With all of the Opposition”s recent chatter over whom their candidate is, one cannot help but to see how desperate they have come of late. Pakatan Harapan is hoping that by there mentioning the name of their jailed de-facto Opposition leader’s name (Datuk Anwar Ibrahim) that it would carry favor within the Malay community. In doing this, it further proves how out of touch Pakatan Harapan is with the rakyat in general and more specifically with Malays.
Does Pakatan Harapan think that the Malays do not know that Anwar Ibrahim is in Sungai Buloh prison and that he is still associated with the Opposition? Malaysians are well aware of where he is and why is there. His (Anwar Ibrahim’s) being the Opposition leader in any capacity did not help bring in votes in Sarawak, Sungai Besar nor Kuala Kangsar.
When the collective votes were tallied, it was obvious that the Lim’s (Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng) Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali, former deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, former Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir, former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim were all ineffective in the efforts from near and far to bring in the votes needed to secure any semblance of a win Pakatan Harapan.
In looking at the disarray which has become synonymous of Pakatan Harapan’s existence, a line from a nursery rhyme in the West sums up how dysfunctional they (Pakatan Harapan) have become:
All the kings’ horse and all the kings’ men could not put Humpty Dumpty (Pakatan Harapan) together again.
Even prior to the elections mentioned the Bersih 4 fiasco proved that a large segment of Malaysians did not support what the DAP led Pakatan Harapan stood for. If nothing else, the lack of the Malay presence proved that Malays see behind the tricks of the Opposition and by large choose to be supportive of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the government. That is why the rakyat through their votes in East and Peninsular Malaysia gave Team Barisan Nasional the mandate to continue to lead.
The Opposition knows that they do not have a chance of pulling out any type of win in GE14 without the Malay vote so early on they hoped that bringing up the GST and 1MDB would bring out votes for their (Opposition) cause. Seeing how that did not produce results they attempted to recycle Tun Mahathir thinking that he would be enough to create some sort of tsunami of Malay votes.
Again, their effort met with colossal failure as Tun Mahathir was literally a non factor.
Now, they are trying to recycle the name of Anwar Ibrahim trying to create some interest in the Malay community. The Opposition even mentions his name and the job of Prime Minister in the same breadth to get Malays to bite on an invisible apple. (here)
The Anwar card seems to be their (Pakatan Harapan’s) default tactic when they have nothing else and no one else to fall back on. However, Malaysians and Malays in particular cannot be easily fooled; they have become well aware of how the Opposition will do and say anything in their desperation to con Malays for their votes!