Tuesday, April 24, 2012

June or September?

Everybody's talkin' about...the general elections these days.

Everywhere I go, I am always asked: "Elections, when ah?"

And everybody has become a pundit - "June-lah," "Not so soon-lah," "Later in the year-lah," "Cannot be-lah. Sooner better, wait some more got some more problems BN cannot solve."

Well, the general consensus is that the general elections will be held either in June or September.

It surely will not be held in July because that's the fasting month for Muslims. Ramadan is expected to begin on or around July 20 and will end on or around August 19.

At the rate that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is playing Santa Claus travelling all over the country and distributing goodies and cash to both the naughty and nice, June is the best bet.

If he waits any longer, the feel-good factor will dissipate and Malaysians - the majority of whom have rather short memories - would have forgotten (or, more likely, spent) the cash handouts.

And the BN government may not have enough monetary reserves to go for another round of distributing cash handouts.

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