While the weekend’s result in Tanjung Piai is unlikely to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, it is no doubt the strongest indicator yet of changing perceptions in respect of the balance of political power in Malaysia.
In politics, there are no hard and fast rules. Alliances can be contemplated on the basis of common ground. As such, it is absurd to continue branding PAS as religious bigots and Umno as racist fascists in a hypocritical and self-righteous manner.
The day begins with uncertainty for the MIC, seeking to push its race based politics with pretentious pace and adventure despite the MCA-MIC arena being as soggy as a bag of undercooked chips.
MCA has missed the starting gun; it does not need someone to tell them when to run.
Should Pakatan Harapan be given more time to deliver on its promise or is it time it walked the talk?
The “new Malaysia” the rakyat wanted is a nation-building agenda based on altruistic and universal values. Instead, we are returning to race-based politics in different clothing.
Sadly, most citizens have yet to understand the true role of political leadership and have been pulled, unfortunately, into the political games of the politicians. Many fail to realise running a country is a big deal.
MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker is realistic about the people’s sentiments against his party but stresses members remain committed in reinventing, including pushing forward young faces as the new ambassadors.
Pakatan Harapan is being scrutinised for its 100-day pledge and manifesto but it’s not the only one to have promised the moon.
Paul Low: He was not given the right advice by the people who were advising him. I’m not part of his inner circle but I think I may have a rough idea who had been foolishly advising Najib.