It's not a very good week worldwide.
There were another massacre in France, a coup attempt in Turkey, an angry China over the South China Sea ruling which went against it, and other continuing bloodshed all over the place.
All quite tense.
Malaysia's problems seem minuscule compared to those.
Okay, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said he wanted to set up a new party, but I don't think that's a big issue.
It's just democracy at work.
It's like when Umno founder Datuk Onn Jaafar left to set up Independence of Malaya Party and later Parti Negara.
Sadly for Dr Mahathir, I think his plan will end up like that of Datuk Onn's - not very successful.
Malaysians are so used to the existing political parties that a new one will find it hard to survive.
Anyway, I feel that Dr Mahathir is too old to go down that path.
He should just rest.
I know, he feels that he must do something to correct things for the country, but he is already past 90 years old.
Let the younger people do that, if they must.
Personally, I feel that Dr Mahathir had done all he can for the country and I don't think he should continue to push it.
His advisors and the people around him really should tell him to rest.
Maybe his son DS Mukhriz Mahathir can do that.
If Dr Mahathir is my father, that's what I will try to tell him.
They have to admit the fact that the rebellion against DS Najib Razak within Umno has failed.
If they want to continue, they have to fight as one of the opposition parties.
And for that, they should not let Dr Mahathir to tire himself with it.
It's too tedious for someone his age.
If he still must, Dr Mahathir should instead help them with his prayers.
If it's true that Najib is destroying the country, let Allah answer Dr Mahathir's prayers and enable the opposition, which include his supporters to win the next general election.
Whatever it is, the young should do the fighting, not an over 90-year-old man.
I can just imagine how tiring it must be for Dr Mahathir.
Honestly, I'm tired just by being an observer of the fight.
What more for someone that age being in the thick of things.
I always cringed whenever they whacked him over this past one year.
It's disconcerting seeing an old man like Dr Mahathir being treated that way no matter what.
Really, if they really love him like they said they were, they should really convince him to rest.
They should be the ones to do the fighting, not Dr Mahathir.
Well, that's my thoughts of things for today.
Tomorrow, I have to go to KL.
Got works to do.
Need to pack now.
Hope you all had a better week and weekend.