|Wednesday, 24 August 2011 11:59|
Franklin D Roosevelt once said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
In today’s Malaysian politics, a lot of planning has been worked out by the opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat. So far, it appears as though the plan so far is to launch relentless attacks on Umno and its ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN) over every single issue that crops up, and the most recent one is the Mismah-gate scandal.
Mismah became somewhat an overnight sensation, after it was discovered that there was something dodgy about the way she had acquired her Malaysian citizenship. Apparently, she got it done in a very short time length and that her name was first found on the electoral roll database from the EC website. Previously, Mismah was a Permanent Resident (PR) status holder with a red MyPR card who is not eligible to vote in this country. According to reports and the opposition leaders who’ve been attacking this issue, it only took her less than four hours to convert her PR status into full Malaysian citizenship.
*The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the writer.