I read this Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s post just now,
and think that the handsome old man was quite sadden by the attitude of a group of youths that he met at a Pakatan Harapan’s event.
There were just three comments at the post when I read it.
These are two of them;
I can’t help but to suspect that both commentators are Chinese.
Probably they are youths too.
They seemed quite unhappy with Dr Mahathir over what he did with race relations during his premiership and later on when he associated himself with Malay pressure group Perkasa.
I might be wrong but all these made me think that there are many who hate BN and Umno but also hate Dr Mahathir.
I actually met a very prominent anti-BN author recently and he said he can’t accept Dr Mahathir as the opposition leader.
The guy is a middle aged Chinese.
Based on what Dr Mahathir wrote, it seemed that even the younger ones don’t seem to really like him very much.
Bear in mind that the root cause of
is Chinese education.
|Dr Mahathir looks popular among the mostly Chinese students when he visited UTAR a few years ago|
The Pribumi Bersatu youth wing may make up a huge bulk of the party’s membership but those are Malays.
Their thinking is different from the young Chinese.
Bear in mind that Chinese youths were the driving force behind DAP’s overwhelming victory in 2013.
If they are unhappy that Pakatan is led by Dr Mahathir, then I believe DAP may not do as well as 2013 this time around.
That will be very bad for Pakatan.
Maybe MCA’s Liow Tiong Lai’s rather funny insistence over the past weeks that the Chinese are beginning to return some of their support to BN is not so laughable anymore.
I think Pakatan leaders need to rethink their strategy if this is true. Without a more enthusiastic support from the Chinese community, they may be surprised by BN in areas where five years ago it’s impossible for the ruling coalition to even touch.