The drum-up to the next general elections has been on and off, thereby keeping us in wild guessing.
This is a typical scenario in Malaysia where politics is more than just a tactful game - it is in actual fact a brain-grinding exercise.
The ruling BN has an upper hand to manoeuvre to its absolute advantage.
This year alone, our PM Abdullah has thrown out goodies to keep the whole nation wow with surprises.
Some political pundits have it that the final card in Abdullah's hand is on the civil servants' bonus. When he turns it over, our PM is very close to counting down .
I used to engross in speculating on election date. But for the upcoming one, it would be more exciting just to follow up on Abdullah's talk on bonus.