A friend called up and asked about my views on the impact of KT by election.
I told him, change is now inevitable. Either BN takes the lead to change or the change will come when the 13th General Election is called, in 3 years time perhaps, or sooner maybe.
The writing is very very clear. Even in a constituency in Malay Heartland of Trengganu, a party championing ketuanan Melayu has lost because of the swing of Malay votes. The margin would be greater, had the young Chinese voters working in other towns and Kuala Lumpur returned home to vote and joined their Malay counterparts in rejecting UMNO.
When you are a party purportedly representing the Malays and the Malays vote you out, this means that you really need to examine and re examine yourself to see what is wrong. This loss can no longer be ascribed to ‘fluke’, as so many BN leaders like to think.
But the question is, will this party examine and re-examine itself, when so much of its chieftains are involved in the patronage system, and when these chieftains owe their riches and projects to the very system that is now threatening to undo the whole organisation? Human psychology would tell us, they would not.. They would point fingers at others but not theselves..
And if they do not change, they will be voted out the next time.. It is as clear cut as A B Cs..
Come next election, there will be one million more young voters which are now dead against BN. Whatever thing BN does , even things that may be good for the people, it will always be viewed as doing for its self interest, and viewed with suspicions..
SO much distrust the people have towards the coalition. They have only themselves to blame, just like the boy who cried wolf… After hearing wolf cries so many times, people will not bother even if there is real wolf appearing… This is exactly the same sentiments affecting BN.. No matter how good they try to reform, it will always be viewed with distrust…
The tsunami is certainly on course .
The view that nothing can be worse than now is so prevalent that it is not easy to change. Any real reform would need time to see effects, and time is really running out..
That is why Change is now inevitable.