This is the question on the lips of many Malaysians. Obviously some people are not feeling very confident.
Someone sent this to me by email. I don’t know who designed it but I think it sums up our situation. Is the delay because more vote-buying (aka handouts) has to be done?
This whole charade and guessing game over the election date is ridiculous and turning us into a laughing stock. It has drained the country of resources (incluing public financial resources for handouts) and energy.
The guessing game smacks also of a power-trip for ruling coalition leaders. They seem to enjoy keeping the public waiting and guessing while they search for “inspiration (ilham)“.
There has to be a better system and hopefully, we won’t see a repeat in GE14. If the BN government wants to wait for the full term, then let’s go for full terms from now on – barring ‘no confidence’ motions – and come up with a new rule that forbids handouts of any sort (apart from institutionalised welfare assistance) in say, the last three months before the term is up.