Sunday, January 7, 2018

Urban Malays Fear Change

An IDEAS study showed that urban Malays fear change! 

There is a word for it – metathesiophobia. 

A rather frightening situation – more so when the country needs to be saved from crooks and thieves. 

This independent study on the possible voting pattern of urban Malays in five states – Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Malacca and Johor from April to November 2017 – has shown that they are angry with UMNO – but still not enough to make them reject Barisan Nasional in favour of Pakatan Harapan. 

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs reported that urban Malays are upset over rampant corruption in UMNO – but they will still accept them because they remained unconvinced that PH could govern well. 

It is sad that they cannot envision a better Malaysia under PH. What hope do we have under UMNO  it is nothing more than a motley collection of narcissistic individuals consumed by avarice? I know that UMNO must be slayed to save the Malays. And at the coming GE14.

Additionally, poor urban Malays were uncertain over whether a PH government would support the Malay agenda. 

WTF! What is so great about the Malay agenda if it breeds incompetence, cronyism, and corruption? And making the Malays dependent on government-provided crutches means they cannot become successful on their own. They no longer believe in their talents and abilities and that is a real shame. 

As of November 2017, there were 43 urban seats in Malaysia, constituting 19% of the 222 parliamentary seats. Out of that, 14 were Malay majority constituencies, 16 predominantly Chinese and 13 mixed. 

Fifty-four seats, or 24% of the 222, were semi-urban. Of these, 27 were Malay-majority and 12 Chinese-majority. Eleven were mixed and three were Bumiputera Sabah and one Bumiputera Sarawak. 

Malays need to wake up, accept that we must have change, that it is inevitable and face the challenges head-on. Only then can they hold their heads high in today's world. 

GE14 is their opportunity.

Keep to heart these 3 quotes:

On Saturday, I attended Division W’s COT2, a Toastmasters event. 

I was there (1) to facilitate Moments of Truth (part of the Successful Club Series) that addresses quality club meetings – for non-Div W clubs and (2) to promote my D51 AC2018.

This second instalment of the Club Officers Training was held at Bank Negara’s Lanai Kijang in KL.

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