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What could have been a simple solution of a national referendum over Malaysia's political crisis, now complicated further by the global crisis by holding a fresh General Election, has now turned out into what might be historically gleaned from the anals of Sejarah Melayu in intrigues and sinister plottings. If we are "gemilang" something of a major upheavel will happen in the next 90 days. If we are not, it comes down to a madness of shuffling 6 covers over 12 jars: that we've just gone back to the good old days of Malacca! I hate that tie - it suggests the Portuguese might be back, but they won't as they might have better things to do.
But will China? China doesn't need any more territory. They have more than they can chew right now. In any case, the Middle Kingdom might just come into near reality with a consumer market of some 1.6 billion buyers! Imagine how China entrepreneurs will hit the advertising market ! There's big money there! We might as well make Mandarin our second language. It's one reality we have to cope with once this economy crisis turns a healing.
So what about Perak? It just says BN and Najib are on the war-path! And it could mean some wealth lords in UMNO are panicky. The money crunch will have eaten away at their resources - and all ingregients for a political showdown are there to boil!
Regardless of the little plays of defections from both PR and BN in Perak, Najib (and/or his MyTeam bolasepak) will take no chances and have pushed Tajol Rosli, BN's honcho in the State out of the way.
There were theories that Anwar Ibrahim wanted to ride on the 1998 crisis to churn things out, politically, and sealed Reformasi in then. It didn't happen. Now there's a crisis bigger than 1998. And it might just about lay out the whole scene for Reformasi - Act II. All the known rules of our wealth system are broken. Whatever we have on defection, disatisfaction and non-action are now out to be remade!
What should we say? You could say ... let it boil !