KUCHING: Former Cabinet minister and Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar described Barisan Nasional’s (BN) victory in the Tanjung Piai by-election as ‘expected’.
He said that the only fear he had was whether the Malays would distance themselves from voting for BN because of a Chinese candidate.
“But obviously, reasons prevailed. Tanjung Piai had been under MCA for two terms and Wee Jeck Seng is a good representative.”
Wan Junaidi opined that the people are beginning to realise Pakatan Harapan’s failure to manage the country’s economy which ultimately affects most Malaysians.
“Not only the fishermen, planters and farmers are also suffering. Even the business people including the traders, retailers, importers and exporters who are mostly Chinese business people, are affected by PH’s failures and arrogance,” he said.
He pointed out that the ruling coalition was more focused on revenge and vendettas rather than managing the country, solving the economic woes, creating employment opportunities and introducing reasonable reforms.
“Their ministers are not fast learners or are plainly arrogant who refuse to know and understand their job of managing the nation.”
Wan Junaidi said that PH ministers must learn to be smart and understand diplomacy when dealing with foreign countries and leaders.
“The ministers are not ordinary MPs. Their voice is the voice of the government of Malaysia and the administration they represent.
“The dwindling palm oil markets in China, India and even EU is their fault. This caused hardship to 36,000 smallholders who contributed to almost 40 per cent of the palm oil produce of the country and accordingly, affecting millions of people.
“Now the people are showing their anger. Only those obsessed with reformation agendas and creating the new utopian order in Malaysia are still with them.”
Wan Junaidi said that others who just want to see food on the table, employment and business opportunity with social safety net in place were slowly seeing the lacklustre in the otherwise bright world that PH promised.