Picking up from where we left off last week we were indeed glued to the television later that evening when all polling stations had closed. In fact we stayed up till the wee hours of the next morning only to find Malaysia with a hung parliament.
For the next five days we watched and waited with bated breaths, waiting for common sense to prevail. In the end with a little bit of royal cajoling a unity government was formed, and Anwar Ibrahim took his oath of office before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara (National Palace) on the 24th of November 2022.
After the dusk settled we took stock of our country's position. For a start, our currency improved with our stock market seemed refreshed. With Anwar Ibrahim at the helm we held confidence that the nation will be led by an old hand.
Enough of politics, we rose early this morning and headed to IKEA Cheras to run an errand. We ended up with a few items we did not initially plan on buying, but that was the risk we took when we came here.
We then drove to Putrajaya and speaking of Anwar Ibrahim we headed to a food court in Presint 8 where the Prime Minister had lunch just the day before. I had the Mutton Briyani while Cat tried the Beef Briyani.
Together with a round of drinks our prime ministerial lunch came to RM34.50 (approximately USD8/EUR7) which in our minds was quite reasonable. We then drove to Dataran Putra (Putra Square) in Presint 1 and took in the sights of Putrajaya in all its glory while casting a glance at the Prime Minister's Office. We do wish him all the best.
We then took a drive to Cheras where I had an appointment with a friend to acquire a pre-loved central processing unit (CPU) to be used with a monitor for our CCTV system. We had to wait for a while since Shawn ran into some problems with the CPU.
He eventually sorted things out, replacing the initial unit with a superior one, and with that we headed home.
A week after GE15, and we wondered, have our prayers for a better tomorrow been answered? We sincerely hope so!