Bolehland is a blessed country.
Blessed with rich natural resources, including oil.
A clement weather, except that it can be sweltering sometimes.
No natural disasters to talk of, except for the manageable Monsoon floods.
Blessed with a multi racial population that have been living in harmony until recent times, or at least until the tenure of Hussein Onn.
But since the term of the man some would prefer to call the Malaysian Mad Hatter, things have got steadily from bad to worse.
We have an administration that is increasingly losing touch with the issues plaguing the country - corruption, economic inertia, racial and religious tensions, rising crime rate and costs of living, all brought about because leaders are more concerned with their own fat welfare and even fatter butts.
An administration whose understanding of the economy consists of confounding acronyms and perennial budget deficits that have ballooned the sovereign debt sky high, and threatening to bankrupt the country rich in oil and natural and human resources.
Whose subsidy rationalisation exercises are but pathetic assays to cover up its profligacy and lack of understanding of how to run the economy, instead of running it to the ground.
An administration that is more concerned with its own survival and isn't adverse to exploiting race, religion and the monarchy to its purpose. Which might very well explain why it seems unable, or unwilling, to put a brake to the daily racial baiting and religious provocations that is getting out of hand?
And, of course, Bolehlanders themselves are not completely free of blame.
For, were they not the ones who have been voting in the clowns to run the country for so many years since independence in 1957?
Never mind that the last time around, 53% of voters had actually said 'no' to the clowns, though the latter still managed to go on to form the government of the day and run the circus, courtesy of an electoral system that favours constituency gerrymandering.
So, is there a future for Malaysia?
No, if the incumbent ruling coalition continues to hold the reins of power.
Yes, if they were voted out the next GE14!
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