Pm Najib has finally called for the dissolution of Parliament, paving the way for the 13th general election (13Ge) to be held.
Why had he taken so long to do so?
Discerning Malaysians believe that he was afraid of losing despite his having bragged that Barisan would win without trouble.
Many are also of the view that Najib had been forced to finally call for Parliament's dissolution by his warring party warlords who are themselves getting worried and impatient with Najib's vacillation and lack of decision on so important a matter.
Najib had allowed Negri Sembilan's state assembly to dissolve by itself just last week, and it wouldn't do to let the same happen with other state assemblies whose terms are also coming to a close.
Whatever the reason for Najib to have taken so long to finally have the mojo to call for Parliament's dissolution, it is past high time that Malaysians who are impatient to vote for change get to do so now, without being further kept on tender hooks as to when Najib would show some mojo to face Malaysians for a mandate of his own.
Najib had inherited the premiership from his predecessor Badawai, who had been ousted by his own party in an internal coup.
Now let's see if pink lips would be able to secure his own legitimacy with a mandate of his own from the rakyat.
But I doubt that it would be a walk-over for Najib.
Malaysians are a more discerning lot now and with easy access to alternative media in cyberspace, it isn't as easy to fool the people as it had been in the past.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE!
Maintaining the status quo by giving Barisan another five years is not an option.
To do so is to face a certain bankruptcy in five years or less.
Our sovereign debt - at 500+ billion ringgit - is already close to, if not already past, the legal limit of 55% of GDP.
If we take into consideration contingent liabilities, it has already exceeded the limit.
Clever plans, schemes and scams in the guise and beguiling name of national development that actually benefit only a small privileged group of people with connections and cunning, in cahoots with willing leaders and dynasties, have squirreled away the national wealth and stripped away any vestige of hope for the rakyat to a legitimate share of the country's treasure.
Although we are only a small country with a population of 28 million, we were in 2010, the country with the second largest illicit outflow of funds at some 200 billion ringgit! (next only to China which has a population umpteen times that of ours!) and overall third in the last decade or so at some 800+ billion!
56 so years of Barisan's arrogant rule and hegemony in Malaysian politics and government, has effectively effaced any semblance of functioning institutions of state that the people could really trust.
Prices of goods and services keep on rising while incomes shrink in comparison.
Crime rate shoots up and the Home Minister tells us that it is all a question of perception.
Ini Kali Lah - Now is the time!
Jom Ubah - Let's go for Change!
It is time for ABU - Anything but Umno!
Head to Ubah TV here
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Dissolution Of Parliament: Are We Ready For Change?
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Thursday, April 04, 2013 Labels: Najib Parliament Dissolution Of General Election Time For Change