Many ordinary people simply could not see a qualitative improvement in their lives in the 22 months after the 2018 general election – and that is why PH did not fare well in a string of by-elections in that period.
It was these losses that provided confidence to the plotters behind the Sheraton move in early 2020.
What led to the loss of support for PH ahead of the Sheraton move? People’s lived experience on the ground and their interactions with public services can influence their perception of how well (or not) the government is performing. If they see no difference in their quality of life, the fence-sitters among them could easily fall for the narrative of other parties.
If Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim wants to win more fence-sitters to his side, he needs to show real improvements in several key areas within the next six months, especially ahead of elections in six states. Full article on Aliran website