The nation’s attention is naturally all on Election Day. “At least I can go and pay my bills after voting. Public holiday mah,” says the average man on the street.
Just a few days before polling day though a controversy erupts when the Election Commission cancels the use of indelible ink during polling day citing public order and security issues. When asked to comment, the Commission chairman says that there’s nothing unusual about the move ‘cos, “This kind of thing happens a lot in Malaysia. We just change our minds as we please and there’s nothing you can do about it. Muahahahaha.”
The 12th General Election itself turns out to be the most shocking ever when Barisan Nasional loses its 2/3 majority while the opposition, led by Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, wins an unprecedented 82 seats in Parliament, 5 Peninsula states and some parts of Mauritius. Some big names are defeated including Samy Vellu, M.Kayveas, Shahrizat Jalil, Mr Os and Mama Juwie. However, MIC President Samy Vellu refuses to resign, saying, “I don't want to be responsible for the fall of the entire toupee industry.”
In showbiz, former Felda boy turned millionaire, Mawi, picks up the Bintang Paling Popular title at the annual Anugerah Bintang Popular, narrowly defeating the red-hot Anwar Ibrahim. When asked to comment, Anwar blames phantom voters and the lopsided mainstream media for his defeat.
As for the other titles, Fasha Sandha is voted as “Pelakon Suara Kartun Paling Popular” while Siti Nurhaliza picks up the “Jedi Paling Berpengaruh” trophy. Unsurprisingly, Estranged are nowhere to be seen at the award ceremony.