There is a growing possibility that Barisan Nasional victories in last year’s by-elections in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar may prove the saying “if it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it” true.
As many can remember, before the by-elections had taken place in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, the DAP-led opposition machinery was in full swing putting out propaganda against Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Razak. The purpose of the proposition was fold.
One (1) to create the impression in the international community that Malaysia was a failed nation.
Two (2) there was hope that by creating a boogieman it would drive a wedge between Malaysians.
The problem was that neither tactic worked. With regards to the first point, (Malaysia supposedly a failed nation) foreign investment did not stop. On the contrary, it increased as was outlined mentioned in my last blog.
Further to that, the number of visitors to Malaysia reached an all time high even with the doom and gloom they opposition was preaching.
Read what Lim Sian See had written as reported by The Third Force.
Even before the above reports came about the people in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar knew that there was something fundamentally wrong with all the negative and divisive messages that the DAP-led Pakatan opposition was putting out.
As things have turned out, Malaysians have given team Barisan Nasional what could be said to be a mandate to continue driving Malaysia’s economy and stable social structure.
Since those electoral victories, Malaysia’s economy has continued to move forward even in light of the global slowdown.
In looking back at the results in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, is it possible that what had taken place is a snapshot of voter sentiment for the upcoming 14th general election; “if it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it”!