If 2010 was a year of by elections, 2011 promises the most interesting political battles - the 13 GE, Sarawak State Elections and 4 Pakatan Rakyat held State Elections. Well, knowing Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat's style, they might not bother about any Agong or Sultan's decree to dissolve the State Assemblies and would rather choose to have Constitutional battles in courtrooms.
Taking a look at the report card of Najib's administration, things are going pretty well in several areas - reducing street crime, improving public transport system, fighting corruption, eradicating poverty, good fiscal management.
There are, however, a lot more to be done. When I was in Canberra, believe it or not, the buses there arrive on time according to the schedule at each bus stop. The buses leave on time too.
The Government should consider improving the public transport system along these lines. We don't need consultants for this.
There are many things the Government can learn from Canberra. If we can invest a few billion Ringgit to connect the whole Klang Valley and have transport system like Canberra, I believe many will leave their cars at home and vote BN in the next few series of elections.
Also, street crime affects specific target groups only. To win hearts, Najib should consider battling syndicates and gangs on kidnappings, home invasion and drugs. Keep our kids safe in the streets.
These things are the real "transformation" that will swing votes. The people are watching the Government and see if those who walk along the corridors of power can deliver, regardless of the Opposition's performance.
Time to map the plan for 2011 as we are still very much in the region of "too close to call" if we go for election today. Happy New Year dear readers and may this New Year bring many happy memories to all.