Many people are unhappy.
These people don’t care much about politics. They don’t care much about religious issues. They don’t care about the ‘agreement’ between Liow And Chua in the election of MCA (if posts can be agreed upon, why the need for election?). They don’t care about why no action is taken on the case of a deputy minister being hit by a third tier leader of the Big Brother. They have gone immune to these happenings in the Bolehland.
They are unhappy because they feel helpless and hopeless.
After the last General Election, I can feel a prevailing sense of helplessness and hopelessness especially among those who live in the urban areas.
While they go about their daily activities, most things have become more and more expensive. It is no longer a case of tightening belts. It is now about survival.. This is especially true for those with young children.Many of the young parents with young children are finding it hard to make ends meet. A tin of infant formulae now is more than RM100. And that is considered essential item for a growing infant. A family income of 4000 is no longer enough to live in the cities.
This is no longer about not being able to afford a house. There is now despair that soon, many of them who are renting houses will not be able to afford to have a roof over their heads; they may not have enough to pay for the rentals. Many of them who work and who used to eating lunch outside is now eating bread and water for their lunch.
They are feeling helpless because they see no light at the end of the tunnel. Even when most of them voted for change, there is no change for the better; there are changes but all these changes make things more and more expensive and there is now less and less money in the pockets.
They are feeling hopeless because apparently these changes are just the beginning. When GSt is implemented next year, things will become worse.
They see ministers and top civil servants travel and move in luxury while they have to cut back on everything. But they cannot hope for any changes in the short terms since another GE will be 4 years away.
They look at opposition run states and there is not much to shout about too. So even if next election comes and they vote for change, will change be around? They have lost hope. A opposition CM has just bought a new Merz. What difference is he from other politicians? In another state, internal politics are so intense and there might be a change in MB..
Is there any solution to this? Sorry, I don’t not actually see any. Not with the current batch of ‘managers’. There is no more leadership around. The so-called leaders up there have really lost touch with the common people and the needs of the rakyat.
My advice is only this: Live from day to day!