What Next After Tanjung Piai for PH?

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Time running out for PH and it is time for Anwar to make his entry and pull a bunny out of the hat for there to be any hope of a second term.

It certainly has not been an easy journey for the Pakatan Harapan government since they came into power about two years ago.

They have been up against numerous hurdles and the fact that some members in their team keep messing up things further certainly does not help.

I have been a die-hard PH supporter and it is difficult for me to admit that PH is certainly going to lose badly in the upcoming Tanjung Piai by-election.


The odds are stacked heavily against them and the candidate fielded by the MCA is certainly a good choice, having lost by just a slim majority in the last general election.

Right from the start, there were allegations that Bersatu was playing the racial card by lobbying voters to vote for a Muslim candidate.

This was certainly something many voters did not expect from PH as using race to win over something has notably always been an Umno tactic.

Next, we had young Syed Saddiq sending their candidate to the “other side” even before his time.

This clearly demonstrates his immaturity and lack of qualities to be a good leader.

For one, I personally feel Saddiq has to clear his closet of the numerous skeletons he has accumulated over the years before he is able to earn anyone’s respect.

There was no closure to the alleged “sensitive” pictures which he said were sent to him by an unknown sender two years ago.

Whatever happened to the investigation into those pictures?

I believe as a voter, we have a right to know what was the outcome and who was behind the whole thing.

Following those pictures, recently more pictures of his clubbing activities are once again making rounds on social media.

Soon after the “mistake” by Saddiq, came the Cleopatra controversy which also raised eyebrows.

Maybe one, two or even three blunders, but one after another?

Voters are not deaf, blind or dumb and are not going to swallow lame excuses or reasons behind these incidents.

To make things worse for Tanjung Piai, videos of the Perak Menteri Besar allegedly lamenting about his lone battle with DAP then went viral.

Though no action was taken against Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, the fact remains that the damage was already done.

With leaders like these in the fold, it is sad that PH may really end up being a one-term government, unless Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can seriously turn things around when he takes over.

Over on the other side, we have the likes of Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who many say is a very intelligent leader, waiting patiently.

Umno may have had its share of clowns, but with them out of the way, they are certainly not a party to be taken lightly.

Time is running out for PH and it is time for Anwar to make his entry and pull a bunny out of the hat for there to be any hope of a second term.

Nazeem Kamarulzaman Nadimi from Pulau Pinang is a reader of The True Net and the views expressed here are his.