An important time is arriving in Malaysia, and it does not matter if you are for it or not; that’s not material anymore. The growing fear is that the nation is about to enter this phase without a seat belt.
History students in the distant future will love 2011. When in doubt in a class history quiz, 2011 is, as they say in basketball, a high percentage shot (or guess in that situation). The world has plenty of discussion points from this year, with the death of Kim Jung-il tipping the year to epic proportion.
However for Malaysians, despite its share of watershed moments this year, 2012 will be the one that is monumental.
Two inevitable events in 2012 will dictate life in Malaysia for some time.
A general election and a court verdict.