The People of Malaysia spoke loud and clear on May 9th 2018 in a Watershed of World Electoral history.
What has changed since then? Has the people’s expectations being fulfilled?
Before we start pointing fingers or the BLAME GAME lets be certain that BN Was “SPUN OUT” by a very well oiled “touch point” propaganda which removed the BN Government after 50 years.
One could obviously argue that Najib’ s administration had all the firepower plus all those “handsomely” paid strategists to pull the Administration out of the hole.
Did they really know how to fight PEOPLE POWER? The issues were a plenty to contain and the people grasp this opportunity to air their grievances in the ballot boxes.
Lessons are being learnt which even the most Established Political University have to put this Malaysian takeover by the people in their syllabus. What’s more a 93 year old former Prime Minister for 22 years heading the Pakatan Harapan Coalition as the 7th PM of Malaysia.
Over towards East Malaysia and since getting out of Barisan National Malaysia Sarawak’s 4 coalition partners have formed a home based State Coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) .
The people at large sees this as a good start as it has removed the “octopus tentacles“in over Reliance to Federalism and are prepared to make decisions for the better good of Sarawak as a whole.
There are obviously many who will still be harping on “Old wine in New bottle.”Basically these are mainly opposition members and sympathisers who want to wrestle the State for themselves come 2021 State elections. They have their own Agendas to say the least.
GPS knows the reality,the truth and sentiments of the people on the ground. They know that it is also not business as usual for their assemblyman nor can they take anything for granted.
The opposition budding wannabees are already making their noises heard and are finding their best workable partnership to work with the Federal PH. There are already a warcry that if “May 2018 We Can PRN12 We Can”
Even the NGO “Sarawak for Sarawakians Movement” is getting into the mix. There are also wanting to form a coalition of Sarawak local based opposition parties to oust both PH and GPS.
They are aslo harping its their democratic right to participate if the people want them.
Isn’t this interesting?
Before we get ahead of ourselves, political adrenaline starts to flow,eyes popping up with reading all sorts of ‘winnable equations” lets retrace a few steps back prior the “End Game for BN”
BN under the leadership of Najib harped on “Cash is King” and “Might is Right”. The opposition coalition used this as a yardstick and turned it round by going to the ground and informing the people that they are the KINGS and not cash.
BN use the dominant power in ensuring that their mighty machinery will crush all before them. The feel on the ground was that the whole country was reverberating with the 1MDB Scandal which was too much to handle and the escalating prices of goods for the medium income to stomach.
The opposition knew that only a 5% switch in the Malay hinterland would bring them into power. They made their pledges and promises in their manifesto and kept harping on the same issues until the people bought into their propaganda.
They succeeded no doubt but now the reality has set in and to manoeuvre from broken promises to the people will have serious consequences in the future.
PBB Information Chief and YB for Muara Tuang even said” clearly their PH manifesto was a big lie to the PEOPLE as many had believed in their Manifesto and voted for them to establish the New Government”
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Senior lecturer of Faculty of Syariah and Law Dr. Muzaffar Syah Mallow said it would be deeply disappointing to see if any of the promises or pledges made in the manifesto is disregarded once the political party and who made the manifesto wins the election and in power.
He further added,” Political Manifesto normally appears during the election period and is used to persuade the voters to give their vote to the political parties. The Voters normally will give their vote to the political party based on the best political manifesto being offered”
Anwar Ibrahim PKR president-elect and newly elected Port Dickson MP when asked on this had this to say,”it was also “not quite right” to say that the people were entirely unhappy with the government as they could see that progress has been made in other areas of the manifesto.
The stark realities do demand that we re-look and take stock of the current situation.”
Is this a Diversionary Political Tactic and not facing the Truth that the PEOPLE are really hurting on the ground and there is too much politicking?
Even Dr Clarence a Catholic Priest and a Director of the Catholic Research Centre in Kuala Lumpur is giving his thoughts to the actual situation on the ground zero.
“I think it is time for the Pakatan Harapan government to stop reminding the rakyat repeatedly what the previous government did not do, but to tell us what this new government intends to do realistically.
If this country is going to get through this rough time of transition, I for one, need to see some light at the end of the tunnel to believe that we are on the right road to recovery.
But the way things are, it is like singing the song, one step forward and two steps back.”
PH Government does have all the brains with them and it does seem that they are still stuck into their role as opposition while not knowing that they are already the Federal government of the day.
What is taking them so long? Didn’t we hear that Anwar in one of his speeches said,’Bukan 20 hari, bukan 2 minggu 24 Jam saya umum Harga Minyak turun“
Promises or is it just Rhetoric’s to win over the PEOPLE?
Old style politics is out and the People are now very media savvy and technology is at the touch of a button and within reach of their fingers.
We all know this quote by Abraham Lincoln,”You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
GPS Former Senior Minister and presently assemblyman for Pakan Tan Sri William Mawan who is known to be very media savvy was contacted as he was on a “TOGETHER MISSION” en route to the United Kingdom with a number of State Assemblyman.
He was asked on the current affairs of the country,the PEOPLE and how he sees the new PH Government.
These are his words,” “The Old BN Government has Gone. The New PH Government has come. There has been promises of abundance and reforms when they came into power to rule.Either way we can’t be both Right at the Same Time.
Expectations of the people are at an extreme high.
Time does not STAND STILL. It’s very crucial to put the blame game aside, administer and start governing the country.
I Worry ABOUT THIS.
The Pakatan Harapan Government must do “Less Politics and more Deliverance” or else the People Will Suffer.
The PEOPLE have voted them in and they vote,PH won.
He added further that the GPS Sarawak Government has answered the calls and touch point with the people by ensuring development plans within the next 2 years are delivered by the assemblyman of each and every constituency.
The Pakan assemblyman went on further and he quoted the Chief Minister,”Developing the rural areas is of the essence for the state government. As such, all elected representatives should strive to ensure smooth implementation of the RTP projects.
Furthermore he added the Chief Minister said,“Allocations for RTP, MRP and house-repair programmes will continue because the government under GPS has a strong financial standing to bring projects and improve infrastructure like roads and drainage and other amenities for the people in rural areas, whom we want to help and are the focus of the state government.”
The heat is on and GPS and all the incumbent assemblyman will know that the PEOPLE will not just want a change for the sake of changing.
The State Government of Sarawak will deliver its promises and if the assemblyman fails to deliver to their constituency they will suffer the wrath of the PEOPLE who will vote them in.
The “TOGETHER MISSION” is for the people,by the people and with the people of Sarawak and they will not be hoodwinked by promises a plenty.
PH will have a lot of catching up to do and the Sarawak Ruling GPS Administration is already delivering its part as spelt out in the 2016 Elections Manifesto.
It is safe to say that the PEOPLE want the government to outline its future development plans and even in the rural areas what more to say the urban areas of Sarawak they do not want to be caught in a “STAGNANT POOL“
Clearly the direction of the PEOPLE is simple,”We are Kings”