As I have blogged earlier, I was amongst the 12th General Election Operations Room Team members who went on duty a week before the election started. We functioned more or less like an oil company on stnadby just in case there was an oil spill. When that happens all channels of communication and information would be centralised in the 'Ops Room' and meeting facilities are always on standby 24 hours just in case the big guns want to drop by and have an emergency meeting. From the weather status to the ground activities and events, the Ops Room team has to be on the alert. Whatever it is supposed to be, it translates into 'work' for me on Saturday as Malaysia votes. Given a choice, after YB Encik Alex Linggi's won uncontested in Kapit, I would have wanted to spend more time with the family during the weekends but again duty calls for this is an important event for Malaysia and for the State of Sarawak. So I won't complain as I will also get to see a bird's eye view of elections in Sarawak from here.
At around 12 midnight our Right Honourable Chief Minister announced Sarawak's performance and final tally.
And the Winner Is.....
In Akademi Fantasia you will be entertained by the surprising twists
In One in A Million - your favourite candidate may be the winner or otherwise
But hey look....the Operations Room has to be opened again on Sunday as Sarawak has to wait on for the Hulu Rajang Parliamentary Constituency which was delayed due to an accident which caused the voting process to be postponed. Sometimes people are just too concerned with the political aspects reality shows. For those brave souls who worked with the Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya or Police or the people who manned the Operations Room or the voters themselves (and other countless souls minus the phantom voters la) - without them this democratic practice would not have been possible. So to the winners of the election no matter which side you belong to - do not disappoint your fans lest they discover that you can't really sing. In the meantime I am busy clearing my stuffs for my transfer. So my thoughts on the Election will have to wait a bit. Thanks all for your comments regarding my transfer. We will see how it looks from the new Office. To my comrades of seven wonderful years in the State Planning Unit - thank you all!