We came, we saw, we kicked ass
Early in the wee hours of the day, it became clear what happened - for Walski it became clear once his head cleared (we were at Blog House till about 4am). BN had been denied it's perpetual 2/3 majority since 1969.
And we Malaysians probably were responsible for Blogger to crash... several times... during the early hours of this morning. If that ain't Makkal Sakhti for ya, Walski doesn't know what it..
Earlier, via Walski's poll a couple of days ago, he was not alone in thinking that allowing BN only a simple majority could become reality. And if that weren't enough of a blow to Barisan Nasional, they also lost Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor. They managed to retain Terengganu (but only barely), and once again failed to re-capture Kelantan.
Around about now, a press conference is being held by former PM Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammed, and there is some speculation that a call for Pak Lah's resignation may be made. Details on that when they become available.
In the meantime... Malaysia has spoken. And it has spoken loud and clear, against Barisan Nasional.
(towards a better Malaysia, and a thank you, in the full post)
It means that we've collectively managed to put BN/UMNO in its place... but some habits die hard, and the mainstream press, being that they belong to you-know-who, still has a little bit of denial to get over (via The Sensintrovert).
Raja Petra Kamarudin, in a short posting at Malaysia Today, had this to say:
Thank you Malaysians, for having the confidence to opt for change.
Thank you Malaysians, for grabbing back power and handing it back to the people.
Thank you Malaysians, for giving back Malaysia its future.
Thank you Malaysians, for believing that your one vote can make a difference.
Thank you Malaysians, for ensuring that my grandchildren will have something to look forward to.
(source: Malaysia Today)
RPK has been one of those who has relentlessly gone out and spoken to the people, and for that Walski, on behalf of Malaysia, thanks you.
Thanks also to two important driving voices behind the Barisan Rakyat inititative: Haris Ibrahim and Helen Ang. You guys have shown the way, and today is proof and a reminder of just how powerful the voice of the people can be...
But the biggest thank you has to go to YOU - Malaysians of every walk of life, who voted for a better future...
And to those for whom March 8th was a day of success: we've put our trust in you, knowing that you can bring Malaysia to greater heights... don't let us down.