Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In spite of previous problems he inherited, Najib did well!
I read with such consternation of prominent and known blogger, or bloggers, condemning Prime Minister Najib Razak's "dismal" performance of the 13th General Elections under his watch.
Let us put this in correct perspective. The 12th General Elections saw the Barisan Nasional (BN) lost Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Selangor and the Federal Territories to the opposition. The man responsible for the loss was Dollah Badawi, the famous sleeping prime minister.
During the last 13th general elections, under Najib as the prime minister, BN took back Kedah, reduced Kelantan majority, had Perak fully entrenched under BN rules.
For the first time in any electoral history the country saw a very stark increase in Malay voters, Umno seats increased to eight more, and FT won another seat. BN also managed to reduce the PAS majority in Kelantan. That was hardly dismal I would say.
The fact that Malay votes have increased also showed the Malays under Najib are now more conscious of their own existence in their own country.
Under Najib, we have to admit that Penang was a hard nut to crack, and we expect it will be even harder to do so in future. Nevertheless, under Najib after the 13th general elections, Umno seats have increased from 79 to 88 seats.
Unfortunately for Najib, the Chinese voters have gone ballistically to the opposition, where we saw the MCA being mutilated beyond recognition. Happily MIC increased its performance by gaining one seat.
So to these prominent and known bloggers, it is not fair to condemn Najib for not being able to acquire a 2/3 majority, considering the handicap he had after taking over from Dollah Badawi, the sleeping former PM, Najib was sincere in trying to put the country back together.
Like after Humpty Dumpty and Dollah Badawi, it's going to take a while before the country can be put together again. It can and will be!
Read a bit on humpty dumpty here!
Posted by Pasquale at 10:26 AM