Friday, April 26, 2019

Pakatan Harapan's Approval Down to 39 Percent

According to independent pollster Merdeka Center, public approval for the Pakatan Harapan government has plunged to just 39 percent – this represents a marked decline compared to the 67 percent recorded in August 2018. 

And if we believe the findings, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s personal popularity stands at 46 percent – also a massive drop from 71 percent he enjoyed in August. 

I don't think anybody is too surprised by this.

It’s not so much that Pakatan Harapan are a failure – but that they don’t know how to manage the rakyat’s expectations. Already, they had cleverly conjured election promises that until today, remain unfulfilled, many of them anyway. 

And it’s kind of ironic. BN could conveniently forget about their own promises after winning but PH don’t have the same luxury. 

I suppose it is because PH had campaigned on a platform of hope – for a better Malaysia, for all. 

And Malaysians don’t see it yet. 

But we have to endure the tomfoolery of Bersatu ministers – Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Maszlee Malik immediately come to mind. Not to forget the bickering that is rampant in PKR that is preventing them from doing anything meaningful. Amanah of course, remain mediocre most times. And DAP continue to be the favored scapegoat for all the ills of Malay society and they can't do anything about it  seemingly suffering from a self-induced paralysis syndrome. 

It is time, PH take the bull by the horns. Stop pussyfooting around. Change the narrative because this country needs an overhaul. 

Clearly, PH must find back their courage. If they can convince Malaysians to overthrow the 61-year-old Barisan Nasional in GE14 – why can’t they bring real reformasi to Malaysia? Why?

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