I have already offered my views on today's proposed "no-confidence" motion at this blog entry. So, the Malaysiakini report Roadblocks set up amid protest fears raises interesting questions about the psychological war that the BN government is initiating by the alarmist tactic of roadblocks and court orders.
The BN/govt security team appears to have learnt from the tactical playbook so successfully used against Protes 2008 where the protesters were successfully herded and corralled into a stadium instead of an open area. Threats of police action were also made then. This time around, we can see the level of sophistication increase with the added legitimacy of a court order. This is what is meant by the phrase when giants learn to dance, I guess.
The "no-confdence" vote
As for the "no-confidence" vote itself, in lieu of quoting myself ad nauseam I offer an extract from Malaysiakini reporting that, "Two rebel lawmakers from Abdullah's ruling BN coalition have vowed to back the opposition debate. Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) parliamentarians Eric Enchin Majimbun and Chua Soon Bui have pledged their vote for an opposition motion of no-confidence against Abdullah."
I also want to highlight the Malaysian Insider's analysis which starts with the tantalising question, "