As long as locals rant and grumble in various Internet forums (just like what you all have done here), to the newspapers, in radio talk and TV interview shows, to each other on the MRT, in the office, market, eating places....the powerful will heave a sigh of relief.
More of the same coffee shop curses and complaints.
They are letting off steam and will forget in 2 weeks.
But if there is no response.
All is quiet.
Then they worry.
It means people are silently furious and not forgetting.
In Transactional Analysis terms, it is called Collecting Red Stamps.
At one point, called the tipping point, it will explode. Hopefully not around election.