The 14th general elections is just around the corner and as a responsible rakyat, who do you vote for?
Do you vote for Barisan Nasional (BN) or Pakatan Harapan?
Which ever coalition that the rakyat votes, they must make a careful study over the matter.
Vote responsibly and not just based on sentiment.
Do you believe in BN’s good track record?
Or do you believe in Pakatan Harapan’s harapan (hope)?
The rakyat must choose wisely.
BN has led the country to economic progress for 60 years
BN has led the country towards economic excellence for the past 60 years.
From a poor backward country in 1957, Malaysia is now one of the world’s top 20 trading nations.
Its per capita income has risen from a low of US$500 in the 1970s to almost US$10,000 by 2020.
The World Competitiveness Index has positioned Malaysia as one of the world’s most competitive nations.
The World Bank said Malaysia is also the world’s sixth easiest country to do business.
Malaysia’s gross domestic product growth has consistently registered between 4 and 5 percent for the past few years.
No other party can achieve this except for BN.
Don’t hope on Pakatan Harapan because that is all there is to it…hope.
There is no guarantee that Pakatan Harapan can achieve economic success for the country.
If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it
There is an English saying which says “If its ain’t broken, don’t fix it.”
What it means is that, if something is not broken, don’t fix it.
This is because, the item will be more broken than before.
If the car engine is running smoothly, don’t be a smart alec and repair anything.
The car which is working perfectly fine, can break down.
It is the same case with the BN government which has led the country to a sterling performance for the past six decades.
So don’t ruin it to pursue something else which might not even be better.
If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.
Choose a party or candidate who can work
The rakyat must choose a party or candidate who can serve the people.
Sometimes, an opposition’s candidate is popular because of his wealth or a celebrity.
But the opposition’s Yang Berhormat can’t serve the people.
The opposition’s Yang Berhormat will only visit your consituent only when there is a general election.
On any other days, the rakyat can’t even see the nose of the opposition’s Yang Berhormat.
In this case, it is proven that many Barisan Nasional candidates can serve the people.
Berita Harian online reported on August 13 that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants UMNO members to emulate the late Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba.
Abdul Ghafar had no political posts in UMNO.
But he continues to serve the people due to his love for BN, UMNO and the rakyat.
So the rakyat must choose wisely at the next general elections.
Pakatan Harapan is not realistic
In its manifesto, Pakatan Harapan promises all sorts of things to the rakyat.
Pakatan Harapan promises to scrap the Goods and Services Tax, abolish toll at the highways and so many others.
Pakatan Harapan should realise that 40 percent of our income come from oil revenues.
And oil income has gone down 60 percent from US$100 per barrel to US$60 per barrel.
If it had not been for the GST, the government would not have been able to pay the salaries of the civil servants, pay BR1M and finance infrastructure projects such as roads, schools and bridges.
If it had not been for the GST – where would Pakatan Harapan get the money?
So the rakyat must be realistic with the situation.
Don’t just believe promises made by Pakatan Harapan.
The rakyat must do a little bit of research and judge for themselves.
BN or Pakatan Harapan?
Pakatan Harapan can’t even get its house in order
Pakatan Harapan meanwhile is still undecided and is all over the place.
In a Bernama report on July 14, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said Pakatan Harapan has yet to decide who will lead the party and become PM.
Pakatan Harapan leadership appears to be steered by many, many captains which is not good in the eyes of the rakyat.
Pakatan Harapan leaders can’t even decide on whether they agree or disagree with BR1M.
The rakyat will see this as a sign of disunity.
This is a sign that Pakatan Harapan’s house is not in order.
How can Pakatan Harapan lead the country when its own backyard is in a mess.
So the rakyat must think wisely before casting their votes.
International investors do not like uncertainty
There is a belief among investors that they do not like uncertainties.
This is because, when there is uncertainty, investors cannot invest.
When they cannot invest, investors cannot make money.
And when investors cannot make money, they will avoid Malaysia.
To ensure that investors come to Malaysia, the country must be politically stable.
Foreign investment is a big thing as it provide jobs for the people.
Foreign investments will also support the economy.
So the rakyat must choose a government and a political party that is stable to ensure that the country continue with its economic progress.
Choose a party that protects Bumiputera rights and Islam
Malaysia has a population of 30 million people, of which 60 percent are Malay Muslims.
In the next general elections, the rakyat must think of their future carefully.
The rakyat must remember that if they vote for Pakatan Harapan, Bumiputera rights and Islam might be threatened.
The DAP is known for their anti-Islam stance and they don’t uphold the rights of the Bumiputera.
So the rakyat must vote wisely and think of the future of their country, religion, race and children.