Politic is a sensitive issue in Malaysia, especially of recent. That is why I rather shy away from the fragile topic. But given the current circumstances, it is inevitable and I believe that every mature Malaysians will know how to discuss the polemics delicately; sans emotionally-driven or prejudices.
Well, since I have bought the Air Asia air return ticket PRIOR to the late holiday announcement from the Selangor State Government; I flew in from Jitra, Kedah to KL on Sunday night. Yeah, I actually missed the euphoria of witnessing/hearing the LIVE proclamation of election results. It was already 11.15 p.m when I touched down at LCCT and I was feeling a bit tired. Initially, I was in dilemma whether I should drive all the way home to Serendah or just sleep somewhere; I chose the latter, I mean it’s not like I do it everyday, right? Just feeling a bit spontaneous. Infused with anger towards someone (some no-brainer arguments which I shall NOT fathom here!), I remained silence over my whereabout. Hahaha.
Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia 5th Prime Minister & “Barisan Nasional” (The National Front).
Anyway, I am using a neutral hat here ala Tony Buzan’s as I am writing this entry. Oh whole, “Barisan National” (National Front; the ruling party) retains the power to lead the country; whereas the few states such as Selangor & Penang still retained by the opposition party, “Pakatan Rakyat” (People Alliances). Kedah, which previously was dominated by “Pakatan Rakyat” has turns back to “Barisan Nasional”. Kelantan however, remain stoically loyal to “PAS” (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party).
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim & “Pakatan Rakyat” (People Alliance).
According to the result, it shows that the there was significant polarization in the voting pattern among the predominantly Chinese as most of them voted for Democratic Action Party (“DAP”). Several racial cards are being played after the results were announced as it has been dubbed as a “Tsunami”, symbolizing that the Chinese stood together to voice their choices. You know as I am wearing a neutral hat while writing this; I can’t help but understand why Chinese chose DAP over “MCA”/”Gerakan” as the former is seemed to be more capable, more vigorous and more aggressive in fighting for the rights/privileges for the Chinese whereas MCA/Gerakan are somewhat fail to prove their chivalry to the Chinese. I guess the Chinese speak their choices and that is prerogative everyone has to respect.
Lim Kit Siang & DAP (Democratic Action Party).
The Malays in the Kelantan also prove their irrevocable loyalties to PAS. The state is ruled by the party for more than 20 years now and the children who grow under the wings of PAS administration are all grown-up. Therefore, it is already expected that PAS will strengthen its power in Kelantan. Honestly (as I am wearing neutral hat now), I think the Kelantanese are quite happy under the governing of PAS despite all “hearsay” we hear every now and then in the mass medias (that explains the alternative information sources; especially via The Net). I guess the people there execute their voices as well.
Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat & PAS (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party).
Selangor, which often referred as the mixed state as the polarization of ethnicity is multiracial; has once again choose PKR as the ruling party. I guess the people of Selangor entrust what PKR does and entrust the party with another 5 years of governing tenure. As the richest state in Malaysia, Selangor is a golden chair and hopefully, the ruling party will keep doing the best for its people.
Mukhriz Mahathir sowrn as the new Kedah Menteri Besar, today.
“Barisan Nasional” under the wings of the 5th Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Abdul Razak has successfully retain the majority to win the 13th Malaysian General Election. Honestly, I think that more attentions should be given to Sabah and Sarawak as these both states have proven their unconditional loyalties to Barisan Nasional and yet there are still a lot of poverty and hardship going on. I have many Sabahan & Sarawakian friends and they are actually quite crestfallen to see abusing of power in Sarawak (particularly) is happening and yet no severe actions are taken. The riches become RICHER while the poor are always oppressed & some of the people in remote areas were kidnapped, raped, et cetera. Sigh. But of course on the PLUS points, Dato’ Seri Najb Abdul Razak has successfully introduced us to the “1 Malaysia” tagline which is suitable given the situation rooted from the reigning era of his predecessor. With the presence of Facebook, Twitter and to clean up the mess caused by the previous administration, Dato’ Seri Najib actually is carrying a very serious and hard task. So far, I honestly feel he is doing GREAT.
Kedah meanwhile has taken liberty to shift administration with Mukhriz Mahathir as the new Menteri Besar. Hopefully, he will bring a lot of development to Kedah, Darul Aman! (,”). Although Penang is my birthplace but Kedah is my adopted state as my parents reside there now, and I myself voted there. So hopefully in this 5 years time, the economy in Kedah will boost, Insya ALLAH.
As of today, fresh from the result announcement of General Election, it was reported that the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index jumped 6.8% to a lifetime high of 1,808.90 in early trade. The local currency, the ringgit, hit a 10-month high. You guys can Google to verify this in case I got the wrong information.
On whole, whoever or whichever parties selected to govern the locals, I pray that the chosen leader do THE BEST for their people. The people or “Rakyat” has chosen you, so do not neglect and abuse the trust we put. Please work for us; be diligent; mingle with us; know our plights and pleas – DON’T DISAPPEAR AND ONLY APPEAR 5 YEARS LATER ASKING US TO VOTE FOR YOU – we will PUNISH you for that!; be our good representatives and we will be loyal to you as well.
Malaysia. Putrajaya, the administrative landmark of Malaysia. The throne coveted by many Malaysian politicians.
All, for a better Malaysia. Amin!