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”→
The Cameron Highlands by-election has been a homage for the hillside escape, from both sides.
For a constituency left behind, wedged-in by poverty — homes without water and electricity supply — to seasonal floods from the indiscriminate felling of forests for commercial purposes, the current attention must be overwhelming.
Malaysian politician are enamoured by it, for now.
There are operatives arriving from Borneo to campaign, sticking to the idiom, leave no stone unturned to procure victory for Pakatan Harapan.
Diminished as they may be, BN are giving it their all in the only major state they run. (Apologies to Perlis).
For a long time, it was impossible to beat Barisan Nasional (BN) in the state of Johor.
It was, if you ask some, because Umno was founded in the state therefore it is impregnable there.
Others would say, because it is the last state to fall under white rule (1914), and a such had a stronger sense of Malay nationalism and even the non-Malays accept this paradigm, it organically shaped as an Umno vote bank.
One of the cornerstones of Bersih campaigns is to increase campaign periods.
The allegation is a far too short campaign period is unfair to non-incumbents. To get the candidate known, to work the ground as the candidate and help voters reach an informed choice, takes time, they say.