Why BN always seems to dominate opinion and PH just losing breath keeping up.
Then it struck me.
PH is the dorky kid in the playground who reaches out for facts as a shield and proof of correctness.
BN,the jock with no care about facts. Facts don’t determine support or love from the larger school population.
It is a horrible thing to say, but as people, human beings, we are predisposed to trust strength even if it slants to the cruel.
The many rather follow the cocksure jock rather than the informed but forlorn looking dork. Confidence is a tricky thing, it’s less about facts and more about gut instinct, and more often than not it coincides with physical strength and commitment. Continue reading “PH Clueless About Playground Politics”→
This is reproduced from my column last year in the Malay Mail Online. How does it sound a year later? About the manifesto.
MARCH 15, 2018 — First, congratulations to Pakatan Harapan, for releasing their election manifesto. Right, wrong or mixed signals, you are willing to put your cards down and allow the rakyat to peruse the coalition’s ambition. And pass judgement.
It’s not advantageous to be evaluated, and which is why traditionally manifestos are released late into campaigns and turn out to be window dressing only.
It is advantageous for the voter, to be cognisant of what any side wants to do if offered the chance to govern.
If there is one constant, it is the sheer volume of nonsense daily. Sometimes the world, well at least Malaysia, would be a whole lot better if the white noise died down a bit.
This is not the newsportals or writers’ fault. There is a massive lack of useful or insightful information from the corridors of power or the gang lurking just outside to attack power.
They are either unnecessary, overkill, distract from real issues or just suck the oxygen in the room. Just look at what’s come out so far for the day. Just today,Feb 19, before 5pm. The day is not done yet.
Anthony Loke has been that Seremban guy (I don’t know what the typical Seremban guy is, to be frank). He’s aide, Lim Swee Kuan was aghast when his guy was not featured enough in a RTM coverage, which ended with him claiming “heads must roll” at the national news agency.
It’s fine for the media to lap up the soundbite, but surely the minister does not need to weigh in the matter. Not so prematurely. The rule is to step in when the situation is dire, and minister must either back his man or show him the door.
Having a run this weekend? Whethere, on a running track, or the park, smashing a shuttle-cork cross-court or attempting poorly a Rabona on a pitch, making as many Malaysians run over the weekend has to be a national agenda.