It is now more than a week after the 505 General election.
A few intriguing situations have arisen.
The first is of course will the Big Brother do a “Pah Lah” to our PM?
To his credits, PM have campaigned very hard, and he has been well received in many areas. If not for PM, whose rating has been higher than his party, BN would have lost even more.If we take UMNO alone, he actually did better than 308, winning 88 compared to 79 the last time. He also won back Kedah and Perak.
So any attempt to dislodge him, and I am sure there would be such attempts, would not be as easy as in 2008.
I hope he would not veer to the right for that would be suicidal for UMNO, like what Saifuddin said. If he veers to the right, by the next election, Big Brother would be voted out. This is because there would be more and more young people coming of age to vote, and more and more would have access to internet and social media.
On top of that, the urbanisation of suburbs and suburban-isation of sub-suburbans would lead to more people to vote against bad governance, corruptions and extremism.
In other words, as the country progresses , there will be more and more centrist voters who want change, and unless change can be delivered to them, they are likely to vote for opposition.
He should hasten his transormation program, tackle corruption with more resolve, and perhaps appoint liberals like Khairy into his cabinet, to counter the influence of the old gurads led by the Old Horse.
If, instead, he goes the path of the Old Horse, he would lose even more, and Malaysia can say bye bye to the smaller component parties, like Gerakan, MCA and MIC, since these parties actually depend on the Big Brother to get votes for them.
So I hope Big Brother realises this. Otherwise, it will be booted out GE14.