Malay voters more concerned about their political position, says expert

Sharon Tan

IDEAS chief executive officer Wan Saiful Wan Jan says many parties are using DAP as a code word to mean the Chinese community. – The Malaysian Insight file pic by Kamal Ariffin, October 21, 2017.

THE political position of Malays trumps the issue of rising cost of living among Malay voters, especially those living outside Klang Valley.

This was the position of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs chief executive officer Wan Saiful Wan Jan, who said: “Outside the Klang Valley, especially the typical kampong, you will see is that even though they are concerned about the rising cost of living, there is one bigger issue they are more worried about and that is the position of the Malays.” 

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  • The Muslims continue to be their own worst enemy fed by continued ignorance and emotion. A traditionally gentle, peaceful community has been systematically converted beyond recognition without much concern for the well-being of future generations.

    Posted 4 years ago by Xuz ZG

  • When Malays vote based on race and religion instead of on policies and meritocracy of leaders, Malaysia will continue to slide backwards. Even now may be too late to do catch up. Our natural resources, especially petroleum, were squandered through trying to develop the country via racist ideologies since 1970.

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysian First

  • " ...... that if Malays are not careful, they will end up like Malays in Singapore ....." - Would the Singaporean Malays who are shopping, dining and entertaining themselves in Johor and elsewhere willing to become Malaysian citizens? Laughable, yet the Johorean Malays are so ........ to see that.

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysian First

  • It's why it cannot be done without Sarawak and Sabah and it should not be. Sarawak and Sabah are full partner in Malaysia. The problem is if you survey them, they still think UMNO/BN is the party of development which is nonsense and do not think Hadi's PAS is their problem.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam