The DAP along with their partners PKR, Tun Mahathir and junior partner Amanah are so concerned about what they want that they have forgotten the people. Everything they do along with every decision seems to be more about them then what they can do for Malaysians as a whole.
Take for example the present Penang Menteri Besar Lim Guan Eng. He wants to have a snap election in Penang so that he can show Malaysians that he is well liked among his constituents and therefore should not be required to step down over the his bungled bungalow case. He wants the people in Penang to throw him a life line to rescue him from his guilt.
The DAP also wants to have a snap election in order to get a win under their belt. After their devastating loss in Sarawak then Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar, they (DAP) want to present an image that they can still win. Their choosing Penang to make a case is like them having all six (6) Lottery numbers a day before the drawing and then when they win claim that it was divine intervention.
The desire to have a snap election seems to be the result of Tun Mahathir failing in his attempt at a referendum of popularity over Prime Minister Najib Razak. So now Lim Guan Eng wants to show that he is loved in Penang.
What Lim Guan Eng should not look over is the fact that Datuk Anwar Ibrahim also had his base of support and yet he still ended up in jail. So while having public support offers a nice fuzzy feeling, it means very little if the court finds one guilty of a crime.
A snap election in Penang and Selangor (if they choose to do so) still does not address the stark reality of Pakatan Harapan along with Tun Mahathir not grasping what the rakyat wants. They believe that the rakyat can be lulled into a fixation over 1MDB like those viewers in the movie ‘The Truman Show’ who were so fixed on the drama that they showed less interest in other things which were happening around them. So even though 1MDB does pop up in conversation from time to time, it is not the hot button that those who want to remove the Prime Minister want it to be.
The only people who are fixated daily on 1MDB are those political parties or individuals who have vested interest in removing Prime Minister Najib Razak from office; namely the DAP, PKR, Amanah and Tun Mahathir.
It would seem that they still have not learned the lessons from the past three (3) elections; the people want the present government because it is moving the nation forward. Conversely, the Opposition pact consisting of the DAP, PKR, Tun Mahathir and Amanah are presenting a strong case against themselves as they seem to be in a constant spin mode in order to justify each other’s blunders and mistakes.
A snap election in Penang or Bersih after Bersih won’t address the fact that Malaysians as a whole are realizing that the Opposition’s rhetoric does not create opportunities for people to earn a living, offer avenues of education for their children or assist those who are presently less fortunate.
That is why the DAP led Pakatan Harapan is still oblivious to what the people want; they are bent on sprouting rhetoric while the government is providing the concrete results Malaysians want and expect from their leaders. If nothing else, the last three (3) elections prove this to be true!