Amanah, DAP, PKR, the end is nigh come the 15th GE unless you turn the ABU votes of days gone by into “We love you” votes

Posted on November 18, 2019


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have deliberately omitted addressing this post to Bersatu, with good reason, which I will make known in the course of this post.

Anyone remember Loh Gwo Burne?

The man behind the camera in the VK Lingam scandal?

He stood on a PKR ticket in the 12th GE, in the parliamentary constituency of Kelana Jaya.

Practically everyone I spoke to was convinced he would lose.

Truth be told, I spoke once in Kelana Jaya, campaigning for him, but never expected him to win.

He did.

Gwo Burne was the benefactor of enough default votes, coming from voters who had simply ‘had it’ with UMNO / BN.

These were not “We love Gwo Burne” or “We love PKR” votes.

In the 12th GE, you were benefactors of default votes, which reached tsunamic proportions in Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor.

At the federal level, those default votes served  to deny UMNO / BN their customary 2/3 majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

It’s often said that I was the co-founder of Anything But UMNO.

Not true.

The rakyat who delivered default votes to you, then in opposition, in the 12th GE were the ones who gave life to ABU.

The challenge, post the 12th GE, for you, DAP, PKR and those previously in PAS and now in Amanah, and who later came together to form Pakatan Rakyat, was to use the state governments under your stewardship to showcase to the nation how you would steer this nation if you ever attained to federal power.

In other words, turn the ABU votes of the 12th GE into We Love PR votes in the 13th GE.

Come the 13th GE and that hadn’t happened.

14th GE, there was no more PR.

Bersatu, comprising many who were much despised whilst still in UMNO, had now teamed up with you to form Pakatan Harapan.

Bersatu members have never, in the 12th and 13th GE, been the benefactors of default votes delivered in the hope of ridding this nation of UMNO / BN rule.

Hence, this post is not addressed to Bersatu.

And, yes, this time, on 9th May, 2018, UMNO / BN were brought to their knees.

Still, though, by default, ABU votes, not by We Love PH votes.

In the 10 years since the tsunami in 2008, you had failed to turn “We Despise UMNO / BN” votes into “We Love Amanah, DAP, PKR” votes.

What should you make of the recently concluded Tanjung Piai by-election?

You have zero balance in the ABU vote bank.

No more default votes for you, simply because the voters despise UMNO / BN.

You are government today by default, not because you were loved on 9th May, last year.

It is time you do what needs to be done to earn our love and respect.

Not sure how to?

I will tell you how.