BN's night of despair and delusion

Jahabar Sadiq

Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional had never lost an election since his father formed it in 1974. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, May 28, 2018.

“DO people really hate me that much?” two people heard Najib Razak say as the carnage of Barisan Nasional’s (BN) devastating losses became clearly apparent as the May 9 night wore on.

His advisers were huddled near him at his Langgak Duta residence, faces getting paler and grim as the results trickled in. Federal seats were falling like ten-pins in Sarawak, while the state legislatures in Johor, Malacca and Negri Sembilan seemed to go Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) way.

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  • I disagree. Had Najib been confident he would not have made the announcement the night before campaigning halts exempting Malaysians 25 year old below from income tax. It is desperation, the last throw of the dice.

    Posted 4 years ago by Nick leong

  • He was still confident. That announcement was just to pad the 5-10% doubts. Had he not, he would have offer to exempt everyone from income tax for a year!

    Posted 4 years ago by NA Bayezid

  • .... It's the Clinton syndrome. They expected her to win. She was ready to celebrate. The main media predicted that she would win hands down. But, only the social media gave the thumbs up for Trump. The same happened here. The main stream media was all for Najib. Foreign press predicted Najib to win. But he LOST.

    Posted 4 years ago by Ken destino

    • The good news is that we vote for a better leader in Malaysia than the Americans did with Trump.

      Posted 4 years ago by Mr. Wafferthin

  • That's the problem with having a few platoons of cheer leader yes men and gutless intelligence suck ups. The emperor only wants to hear what he wants to hear. Luckily for us, they are none the wiser. A truly evil regime historically would have thoroughly crushed all resistance and opposition leaving no doubt as to who's in charge. God blessed us with a wimp and a bunch of morons. Thank goodness.

    Posted 4 years ago by Soon Yap

  • Chinese want change since 2008. Mahathir give Malay the reason to change in 2018. The rest is history.

    Posted 4 years ago by KK Cheong