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Prime Minister Najib’s afraid of losing his job
No wonder a Singapore Straits Times editor, Reme Ahmad, was prompted to call such tactics “Santa Claus politics”. He also pointed out that handouts would not necessarily ensure votes for the giver because the “harsh reality is the more you give, the more people want”. And “the freebies have to be paid for by somebody down the line”.
Most telling is his point that Malaysia is now into its 16th year carrying a budget deficit since the 1997 Asian financial crisis. As such, he thinks that the tax revenue that could have been better spent for development purposes may instead be used to fulfil campaign promises.
“In other words,” he says, “they will be paid for by the same voters who thought they got them for free.”
Negeri Sembilan caretaker Menteri Besar Mohamad Hasan has tried to justify Najib’s lack of action and resolve to call for elections by saying the automatic dissolution of Parliament should be made a common practice. This, he reasons, is because it will prevent speculation on the election date, which could make investors hold back their investment decisions. He also opines that if a government were allowed to serve its full term, that would help it develop the country without interruption.
That kind of talk serves no purpose because our system is not specifically designed for governments to serve full terms. At the same time, Mohamad Hasan should note that it is actually Najib’s indecisiveness that has encouraged the unnecessary speculation and investor hesitancy.
Obviously, his was a spin one could foresee even before he said a word. It belongs in the same rubbish bin as former Selangor Menteri Besar Mohd Khir Toyo’s praise for Najib for choosing to serve the full term and “abandon his privilege to call for a snap election”.
Najib is not opting for that by choice. He’s simply afraid of doing badly at the polls and even losing. Even winning it but with a reduced majority could cost him his job. He has openly admitted that. And it doesn’t help his cause that ex-prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has rubbed it in by saying the same thing.
Be that as it may, the prime minister has to call the shots. If he doesn’t, everyone will be kept in abeyance, including investors. Win or lose, it’s all part of the democratic game. And Najib has to learn to play it fair and square.
* Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to MSN Malaysia
i think after the mamak pm mentioned about 'changing horse' najib is more certain he will be booted out even if BN win this government with less majority. this will be certain.
giving money dont mean the people will be voting for him.
if he had called for election end last year he will have a better majority then now.
but its too late, as people sees him having no I3all$ to face the opposition and with
what has been accused of him his silent is giving the opposition an inroad of winning.
the longer he waits the faster he will be out.
With internal sabotage looming, it would be hard for him to call the election. And latest corruption charges on his inner circle is not helping either.
This is the first in history to wait out until the last minute or even automatic dissolve by itself.
Indecisive show weakness and fear indeed, nothing strategic here
BN supporter, one question to you, when did you start to forsake yourself to blindly support a corrupt government?
If you are fearing instability, Tunku and his alliance wouldn't achieve Independence if they are gutless like you
may b he is afraid. or may b not. But they have to many more IC to illegal foreigners so that they can take a lead to get to Putra Jaya.
They still have to give BRIM this illegal foreigners such as Bangla , Pakistans , Negros , and others who will confirm to vote for BN.
HIDUP MALAYSIA UNTUK PENDATANG HARAM.
AS THIS have happen in sabah.
What to say further from now does not matter any more? Action of NON ACTION to dissolve the parliament as require is the strongest VOICE ever to showing the ATTITUDE of the BN government.
It is TRUE, by giving out more money is not the solution EVERYONE is looking at. Some might think it is the most wasteful event made by the BN government. Giving sincerely does not need to be in quantative manner. But more in gesture and genuinely giving.
As anak Malaysia since growing around BN erra, It is quite a dissapointing moment to see no action taken in not disolving the parliament in order to gain confident in the election. WHY???
Maybe Our PM have some trick behind the curtain to surprise everyone. Thinking.........
Mix feeling and thinking and thinking of BN future........
All u hv said abt PR r mainstream media propaganda, no substance & proof whatsoever. and these all go on to form your distorted perception of PR. In contrast the majority of M'sain r witnessing, before their very eyes, all d abuses & blatant corruptions happening over d years, unmitigated !!
The other thing is, all u ever resort to r vile & pathetic personal attacks on an honourable person who happen to be exonerated twice by d courts, of d very sick allegations & innuendoes that you been harping on.
Anyway d issue is not abt Anwar, it is about getting rid of a highly corrupted & racist regime and the establishment of a matured democracy whereby we can hv a choice of govt.
Hey Kacau Daun!!!
U memang Kacau Daun!!! Anyway, wat wil b, will B!!!! Let Ccccc.
Najib afraid of losing his job ?
no worry, he can still apply for the job of OPPOSITION LEADER
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Whether there is access to any "truths" behind such about what actually happened behind the scenes, when and involving whom in totality well...
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