and today DPM DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said,
This looks like the date of the general election will not be around that time as much speculated previously.
Many thought GE14 will be held not long after the Sea Games in September.
The reason was said because of the probable feel good factor of the event and the advantage BN has over the currently incoherent opposition pact.
Maybe the opposition parties had found out that PM DS Najib Razak will not call for the poll so early from its deadline in August next year.
That's why I think they want to have the gathering in mid-October instead of September as earlier planned.
I don't think the opposition parties would want such a gathering to be too near an election date as they logically hope to build a groundswell on it.
They probably welcomed the election being pushed back till its deadline so that they have time to consolidate their pact and support as well as repair all the cracks in their coalition.
I expect Malaysian politics to get even more hectic after the gathering.
The opposition would likely go all out campaigning after that, all the way to the general election.
It's also becoming quite apparent that BN also needs more time to prepare for the polls.
Feedbacks indicated that a lot more needed to be done on the ground if the coalition wants its machinery to be fully operational.
Compared to the same period prior to the last general election in 2013, what had been done so far was much less than back then.
Yes, there were a lot of noises going back and forth between the two opposing sides, particularly in cyberspace, but the real works on the ground have been relatively slow.
Even DAP, arguably the hardest working party doesn't seems the same as itself in the run up to the last general election.
Maybe it's fatigue.
Actually, if I'm to have a wish on this, I rather they have the election early so that we can after that go on with our lives.
Now, if they don't have it in October after the Sea Games, I doubt they are even going to have it this year.
And if it's stretched till it's final deadline, we'll have to suffer another whole year of nonsense and stupid statements by obnoxious politicians and their followers from both sides as it is now.
Such a drag, isn't it?
Well, I have been postponing my next trip to Japan several times because of this.
My Japanese friend who kept asking me to visit him in Tokyo is probably fed up with me by now.
See lah. If the general election is really not going to be after the Sea Games, I'll go there for an autumn visit.
|Mount Fuji from the bank of Lake Kawaguci in autumn|
Will try to find out more because I need to be really sure so that I can book my tickets and lodging early. Otherwise it's going to be too expensive.
Okay, that's about it.
Need to close shop now. There's only another person in my office now. Others had went home rather early today.