When Pakatan Harapan comprising of DAP, PKR, PAN and PPBM knew that they have very little chance of succeeding to capture Putrajaya in the coming GE14, they have no choice but to create dreams and building castle in the sky as their campaign doctrines. The ‘Malay Tsunami’ seems to be their latest favourite psychological warfare to garner Malay votes but based on bias analysis.
Ong Kian Ming’s analysis purportedly indicates the “Malay Tsunami” will happen where 16% of Malay votes shifted to victory to Pakatan Harapan. The analysis is like a dream in broad daylight for not taking into account the current split in the opposition bloc and among Pakatan Harapan as well. His simplistic analogy that when ever there are split in UMNO, the Malays will swing to the oppositions.
His simplistic analogy that when ever there are split in UMNO, the Malays will swing to the oppositions. This clearly shows that Ong Kia Ming has no guts to accept the historical fact and only see what happens in the present after Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin left UMNO.
Dr Mahathir in fact in the past did not leave this largest Malay party when Semangat 46 existed. Later, during Pak Lah’s tenure, he left UMNO but realising that not many followed his footsteps but those who previously was with him was just keen to replace Pak Lah but remain in UMNO.
As for Muhyiddin and Mukhriz, these two UMNO previous leaders are not popular among the grassroots. Basically, they had never led the Youth wing unlike PM Najib Razak, Zahid Hamidi, Hishamuddin and even Khairy. This is where the strength of a leader’s popularity is measured in UMNO when they managed to gain control of the wings of Umno, especially its women or the youth wing.
The same what Anwar did when he was with UMNO spreading his wings within Pemuda dan Wanita.
UMNO went through what can be considered as the most damaging crisis, twice in 1986 and 1998 where witnessing UMNO members left the party en masse. Yet, the opposition failed and the Malays still made UMNO their main choice.
Kit Siang is also bubbling over that Pakatan Harapan will conquer Kelantan and Terengganu in GE14. The percentage referred by Kit Siang is the same such as Ong Kian Ming of 16% Malay voters will shift to Pakatan Harapan.
Both of them appeared confident but they have conveniently forgotten that PAS is not with them anymore. Although PAN and PPBM are said to be able to replace PAS and UMNO, perhaps at their early existence but the reality is far from their claims as days pass by. Although Pakatan ceramahs could attract large audiences, it will not be able to translate to the ballot boxes as the people are getting sick with splinter parties.
Today’s political scenario is indeed different when PAS is no longer with Pakatan Harapan whereas PPBM and PAN are filled with defeated and wretched politicians. What is certain, all Pakatan Harapan claims regardless of any party members, they are merely psychological warfare for their election campaigns.