The combination of corporate experience and administering government Kajang by-election will provide a good head start for Najibto win back the people/s trust
MP for Titiwangsa Johari Bin Abdul Ghani said Najib can salvage his legacy The elections I grew up with were different, very different. They were based on demographics.race sub-, religion, community; and a few regional issues. Calculus didn’t enter the picture. Simple arithmetic did the trick. Except in a few constituencies where issues overlapped and party analysts had to evaluate options. That’s where things went wrong. But, by and large, people voted for their own voters has changed since then. More so, in the past seven years. People are now looking for other things. Things that they believe are more important than simply voting for their own MP for Titiwangsa Johari Bin Abdul Ghani believes people will vote for development. That’s why he has quietly sneaked away from the Dap ’s traditional campaign issues and is, instead, pitching for the idea of a brave, new Malaysia that can take on the world. Since demographics show that there will be over million young voting for the first time this year, and they have no interest in history or ideology but want better jobs, more exciting careers, opportunities to strike out on their own, Najib is selling them the prospect of a resurgent economy. may still be the backdrop, He is clearly going for something people believe he can do. He is using tools his audience is familiar with. He has seized the first initiative on social media and then, followed it up with aggressive road shows. But the young are no longer his only followers. The growing business community adores him. They are openly rooting for him..on the other hand, is convinced that all voters hate corruption. It has, they feel, deprived them of their rights. So his promise is to root out corruption. He knows the instant appeal of street politics and its real time TV coverage asserted his presence on social media and with these tools reached out to the aspiring middle class, a growing and noisy constituency dying to be politically addressed. They need to burn this season and corruption is the perfect target. It also, by instant association, knocks DAP out of the race. Exactly what PAS wants so that Najib can grab chunks of the traditional UMNO vote bank. They may be sceptical about PAKATAN’s disruptive tactics but are also impressed by the way he’s changing the rules of the game. That’s why Najib is attracting some very fine people who are looking for a non traditional option to align with.
hat leaves only stability as a campaign premise for UMNO. It has lost the young and the upwardly mobile the middle class to Najib. It has alienated minorities and the intelligentsia. Pakatan has even lost the support of corporate which has always stood by it, though they hated the socialist rhetoric and fake populism of the Pakatan that was meant largely to allow party’s satraps to purloin vast sums of money from the exchequer. Listening to DAP sidestepped all charges of corruption and kept rambling on about the bigger picture. The vote banks he was clearly addressing were women and youth. But, even there, he seemed rather lost and unprepared. So much so, an unusually compassionate.
Kajang by-election may have just given Najib administration one last chance to salvage what has been the seven years as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the upcoming state by-election in Kajang was due to internal squabbles in PKR, adding that Barisan Nasional would not want to be dragged into the issue.
“I do not want to get involved in their party politics.
“In order to resolve a power struggle within PKR, de facto party leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has decided to bring about a by-election burden in Kajang,” the Prime Minister said in Putrajaya today.
elangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pic) has called on all parties to focus on winning the battle first and thinking about the war later.Speculation has been rife that PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is contesting the Kajang state seat, will succeed Khalid as the Selangor Menteri Besar.However, Khalid has called on everyone to forget about the Selangor MB’s position for now and focus on winning the Kajang by-election “I have no intention of resigning. Whatever happens after the by-election, we will discuss it at Pakatan Rakyat level,”Khalid said this during a special interview with radio network BFM and financial daily The Edge, which was broadcast by Selangor’s official media, Selangorkini.The interview comes at a time of crisis for PKR with claims that there are plans to replace Khalid as the Selangor Menteri Besar, following the resignation of Kajang state assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh.When asked whether he had the support of Pakatan Rakyat coalition partners DAP and PAS, Khalid replied: “Yes, I have their support”.Asked about support from PKR, Khalid said he left that to God.He expressed confidence about Selangor’s bright future, saying that it was not just talking about ideas, but that the money was there to turn ideas into reality.This is because during the first four years of Pakatan Rakyat’s administration in Selangor, the state government built up a solid financial reserve.”In the next five to eight years, not only is Selangor on a strong foundation, it will also be a happening place,” Khalid said.For Abdul Khalid, the reserve is essential because the Federal government would not lend the necessary funds that Selangor needs to develop.”Are we supposed to talk and hope? For me, politics is more than mere rhetoric, because words cannot fill stomachs.”First, get the money you need, then only think about what you want to eat,” he said confidently.Khalid insisted that he had never paid attention to the speculation that Anwar wanted his position.For Khalid, the speculation should be tested first.”Actually, Anwar is looking beyond the Selangor Menteri Besar’s position. To cut a long story short, the ultimate aim is federal level, with Selangor as the stepping stone.”He said the combination of corporate experience and administering a state government will provide a good head start on challenging for Putrajaya.