Wave of Change

Today marks the beginning of a new era in Malaysia. A wave of change in the political scene with opposition parties (PKR-DAP-PAS) capturing 5 states and the biggest mandate ever given to the opposition parties in the country’s 50 years history. Thus, successfully denied BN a 2/3 majority in the parliament for the first time since 1969.

I guess there’s a general sense of frustration and disappointment among the public in the current ruling BN government to lead the country. Crime rate on the rise, corruption on the rise, inflation on the rise, and many other issues seems unresolved. The opposition parties aren’t that good in my opinion, but its the next best option for the people to voice our dissatisfaction with the BN government, and a chance for the opposition parties to proof their worth.

Election 2008 marks the first time I’m practicing my democratic rights as a Malaysian citizen. And I’m glad to be part of it – making history. Hopefully, the opposition parties will now deliver their pre-election promises and bring about changes in the government for the betterment of the society and the nation. Anyway, life goes on…