Anwar staked his reputation on Rantau and campaigned the byelection as if he himself was the candidate. But his ceramahs were filled mostly by Chinese and Indians.
Mahathir did not pop his head in Rantau even once.
The PKR defeat yesterday is Anwar’s to own. He and PKR failed to deliver the Malay votes.
BELOW: PAS knows that DAP is full of extremist fanatics, and evangelists too (or is mentioning this a tautology?)
Mat Hassan won the constituency‘s heavily Malay-majority polling districts by a landslide.
Harapan only managed to win one out of the 14 polling districts, that is, Bandar Ekar which is 77.5 percent non-Malay voters.
Hadi Awang, speaking in a last lap ceramah for the byelection, reiterated his party position that DAP is “extreme” and “fanatical”.
Kulasegaran revealed DAP’s true colours — racist through and through but great pretenders wearing the Bangsa Malaysia costume.
BELOW: Queen of Cosplay … Hannah Yeoh’s tudung is a visual prop; Bandar Ekar residents listening to a speaker at Harapan ceramah
Anwar cannot become PM because Malays fear and loathe DAP
So what’s the deal now with the Malay polity after three straight wins by Umno?
Anwar can only attain his premiership through the backing of the DAP to the hilt. This makes Anwar subject to DAP the way Mahathir is not.
Malay sentiment, however, is as expressed above by Hadi Awang – they think DAP are extremists and fanatics. This feeling is across the board. Thus PAS and Umno are willing to strategically put aside their differences with Pribumi in order to keep Mahathir in power because Anwar attaining the premiership will further embolden the DAP.
Credit where credit is due, PKR is the country’s most multiracial party and props to Anwar for fielding an Indian in Rantau.
Mat Hassan’s emphatic victory underscores a strong Malay swing to Umno-BN and a return of Indian voters who comprise 27 percent of the Rantau electorate.
ABOVE: MCA Chinese are so much more pleasant, unlike the Dapsters twisted with hate
The sore losers, i.e. Harapan supporters are presently showing themselves to be both vitriolic and vindictive – proposing that Rantau be starved of funds seeing as how their side is in control of both the state and federal government.
During the campaign, Harapan operatives had been vicious and venomous in running down not only the Umno homeboy but also the party’s past president Najib (and his wife). Not that anything better was expected of these Harapan apparatchiks, and their vendetta is not abating but instead intensifying after the ‘malu’ loss in Rantau.
Malays have seen for themselves that only Mahathir, the best animal trainer in the world, can make the DAP running dogs heel. At the bidding of Beloved Tun, DAP will roll over like a spayed chihuahua.
Anwar, on the other hand, is unable to command the DAP. With him in charge, DAP will be a rabid pitbull.
In conclusion, Anwar should not bank his hopes on transitioning to the top job whether in May 2020 or ever.