just about 5 days to go before polling.
The last election, to be honest, I voted for "party". The only candidate I knew then was Keadilan's Sivarasa. I didn't know the other candidates.
But, it was a feel-good time. So I voted "party".
Although I live in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, I am not voting in this area because I registered using the address in my ID which is in Section 16, PJ (under Bukit Gasing state and PJ Selatan parliamentary seats).
This election, the BN is represented by MCA's Donald Lim (in PJS) and Gerakan's Dr Lim Thuan Seng (Bukit Gasing) while the opposition is represented by PKR's Hee Loy Sian and DAP's Edward Lee Poh Lin respectively.
I know (of) Donald Lim only because I used to work for a newspaper and, so I am familiar with political leaders and members.
Here's the thing, as a PJ resident, I know who Dr Lim is but I do not know Hee and Lee from Adam.
However, as a literate and educated citizen of this country, I searched for Hee and Lee in cyberspace and, of course, found stuff about them.
I was not there at the "debate". But I sure can feel the vibes already.
True, I know of Donald Lim and Dr Lim but, frankly I have never met them. I have neither met Hee nor Lee.
So, actually, I do not know any of the candidates at all.
Be that as it may, the situation has not left me uncertain because I have asked myself several crucial questions and to which I found easy answers.
Piece of cake.
Makes it easy for me to decide who I'll be voting for.
I am so ready to "pangkah" the ballot paper.
Hope you are too!