Sorry for late comment.
Najib Razak and his minions were showing off that the PM has become more popular with 65 percent of respondents saying they were satisfied with his performance in a Merdeka Centre poll.
He must have loved the number 65. But that was before Manek Urai, where his party lost with 65 votes. How numbers matter, don’t they?
But can’ even win with 65 votes despite all this:
Says my friend Dr. Rafick: Looking at the campaigning that took place in MU, it appears that BN or UMNO did not do the campaigns but the campaign was actually conducted by the Federal Government. The media machinery of the government played a significant role. Literally, the entire Cabinet and the ministries went down to campaign. The government even promised the people of MU a new bridge. That shows the level of desperation in the BN camp. Racial sentiment and fear tactics was also strongly played by BN. They even had to resort seeking Lee Kuan Yew help in campaigning. Maybe this is the precursor to stronger relationship between Malaysia and Singapore.
UMNO ought to be ashamed of themselves !
Anyway, PAS ought not to be arrogant with the win as well. They can’t say “a win is a win” and get away with it.
It is embarassing when they are expecting something like 2,000 votes.
So what happened?
The split in the party is all too transparent now. PAS also should not go on deceiving or cause confusion in their voters/support base.
How can they swing between wanting a unity government (ok, they just want to talk) and then going all out to condemn UMNO?
That’s major insincerity. I don’t think they can go on for long like this. Better decide – wanna be with Pakatan Rakyat or UMNO?
Hope the MU results can be an inspiration for PAS because the Malays are really split between the two Malay/Muslim party.
They really have to choose, either to be here or there.
I think lots of Malaysians already know what they want. It is sad however to observe that many politicians, like those in PKR, and PAS itself, are not sure what they want for the country.