Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Change

The Mother of all elections has just come to an end. Were you all waiting with bated breath for the news announcement yesterday? I know I was! But I had no doubts in Anwar though, from the first announcement of the partial results, he was already leading by more than 3000 votes, which was significant. If you didn't know yet, Anwar Ibrahim finally won with a landslide victory, landslide because of the huge majority that overpowered the previous win by his wife Wan Azizah. Anwar Ibrahim garnered 31,195 votes, Arif Shah Omar Shah (from BN), 15,524, and Hanafi Hamat, 92. Anwar won with a majority of 15,671. (From malaysiakini) Some people say that we should salute the Malays in this election, because they're the majority in terms of Permatang Pauh population. Apparently, Malays have always been subject to immense pressure to vote for BN candidates so as to ensure the future of Malay race is safeguarded. However, today, it shows that they are not afraid of the pressure anymore, and they have come out from their shells and daringly practised democracy to fight for change.

Change. That is the only thing we're hoping for right now. The only thing we can do. As the people of Malaysia, we can only go so far as to voice out our choices in the elections and I believe that we've done so bravely. We have done our job. Now, it is the time to sit back and marvel at our chosen leaders doing their part of the deal. We will never know whether they are going to do what they promised earlier, or whether they're going to be better with the current leadership. But what we all know is, we're definitely not going anywhere right now. So, why not?

4 comments:

MisSmall said...

Seems like I'm the only one who's not excited by this, for more reasons than one.

On a side note, the little black dress you wore to the wedding, cute! :D

chiaoju said...

I'm waiting to see what's up with 916...hmmm

cc said...

I like how you describe it, the mother of all election. LOL
With change, comes hope. Let's hope for a better tomorrow, a change of scene.

iamthewitch said...

missmall: Thank you for the sweet compliment!

chiaoju: Let's see what's with the budget today first! Hehehe

cc: Yea, we're indeed hoping for now, the only thing we can do. :)