Under the story headed "Shahrir: Prepare for another general election", it is suggested that Malaysia may need to go to the polls if many leaders abandon UMNO and follow TDM's lead.
This appears to be foolhardy on two counts:
1.If enough UMNO leaders leave, the BN will be in no position to compete in any general elections.
2.Even if no one leaves any BN party and a poll is conducted, the BN could also lose as there is much unhappiness in Sabah an Sarawak. Furthermore the BN will not be able to make use of state facilities in many areas.
In the article, the PM is also described as like 'horse that has lost its rider' . I thought the man is in control of the vehicle (horse) and not the other way around.
Maybe that is why UMNO is so screwed up now. I expect the BN will lose even more seats in any elections within the next 2 years. Don't forget the states do not need to follow the national polls unless under BN control.
As a Malaysian who is keen to see the 2-party system progress, it is disappointing to witness the denial syndrome in the BN components.