This was the scene in Penang last Friday at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s open house.
Meanwhile, the Invoke Centre for Policy Initiative’s most recent survey found:
… 36% of Malay voters polled leaning towards PH, while support for BN was 35%.
As for Chinese voters, 53% supported PH and 22% said they would vote BN. Meanwhile, 42% of Indians said they would vote for PH, while 44% favoured BN.
The remainder supported PAS, had yet to decide or had decided not to vote.
The survey was conducted through telephone interviews with 17,107 respondents from June 5 to July 14.
As expected the cost of living, especially the GST, topped the list of voters’ concerned.
In an interview with a Thai journalist, Mahathir said one of the first things a new federal government under Pakatan would do is remove the GST, perhaps in stages, and go back to what we had before – the more targeted sales tax – which seemed to work well in the past.
The removal of this regressive tax, which has hurt voters, would be a positive move.