Today, I am going tp post 2 diagrams, one from Merdeka Centre and one is from internet which I have modified.
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This latest survey by Merdeka centre shows that 50% of voters are more concerned with economic issues, especially rising cost of living.
In KL, anyone with a family income of RM2000 will face difficulties in coping with the rise in the cost of living.
Only about 21% care about political issues such as political instability and racial statements. If you look carefully, only about 3% really cares for corruption.
This is similar to what happens normally in the West. The ordinary and average voter, called Joe-6-packs, are more concerned with his or her daily life, whether he has sufficient money to send his child to school, sufficient money to by his 6 packs (beers usually come in a pack of 6), and probably crime around his house, etc.
When someone comes along and promises Joe a change of his life for the better, cheaper beers and foodstuff and so on, he would tend to vote for this change.
Looking at what the PM has been doing, he is trying to create an atmosphere of change aimed at this group of Joes-6-packs.
Whoever wants the votes of this group must promise something more concrete than abstract, like better disposable income, cheaper things, no long queues in government departments that these people frequent, able to move around neighbourhood without worrying about crime, etc.
To this group of people, feeling good is very important. ANd feel good factors are being dispensed.
More money will be injected into the economy and I suspect the coming budget will be like an election budget with plenty of goodies.
I stay in SS2, and lately we can see that within the town centre, there are 2 police pondoks being set up (why the need to have 2 so near each other?). Whether these pondoks can bring down crime rate does not matter, the joes-6-packs are already feeling more secure.
ALl these will create a feel good environment, and do not be surprised that a snap election be called in th second half of next year, when the economy starts to pick up and enough feel good atmosphere being created.
So I would like to post a diagram which I obtained from the internet and modified slightly, and pose this question to all of you out there, will tsunami 13 as depicted in the diagram happen if economy picks up and crime rate improves?
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