UNLIKE the English Premier League, the most prestigious football league on this earth, its football matches are usually held on weekends.
As the big fans of football are aware, international football matches like the EPL would rarely be televised on weekdays.
It is not because they don’t do weekdays’ sport broadcasting, but the thing is, English footballers don’t usually play football on weekdays.
Unlike “When can the present prime minister be replaced?”, it now seems like taking a plate of white rice — it is everyday.
Talking or gossiping about when the “promised politician” can succeed Tun M is currently a new hit.
If it’s on the Spotify playlist, it would be the greatest hit of the year.
If it’s a tweet, it would be the first to be trending.
The talk is being actively mouthed anywhere on social media and even in our real life— be it at mamak
or coffee shops.
It is unavoidable like paying the yearly road tax.
In this democracy that we have been hailing for decades, it has never been sinful to be picky about electing any political coalition to be new government even the previous regime was so tough to be knocked out.
But after defeating Barisan Nasional (BN) had been a done deal, another new episode of drama arises— will the new PM be named as soon as “those people” wish?
Demanding for the date of the succession of power that has been done fanatically by certain political bloc proves that passing the baton to the “promised next man” is serious.
Like a fighting scene in any Hindi movie, it is done seriously as if the actors were battling in their real life.
If you google “define serious”, it will appear “acting or speaking sincerely and in earnest.”
In other words, the demand for the succession of power of the “promised next man” is sincere and not playful.
In politics, nothing is playful even it looks playful.
Also in politics, nothing is permanent even we think it is.
Like me, if I were promised by someone I crushed on to be in a special love relationship in certain period of time, I would be consistently asking “when can it really happen, Sayang?”
I don’t deny the fact that being a prime minister for just two years is inadequate to get things done completely.
Being a PM is not like being a coffee barista, you can simply be replaced by shift work— night or day.
Becoming a PM is also not like playing football.
In football, you can ask for a substitution from your coach when you feel tired about kicking the ball into the net.
In politics, as a PM, you can’t say “I’m done” even you’re extremely tired of fulfilling pledges.
As a young man who will turn three-series age in 2020, I don’t really mind who will be leading the Malaysian government in the next five years as long as he or she will be sustainably helping us, the suffering people, to enrich our economy without giving any stupid reason when things fail.
Democracy never halts politicians from dreaming about pursuing highest political echelon.
But, democracy must also not block us from believing in what we want to believe.
* Amerul Azry Abdul Aziz is an independent writer who now views politics as something that can be researched.
** The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position of Astro AWANI.