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Straits Times

Straits Times

The ruling party has adopted the approach of “letting the 1MDB case roams freely”.

The latest remark made by the man of the house is like rewinding the scenes by repeating what has been said. For instance, the many good things that 1MDB have done. Even if it has made some errors, it should be given a chance to turn a new leaf. The country needs to proceed forward.

The statements are repeated again and again. There must be some unknown reasons. The 1MDB case is like a huge piece of rock prior to General Election. In order to deliver in the battle, the rock would have to be smashed into pieces.

The 1MDB case has placed the ruling party in a vulnerable position when it comes to public opinion. It has intensified the sense of crisis within the party, offering its master the greatest trust.

Umno is good at crisis management. Its coalition party members are afraid of being discarded after being used and understand the role of becoming a follower in order to protect oneself. One hears only one man’s voice.

In the perspective of psychology, this is the mind set of indulging in self-pity. There was no reform but wants to finish off others. The 1MDB case is turned into a “heroic” cause, one is deceiving oneself all the way.

Looking at the case from another angle, the 1MDB case actually has its social contribution. It has opened up the eyes of the public. If not because of the case, Malaysians would not know the extent of corruption in one single case.

Muhyiddin predicted that the Malays would be the cause of political tsunami in the coming General Election. Umno leaders started to panic.

Such remarks are said to motivate oneself as well as helping the malnourished Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to gain some energy in order to improve on its image. It will also be helping him to accumulate some political mileage along the way.

The Hari Raya celebration organised by Pribumi in Felda attracted thousands of folks to turn up. Muhyiddin could sense the desire of the Malays for change. He is thinking too much.

Whenever a former leader visits a small town, the public turn up for free meal to ride on the happenings. Listening to the leader standing on stage to gossip about the government is like shopping in the night market.

Felda settlers want infrastructures like roads and mosques instead of human rights, democracy and freedom. They want to have those now and not in the future. They are clear about the advantage of votes. Riding on the opposition’s trend, they are asking more from the ruling party.

Original Source: 馬來人海嘯