Harbinger of Malay tsunami in GE14
You can assume the following trend – which I’m going demonstrate – as one lesson that the BN will be taught in GE14.
1. The silent majority are sorely deprived of a platform for our voice. More than 600 out of some one thousand people are saying, ‘No’, the Rohingya should not be allowed to stay in Malaysia.
That’s what the majority (60 percent) of my poll respondents feel.
And this feeling is not at all out of the norm.
Other opinion surveys among other people in other places of the world reveal the same reservations about boat people and illegal immigrants – see an Australian poll reported last year by The Sydney Morning Herald where 59 percent of Australians do not believe most boat arrivals are genuine refugees.
2. It is however the minority posturing – like those of Hannah ‘Self-Righteous’ Yeoh, Marina Mahathir, Azrul Mohd Khalib & Kekawan – that dominate the court of public opinion. Listening to the noises everywhere from those pastors and ‘preacher’ types, you might not realise that their views are not really all that popular. They’re just loud and oftentimes aggressive.
3. For the last six years, Putrajaya has been kowtowing to bullies. And the Najib administration has done next to nothing to recover the hijacked public space for us, even though it is our views that are aligned to the government’s.
Instead, Najib prefers to help along the views of his political opponents so that today the Dapster evangelistas are getting even more airplay and traction. The prime minister’s weak communication policies, strategies and wrong decision to hire expensive consultants and con-municators is creating a destructive backlash among BN supporters.
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Najib seldom hears our voices. But it does not bode him well to forget our unseen majority votes.
Real numbers have more clout than ‘I ♥ PM‘ placard carriers. The PMO might want to brush up their arithmetic and counting skill.