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Why so angry? Just let them spoil their votes

Maryam Lee

Published
Modified 26 Jan 2018, 8:48 am

COMMENT | Who knew disappearing for an entire month to mend your shattered soul would mean coming back to your home country in a huge political mess? I thought my mental state was bad, but obviously, it is no match for Malaysian politics. But that is comparing apples to oranges.

As I slowly start to switch on my social media sites again, the discussion on spoiling votes in the upcoming general election is gaining momentum.

"Gosh, finally," I thought to myself.

I was beginning to wonder if it would ever take off. It is not a new concept. It has been around for years. But this is probably the first time the idea has been propagated on a large scale.

Mind you, it's not even that large. Just larger than what we're used to. But finally, oh finally, some fresh ideas in our dull politics.

And the life it gives to the GE14 discourse - which political-analyst-wannabe wouldn't want to see this?

Until recently, the conversations have just been stuck in the many disappointments served by the opposition, so much so that the BN-Harapan feud is no longer worth caring. It's like watching a really bad badminton game where the player you're rooting for keeps giving free points to the opponent; it gets boring real quick....

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