Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The rakyat is ready to give BN the boot

Given the sentiment on the ground, BN will be swept out of power if elections are held today.

With the price increases for fuel, food, utilities and services, the ordinary Malaysian is hard pressed to make ends meet.In such a foul mood, Malaysians are scrutinising every single sen that the BN federal government spends of the rakyat’s money.

How could the rakyat have kept BN in power for 51 years is something beyond words. Having awoken from their slumber, the rakyat can’t wait to dump BN into the dustbin of the past.

The talk these days is so long as the BN brand is voted out, any other brand will be acceptable to the rakyat. But wait, there is a problem...

The BN government is legally elected for the next five years but the rakyat has become increasingly impatient and can’t wait that long. How to do it?

Legally, this can only be done with BN parliamentarians crossing over to the opposition or parliament passing a vote of no confidence on the PM.

Can we count on our wakil rakyat to stand up and effect a change in government?