Pakatan leaders urge action to change anti-Malay image

Nabihah Hamid

Barisan Nasional easily won the Cameron Highlands by-election on Saturday on the back of increased support from PAS supporters. The outcome is a grim reminder for Pakatan Harapan that is has little support from the Malays to begin with. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, January 29, 2019.

PAKATAN Harapan must work immediately to change the public perception that it is anti-Malay by having ministries adopt relevant parts of its election manifesto and making these promises a key performance indicator (KPI), a Bersatu strategist said.

Other component leaders of the ruling coalition called for clearer internal communications and to step up the perception war on social media, where Barisan Nasional is dominating the narrative. 

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  • The only way to change the anti-Malay image is to curb PAS and UMNO lies. Changing the policies which are already in place and are implemented according to the wish of the GE14 voters is dangerous.

    Posted 4 years ago by Tanahair Ku

  • All the PH Malay Leaders have played into the hands of Umno and PAS. Please remember PH managed to capture Federal power is solely of the strong support given to them by non Muslim voters especially Malaysian Chinese. So please think carefully before coming out with new policies. New financial policies must help poor people of all races not just the Malay.

    Posted 4 years ago by Jordan Lee

  • By harping on the Malay factor for losing a by election in CH which has been traditionally a BN seat, PH is falling into a trap of its own making. 1. GE 14 results showed that Malaysians had enough of BN helming the government for the last 60 years. The change from BN to PH was peaceful and Malaysians are happy. Many BN leaders are facing criminal charges for the wrongs they have done. 2. What PH is experiencing now are teething problems of a new government. Given time things should improve. At least we know that the anti corruption sector in the country is working hard to expose the wrong doings. 3. The Malay factor will solve itself because I trust the leaders who themselves are Malays and they know the problems better. We are all waiting for the news of some major ex leaders' case verdict of guilt to spur confidence in what PH is doing.

    Posted 4 years ago by Citizen Pencen

  • Losing 1 seat is not losing the war. BN took the right strategy by pitting one's own who to the OA with the hope he will champion their rights. Secondly, the populace, in fact the public had to their teeth of the many U-turns made and wrong move of SST lies. It's only befitting to the manufacturers and to the retailers but not the consumers who still pays the same or higher with SST.

    Posted 4 years ago by Vincent Lim