Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Malaysian BN commit political suicide

Unable to beat the opposition in the polls, it seems that the Malaysia's coalition government, Barisan Nasional (BN), has decided to commit political suicide. I think this because nothing else makes sense.

Recently a Malaysian opposition legislator, Elizabeth Wong, has to resign after photographs of her sleeping naked were circulated to the public by cell phone. Now this was obviously to discredit her party, but I fear the Malaysian government may have bitten more than they could chew here. By resigning, Ms. Wong has become the clear victim here and there will be a by-election for her seat. With two other by-elections in April, this make a total of 3 seats open for the Malaysian voters to decide. Heavy odds are that the opposition is going to win all 3 by a big margin.

I just don’t understand what the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is doing. First, they took in 2 lawmakers who had left the opposition after they went under police investigations for corruption and that has already made the people angry! Now there are naked photos of an opposition legislator. Does the BN still want to win the next general election?

Malaysians are already angry at the (illegal) power grab earlier on, now there are naked photos of an opposition legislator. Photos which are taken illegally without her consent to boot. So I think the BN are trying their best to commit political suicide because truly nothing else makes sense.

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