Sunday, June 26, 2011

Election Wish

The star Online reported that Najib said "in today's situation and political landscape, what was important was to effect change and revitalisation because "if we stick to the old ways, we can win the old war, but winning the new war is not a certainty for us".


When he said that, I was hoping he was considering:-


1. To conduct election only upon expiry of every 5 years term with dates of next election to be announced right after conclusion of each election. No more guessing games. No more waiting for inspiration for the election dates. No more jokes about next election dates. Just simple, the end of the 5 years with dates decided and announced at the beginning of the term.


2. The ruling party would stop using any and all government machineries for the benefit of the ruling party. Complete and visible separation between government and political party activities at all time. No more instant project during elections. No more announcement of new project during elections. No more promises of new projects during elections.


3. The party he is heading would lead the way for a clean and positive campaigning. His party would from now on endeavour to stand on it's strength and not on the opposition's weakness. Meaning, instead of working to discredit the oppositions to make his party look good, they would work to better his party so that his party would not only look good but actually become better.


But then he was also reported to say "In this context, Najib urged party members to create a winning alliance by forging relations and links with various levels and groups in society in their respective areas to ensure public support for the party".


Well of course, what was I thinking. Who am I. Why would the election or anything at all go according to my wish?

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