Johor Polls: BN Will Steamroll A Fractured Opposition

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BN's victory will be entirely a gift by the opposition which is radarless. - Bernama pic.

Opposition parties may be further punished for having no new issues except for singing the stale “Najib and 1MDB” song which has long lost its shine

By Narinder Pal Singh

Barisan Nasional (BN) is bound to have a clean sweep in the upcoming Johor polls on 12 March.

The ongoing uncertainties and squabbling within the opposition camps will destroy them.

First and foremost there is no visible clear leader from the opposition.

Opposition parties lack coherence and are highly diversified in their manifestos.

Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties like Amanah, DAP and PKR have also made a grave mistake of giving too much leeway to Syed Saddiq’s MUDA.

By giving it to MUDA, the perception is that PH lacks the confidence and trust in their own youth wings to entice the new young voters who will be casting for the first time.

MUDA Not Popular Among Older Generation

Meanwhile, Muda is only gyrating on a single personality, that of Syed Sadiq and that will not go well with the elder generation.

And worse still, Syed Saddiq is not even contesting himself, which can be perceived as a weakness by voters as if he fears losing badly.

As a leader of a party that is contesting for the first election, he should set a stellar example.

Well, as for DAP, Amanah, Pejuang and PKR, they may be further punished for having no new issues except for singing the stale “Najib and 1MDB” song which has long lost its shine.

In a nutshell, the opposition parties have failed to do a reality check.

They are still stuck deep in issues that will not address the acute and current needs of the public.

How is the public to trust an already divided opposition front to form a stable government?

If team members are already not on the same frequency before a match, can we expect an united government by them forming a mere alliance?

Opposition Lacks Solid Foundation

The issue here is not about BN being better.

The core issue indeed is very much due to a weak opposition that lacks a solid foundation after the Sheraton Move.

The Sheraton Move surfaced the fact that if a party has no herculean leadership, it will not coalesce.

BN’s victory will be entirely a gift by the opposition which is radarless. – New Malaysia Herald

Narinder Pal Singh is a New Malaysia Herald reader. This is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily represent the views of the New Malaysia Herald

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