Cameron Highlands: Quit making assumptions, focus on conducting surveys to analyse win

TTF: While I do share BN’s enthusiasm over Ramli’s win, I reiterate, that the coalition should not snap back into its decades old pre-electoral mindset and assume that voters are stupid.

On the 23rd of January 2019, I wrote:

I’m simply trying to get you to see things objectively, so that the next time you derive an opinion, it’s the right one. Believe me, there was a time when one could not easily differentiate between fake and legitimate news. Today, it is quite common to hear the man on the street ask if a news source that appears on his mobile is legit. So you see, people are really wising up here as they are in the United States and elsewhere in the world. There is a new wave of political awareness that’s fast sweeping the internet.

Today, almost everyone has grown accustomed to reading stuff ranging from those thought provoking to those outlandish. The world of the internet has grown a “wisdom pool” that’s so large, it has come to a point, that the more people are fed rubbish, the better they are at distinguishing right from wrong. People are no longer as emotional as they were half a decade ago. They read whatever that comes to them with cool minds and quietly derive their own opinions.

People are smarter. The rules have changed.

The years of being fed DAP sponsored fake news has spawned a generation of voters who are not easily taken by propaganda.

So quit making these assumptions about what the Cameron Highlands win represents like you did in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar.

Spend good money instead on conducting thorough surveys to figure out what truly contributed to Ramli’s victory.

Even PH had no idea that its candidate would perform this bad.

If it did, Lim Kit Siang would never have taken a gamble by attempting to rob the seat from BN.

If you persist with this “I know what I’m doing, so go fly kites” mindset, I assure you, that you will never make a comeback even if we were to give you 20 years or more.

RJ Rithaudeen

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The Cameron Highlands by-election is a “referendum” on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) after nearly nine months in Putrajaya, acting Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan asserted tonight.

He said BN’s victory by 3,200-vote margin against PH in the Pahang parliamentary seat reflected public dissatisfaction towards the federal government.

“The win is a referendum of the people who are not satisfied with the performance of the Pakatan Harapan government.

“The people have opened their eyes. The ruling government did not fulfil their promises and the people are disappointed,” Mohamad told reporters at SMK Sultan Ahmad Shah where BN candidate Ramli Mohd Noor was declared the winner just minutes earlier.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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