian 13th Parliament following 2008 Elections. Generated using tool found in http://www.shodor.org. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: PR Leaders
English: PR Leaders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before GE13, there was so much hype. Malaysian electorate seemed to go full speed ahead to “UBAH”/  CHANGE – the catchword and main subject of popular discussion.  Our hopes of seeing a brave new government displace the old regime that sounded like a broken record repeating old rhetoric in new words, seems to have gone totally flat like a punctured tire.  No doubt, the battle cry of “UBAH” had frightened those ‘old BN goats’ into belligerence to make this 13th general election the most controversial and least fair or free. Controversial – because of alleged gerrymandering, usage of ‘phantom voters, pre-election payouts and ‘lucky-draws’, free food, more promises and continuing payouts. Continue reading “Near Total Deflation”

Malaysia Unsettled

I expect that most Malaysians at home and overseas must know what’s been happening in and to this country in the past few weeks. They must be aware of, perhaps, the first giant steps we’ve taken towards giving ourselves a shot at installing a ‘new’ government to administer this country. Well, the cries of “INI KALILAH” (THIS TIME) and “UBAH!” (CHANGE) rose to the skies from thousands and hundreds of thousands of throats at Pakatan Rakyat (Peoples’ Coalition) rallies all around the country, in the run up to our 13th General Election. We feared reactionary responses by Barisan Nasional‘s (National Front) minions and supporters. It is not a joke, as we feared the worst. Continue reading “Malaysia Unsettled”