Whew! There's just a whole lot of things happening in Malaysia right now!
I see UMNO metamorphizing into a party that is seeing a groundswell of opposition towards its embattled President and a ball less Deputy President who dares not rock the boat at this crucial times for fear of getting 'Anwar'ed' just as pressure is building up all around the beleaguered PM Abdullah Badawi to resign and spare everyone further heartaches?
I am also reading about Ong Ka Ting being accused of trying to build a family dynasty in the MCA after the party he leads get whupped in the recently concluded 12th Malaysian GE on 8th of March, 2008.
The MCA is at an all time low when it comes to support from the Malaysian Chinese. All those years of kowtowing to UMNO has come home to roost in the form of party leaders losing in the GE at a scale that is unprecedented!
As wished for, Malaysians got to see the Don of the Malaysian Indian Congress sent packing in the Sg Siput Constituency in the 12th GE and ended the Works Ministryship monopoly of the notorious bad ass Samy Vellu who terrorized the MIC all these years with his take no prisoners iron fist dictatorship over one of the BN's major coalition partners.
The fumbling Gerakan leadership in Penang fell down so viciously that there is not a slim chance of them ever making a comeback in my home island.
Koh Tsu Koon who allowed my home island to go into the economic doldrums had to say goodbye after doing a lousy job as far as taking care of Penang?
I sure hope that Lim Guan Eng, our new Penang Chief Minister will be able to bring Penang back to being the true 'Pearl of the Orient'.
Ecological preservation, rehabilitation of the East Jelutong foreshore and proper restoration of the island's greenery must be amongst the top priorities in his agenda.
The Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone needs looking into and whatever problems that are causing factories there to close and move over to China, Vietnam or Thailand ought to be addressed and nipped in the bud or provisions made to ensure that one of our country's major industrial and electronics manufacturing zones be kept productive and vibrant, attracting FDI's back to our nation.
Moving on over to the new DAP-PKR-PAS state governments.
I see a breaking of taboo of sorts when I see Lim Kit Siang and Tuan Guru Datuk Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang make peace between the two opposition parties and forge a new strong bond of achieving common objectives in breaking the monopoly of the BN with the arbitration of the PKR.
Now, the interesting part is seeing former kingpins of the BN start making statements lambasting UMNO's arrogance and apparent haughtiness over the rest of the BN coalition partners.
The infamous apple polishers in the form of Samy Vellu and Lim Keng Yaik wasted no time in making their entrenched feelings towards UMNO's highhandedness being a major cause why the BN lost so many of their leaders in the general elections and why Malaysians taught them a very swift decisive lesson towards eating humble pie?
Do I see Abdullah Badawi capitulating after all the obvious proof of his being the most unpopular BN Prime Minister and UMNO President after all these years?
Erm..not at the present moment or till the UMNO General Assembly later at the end of this year.
The unfortunate thing is that Najib Tun Razak, is being slated to take over from Pak Lalalalala?
Malaysia will be in deeper shit if that were to happen?
To add to the average Malaysian's worries is the clearly lopsided police witch hunting of the Pakatan Rakyat's leadership over the April 14th Sultan Sulaiman Club public gathering to celebrate Anwar Ibrahim's freedom to actively participate in the nation's political movements with the ending of his 5 year ban from political activity enforced on him as a condition of his release from prison.
Isn't it obvious that the police do not take any action on the illegal UMNO protests at Kuala Terengganu and Penang, but a peaceful gathering at the Kelab Sultan Sulaiman is seeing them dedicate so much time and manpower to go sniff out any errors from the butts of the PKR leaders?
Whatever it is, Malaysia is clearly going through a purging of sorts.
I for one wish that the general Malaysian public will not forget the years and years of the BN bullshit that we had to endure and take our time to process and evaluate each and every piece of news or views that comes our way?
It's cyber warfare at it's best my fellow Malaysians.
RTM has started a slot for Bloggers. 'Blog -perspektif baru' . Every Sunday, 8.40 pm.
This news alert came to me care of firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks brother.
So, at last the BN's propaganda machinery has come to realize that there's only so much character assassinations and selective reporting that they can do for here in the internet, they can't dictate to folks like me as to what to believe or reduced to rely upon for the latest news?
At the end of the day, Malaysians will come out of this upheaval as a better people and forge better ties to one another, breaking free from the apartheid policies that kept us apart and wary of each other all these 51 years.
I see this as a turning point in our nation's future. Racist politics will soon be a thing of the past.