KUCHING, Nov 17: The Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) thanks the voters of Tanjung Piai for their remarkable role in taking the lead on behalf of Malaysians to teach Pakatan Harapan (PH) a long-overdue lesson.
“You have told PH leaders in no uncertain terms not to play with voters. Voters are the masters, not politicians. Your message is loud and clear,” said MoCS chairman Francis Siah said in a statement issued here today.
He added that MoCS rejoiced with the Tanjung Piai voters, not so much in BN’s victory, but more so with PH’s defeat.
“It is obvious that for the past 18 months, PH leaders possess little or no empirical skills to understand the big questions related to political behaviour or public opinion.
“Many of them have acted high and mighty, including their supreme commander, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, thinking that they could do no wrong, continuing to ignore the vociferous voices of Malaysians clamouring for them to mend their ways.
“If PH learns nothing from the wrath of the electorate in Tanjung Piai, then we say good riddance to this alliance of hope which, to many today, is simply clueless and hopeless,” he said.
Siah MoCS further congratulated the voters of Tanjung Piai for securing a victory that they and all their fellow Malaysians truly deserved.
“With your sacred votes and your wisdom, you have shown PH no mercy, which they do not deserve, anyway. You have brought HP down to earth, and that is exactly where they should be, at least for now,” he said.
He said, if PH leaders were unable to swallow the humble pie and do not hang their heads low in shame over this crushing defeat, then the coalition deserves to be annihilated come GE15.
“We are actually shocked that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim considered BN’s overwhelming majority in the Tanjung Piai by-election as a shock. It is surprising that the premier-in-waiting could not see what was coming when ordinary folk could from day one.
“However, it’s well and good that Anwar also acknowledged that the bruising defeat was ‘a message to the entire PH leadership and we must learn from the by-election results’.
“MoCS also hope, for once, that our prime minister listens to the real and pressing voices of discontent from Malaysians. The sooner Mahathir realizes that he is not the undisputable and indispensable saviour of the nation, the better it would be for PH. There is still hope for PH yet, the sooner the grand old man retires for good, that is,” added Siah
In the six-cornered fight, Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng (from MCA) won by a whopping 15,086-vote majority by garnering 25,466 votes against Bersatu’s Karmaine Sardini’s 10,380 votes. Four other candidates lost their deposits. — DayakDaily