As aqnticipated, the electronic media this morning blared out,that the debate between Shubery Cheek an Anwar Ibrahim last night (July 12), was a grand winner for the BN government. The news reported that airing the debate has proven that the government of Abdullah Badawi is exercising the the rights of the freedom of expression, by allowing the opposition, for the very first time, to argue their views live on TV.
The news also commented that Anwar had failed to impress the audience of his reasoning, that the price of petroleum can be lowered, should PR forms the government.
I had earlier commented in this blog that the debate should not be the one to decide who is the winner and the loser. The debate should be viewed as an intellectual discourse between two parties for the benefit of the people. It is for the people to then decide for themselves, based on intellectual reasoning, whether the decision to raise the price of petroleum was correct, or a lowering of the price can be implemented.
I for one do not agree that there is a winner or a loser, but I can positively say that I am better informed of the issue, now than before.