Call on all Pakatan Harapan parties to work as one unit to aim for the “impossible” in the 11th Sarawak GE: to deny Adenan two-thirds State Assembly majority
The 11th Sarawak state general election on May 7 is an unprecedented and historic one – for it will be the first Sarawak state general election which will have far-reaching effect not only on Sarawak politics, but even more important, on Malaysian politics.
There are various certainties and uncertainties in the Sarawak state general elections.
The first certainty is that Tan Sri Adenan Satem will be returned as the Sarawak Chief Minister and the Sarawak Barisan Nasional as the Sarawak State Government on May 7, as nobody really believes that Adenan is in danger of being troppled as Sarawak Chief Minister.
What is not so certain is whether it is possible to deny Adenan two-thirds State Assembly majority, although Sarawak Barisan Nasional leaders will not even concede this possibility, as they will say that it is as sure as the sun rises in the East that Adenan will be able to form a Sarawak State Government with more than two-thirds State Assembly majority
It is going to be a very tall order to deny Adenan two-thirds State Assembly majority, as this means that the Opposition must be able to win a total of at least 28 State Assembly seats – a virtually impossible figure.
I call on all Pakatan Harapan parties in Sarawak to work as one unit to aim and achieve this quite “impossible” target by keeping to the one-to-one electoral pact against Barisan Nasional which had been reached by Pakatan Harapan, instead of violating this electoral pact resulting in a fratricidal battle among themselves.
If with an united Pakaktan Harapan, it is going to be a very tall order to deny Adenan two-thirds State Assembly majority, this goal will be totally impossible if Pakatan Harapan cannot work as one team.
If Pakatan Harapan achieve a major political breakthrough in the Sarawak state elections on May 7 by denying the Barisan Nasional two-thirds majority in the State Assembly, then Sarawak voters will be able to continue to be the vanguard of political change in Malaysia for the third time – as during the 2006 and 2011 Sarawak state elections which led to the “political tsunami” in the 2008 General Elections and the near toppling of the UMNO/BN Government in the 2013 General Elections.