After last week’s issue-specific emails, this one is going to be a much broader round-up. But firstly, the fake news bill has passed as of yesterday afternoon. Now the nasty business is through, speculation has ignited that parliament will be dissolved Friday. What do you reckon? I’m such a bed-wetter I keep getting excited and then nothing happens.
Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, immediate past chairman of the Election Commission, has a letter to the ed in the South China Morning Post standing up for the delineation. It’s an interesting letter because it comes across like he doesn’t really understand why people are so mad. Like: ‘A re-delineation does not make someone change his preference. If the people don’t like you, they won’t vote for you.’ What?
Young Malaysian Chinese entrepreneurs have been promised a RM25 million fund if Barisan Nasional is returned to power, PM Najib Razak has announced. And also, relations with China will be damaged by a Pakatan Harapan win, Najib slips in there.
Pakatan Harapan needs everyone who cares even a teeny-tiny bit to show up and vote, Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday. The biggest turn-out ever is needed to get PH over the line and the former-PM is pushing for a ‘Malay tsunami’ to help get them there.
PAS is feeling pretty good I think: “If we secure 40 parliamentary seats, we can be the kingmaker as Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan will not have enough seats to form the government. They will then have to negotiate with us,” consultative council chief Mahfodz Mohamed said.