Friday, January 02, 2009

Of 2008, 2009, local, international and...

Prior to this Dnightcaller ha sbeen lying low, because there are too much uncertainties and Dnighcaller is not too happy with the things going on and feels that it is best that Dnighcaller reserves his comments and his vision and analysis of what is happening....However, new year means new stance....

2008 has been a roller coaster year for Malaysia. It started with the former Health Minister scandal leading to his resignation from the cabinet. For that decision, salute to Dr Chua for his bravery to admit his mistakes and stand by his decision to quit his cabinet post. This is far cry from any other Ministers who may go all out to offer excuses and buy their way out from their own "social problems". And if one were to recall, one of them involves the now former Minister who cannot resist from grazing the waitress in his cigar smoking room, somewhere near Brickfields

March 2008 will be etched in the nation's history as the day where the rakyat turn their tables on the ruling BN. The aftermath of the election day shows that BN lost valuable states of Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Kelantan and lost the majority parliment seats for Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. On top of that BN failed to secure 2/3 majority in the parliment. Despite fiery rhetpric from Anwar Ibrahim, the coalition od opposition failed to wrest control of the Federal government when the opposition failed to convince the ruling BN parlimentarians to jump ship and swim together with the loosely formed Pakatan Rakyat.

With growing voices of discontent, Abdullah Badawi decided to quit his PM's post come March 2009 and his choice of succession is Najib Tun Razak, who is his current deputy.

2008 also see changes for the police of the world USA. Barrack Hussein Obama won the presidential election against McCain of the Republican party. The President elect will take his oath in January 2009.

Along the way, Israel starts attacking aza during the last days of 2008, where death tolls are rising by the days with no sight of Israel going to stop the genocide against the Palestinian people. And as usual, USA is dead silent in condemning the acts of its ally in the middle east.

As 2008, 2009 also start with a bang. This time involving a pay Tv station newscaster with 25 party revellers in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Although they are fortunate to escape from being charged of participating in immoral acts, they will be further investigated by narcotics department on the positivedrug test result conducted on them.

Whilst Kuala Terengganu will be the focal points for politicians with the upcoming by election of Kuala Terengganu parlimentarian seat. BN is banking on Senator Wan Farid, an ally of KJ and former political secretary of PM whilst PAS will be fielding Wahid Endut, a formiable foe who never lost in elections,

The nomination date is set on 6th January 2009 but both sides are now busy campaigning and there are talks of sponsoring out of town voters to return to KT to cast their votes.

2009 will be interesting to watch and looking forward to follow on the Altantunya murder case, will Najib be PM by March 2009, the new DPM, will Wan Farid triumps over Wahid Endut in KT, the saga of Yang diPertuan Negeri Sembilan, will Pakatan Rakyat coalition hold?, Fuel price coming down further ? etc etc.

2009 will also be a year where dnightcaller will put up more postings...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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