Saturday, February 16, 2008


The prediction is that the Barisan Nasional will still form the government but maybe with a smaller majority. This has been based on the fact that the Opposition parties are still quarrelling over the allocation of the seats, if this were to materalise, we would see a one to one contest with the Barisan Nasional.

Even yesterday's Malaysian Indians Rose illegal rally had not created any impact. It could not be discounted that some Indians will vote for the Opposition, but it seems that still a majority would continue to vote for the ruling Barisan Nasional since they want security and feel that BN will take reasonable steps to uplift their community in the near future.

There is some fear in the Chinese voters as regards to Penang Chief Minister. Since Barisan Nasional chief and caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had reported that he will maintain status quo, it is presumed that Gerakan will still control the State and this will please the Chinese to vote for them.

The government has planned various 'goodies' for every race coming this election and we can see them once after the nominations are over. As usual, the Malays will receive most of these 'goodies' since they form the majority.

But whatever said it is all up to the rakyat to decide. The vote is in their hands. They need to vote wisely for a better Malaysia.

photo courtesy of The Star Online