I respectfully beg to disagree with Tun today
Dr Mahathir said today in Che Det that Najib’s leadership in Selangor was ineffective.
Actually if Muhyiddin or Zahid or Hisham had been in charge of Selangor during the last general election, the result for BN would still not have been any better.
Similar to the situation in Kota Setar in the 1969 general election, the problem is the Chinese and their anti-establishment amok. Really nothing on earth could have softened the Chinese voters.
But before we look at Selangor, biar kita ubat sikit hati Tun yang luka. He blogged today, “Sekarang ada ugutan terhadap sesiapa yang tidak menyatakan sokongan kepada Najib”.
Electoral map of Kedah state assembly seats
Map sourced from http://undi.info
Kudos to Mukhriz for turning the green patches in the Kedah map above into the BN blue.
Tun’s home state Kedah was the only one under Pakatan rule that reverted to the BN in the last election.
(Note: BN also won back Perak if we compare between the elections of 2008 and 2013. However, going into GE13, Perak was already in BN hands – since 2009.)
Umno Kedah had turned in a splendid performance. The only other impressive show by BN was by Umno Sabah and PBB.
Under the leadership of Mukhriz, the 2008 DUN election result was reversed to BN’s favour in 2013.
- BN (21) – Umno (19), MCA (2)
- Pakatan (15) – PAS (9), PKR (4), DAP (2)
In 2013, Umno received 358,905 votes or 40.2 percent of the votes compared to PAS’s 289,194 votes or 32.4 percent of the votes.
- BN (14) – Umno (12), MCA (1), Gerakan (1)
- Pakatan (21) – PAS (16), PKR (4), DAP (1)
- Independent (1)
Election data sourced from http://undi.cari.com.my
Scary, scary story in Selangor
The stranglehold on Selangor by Pakatan is testament to their Politics of Hate that goes on 24/7.
Brainwashing the sheeple is done very thoroughly.
No other state in Malaysia is subjected to so much black propaganda. There is no Johorkini television or Pahang Times state newspaper or Kedahku multimedia compared to Selangorkini, Selangor Times and Selangorku media.
The BN states do not misuse state resources to indoctrinate the masses to the saturation level conducted by Pakatan.
How did this happen in only a mere decade – 2004 vs 2013 ?!
Note: The white areas in the Selangor map above are Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya
Tun is correct to say that once Umno-BN lose the federal government, it will be impossible for Malays to recover from the catastrophe. This prognosis is indicated by how deeply Pakatan have succeeded in sinking their talons into Selangor in less than two election cycles.
BN is a pussycat compared to the malice and vindictiveness of Pakatan who are the champion of fitnah and putar-belit.
Proponents of regime change
BELOW: What the opposition supporters are capable of doing, e.g. TMI deliberately doctoring photos and publishing a totally fabricated story about the Council of Rulers as well as the Fatwa Council on top of their vicious fitnah against Mukhriz on the eve of the Umno party election
In short, we’re dealing with dajjal here.
It really was the Chinese tsunami
Tun should not, however, lay the blame squarely on the BN chairman by saying “kepimpinan Najib di Selangor tidak berkesan”.
The truth of the matter is that nobody in BN – with the exception of Tun himself (this is what I honestly think) – is equipped to deal with the kind of people who are pushing the Pakatan agenda.
Tun’s estimation of the Chinese electorate has always been right. He was spot on in his 1969 letter to Tunku, in his 1970 Malay Dilemma, and in his 1986 book The Challenge, published by Pelanduk.
Dr M wrote:
“When the Japanese conquered the Malay Peninsula in 1942, its inhabitants were already divided on a permanent basis into three major communities, i.e. Malays, Chinese and Indians. The three communities not only lacked unity; relations among them were so poor that they could easily become enemies.” (p.160, The Challenge)
“The defeat of the Japanese and the delay on the part of the British in sending the troops to take over power in the Malay States gave the opportunity to communist guerrillas, who were almost 100 per cent Chinese, to commit atrocities against people of various communities. For the Malays, these atrocities deepened their hatred of the Chinese. The Chinese felt the same towards the Malays.” (p.160, The Challenge)
DAP evangelistas are Bintang Lima
In his 1998 book The Way Forward, Dr M wrote:
“Signs of Malay and Chinese unhappiness with the Government and its policies were only too apparent, but the Government leaders refused to recognise them. The absence of open clashes between the Malays and Chinese was taken to mean that racial harmony existed.” (p.46, The Way Forward)
“Of course, the non-MCA Chinese made no attempt to hide their anti-Malay sentiments. Although they did not believe they could defeat the Alliance and set up a Chinese-based government, they felt that a reduction in the number of Alliance seats would undermine the political clout of the Malays.” (p.47, The Way Forward)
“The politics of the 1969 election were entirely racial. Although the top leaders in the Alliance Government were still sanguine about events, there were clear signs that the Malay-Chinese political marriage was cracking and would soon shatter on the hard rock of emotional racialism.” (p.48, The Way Forward)
The Way Forward published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Anti-Islam provocation precursor to clash of civilizations
Keeping MCA as seat warmers in the BN is merely papering over the cracks. Tun made the conclusion in The Malay Dilemma that “what has often been carelessly referred to as racial harmony was in fact a negative quantity – the absence of open conflict”.
“What was taken for harmony was absence of open inter-racial strife. And absence of strife is not necessarily due to lack of desire or reason for strife. It is more frequently due to a lack of capacity to bring about open conflict.” (page 14, The Malay Dilemma)
Today, there is a capacity to bring about that open conflict through cyber warfare and the battle of perception, both of which the BN is losing badly.
This potential conflict has become even more dangerous than before because the strife is now inter-religious.
Every seat counts because GE14 will be close
Realistically, what could Najib have done to preempt the Chinese tsunami? Is it possible for the behaviour of the “ABU-ABU-ABU” screaming Chinese Christians to be moderated or mitigated in any way? I don’t think so.
Rather than cry over spilled milk and the BN washout in Selangor, Tun should pay attention to what his party, quite pragmatically, can do here and now.
What Umno MUST do is take back the Malay-majority seats from MCA. There’s no room to spare for nostalgia. The risk is too great for BN to allow the MCA to burn those dozens of constituencies.
Gunting Dalam Lipatan mesti ditumpulkan
Najib has floated the possibility that if BN were to lose, it will be due to internal sabotage. The MCA-owned media has been openly promoting the DAP evangelista politicians and pushing their Jerusubang brand.
This act of The J-Star is indisputably stabbing BN in the back.
The tsunami could never have happened without a wink and nod from the BN Chinese party.
If Tun is truly concerned about BN losing GE14, then it is necessary for him to focus on the make-or-break factors. BN was sucker punched by the Chinese voters in the last election. BN might well be knocked out by the Christian voters in the next election.
Najib has been wearing kid gloves. Does Tun have a better strategy?