Interlude~Posted: September 11, 2008
It’s funny how my mum keeps so silent about politics, that when she DOES open her mouth to let known her thoughts, she’s a bomb!
My dad and I were talking about the 916 defections. At about the time when Anwar just won the Permatang Pauh seat, I had asked my dad: “So, do you think 916 will happen?”
His reply: “If it doesn’t happen, then this “wave” would go to waste!”
That would mean that my dad is FOR the crossing overs.
Then yesterday, I asked the same question: “So, do you think 916 will happen?”
His reply: “No! And I don’t think it should. A government formed through defections is a weak government. And we don’t need a weak government now.”
I was a bit shocked, to be honest. What a turnaround! (Parents are allowed to be fickle and change their minds. Sadly, children are not, except when change is in their favour..)
Though he did say that the best is for Pakatan Rakyat to call for a no-confidence vote in Parliament, get it dissolved, and call for another general elections. We even joked that if the Malaysian government has no money to hold another general elections, then maybe NZ can help them (The NZ govt has an X-amount of excess budget, and they are in a predicament of not knowing where to use it. They are considering tax-cuts). He said: “Change is good. But do it right.”
And then, out of nowhere, my mum butts in with this:
Aiya! What is there to change? So what if Anwar is made Prime Minister? No difference one, I tell you! You don’t remember meh? What he was like last time when he was still in UMNO? Same one lah all of them! Now he says ‘change change change’. Later when he got power, see lah what will happen!
*Moment of awkward silence ensued..
Disclaimer: I’m not necessarily for or against anything that I’m writing in this post. I just find it interesting, and worth some thought.