Sunday, 18 January 2009
So What Now?
It has now come to pass that Barisan Nasional finally has lost the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat with a good majority, something that if we had really practised Westminster politics would be justifiable cause for general elections to be called. However I doubt that this will happen now. This now becomes a black mark against the incoming administration as this was an opportunity no matter how inopportune for him to demonstrate his ability carry out the trust to rejuvenate, refresh and renew voters trust in Barisan Nasional but now the test has been failed miserably. I cannot but feel that the Prime Minister should have instead batten the hatches and did the job himself come what may, and dealt with the problems in his own internal elections and then the general elections to reaffirm his or his successor’s mandate. Whatever the outcome, it would have removed any uncertainty in who actually holds the political mandate of the people. As it is now, despite whatever the political pundits may say, the wayang or gamesmanship by all parties will go on until the next elections are called and we will all can only guess on what could have been.