KUCHING, Nov 17: Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s loss in the Tanjung Piai (Tg Piai) by-election is a prefect example where voters teach the ruling coalition a lesson for their failed administration, said Santubong MP Datuk Sei Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
He said he had expected the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng to win in the by-election.
“The only one fear I had was that the Malays might boycott because of a Chinese candidate. But obviously, reasoning prevailed. Tanjung Piai had been under MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association) for two terms and the party is a good representative.
“The people are beginning to realise that the PH Administration has failed to manage the country’s economy, if not seen to be the cause of depressing economy.
“Not only the fishermen, planters and farmers are suffering, even the business people including the traders, retailers and importers and exporters who are mostly Chinese, are affected by the PH’s failures and arrogance,” Wan Junaidi said in a statement issued here today.
According to him that, PH leaders were seemingly more focused on revenge and vendetta than managing the country, solving the economic woes, creating employment and introducing reasonable reforms.
“Their ministers are not fast learners but are plainly arrogant, who refuse to know and understand their jobs. None of them are really aware that they are managing the nation as part of a community of nations in the world arena,” he said.
The PBB supreme council member also asserted that most PH leaders seemed to be not up to the mark in serving the people.
“They must learn to be smart and understand diplomacy when dealing with foreign countries and leaders. Ministers are not ordinary MPs. Their voice is the voice of the government of Malaysia and the administration they represent.
“The dwindling of palm oil markets in China, India and even in the European Union is their fault. Thus it caused hardship to 36,000 smallholders who contributed to almost 40 per cent of the palm oil production of the country and accordingly, affecting millions of people.”
The former Minister of Natural Resources and Environment said the people were venting their anger and displeasure on how the PH leaders running the country.
“Only those obsess with reformation agenda and those who believe the new utopian order in Malaysia are still with them.
“Others who just want to see food on the table, employment and business opportunity with social safety net in place would slowly see the lacklustre in the bright world that the PH had promised (in their 14th General Election manifesto),” he added.
In the six-cornered fight, BN/MCA’s Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng won by a whopping 15,086-vote majority by garnering 25,466 votes against PH candidate of Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Karmaine Sardini who polled 10,380 votes. Four other candidates lost their deposits. — DayakDaily