PPBM is sending a clear signal to Kit Siang – your son must go

The DAP’s mission seems concentrated on portraying to the youth just how loud, angry and intolerant the Malay-Muslim parties can get to shift conversations away from Guan Eng’s incompetence as Finance Minister. Source (pic): TTF

The DAP is showcasing to the youth that “even PPBM is as loud, intolerant and extreme as UMNO and PAS are” and that the Pribumi party is more concerned with Malay issues than the economy. 

PPBM is fully aware of this and the damage it is causing.

If allowed to go on, the DAP can and will successfully shift the spotlight onto Mahathir, as not only is he from PPBM, he is the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Lim Guan Eng’s boss.

Rais Hussin seems to know what is happening. He probably knows as well as I do that Pakatan Harapan will win the 15th general election if held tomorrow. His real concern isn’t if the coalition will win but if PPBM still gets to control the coalition after it has won.

The DAP is trying hard to prevent this by shifting the blame for the rise in the cost of living onto Mahathir. When the time comes, they will insist that “someone from PKR” be made Prime Minister given PPBM’s tendency to “focus on Malay issues, not the economy.”


PETALING JAYA: The DAP is playing a new game, and the name of the game is deception.

From Tun Daim Zainuddin’s “trust is a two-way street” to Dato’ Dr Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff’s claim that Pakatan Harapan would lose “hands down” if the general election were held tomorrow, everyone is insinuating that Guan Eng’s continued presence as Minister of Finance will set the course for PPBM’s destruction.

The message is loud and clear. Lim Guan Eng must go.


With him stubbornly occupying the finance portfolio and treating the ministry as if it belongs to his grandfather, things aren’t looking too good both for the economy and the future of PPBM.

Not only is Guan Eng presenting the public with sugar-coated and stylised realities regarding the state of the country’s economic health, he has yet to present a viable and sustainable solution towards reducing the cost of living and creating more job opportunities for the youth segment.

Instead, he seems more concerned with the jawi, khat and Dong Zong issues which the bulk of those aged between 18 and 40 (youth) don’t give a hoot about.

For instance, it wouldn’t matter to the more ‘liberal’ and ‘tolerant’ 18-year-old if Dong Zong were allowed to continue existing or if the association were to be shut down.

However, it would bother him (or her) if the Malay-Muslim parties appear loud, angry and intolerant every time something “Malay” is discussed instead of working towards improving his (or her) purchasing power.

The DAP knows this as well as PPBM does and the fact that the youth segment will account for almost 45 per cent of those who will cast ballots during the 15thgeneral election (assuming the election is held next year).

That probably explains why the DAP’s mission seems concentrated on portraying just how loud, angry and intolerant the Malay-Muslims can get.

It appears that the party is trying hard to shift conversations away from Guan Eng’s incompetence as Finance Minister by branding Malay-Muslim alliances as “extremists.”

This isn’t propaganda.

On the 15thof March 2019, the DAP’s Chew Chong Sin claimed that the alliance between UMNO and PAS served “no benefit in the building of a new Malaysia and can also be taken advantage of by foreign terrorist groups.”

Chew’s remark is one of many hurled by DAP leaders towards the Malay Muslims in what seems to be part of an “insult first, apologise later” policy adopted by the party aimed at triggering fury among members of the community.

Problem is, the insults and criticisms aren’t confined to UMNO and PAS.

This was made manifest when the DAP went head on against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the khat, jawi, Zakir Naik and Dong Zong issues despite being party to the same alliance with him.

The fact that PPBM reacted strongly helped the DAP showcase to the youth that “even PPBM is as loud, intolerant and extreme as UMNO and PAS are” and that the Pribumi party is more concerned with Malay issues than the economy.

PPBM is fully aware of this and the damage it is causing.

If allowed to go on, the DAP can and will successfully shift the spotlight onto Mahathir, as not only is he from PPBM, he is the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Lim Guan Eng’s boss.

Rais Hussin seems to know what is happening. He probably knows as well as I do that Pakatan Harapan will win the 15th general election if held tomorrow. His real concern isn’t if the coalition will win but if PPBM still gets to control the coalition after it has won.

The DAP is trying hard to prevent this by shifting the blame for the rise in the cost of living onto Mahathir. When the time comes, they will insist that someone from PKR be made Prime Minister given PPBM’s tendency to “focus on Malay issues, not the economy.”

As far as the DAP is concerned, this is the only way to turn Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim into Prime Minister as Mahathir will never allow Anwar or PKR to gain control of government come hell or high water.

THE THIRD FORCE

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