Rohingya boat people – 60 percent poll respondents don’t want them
Najib Razak will have to pay a heavy political cost on the issue of Rohingya if he chooses to disregard Malaysian public sentiment rejecting these illegal immigrants.
Regular blog commenter tebing tinggi remarked @ 2015/05/19 at 11:20 am, “I think we have enough pendatang problem, why adding more?”
Above are the results of my online poll on the Rohingya
(The opinion survey was uploaded on Friday evening and the latest results taken at 1pm today)
From the total of 664 readers that have taken part so far, 60.3 percent (401 participants) said ‘No’ – Rohingya boat people should not be allowed to stay in Malaysia.
Only 29.0 percent or 193 participants said ‘Yes’, the Rohingya should be allowed to stay. In other words, the number of those saying ‘No’ (six out of every 10) is double those saying ‘Yes’ (three out of every 10). The Prime Minister’s Office should take note.
Among the remaining respondents, 7.37 percent said, “The government knows best” while 3.31 percent said they did not hold any strong opinion (“Don’t know”) on the issue.
Najib rarely takes initiative nor goes on offensive
The BN chairman should be prepared to bleed even more support from the 48 percent of the electorate that voted the ruling party if he is seen now to cower before the loud, liberal NGOs.
Like what beast of burden (one of the regular commenters in this blog) said @ 2015/05/19 at 12:29 am, “Why must Malaysia [be] put on the defensive?”
Najib, instead of showing firm leadership, is more often than not put on the backfoot.
The Home Ministry has said that Malaysia will push back the Rohingya that have arrived in the trawlers. We are waiting to see if Najib has the gumption to stand by his government’s decision.
GRAPH: Illegal immigrants started coming in hordes once Australia’s populist politicians reversed the previous government’s strict Closed Door policy and opened the floodgates
The Australian Experience
‘How political correctness killed 1,200 people‘ by Thomas Hobbes
“These people [cheap publicity-seeking politicians] don’t give a shit about refugees. They don’t give a shit about helping people, or making the world a better place. They are interested in their own power, and that alone.”
Najib’s response in his “Tun M FAQ”
(My comments in brackets)
Responding to claims that BN will lose at the next general election, Najib said, “If I get the support that I need to pursue the transformation programmes, we will succeed.”
(The truth, which Najib himself is well aware, is that he is hemorrhaging support due to his lack of firmness in leading the country.)
Najib said, “If we are united, and stop the infighting, we will succeed”.
(The rakyat will not unite behind an indecisive leader who is unable to take strong action and lacking in direction.)
Najib said, “If we focus on constructive rather than destructive politics, we will succeed.”
(The DAP’s Politics of Hate is already destroying the fabric of our society while its GE13 tsunami has wiped out the BN Chinese-dominated parties. Najib should focus on neutralizing his political opponents instead of preaching a futile ‘moderation’ to the likes of Bintang Lima.)
BELOW: The things that Najib does which cause him to lose Malay votes
Najib said, “If we focus on work instead of believing and spreading rumours, spins and half-truths, we will succeed.”
(The big problem is that those vicious rumours are not immediately nor successfully countered by Najib and his team. Ugly spin which is the opposition hallmark is not deflected either. Najib will not succeed unless he is able to squash his enemies and their ugly methodology of fabricating untruths and spreading half truths.)
Najib said, “A clear plan has already been set in motion.”
(It is most unfortunate then that Mr Clear-Plan-Najib appears to be stuck with the label ‘clueless’.)
Najib said, “As you can see, these are fruits of the Transformation Programme launched 5 years ago. It is finally happening and I am very excited that we are starting to see the impact.”
(The impact is that the BN will get kicked out if Najib continues on his present trajectory.
Please do not renew the senatorship of Idris ‘Evangelista’ Jala when his term expires in another four months. Without being a senator, the Pemandu CEO can no longer sit in the cabinet.
Dissolve TalentCorp and the NUCC. If Najib fails to take these measures, Umno will lose its traditional civil servant and Felda votes. Umno’s drastic loss of votes in Rompin already signals this message.)
Najib said, “This is what actually matters to the people. Improvements are happening before our very eyes. But I know that many would of course rather look at the bad and continue to harp on never ending rumours, half-truths and spins.”
(Many voters have been taken in by the “never ending rumours, half-truths and spins” because of Team Najib’s weakness in debunking them. What we see before our very eyes is Najib pandering to the slimeballs.)
Najib said, “They continue to believe that the ‘end is nigh’ and that the Opposition will win.”
(The 48 percent of registered voters who supported BN last time will continue to believe that the ‘end is nigh’ and the Opposition will win because Najib has allowed the Dapster evangelistas to take charge after they’ve mercilessly bullied everyone else.)
Najib said, “These are claims that have been made over and over again in the last five decades and yet we are still here.”
(For how much longer will BN still be in Putrajaya, you think? See bar chart below of all the general election results since 1959.)
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BN vs Opposition track record
The red bar in the graph denotes the performance of the opposition which peaked once and for the first time in May 1969 and attained its apogee (best ever) in May 2013 – the polls conducted under Najib’s watch.
In a series of eleven general elections – 1959, 1964, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2004 & 2008 – the opposition NEVER managed to obtain more than half (>50%) of the popular vote. Support for the opposition only ranged from between 34.8% and 48.6%, i.e. the 12th general election held during Abdullah Badawi’s tenure.
It was only in two general elections that the opposition won the popular vote and got above 50 percent – obtaining 50.7 percent in 1969 and 50.9 percent in 2013. In all the history of our country’s elections, the opposition did their best ever in GE13 when Najib was the BN chairman presiding over the federal capital.
Najib said, “While everyone is free to criticise me and list all my ‘failures,’ it is also important to recognise how far we have come in the last six years, in order to have a fair view of things.”
Najib’s failure is in leadership. In the last six years, the Dapster evangelistas have gained so much dominance due to Najib’s conciliatory nature.
Our country needs a leader of men, not a ‘moderate’ facilitator who panders to the extremists that control the opposition. Najib needs to be a war general.
Tick tock tick tock
What happens when the ancien regime is ousted and a new one takes over?
Here’s a clue: Former Egypt president Mohammed Morsi has been dealt the death sentence. He faces execution.
Back in Malaysia, I’ve been asking “What kind of people are they?”, “What will they do to you?”
What will the DAP do to Najib (and Tun) if they succeed in grabbing power?
Najib needs to be a war general, Read, ‘Nations are forged in the cauldron of war‘
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