...should be the next PM?
Don't mind my asking. I know, I know....this is such a loaded and leading question. I can already hear your choices. Or the lack of..
I know many of you are in a dilemma. You might have decided on a choice earlier, and right up to the March 8 general election of who'd be the best candidate to succeed Pak Lah. Rather, the "right" person to lead the country.
Of course we are aware that his deputy, Najib Abdul Razak, is his chosen successor. And that the choice of PM is neither yours nor mine (to make), but the one thousand-something Umno division heads and their coteries.
But, you feel that if you had your way, you'd want so-and-so to be Pak Lah's successor. Right?
No harm in that.
With hell's that's been going on and several unpleasant and unsavoury developments taking place, you're now stumped. Dazed.
You think this country deserves better.
Maybe you're right. And maybe you're so wrong.
This has been and is undoubtedly a hot topic which has got that much hotter.
So many are convinced that we are in deep sh....., I mean trouble.
And you are thinking -- "Look at our country. Who can get us out of this mess. Our economy is affected. Foreigners are laughing at us?"
Don't our political leaders love the country, you ask.
Yeah. Forget the side shows. Those are only a distraction. The real story is about power. About the premiership.
When I posted in Facebook some weeks ago that I was thinking of emigrating, concerned friends asked me what was really going on in my mind.
I had to admit that it was just an expression of frustration. Just my way of making a statement. I do not wish to emigrate. Of course not.
Really, even if I had billions of Ringgit/dollars/Francs stashed away somewhere, I'd not want to go away. I'd not leave this country. I'd definitely stick around.
(Ok...in the first place, me having those billions could never happen!)
Someone smsed me this: "How I wish there is someone out there who can take us to some place better."
Such a naive thought, you may remark. But this was not from a naive person.
I am not a card carrying member of any political party. I do have, er...soft spot for some leaders from both sides of the divide.
Which means, I have no vested interest in my preference for an individual or individuals.
Anyway, try listing down all the eligible candidates thus far and see which one (if any) can make us proud.