Malaysians and Singaporeans share this common failing - we tend to procrastinate a lot.
I believe it has something to do with our predictable climate - we have sunshine every day and it rains every few days. Which means in the old days you could plant some crops and survive even if you are lazy and want to do the minimum of planting crops that will grow all the year round.
Unfortunately this habit of procrastination has encroached into our political life and even though most people will complain about many issues, they still will not make that mind-set change that will put a "x" on that ballot paper and empower a new government to run the nation.
Of course the BN says now is not the time to experiment .
Could you expect them to say anything else?
We can of course procrastinate some more and keep the BN in power with their race-based rhetorics.
We can also create a Brave New Malaysia where our children can grow together and enjoy the rewards of their efforts and not have to struggle overseas as their own country denies them a fair go.
If we consider the following that has been created by 50 years of not changing the government when we have an election, it is important to let others have the chance to show us a better way of doing things :
1.The failure to implement the IPCMC shows a serious problem within the police or the politicians or both.
2.The decline of the integrity of the Judiciary as indicated by the Lingam tapes.
3.The continued secrecy with respect to all the toll agreements that make KL a motorists' nightmare.
3.The precipitous decline of the education system with policy flip-flops that have harmed our children's progress in education.
4.The NEP which continues to enrich cronies and the connected while thousands are deprived of fair opportunities.
The BN government had so many chances to implement NEP programs based on needs and not not race but has opted not to do so. I guess once you get used to "Gucci", it is difficult to use a "Padini".
I'm done with procrastinating. How about you?
The least we should aim for is to get rid of that 2/3 majority and let the opposition run 2 or 3 states so we can check them out.
That way we will get the BN to reform and if they do not do so, we can let them go in the next elections.