Sixty more minutes to midnight and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has yet to show hand. No defection from the Barisan Nasional camp is forthcoming. Looks like his plan to unseat Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and topple the Barisan Nasional government has fizzled out. Likewise, his promise of forming the next government with him becoming the Prime Minister of Malaysia on September 16 will not be realized. This failure to fulfill what he has been harping since March 8 will definitely dent his credibility. Whatever he is planning next, I hope it will not create even more uncertainty. I am truly fed up with all these politicking and bickering. It is not doing the nation any good, especially in times of economic turmoil.
Yes, you read right. I am not voting for the opposition. I am also not voting for the ruling party. After the dissolution of the Parliament, there is no longer a ruling party. There is only a caretaker government consisting of the former ruling party that is the Barisan Nasional that administers the country during the interim until a new government is formed after the election. After the dissolution of the Parliament on February 13, there is no longer an opposition party, too. The political parties or coalition of political parties in Malaysia are on the same footing now. Each of them that contests in the general election has the potential to form the next government and become the ruling party if they win sufficient seats in the Parliament. So yes, lets cast our votes for the party that has the interest of our nation and her people at heart. The choice is ours. Right or wrong, we will have to live with that choice for the next five years.