A friend from Johor recently asked me why I hardly write about my home state these days.
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would know that I have been very critical of the Johor government and the way of Umno there ever since DS Mohamed Khaled Nordin took over the menteri besar post.
You can just type "johor" at the search section on the right side of this blog page to know what I think of things in that state.
I told my friend that I have highlighted most of the defects in Johor and it is now up to Khaled and his people to do something about them.
As far as I'm concerned, I have done my part.
I'm not an attack dog of anyone to keep on barking the same story day in and day out.
I criticised Khaled and his people because I care about the future of my home state and not because I have a personal agenda or to profit from it.
But of course they had marked me as an enemy because I criticised them.
I know that some of my previous blog postings on Johor had been discussed in their meetings and in fact Khaled himself had personally asked people for my identity.
Well, it doesn't matter to me.
At least I know that they received my messages.
It's now for them to decide what to do with those messages
If they choose to ignore my criticisms, then they just have to wait till the next election to experience the repercussions.
It's now half way through the current term. There is just slightly more than two years before the deadline for the next general election.
There is little time left for Khaled and his people to fix things.
I may be critical of them but I have no intention to pile on extra pressure for them to mend their ways during that short period they have left.
I also have no intention to provide the opposition with extra ammunition by keep on harping on the weaknesses of Khaled's administration.
As it is, I know that he is currently struggling to keep things under control due to pressure from all quarters.
Then there is also the ongoing Umno rebellion which is draining support for the party.
Seriously, I don't want to add to Khaled's troubles for now.
I'm not like some of those Umno bloggers who attacked former Johor MB TS Abdul Ghani Othman just weeks before the last general election in 2013 to make sure he leaves Johor.
They never care whether their attacks were actually harming Barisan Nasional itself.
What ever it is, I still think BN is better than the fractious opposition parties when it comes to managing Johor.
Having said all that, if Khaled and his people want to continue the way they are now, then that's their choice.
My reading of Johor at the moment is that, the state will still be in BN's hand after the next general election but the coalition will lose its two third majority in the state assembly while more parliamentary seats (up to 14 from the current five) will go to the opposition.
There are a total of 25 parliamentary seats in Johor.
Current opposition's parliamentary seats in Johor are DAP's Gelang Patah, Kulai, Kluang and Bakri as well as PKR's Batu Pahat.
The parliamentary seats which are in danger of falling to the opposition in the next general election are Ledang, Segamat, Labis, Muar, Tanjong Piai, Johor Baru, Pulai, Tebrau and Khaled's own base of Pasir Gudang.
BN's majority of over 20,000 in Pasir Gudang during the general election in 2008 was reduced to less than 1,000 in 2013.
Yes, if Khaled and his people think they can carry on with the way things are now, there may be more opposition parliamentarians from Johor than those from BN after the next general election.
Oh, by the way, if Khaled is reading this, I hope he realised that his political secretary's favourite tactic of pouring Malay sentiments into Malay-majority hotspots on the electoral maps will not help in fixing things.
Johor Malay voters, especially those in the urban area, needed more than just racial rhetoric's to persuade them.
And one more thing, Khaled, please tell your boys to stop flashing their luxury cars around and playing golf in KL. Don't make it too obvious. People are talking, okay.