It was my base for the last two general elections.
I like the place because of its convenience, relatively low price and strategic location.
As I observed the BN losses that night, I felt sadness, especially the fall of my home state Johor. Back in 2013, I gave my best for its defense.
I did expect it though.
BN was doing so badly that I believe it actually lost the election even a year earlier than that.
It was not that Pakatan was any good. Instead, it was BN which totally screwed up the whole campaign from the very start.
I blamed Najib and his team for their failure to lead, especially the shabby way they handled the communication aspect of the campaign.
In Johor, Khaled Nordin's team didn't even do the basics. I had actually been bitching about it since he took over in 2013. Please look at the archive of this blog since back then if you don't believe me.
However, amid my sadness, I also felt a sense of relief.
Honestly, I was glad as the defeat also meant that BN, in particular Umno may clean up their act.
They can get rid off the garbage and parasites.
Also, from the early days of their victory, I could sense that things are not going to be easy for the Pakatan people.
I gave the early warning just a day after GE14 when I heard about
Osman Sapian being the leading Johor MB candidate
Recently, they kicked him out and things have not yet settled in Johor ever since.
In fact, I think the current MB Dr Sahruddin is going to be even worse than Osman.
He can't even lead his own party in Johor as the leadership in KL had put his rival, that Mazlan guy whom he sacked from his exco, as state Pribumi Bersatu chairman.
It was that messed up in Johor now.
Well, there were of course all those Pakatan's broken election promises and other screwed ups.
Don't want to repeat them like a broken record.
Pakatan leaders were asking for more time, which I think was rather silly.
After all they still have four more years before the next general election.
For me, it's easy - perform or get kicked out.
And they better get on with it right away.
Talked so much before the election as if they know everything and now everyone knows that they were just bullshitting.
People are indeed getting angry. Especially the Malays.
They know now that Pakatan lied about a lot of things before GE14.
I saw their anger when I was on the ground for the recent Semenyih and Rantau by-elections.
Then there's the trouble of some Pakatan people who just don't get it.
They really believe that the result of GE14 was a victory of the non-Malays over the Malays and bumiputera, especially the Muslims among them.
They became so arrogant.
They wanted all those nonsense such as ICERD and Rome Statute.
Then they went on to undermine everything that's Malay and bumiputera such as disturbing the civil service.
So many people lost their jobs because of that, with more to come.
They just don't care because those people are not "their people".
I will always remember how they campaigned in Rantau. This is one of them;
And they accuse Umno of being racist.
Then there were all those statements about Malays being lazy, stupid, don't know how to handle money and the latest that of using the back door in education.
Were all that necessary?
Are Malays as a race that bad?
Malays basically run this country for 60 years and it did develop quite well. I believe life is better here than in China and India all those years. Still is, I believe.
My friend from Japan yesterday asked me about the situation in Malaysia.
I told him that if the general election was held today, I think Pakatan would lose.
The BN cooperation with Pas is for real.
Bear in mind that there are 101 parliamentary constituencies in Peninsular with over 60 per cent Malay voters. Another 18 have more than 50 per cent Malay voters. It takes 112 seats in Parliament to form the government.
A friend who now supports Pakatan said BN, Pas and their other allies would not be able to sustain the momentum all the way to next general election four years from now.
However, I reminded him that those were the same words of Najib's people about Dr Mahathir's effort to topple their boss back then.
They continued to be arrogant and now paying for it....along with the rest of the country.
So far, there's no indication that Pakatan is able to stop the momentum from further snowballing.
And another thing was that, the next general election may not even be four years from now.
A year from now we may most likely have another round of that tiresome Dr Mahathir versus Anwar fight.
When that happens, anything goes, okay.