PM had mosts political pundits at the edge of their seats when he was quoted to have said this”“rasa-rasa bunyi (PRU) dah dekat (feel the sounds (of elections) are near).”
Anyone in his shoes will be playing mind games to gauge the mood of the voters who will be casting their votes to elect and give a new mandate to the representatives who will be governing the country.
Some are getting bolder with dates thrown in to make it more juicy. Politics is after all Perception and getting the right feel and the timing is absolutely vital for the PM in office. He has till 2013 and if he decides to sit in for the whole term no one can blame him.
He took over from Abdullah Badawi who led the BN coalition to a mosts disastrous GE12 outing. 140-82 seats in Parliament and not having 2/3rds majority led to Abdullah leaving office after being pushed out in ‘shame’by the UMNO warlords.
Najib needs to perform better or he too will be forced to vacate the Presidency of UMNO through yet another ouster. The opposition has daringly informed Najib of the wrongdoings in the present BN government and Najib is walking on thin ice.
Pakatan facebookers and blogs have even listed them accordingly which has sent shivers but its curable by any political standards. BN will be facing the ‘mother of all battles “and both sides Pakatan and BN have their fair share of problematic areas and issues.
Its up to Najib and his coalition partners in BN to dissect and put right what has been done to emerge victorious or face the music of being setn packing out of Putrajaya by Pakatan. The following has beeen picked up as issues which will be used against BN.
- NFC FIASCO
- MAS-AIRASIA SHARE SWAP
- LYNAS ISSUE
- FELDA LISTING
- CIVIL SERVANTS PAY REVIEW
- INDIAN GROUSES, ELECTION REFORM
- SHORTAGE OF CHINESE SCHOOL TEACHERS
- HIGH COST OF LIVING
- UNFAIR DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST MALAYSIA
- UNFAIR EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR ALL
There are other issues which differs from state to state but the National issues will be closely monitored by both sides of the political divide. The Pakatan ruled states will be under attack by the BN as they are the opposition.
Many political personalities are making their intentions known and some are going all out to have an impact in their chosen seats. No one wants to be left out and the PM is and will have the dates closely guarded even though some justs refuse to let PM rests until he dissolves Parliament.