I am curious and wish to know how the Opposition and The Economist Intelligence Unit can come up with conclusions on the 13th General Election dates.
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And today, The Malaysian Insider played a story - Umno tells Najib to go slow on snap polls. Well if you ask me, I think the Opposition is excited to go for war in the most crucial Elections ever in Malaysia's politics!
Whatever it is, I can say for sure, Barisan Nasional is ready to face the over confident Pakatan Rakyat anytime. We have already kicked off the first bold transformation plan which is the Government Transformation Programme (6 NKRAs) last year.
Clearly, that was a sign that we have successfully moved away from a brief period of "auto pilot" in the Government under YOU-KNOW-WHO to a new era of transformation.
Soon, the Government will be announcing 2 major plans that will lift Malaysia from a "contender" country to be a developed nation.
- New Economic Model (by NEAC)
- Economic Transformation Programme (by PEMANDU)
The plans and models are READY for the Barisan Nasional Government to execute and develop the nation. These are clear guides on where the country should be heading towards and how the country can transform from a "dull economy" into a vibrant and resilient economy - all formulated by economists, academicians, top civil servants and successful private sector members.
The 12th General Election, no doubt, was a slap on the face for BN. But in the coming 13th General Election, the Opposition must face 3 realities:
- Barisan Nasional loyalists who voted against BN will return to vote BN,
- Barisan Nasional loyalists who spoiled the votes will return to vote BN and
- Fence sitters who disagreed with Business As Usual (BAU) by the Govt will return to vote BN.
- PR loyalists
- fence sitters' sympathy
- BN loyalists (protest votes against Pak Lah's Administration)
The author noted that the electoral projection is based on a post mortem by PR themselves.