Pakatan Harapan, Tun Mahathir et al. have put forth no small effort in their attempts to remove Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from office. Their schemes to date have born no significant fruit for them, but it has caused those who once supported them to reassess what is best for their future.
Today more and more Malaysians are privately and openly in favour of Malaysia’s present government. It seems as with many fads which come and go; votes which have briefly left the government are steadily returning. Those who are returning have come to realize that the government’s policies, while tough at times are for the betterment of the nation.
As for the Opposition; they were hoping that issues like GST and 1MDB would cause a public outcry. But it was any outcry which did not take place.
Yes, initially there were discussions and some concern over those issues, but as citizens gained more understanding they realized that what things were not the elephants in the room which Pakatan Harapan and Tun Mahathir attempted to pain them out to be.
Nevertheless, the Opposition continuously tries to sow seeds both locally and abroad hoping that some manner of dissatisfaction will sprout among the people. However, as the three most recent elections have proven, the seeds the Oppositions are sowing were not sown not on fertile ground but on a rocky (deceitful) surface. And as the story goes, there was no place for the roots to grow so the seeds (deceit and lies) ended up withering away.
Of course while it is good that the rakyat is seeing through the tactics of Pakatan Harapan, Tun Mahathir et al; Malaysians still must exercise diligence in order to protect their democracy from those who work through local and international backdoors to destroy it. Which is what they are doing in their (Pakatan Harapan, Tun Mahathir et al) attempt to remove the Prime Minister from office.
If their efforts were through the vote, then that would be democracy at work, but their efforts are not through the vote; what they are trying to do is change the government before the people have had their chance to exercise their rights as citizens and vote for those whom they want to govern.
Therefore it is imperative that Malaysians do not close their eyes to the antics of the Opposition; to do so would allow them (Pakatan Harapan, Tun Mahathir et al) to whittle away at the fringes of the democracy until it no longer resembles that which so many have sacrificed to achieve.
Malaysians have to remember; a nation that takes democracy for granted may end up losing it