Thursday, March 18, 2004

Election Fever (or Not)

All the hot topics these days seem to be related to the ongoing elections - predictions, arguments in favour or against, hopes and simply "don't care" attitude in some cases.
Well, I had been talking to some of my friends and acquaintances about the elections and I made a surprising discovery - many of them were not aware who their local MP and who the candidates in their constituency was. Mind you, most of these guys are intelligent people with good jobs, many of them foreign educated. You might not believe it; some had not even registered as a voter.
What does this tell us about the modern urban Malaysian? Many of them of course had very strong ideas about various issues but I find it short of disturbing that inspite of such strong views, they didn't even know who their local representatives or candidates are.

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