Gerakan expects to ride on people’s anger against PH

GERAKAN president Datuk Dominic Lau Hoe Chai anticipates a surge of public support for the Perikatan National (PN) in the upcoming six state election and his party, which has vanished from the Parliament lately will make a comeback.

He cited an increasing dissatisfaction with the federal government adding that he believes a strong “people’s wave” is coming as a reflection of the growing discontent among the electorate.

“People are unhappy with the federal government’s poor performance under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and they will show it in their votes,” Malay Mail reported him as saying.

“It will be the people’s wave, not a green wave, because the people are suffering and the PH administration has failed to deliver its promises.”

Lau added that the rumblings on the ground were favourable to the PN coalition. His party is now a full-fledged member of the PN following a short stint as an independent party after leaving the BN.

His views corroborate those of PN’s chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who repeatedly said PN has the support of 80% of the Malay votes.

Muhyiddin also noted that his coalition could win 20 seats in Penang alone, while the PAS is betting on a shock win in Selangor.

In a twist, however, Lau pointed out that the “green wave” that is said to have been responsible for the PAS and Bersatu winning 74 seats in the last general elections is no longer applicable.

He said even non-Malay voters are turning away from Pakatan Harapan.

Moreover, he attributed this as a consequence of the “fear mongering against PAS as an extremist religious party” and it is not true because PN was once the federal government under Muhyiddin and none of the false narratives by DAP happened.

Lau was also referring to rumours that PAS will seek a ban on pork and alcohol if PN wins the state election.

He stated that the casinos in Genting Highlands, Pahang, stayed open during the PN administration seeking to assure non-Muslims of their rights. – June 18, 2023


Main photo credit: Utusan Malaysia

Subscribe and get top news delivered to your Inbox everyday for FREE