“I believe this result will be a reminder to the leaders of Pakatan that we must be aware of the people’s frustrations with regard to the economy and cost of living…” – Anwar Ibrahim
While Barisan Nasional’s (BN) recent victory in Cameron Highlands by-election could be a good moral booster for the coalition, Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) loss should serve as a ‘wake up’ call for the government to re-evaluating their performance especially in terms of fulfilling their promises to the people.
At least, this is what PKR President Anwar Ibrahim and other leaders of PH think.
In the wake of BN’s win in the by election on January 26, media exposure on the Government’s promises’ in their manifesto increased drastically, reaching its all-time high at 53 news the following day.
Many of the top issues – susulan kekalahan PH di Cameron Highlands, Manifesto PRU14, Barisan Ramli Mohd – calls out the Government to take this defeat as a lesson and fulfil their promises such as abolishing tolls, Felda and high cost of living
In fact, if we take a peek at the influencers’ list, surprisingly former premier Najib Razak whom is also the media’s current favourite Opposition face is leading the ‘PH Manifesto’ conversation with 185 statements attacking the Government. While the Prime Minister himself is a number 3 with 103 statements, behind Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Nevertheless, no one in the Government seems to be bold enough to defend the plights made by Pakatan Harapan for the past general election.