No more than a couple of days ago (March 9, 2018) the DAP-led Pakatan opposition released their campaign manifesto. As Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak stated; Pakatan Harapan’s 138-page manifesto makes a lot of promises such as giving more money to the rakyat. But how do they plan to replace the lost income?
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This seems to be a common theme with DAP-led Pakatan opposition; they will make a statement with no real backing. Remember when they were asked about their choice to stand for prime minister?
As it turned out they had no one and had to wait until a backroom deal had been worked out with Tun Mahathir before they could put forth a name. In other words, it seems that the Pakatan opposition operates on the belief of; we will cross that bridge when we come to it!
Until that time arrives, they are content to make sensational promises in an attempt to entice voters toward a desired response; votes.
When DAP-Pakatan fails to keep its many sugar coated promises they will place the blame on the shoulders of the present administration. However the reality of the situation is that economics dictate that they cannot carry out their many promises as their is no plan in place for them to replace the outflow of revenue.
Here are two (2) easy eamples:
1. The Barisan Nasional government has a water bucket with a tap. They open the tap prudently and at the same time replace the outflow with fresh water; in turn the bucket not only maintains its level, but has also risen (economic investment and development).
2. DAP-led Pakatan wants to take the water bucket that the present (Barisan Nasional) government has filled and open the tap all the way. There is no plan on how to replace the water that is constantly flowing out; and when the bucket is near empty, they will point fingers.
So what the 14th general election comes down to for DAP-led Pakatan are their vested interests. Their manifesto is their means to try and have their interest realized.
It is similar to when an adult wants to entice a child or children into behaving a certain way; they offer some goodies to bring about the desired action.
They do not due this because it’s in the child’s or children’s vested interest; they do it because it is in their own vested interest. That is why Pakatan can put forth a manifesto that is riddled with giveaways.
Again looking at what Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak had written.
“We need to make promises that can be delivered, not just any promises to help win the election.“
It is apparent that Pakatan’s sensational promises are geared toward their vested interest and not those of the Malaysians!