Its my first time voting for the general election. I’ve registered last July 2007 and this year I manage to vote in DUN Hulu Kelang and Gombak Parliament.
Just wanna share about the political situation in UIA. OK, students are not allowed to involve in any politic parties and also involve in campaigning. Despite that AUKU thingy, there are still some students who don’t care about it and involve in the campaign.
Next about the exposure about the political scene in Malaysia. In my college, we have that Local Area Network (LAN) and its one of the best platform for students to discuss and open up my mind in making decision. I think in this situation, most students don’t read newspaper, either online or buying it at news stand, and that is why reading through the boards in the network really give some exposure about both BN and opposition parties especially PAS.
There are some issues that were addressed by the PAS and PKR which I think reasonable such as the price hike and corruption among UMNO leaders. Ok, if you wanna read more about that issues, please read other blogs and website such as Malaysiakini.com or any political bloggers such as Lim Kit Siang etc.
I’ve returned home on the Friday before the election day. To my surprise, I’ve got many pamphlets from the opposition unlike the BN. I just wanna share is that, I will vote for whoever I know better. In the previous SRC (MPP) election in UIA, I vote for the people and not the party. And the same goes for this election. Since I was exposed to the opposition candidates and their manifestos ONLY, that’s why I’m giving them chances. If they are not performing good this term, maybe next term, I’ll go for BN. Its all depend on that time.
Its quite funny when my families goes for BN yet I’m voting for the opposition. I admit that I’m truly affected by the environment. Its not my fault because I’ve been in religious school and this time I’m in UIA. Unlike my parents and sisters, they don’t have the exposure. Yet I’m not very good in deliberating this issues. But deep in my heart and my instinct, I’ll vote for the sake of justice and Islam.
It was Saturday and its voting day. I don’t vote early in the morning and me and my sisters went out in the afternoon. My friend, sis. Johna SMS me when I’m going to vote and to my surprise, she was the staff in my polling station, in the same channel where I was supposed to cast my vote. Its kinda funny where my parent vote at AU2 Hall but we vote at AU1 religious school. I just wonder why we are voting in different places because we are living in the same address.
However, since I’ve got some works to be done for the studio, I need to return to UIA early that evening and cannot follow the result that night. Yea, my friend did SMS me about the winning of BA in Selangor. I was surprised but yet as I predicted. The next day, Sunday, I bought the newspaper to read the result. 5 states goes for the opposition. Eventually, before I went to sleep that night, I wonder how its gonna looks like for tomorrow, if the oppositions win big for this time election? What happen if the opposition rules the government? What will the ministers do for their living if they lost? Have you ever imagined that?