Sunday, 9 March 2008

A new Malaysia, when will it be our turn?

Malaysia's Barisan Nasional suffers the worst electoral defeat since 1969. The people of Malaysia had boldly made their voices heard through their votes.

5 major states in Malaysia had been won by opposition; Kedah, Kelantan, Selangor, Perak and Penang. The latest one to add to the list is KL.

This is definitely a defining moment for Malaysia. Read more about the Malaysia's election here.

But what does this means to Singapore?

The Malaysia's government like ours, had been in power for decades. When can we had this kind of over-whelming change in government?

And what had Singaporeans learned from our neighbours?

Will this election change Singaporeans' perception/ mindset? Will it have a positive impact for the opposition in Singapore? Has it awaken our people and make them see that they too can say 'NO' through their votes?

I sincerely hope that the winning opposition in Malaysia will and can manage their State well. So that Singaporeans can see for themselves; oppositions can also make decent and effective leaders. Hopefully, every Singaporean will consider their votes wisely the next time when they had the chance to and when one truly wants to see changes.

Lastly, I wonder how will our government think of this election and will they be congratulating the opposition for securing a big win?

PS: Some of our WP members visited Malaysia during their elections. Click here to find out more.

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