There is some truths in UMNO Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin's statement that the opposition had failed "to come up with ideas which reflect their credibility to be an alternative to the BN government."
Since memorial the opposition parties have relied on issues and faults made by the BN to win seats. It shows that even the oppositions are not convinced they could become the next ruling government. Their campaign tagline merely focused on denying the BN a two-third majority. In the end, the oppositions actually complemented the BN quite well. They are needed to play a role in the democratic process of electing a government.
The opposition parties, often unprepared and lacked of talents and ideas, are happy enough to carve an existence in the political landscape of this country.
Until and unless the oppositions can pull up their socks and work out a longer term collaboration to establish a coalition or an alternative front to take on the BN, the latter will be in power despite all the faults and bad policies it made.
Voters in this elections must be convinced to go beyond skin deep. They must be moved to choose good governance, nation building, rule of law, accountability and exemplary leadership instead of communal concerns.
I support a two-party system if we can manage to forge one. It takes a serious change of mindset. Since we have chosen to live, work and play together as a society, we should be able to set aside our communal differences.