I apologise for not being regular with writing these few weeks. I was just overwhelmed by the amount of work. There are so many foreign workers coming for official medical checkup (under the 6Ps) that most of my time is occupied with examing them, taking blood, and keying in the results online when the reports were ready. These besides the normal patients that I am still seeing.
So this might go on until next month, when the amnesty for foriegn workers ends.
Today i would like to write on the cowgate. It has finally been given the dues that it deserves.
CowGirl has finally
resigned agreed to step down (Editor: the word resigned was changed because of the first 2 comments posted as both the commentators have rightly pointed out my mistake of calling this a resignation), after holding on for so long, and her resignation might be too late to change people’s opinion now. If it was done when the whole thing was revealed following the Auditor General’s report, it might have some impact that this government is indeed bent on tackling corruption. But coming now, it has given a perception that action is finally taken, not because of the principles involved, but more for trying to win votes in the coming election. One wonders if not for the fact that there is an election, could it be that the whole thing would just drag on and nothing would happen?
Politically, the wanita is always the vangurad of UMNO. They are the ones that go house to house and talk to the women folks in kampungs. Their impact cannot be underestimated. That may be why the PM has dragged his feet for so long. After all, appointing ministers is his sole prerogative. The inaction may be due to the fat that he did not want to alienate the wanita’s support in case of a party challenge, which is very likely, if he does not perform better than 2008 in the next GE.
With this one issue put away, PM has dealt with his most pressing outstanding issue.
With this, the chances of an election in late May or early June cannot be discounted.