What Now After The General Election?

Sleep. Lots of it. I am totally pooped out. Cross country driving this time was exciting but exhausting as well. I can feel what the speakers for the countless ceramahs felt running from one venue to another to convince voters to give them their votes. I am sure the incoming Members of Parliaments and State Assemblymen are as worn out as me after thirteen days of non-stop day and night campaigning all over the country.

Many will also have to nurse their hoarse voices back to good health. After that, they should get down to serious work entrusted to them by the people. Yang Berhormats, please remember your promises to the people. Work on it. Do that with sincerity. Here is wishing newly elected Yang Berhormats all the best in serving the people and the nation.

For the rest of us, life goes on. The excitement of Malaysia’s largest carnival will soon die off. We will go back to our old dreary routines to earn enough to make ends meet. But lets continue to actively engage our elected Parliamentarians and State Assemblymen on issues that affect our rights and that of the nation. It is through such dialogues that we can build a better Malaysia for everyone.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.