Wednesday, 17 September 2008

The Day After

September 16 came and went by, all the drama fizzling out to nothing. Today, we have some new developments though. I just got a Malaysiakini sms update that the Prime Minister and his deputy have swapped their Finance and Defense portfolios. They went on to reaffirm their respective commitments to the 2010 handover plan, with the Prime Minister saying he may quit earlier, depending on Dato' Seri Najib's performance. I guess this is a step forward for the BN leadership, with clear signs than the baton is being passed.

In the meantime, Tan Sri Muhyiddin has come out strongly against Anwar, accusing the latter of using his name to pinch MPs. This should put to rest speculation that Muhyiddin was about to lead a bunch of Umno MPs across to PR.

So what now for Anwar? Except hardcore PR supporters who insist Anwar still can overthrow the government, if not today, tomorrow, if not tomorrow, the day after, if not... (insert your preferred timeline here), the rest of the people out are beginning to show signs of being sick with all this political uncertainty.

Anwar can go on extending his self set dateline to come to power, but in my opinion, he has probably a week to show Malaysians some action for all his rhetoric, or he will be dismissed as a piper who took the whole country for a stroll. Time will tell.

No comments: