12
Feb
17

Zaid predicts ‘Malay Tsunami’ will drown Najib in GE14

Zaid predicts ‘Malay Tsunami’ will drown Najib in GE14

Political and economic pundits appear united in their prediction that the opposition will not be able to seize federal power in the 14th general election, with some even claiming BN will restore its two-thirds parliamentary majority which has eluded the ruling coalition in the last two national polls.

However, former law minister Zaid Ibrahim criticised the analysts for not having faith in Malaysian voters, and offered a counter prediction himself.

“There will be such a huge Malay tsunami against the BN that (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) and company won’t even know what hit them,” he said in a blog posting.

“Malay voters do not answer questionnaires. They do not want BN and Umno operators to cause them problems, so they pretend that they support Umno – but change is in the air. A huge swing of voters to the opposition is in the offing and we will have a new government after GE14,” he added.

According to Zaid, the analysts who predicted doom for the opposition believe that Malaysians do not care about corruption.

“They think we are a bunch of buffoons who will be happy to receive some crumbs near polling day and we will return the current leaders to power,” he said.

Zaid also claimed that the experts do not think much of Muslims in Malaysia, who make up the majority of Malaysian voters.

“They think our Islamisation policy is totally superficial and totally ineffective at instilling the right religious values amongst Muslims here.

“They think Malaysian Muslims do not care about integrity and honesty, and can be easily duped by their leaders with the promise of ‘hudud’ and subsidised trips to Mecca, which will cause them to forget all about injustice and corruption,” he added.

Don’t underestimate Mahathir

Zaid also believes that the analysts have underestimated former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s influence among the Malays.

“They think Malays have forgotten the many things he has done for them. The experts think Mahathir has no more influence and that he is just an angry old man who cannot match the firepower and ruthless machinations of the prime minister. They think he only has nuisance-value,” he added.

The experts, he said, have also misjudged the country’s three million civil servants, considering them as a solid voting block for Umno.

“In other words, they think the Malays who comprise the bulk of the service are a bunch of fools who tolerate being berated for stealing money from the people although politicians are spared such accusations,” he added.

The former minister also chatised the experts for thinking that Malaysians would not retaliate when their land is taken away for high-rise buildings and mega-projects, or when food prices rise to sky-high levels.

“These experts believe that people will stay loyal to the BN despite facing daily financial problems caused by high prices and by low wages. These experts think people will accept that this is their fate and will continue to be indebted to the government and will stay grateful forever,” he added.

On the contrary, Zaid claimed Malaysians are waiting for the election to come sooner rather than later.

…more
Zaid predicts ‘Malay Tsunami’ will drown Najib in GE14
18 Jan 2017 – malaysiakini

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Zaid predicts ‘Malay Tsunami’ will drown Najib in GE14”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Nuclear lessons for Malaysia (Part 1) (Part 2)
BN govt is directing attention to distant past and distant future, in order to distract people from present misdeeds and poor governance
Felda - A picture is worth a thousand words
How the 1MDB Scandal Spread Across the World (WSJ)
We cannot afford ridiculously expensive RM55 Billion ECRL!
All that is necessary
for the triumph of evil
is for good men
to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke
When the people
fears their government,
there is TYRANNY;
when the government
fears the people,
there is LIBERTY.

- Thomas Jefferson
Do you hear the people sing?

Archives


%d bloggers like this: