Pakatan Harapan should have had foresight to see that defections were on the horizon. For way too long the party has been playing a game of smoke and mirrors always hoping to be an illusion or two ahead of the rakyat as well as their constituency. However, it was just a matter of time before the smoke cleared up just enough and the mirror stained with lies revealed the DAP led Pakatan Harapan for what it is; long on Rhetoric based around lies and short on anything resembling substance.
People, including party members have become tired of having to feign support for a coalition that is likened to a dog chasing its own tail and believes it is making progress.
If not for the attacks against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over bogus allegations of impropriety, the Opposition would be left twiddling their thumbs trying to come up with something which resembled substance to present to the rakyat. Instead, they waste time pointing their collective power hungry fingers at the government claiming that Malaysia is in trouble.
Let’s take a quick looking at the trouble that Malaysia is supposed to be in: It seems that Malaysia’s economy grew over 4.2% from January to March of this (2016) year as reported in the exerpt form the ‘Rakyat Post’ below
(The Rakyat Post) KUALA LUMPUR, 13 May 2016:
Malaysia’s economy grew 4.2% in the January-March period from a year earlier, slightly beating the 4.1% median forecast in a Reuters poll but down from 4.5% in the previous quarter.
It recorded its slowest economic growth in nearly seven years in the first quarter, as weak exports and tepid domestic demand continue to hurt the trade-dependent nation.
The quarter was the fifth straight of declining growth and also had the slowest expansion since the third quarter of 2009.
Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim, the newly-appointed governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, indicated the current quarter could bring further slowing.
The governor projected that growth will improve in the second half “driven by higher production in manufacturing sector from added capacity, improved commodities production after El Nino and higher minimum wages” (Read it here)
So yes there is trouble; trouble for the Opposition (Pakatan Harapan). There is little doubt that rakyat likes economic growth and there for make trouble for Pakatan Harapan (DAP, PKR their minor partner Amanah and their lifeless cousin Pribumi).
It appears that Pakatan Harapan members are choosing to leave their circus (which is not surprising) as the only thing on the horizon for Pakatan Harapan is zilch.
OK a GE14 electoral defeat and the possibility of even more defections are also on the horizon, but beyond that zilch!