DPM Muhyiddin Yasin is reported to have said that, “a blue wave (referring to the colour of BN) is in sight in Selangor indicating that the people desire to return to BN rule in the state”. And in some other forum, Muhyiddin had said that he is worried about the infighting within the component parties (UMNO included I suppose) that can disrupt BN chances of winning the next GE. Can you not see the confusion and uncertainty in Muhyiddin mental faculty when he makes contradicting statements about the party’s position for the upcoming GE, in a matter of days?
Being a Selangorean, I think I know my state better than others, more so from someone from Johore, Perak, Pahang or Malacca. In all honestly, I can also feel the pulse of my Selangor mates and let me tell you that getting back Selangor as claimed by Muhyiddin is not going to be that easy. Muhyiddin may be right in saying that businessmen in Selangor are not too happy with the state government because contract are not easy to secure. I think the businessmen that complained to Muhyiddin are those from UMNO who had been getting favored contracts from the previous state government. I know this because I too get complaints from non UMNO businessmen that the state government has done away with the practice of favoritism and cronyism in the award of businesses. I even had a PR contractor who complained to me. So why the fuss about not getting contracts, where every bidder is seen as equal and where they now trade on a level playing field. Surely, we do not wish to see another fiasco like the problematic construction of the new hospital in Selangor that remained uncompleted. Was it not the job of a crony or some favored contractor? Had the award be done professionally, I do not think this fiasco would have occurred.
My advice to Muhyiddin is not to listen to the ‘chanting’ and ‘sermons’ from any Selangor UMNO/BN leaders; surely not from Noh Omar and the left over’s of the MCA and MIC leaders. And hasn’t PM Najib realized this when he said that he can no longer believe the ‘goodies’ that he is so often fed by some ‘pencancai’ around him. I believe, these are the same ‘pencacai’ that surround Muhyiddin now and are singing the same old song that Muhyiddin wants to listen. And let me tell you this, that Selangor UMNO/BN will be facing the biggest challenge of their life to regain Selangor if UMNO/BN is not willing to do a massive shakeup within the party’s leadership. I now say that they all need to go.
I am not being unjustifiably pessimistic of UMNO/BN chances of winning the next GE, and neither am I being overly optimistic of PR gaining a bigger majority in the next GE. PR has to work much harder despite its good performance in managing the state, and this should not be a cause for complacency.
My final advice to Muhyiddin is to take some lessons from fighting a battle i.e. seek out the weaknesses of the adversary, plan a ruse, optimize resources where a win can be assured and exploit the win, and finally be consistent in the execution of the plan.
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