Rural Malay voters prefer Dr Mahathir over Anwar

Amin Iskandar

Pakatan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking with Amanah president Mohamad Sabu during Amanah's second convention in Alor Setar, Kedah on October 21. Mohamad says Dr Mahathir still enjoys better support in rural areas than jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 14, 2017.

PAKATAN Harapan’s (PH) main attraction now is Dr Mahathir Mohamad as he is more popular among Malay voters especially from rural areas compared to opposition Anwar Ibrahim, PH deputy president Mohamad Sabu told The Malaysian Insight.

Dr Mahathir was Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister for 22 years until 2003, but the 93-year-old now leads the opposition pact in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government, which is strong in rural areas.

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  • Felda is important, Langkawi not so..Either Sabah and Sarawak need to buy-in OR those in Terengganu, Perak, Pahang, Johor and if possible Kelantan and Kedah need to buy in for Amanah..Nice of Mat Sabu but he needs to push Amanah up front in the battle. They may not be the main force in Pakatan, but they are in the hardest front, the MOST critical marginal front, the last mile.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Damages were done to DSAI even before the sacking way back in the early 90s. Various camps was against DSAI when he was elevated as DPM. Of course,the various disagreements and official spats between Tun and DSAI also split the cohesion amongst the top two men then.

    Posted 4 years ago by Cp4Ab0115m3n7 De Syurga

    • I'm not surprised DSAI had enemies when he was in UMNO. He was a master of Machiavellian politics. Azmin is the practitioner now the past he purged PKR of perceived rivals ...... eg Zaid, Khalid, Jeffery, Aziz Bari, Chegubard, et al (PKR would have been very strong if they had stayed)..... My guess is he is one of those leaders (the rest would probably be his PAS loving goons) who oppose the the Tun - Kak Wan combination. He is power crazy and wants to be "top dog" but is he capable? IMO, he (Azmin) will do more harm than good.

      Posted 4 years ago by Malaysian First

  • Inbreds should be left alone in the forest. We are an authoritarian state remember? We may opress the minorities and arrest political opposition or anybody that dared to stop us without a single trial. P.s we also run theocracy, as sharia court is for the the legally recognized muslims and if any of them dare to convert they'l end up being persecuted with religious sentiment brainwashing and executed at last..

    Posted 4 years ago by Electro Salvo

    • Now don't get me wrong I love Mahathir he is very secularistic in my opinion and minorities loves him, he should reform the country and apply democracy. <3

      Posted 4 years ago by Electro Salvo

    • We need to regain our democratic institutions and status back as a functioning country

      Posted 4 years ago by Electro Salvo