I had lunch with a friend today. He told me about our common friend who has decided to migrate to another European country because he does not think there is hope in the country.
This friend of mine, a smart and decent chap, is a partner in a legal firm. He shared the same sentiment and told me that he had voted for PAS even.
The other day, at a scholars' reunion dinner, a few friends who sat on the same table with me told me similar sentiment. Some of them are already based abroad and they have committed to come back to vote for the opposition in the next general elections.
At a conference, a number of businessmen shared with me their pessimism.
I believe it is time for us, Malaysians, to take a long, deep and broad reflection of the country's future and direction.
Can we change the current reality or should we abandon ship?