So, why the haste? Nobody is applying pressures on PM Najib to dissolve the Parliament to pave the way for an early general election, except the Opposition.
Don't listen to the Opposition. If they are given the opportunity to form a government, I believe they will also want to complete the full term.
However, it has been Barisan Nasional tradition and 'goodwill' to call for a fresh poll after four years. Not only to provide the opportunity for the Opposition to try their strategy but to test its own popularity before the electorates.
Nothing's wrong with that either.
So, when Minister at PMO Nazri Aziz suggested for the present government to continue with its duty till its final mandate day, I guess many would agree. The Opposition would object although they are aware that nothing can stop it.
Nazri said he wanted to push for a fixed five-year mandate for those elected in a general election, saying it was fairer if prime ministers and chief ministers knew they would govern for a fixed period.
Several dates have been mooted over the past two years as potential polls dates for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to gain his own mandate after taking over from Tun Abdullah Badawi in 2009, leading to concerns in the economy over uncertainty in policy-making.
Some may ask, why five years?
Simple answer - we have the five-year Malaysia Plan for the government to study its policy, implement and monitor its success.
Five-year is also good in the sense that whoever appointed to a position is able to assess his leadership, identify any weakness and to make correction. The 'rakyat' too are able to weigh the impact of certain development program on their everyday life.
Some big projects dan major policies may take years to yield result, thus demanding more time to evaluate it. A new Cabinet could easily abandon or cancel the projects earmarked by the previous regime although some are already moving.
We had experienced that between 2004 and 2008.
So, what Nazri proposed did make sense. The Opposition can wait. In fact, that period could be fully-utilised to intensify their campaign.
No need for Anwar & Gang to apply bad and skunk tactic to takeover Putrajaya. Just try win the voters in a clean and honorable manner!