Saturating Sandiwara

Someone asked me the other day, why it seemed like I was blogging less, particularly about politics. It has entirely got to do with the fact that I am back home. Part of it is because I have to be careful about what I say, while the rest of it has to do with the sandiwara saturation that I am experiencing back home. After being saturated with all the antics on both sides of the political fence, I just feel like saying: “I give up!”


Just look at the way that things are going. Not a day goes by without political news making the front page. Not a week goes by without some new scandal getting uncovered. Hardly any month goes by without another bye-election. You know what? I am sick of it all. When the hell are the political parties going to get down to the actual work of governance.

Reading my blog post here on the day of GE12, I am reminded by the fact that none of the promises have been delivered. It has been more than a year since then and the opposition has proven itself to be no better a mess than the present government. I still do not understand why they are such retards. They can just ignore everything jibe that the government throws at them and just get down to doing the actual work.

Where are my local council elections? When some local assemblymen in Perak wanted to trial some sort of village leader elections and got shut down by the MB. I just don’t understand the logic behind it. At the very least, they can try to run some basic trials, to identify potential problems and to get things moving in the right direction. But no, they decided to continue ‘awarding’ leadership positions like the BN.

Where is my shadow cabinet? Our opposition leader has promised, time and again, that they are going to come up with a shadow cabinet. At first, after the GE and then after Najib announces his new cabinet. Dear sir, it has been ages since then and I have yet to even smell the slightest hint of a shadow cabinet. Regardless of what the DPM has to say about it, a shadow cabinet is a good thing to have. Get your act together old man!

Where are my concrete proposals? In this respect, we require a functioning shadow cabinet to be able to push things through. At the moment, efforts are scattered and things are not moving anywhere beyond bitching and calling names. I don’t really see many people doing anything besides maybe one or two politicians in the Klang Valley. The rest of your losers should just go ahead and resign from your post as MPs and force a new General Election!

You know what, just writing up to here has already saturated my stress meter. I just feel like kicking some of our politicians ass and cekik their necks. However, I’m just a little nobody and whatever I think doesn’t really matter. This is my own little personal rant space after all. Piss off.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

2 thoughts on “Saturating Sandiwara”

  1. I agree with you. The opposition could have done a better job in keeping to their promise.I was dissapointed with the lack of commitment on the local elections and the shadow cabinet.

    They really need to look into choosing the right candidate else we end up with more by election because some MPs decide to take a bribe.

    This is really distracting and now we can’t lose focus on the economy

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