Monday, November 8, 2010

One Swallow Does Not Make A Summer

Hantu Laut

The double win at Batu Sapi and Galas should not be reason enough for the Najib's administration to rush to the polls.There are still lots of ground work to do particularly in urban and semi-urban areas where the main oppositions are concentrated and where political awareness are far greater than the rural areas.

It is not yet a turning point to rejoice on these small windfalls not forgetting that the BN lost 9 out of 10 by-elections in Peninsula Malaysia and 1 out of 2 in Sarawak in spite of massive donations and promises of projects by Najib.

The opposition Pakatan Rakyat may look disarryed by the results of these two by-elections but support in urban and semi-urban areas are still something to be reckoned with.Diehard supporters hard to convince to change their minds that the BN has turned a new leaf.

The win at Galas and Batu Sapi are both unique and not so much that the BN has fully recovered but more the human factor and strategy employed by leaders given the task of heading the operation, namely Tungku Razaleigh and Musa Aman.Credit should be given to these two men for the astounding work, they are good political strategists.

Many self-styled political analysts had given Musa Aman little chance of winning the Batu Sapi by-elections, including some leaders, particularly in UMNO and LDP, secretly wishing Batu Sapi to fall to the opposition that would bring about the political demise of Musa Aman, which have been predicted umpteen times in the past in various political blogs and coffee-shop talks.He probably has a cat nine lives giving his detractors and those vying for his CM post severe indigestion.

He turned around the precarious state financial position and now having one of the largest financial reserves in spite of his detractors calling him a 'vacuum cleaner'.Obviously, he is a good vacuum cleaner, cleaning up the mess left by his predecessors.

Lest, they forget, he delivered almost all seats to BN in the 12th General Elections that saved the BN from becoming the opposition.Even then the political soothsayers predicted massive defeat in Sabah.

Unfortunately, princely Razaleigh was unable to do the same in Kelantan which showed his sphere of influence was only in his own constituency.It's rather strange that you thank one and not the other.

Najib has certainly done better than Pak Lah politically but is still a long way from being satisfactory to the rakyat overall.His only hope of retaining the rein of power is to make sure he doesn't lose big in Sabah and Sarawak.The situation in Peninsula Malaysia is expected to remain the same.

Galas and Batu Sapi, not by any note, that summer is on the way and Najib should not throw the baby and the bathwater out and call for snap elections.

He has already made one unnecessary mistake, probably on wrong advice of his people at the Finance Ministry, to include the 100-storey building (although to be built by GLC) and eco-resort in Karambunai, Sabah which has absolutely nothing to do with government budget as they were considered private sector projects.

The mistake brought him strong opposition and slide in popularity.To date, there were almost 240,000 against the idea on Facebook.

The Prime Minister needs to take note that many of them are voters and scattered all over the country.


eddy said...

Saya setuju.

justicenequality said...

It is a WAKE UP CALL to both PAS & PKR not to be complacent-believing that the wind of change on blow in ONE Direction-PR towards Putrajaya.

Hope they learnt their lesson well.

SM said...

Brothers, guys do a dis-service to your PM lah! His pou=pularity is soaring. Lagi, his wife is in the Media everyday now pushing the 1-Malaysia concept also.
The Opposition is in shambles...the PKR & DSAI are "buggered" (pardon my French!) & Zaid will soon quit also. The DAP & PAS are fully incompatible.
As Najib & his Deputy said after winning both by-elections, Malaysians have now accepted the 1-Malaysia fantasy (oooopsss...sorry...concept).
The time to strike is now! Wipe out the Opposition once & for all bah! Call for the next Mahatir that he (Najib) is the PM!

Hantu Laut said...


I am looking from practical point of view.If Najib wants to listen to his 'yes' ministers and 'yes' men than that's his funeral.I believe the BN has recovered some mileage but not enough to give him a comfortable win.If he called a GE within the next 6 months he be in trouble.

The media is giving him false impression, probably a tactic of the opposition to make him complacent.

SM said...

Bro HL,

The Media is controlled by the BN not the Opposition bah!
You give too much credit to the Opposition.

Anonymous said...

BN must not be too confident, the victory this time will not necessary guarantee that they will win as easily next time.

chimchim said...

Bygone be bygone. There is nothing you've for both opposition parties to take their heads out.

tombolo said...

BN must work hard to maintain their victory.

Antanum said...

Yang penting kita tunggu dan lihat bagaimana BN untuk mengekalkan kedudukan mereka.

yoyo said...

tidak kira BN atau PR kedua-duanya perlu bekerja keras jika ingin menang dalam PRU nanti. siapa yang berjaya memenangi hati kebanyakan rakyat maka dialah yang menang.

Ace said...

for the opposition just accept the defeats and admit that you still have weaknesses that should be addressed first.. for BN, the most important is fulfill all promises to both Batu Sapi and Galas constituency.. always going to the ground because you still need to do a lot of things for the people.

Anonymous said...

Bn kena sentiasa peka dan mendekati rkyat.

Anonymous said...

PR and PAS should take this as a lesson to stop fooling around and concentrate on the important stuff.