DAP wins in Sibu with 398 votes majority. Whether we like it or not the people in Sibu have given BN a strong warning and caution that the government coalition is now at the edge of high cliff waiting for a high fall.
This is no small matter and let us all admit that the confidence of the people in Sibu in particular and Sarawak as a whole towards BN is fast deteriorating and fading.
The PM, DPM, the CM and every big leader with big names and decorations were there in Sibu since two weeks ago to defend the seat but the people and voters have made their decision to give DAP this vital seat.
Please bear in mind that the seat was won by BN with over 3200 votes in the last GE and the result of today’s by election shows a big swing against BN and this will be another big lesson for us if we continue to manage a nation purely by addressing sentiments.
I have been calling for every one to do soul searching and introspection but very few want to digest and think sportingly but many reacted with sentiment of hatred and stay put in the state of denial.
We are so afraid to admit our weaknesses. We are still thinking and absorbed by the power we experienced in yesteryears. We don’t want to admit that we are already rejected and the rejection is not without reasons.
In Sarawak nobody dares to admit that Taib Mahmud is already a serious liability and anywhere we go in Sarawak the Rakyat already want to see him to go for retirement. All budding leaders are all in oblivion as he does not want to abdicate the seat.
People in Sarawak think that he wants to be the ‘Raja” perpetually. He never put up effort to prepare for a viable leadership succession.
Answer the following question for a quick introspection.
1.How long more do we need the uniform personnel to give us the needed votes through the postal boxes?
2.Do we have the stamina to provide hand outs in all by election in tens of millions of ringgit?
3. Why are we not coming out with strong and solid policies that are applicable in long term period, rather than giving and dishing out development allocation just to address short term sentiment of the local voters where the by election is held?
4. Are we strong enough to admit that the 1Malaysia slogan is a total flop?
5. Do we want to resign to the fact that the current environment shows that there is a serious crisis of confidence? AND if we admit that there is a crisis of confidence, do we have the courage to start the nation anew, meaning to have table talks among the heads of racial leaders initiated by a strong character Malay leader?
The situation of the day is serious and I am wondering how Najib’s leadership can handle and address the decadence of support towards BN leaders and government.
This is my blog with my opinion and I am prepared to face any dialog even in the open with big names and decorations to find out the gist and substance of solution to the current political ambiguities.
I have to say what I have to say and I appeal to every concerned individuals and organization to come out with ideas and thoughts as how to address the quandary and political setback the nation is facing.
In the peninsula no one party in BN is of consequence any more. UMNO/BN is just resting their laurels and glory on the power of the executive; nothing more and nothing less.
If UMNO becomes an opposition at Federal Government, only god knows how this party is going to recuperate the support of the people in the following General Election.
Please don’t lie to our own self. We are at the tip of a high and slippery cliff, and a small misadventure would see a high fall for BN in just a moment.
In the meanwhile let us stop amusing ourselves as we are going for perpetual regret.
So sorry for anyone who is irritated by my view, but I am sure that I am writing with my heart.