Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Of RM 60B, speculations and ...

Malaysians are suckers. That's for real. We are suckers and adored the serial dramas of from Argentina, Indonesia, Japan and Koreans. We stay glued to the TV following the series where in the end good will overcome evil with evil getting his share of retributions.

In real life, unfortunately that may not be happening. Our Finance Minister has tabled an additional stimulus package worth RM 60B for Malaysia to cope with the coming recession. Are we concerned? Not really. Malaysians are more interested to speculate on what goes behind the closed doors of Madrasah Nurul Iman, Hulu Langat, Selangor.

Malaysians are no longer interested to hear Nazrin Shah talking about the so-called social contract and the need to respect the rulers. Not when Nazrin has failed to walk the talk, with regards to the Perak 2 MBs' state.

How many Malaysians see the live telecast of Hujah episode 6 when Rais Yatim and Shafie Afdal presents their views on UMNO against the sharp witted Prof Agus? Or on how Rais Yatim rambled on the need for party driven government?

How many will take the news of power transition slated this coming 3rd April 2009 at face value? Not many, I guess....because Malaysians from both sides divide are looking and hoping and praying for "the thrill in Dewan Merdeka" this end of March 2009. Well, what are we looking for :-

1. The High court of Perak will issue judgement paving the way for state wide election in Perak;

2. HRH Sultan of Perak consent MB Nizar's request for audience to seek the approval for dissolution of Perak state assembly;

3. AAB decided to stay on as PM post March 2009. Not that he is any good....

4. PR law makers combine with AAB's faithful to give vote of confidence to AAB to continue as PM;

5. HRH Agung did not accept NTR as PM until proven that he has the majority law makers supporting him;

6. UMNO delegates reject money politics and force the supreme council to walk the talk;

7. Hishamuddein to abolish PPSMI for primary schools (or revised the version);

8. Unity government formed with TRH of Gua Musang as interim PM until the next election;

9. NTR to come clean and prove once and for all why he deserves to be PM;

But all this are just wishful thinking. It will not happen although some may happen but in diluted version. What is most important now is for both sides to discard their political beliefs and work hand in hand for the betterment of the people. The check and balance is needed so that the RM 60B package is not hijacked by those in power nor distributed by dubious means to those close to the corridors of power.

Are Malaysians going to be glued to TVs' from 24th to 28th March 2009? I bet they will, looking for those tell tale signs of dramas unfolding right in front of our eyes as one by one, UMNO stalwarts will either be rewarded with posts or vanquished into have beens...

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

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