Mourning the death of democracy

In a poll conducted in this blog in January which ran for a week, readers were asked to give their response to the question “Should Pak Lah stay on as PM or make way for Najib?”.

10,918 people took part in the poll.

Of these, 10,299, representing 94% of those polled, voted for Pak Lah to stay on. Only 619 of those who voted wanted Pak Lah to make way for Najib.

In January, too, a petition was launched, addressed to all MPs other than the one from Pekan, to enable readers to sign on and thereby direct their MPs to communicate to His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong about the anxieties many have about the prospect of Najib becoming PM.