Echoes of defeat: Five things Anwar must do to win back Malaysia’s trust

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The most telling moment for the “unity government” came on Sunday night, when a crowd of a few thousand at a dinner banquet applauded DAP MP Lim Lip Eng’s announcement that Pakatan Harapan had lost the Sungai Bakap by-election.

Imagine that. If that is not writing on the wall for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, I don’t know what is.

Two years have flown and if Anwar does not buck up, he will lose the next general election. Look what just happened to Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron in the UK and France.

Alarm bells at Sungai Bakap

Clearly, many among the ethnic minorities are no longer willing to give PH their undivided support. But because many of them feel they do not have a political alternative they are comfortable with, they stayed out of the Sungai Bakap by-election.

Some of the ethnic majority, the Malays, have no such qualms about voting for the opposition, so they switched their support from Umno or PH to Perikatan Nasional. Full article on Aliran website

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Wuli Buli
Wuli Buli
11 Jul 2024 10.17am

PMX should not try to be too conservative to lure Malay votes from PN, and lose its non-Malays votes in the process. This by election has served a warning to PMX not to ignore it’s loyal supporters and take them for granted.

luca
luca
12 Jul 2024 11.47am

Bumiputera student enrolment in Chinese schools have risen by more than 50% over the last 10 years, says the Education Minister, Fadhlina Sidek. The enrolment figures had risen from 11.67% in 2014 to 18.52% in 2024.

luca
luca
14 Jul 2024 4.11pm
Reply to  luca

The rising number of Bumiputera students enrolled in international schools is a sign that more Bumiputera parents are losing trust in the quality of national schools, says
educational sociologist Anuar Ahmad.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/07/13/more-bumiputera-parents-losing-trust-in-national-schools-says-don/

White Pony
White Pony
15 Jul 2024 7.09pm
Reply to  luca

Basically the quality of national school is low. Chinese schools offer better education and discipline, better job opportunities later in life!

Verasamy
Verasamy
15 Jul 2024 7.21pm
Reply to  luca

It is better to learn Mandarin now in school. It is an important language now and even more in the coming years.

glissantia
glissantia
16 Jul 2024 2.24pm
Reply to  luca

Is she afraid to give absolute figures rather than relative growth? She may have added to the rot with a course she introduced.

Billie
Billie
16 Jul 2024 5.58pm
Reply to  glissantia

Malays can be shocked by absolute number, percentage may look harmless to them.

Loong Huat
Loong Huat
16 Jul 2024 12.40pm

Malaysia is building malls like crazy – but shoppers aren’t coming
https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/economy/2024/7/15/malaysia-is-building-malls-like-crazy-but-shoppers-arent-coming

Dozens of new malls are under construction in the country even as existing complexes (40% are located in the greater Kuala Lumpur area) struggle to attract customers.

luca
luca
19 Jul 2024 11.51am
Reply to  Loong Huat

Malakat Mall (at Cyberjaya) initially launched to empower Muslim entrepreneurs and later dubbed the ‘ghost mall,’ is set to shut its doors on July 31 after four years of operation. It was an halal mall yet cannot survive.

White Pony
White Pony
15 Jul 2024 7.08pm

Ramasamy is a good writer but a spineless politician. When DAP gave him an opportunity to be a parachute candidate, he grabbed it and was even appointed Deputy Chief Minister. Now he showed his true colours when he was not chosen as a candidate, left DAP and turned sour pus, taking every opportunity to condemn the party that gave him the opportunity. Where were him when DAP cooperated with PAS, then Mahathir, Muhyiddin and Mukhriz? Now he is ever so noisy. Empty vessels make the most noise. Let’s see how far your URIMAI last. PN will not accept you and… Read more »

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luca
luca
11 Jul 2024 1.48pm

JPMorgan explains why it upgraded Malaysia’s rating from underweight to neutral

glissantia
glissantia
16 Jul 2024 2.25pm
Reply to  luca

The last thing we need is the opinion of the international monetary (capitalist) pirates and terrorists.

Billie
Billie
16 Jul 2024 5.59pm
Reply to  glissantia

Too bad you are living in a capitalist country. The words of Yellen and Powell dictates your Ringgit. You cannot opt for Socialism with Xi’s characteristics.

luca
luca
18 Jul 2024 6.30pm
Reply to  glissantia

You should avoid CNBC and Bloomberg, and watch CGTN or CCTV instead.

luca
luca
19 Jul 2024 1.40pm
Jasni
Jasni
19 Jul 2024 10.57am

A PAS MP has called for Penang’s capital city of George Town to be renamed as Tanjung Penaga, which he claims was the original name of the area before it was renamed by the British.

Permatang Pauh MP Fawwaz Jan said the state’s capital city should be renamed to reflect Malaysia’s identity.

A Rakyat 8
13 Jul 2024 11.23pm

 ” Loke welcomes UMNO’s willingness to work with PH for GE16 ” 
by Bernama dd 06 Jul 2024, 08:56 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/07/06/loke-welcomes-umnos-willingness-to-work-with-ph-for-ge16/

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>>> Looks like the political drama for GE16 has started. Its just been only 2 years now after they took over the government. What have been their achievement so far for our Nation and for the well being of our Rakyat?

Nasi lemak through vending machine ? Maybe or maybe not countless MOU’s investment from various countries ? Any policy reforms for Laws, Education, Health, Agriculture, Economy, etc, etc, etc.?

A Rakyat 8
13 Jul 2024 11.22pm

What about our Ringgit currency?  What has happen to self reliant food cultivation, ( growing one’s own food in order to rely less on food import ) ? What about cost of living? A loaf of bread, an essential breakfast food now cost almost 5 Ringgit. Most food stuff prices have gone up a lot more than it was before 2022 . Except for the rich, a lot of us Rakyat are in borderline living on essentials only. Still want to gives excuses about war in other countries and whatnot?  Its okay for the politicians. They are getting good and… Read more »