Your vote is there to be bought.
That is the key message both coalitions have brought this election. It appears either Malaysian politics has not matured, or politicians believes Malaysians by large are not mature, or perhaps it’s a bit of both.
Either way, the lead up to this election, with the manifestos left aside, has been the focus on what can be given.
The problem with giving is it is stop gap, but more importantly, it creates a sense of dependency.
Governments, or in this case those aspiring to govern, must present ideas to grow the pie, not just merely cut the pie up.
If cutting out slices is all it takes to win Malaysians over, it does not bode well for the future.
This country needs people who can assist its population to grow together the pie. A simple statement with a complexities within every syllable.
I’m told, it does not matter. People can’t see beyond the weekend, and will jump for joy whenever an ad hoc holiday, or two, is announced.
It’s almost 1pm on polling day, and the voting continues, just like my dismay.