Pakatan can grab all the urban seats but Johor is still BN’s

Chan Kok Leong

Settlers at a ceramah organised by Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (ANAK) at its ‘Jelajah Selamatkan Felda’ in in Felda Sg Sayong, Kulai, Johor, last month. Despite allegations of mismanagement and financial scandals, Felda settlers in Johor remain loyal to Umno and Barisan Nasional. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 9, 2018.

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  • I agree UMNO/BN will still likely win BUT disagree with the analysis. At the core of Palm Oil Yield. The reason why Felda settlers in Johor are so loyal is because palm oil yield in Johor traditionally HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST - between the good soil, easy development, maintenance, easy to build infrastructure because of geology, Felda settlers actually have it better than average of the entire Felda system. Add to that better development because its between Singapore and KL, Felda settlers do not suffer as badly average Felda settlers.Yes, BN performance in Johor is not as bad as other states, and there are other factors such as UMNO birth place but the fact is it has been easier for UMNO/BN in Johor too.

    As for PAS has not been strong in Johor, its the wrong analysis. For even PH to be possible to win, PAS has to be INSIGNIFICANT - they are not insignificant in Johor. PAS is a factor to help BN as a spoiler, its nonsense to say they are not going to help BN win.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam