The result of the 6 states election shows that within the unity government camp, the total number of seats won dropped from 114 to 80. Apart from DAP's slight drop of two seats, the other parties suffered a sharp decline in seats.
Within the National Alliance camp, the total number of seats won rose from 88 to 146, with PAS's strength soaring.
This is a wake-up call for the Unity Government. Based on 6 states election result, Unity Government will likely lose more votes in the next general election unless it can improve the economy of Malaysia before the next general election in 2027.
Research shows that a country’s economic performance can influence voters. Good economic performance can win more votes. Unity Government must concentrate on economy improvement to win in the next general election.
All politicians especially PAS must know that history shows almost all Islamic countries cannot develop even with oil resources. They are being left behind in social and economic progress as compared with other non-religious nations.
Malaysia was the largest tin, rubber and palm oil producer in the world, bearing in mind that many large oil palm estates in Kalimantan, Indonesia belong to Malaysian Chinese control companies. Moreover, Malaysia has one of the largest petroleum reserve in the world. Yet, Malaysia could not be classified as a Developed Nation.
In 1970 when the new economic policy or Bumiputra policy (NEP) was passed by parliament, our GDP per capita was about the same as Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.
After 52 years,
All these 3 countries do not even have timber to build their houses and they are classified as Developed Nations.
All political leaders including Hadi Awang should put politics aside and concentrate on economy improvement.
As I said earlier a country’s economic performance can influence voters. Good economic performance can win more votes. Unity Government must concentrate on economic improvement to stay in power.
The chart below shows Malaysia’s annual GDP growth rate has been dropping in the last 2 years.
Malaysia exports to China are the largest among its trading partners. The main products that Malaysia exports to China include electrical and electronic products, palm oil, rubber, petroleum, and chemicals.
Malaysia Exports to China was US$46.35 Billion during 2021, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. Malaysia Exports to China - data, historical chart and statistics - was last updated on August of 2023.
Malaysia's Total Exports to China has been increasing in the last 10 years as shown below:
The above table shows the various products Malaysia export to China in 2021 and almost all the products if not all are produced by Malaysian companies.
China is Malaysia’s biggest trading partner and Singapore is Malaysia’s 2nd biggest trading partner. Malaysia’s main export to Singapore includes Integrated Circuits, Refined Petroleum and Machineries.
In 2021, Malaysia's exports to Singapore was US$41.85 Billion. Over the last 26 years, the exports of Malaysia to Singapore have increased at an annualized rate of 4.5%, from $15.8B in 1995 to $45.6B in 2021.
That is why the Chinese are paying the most taxes in Malaysia which is used to pay all the civil servants and all MPs including Abdul Hadi Awang, president of PAS. He must not forget this fact.
All Malaysian companies including oil palm plantation, manufacturing and building construction need more foreign workers to increase production for export to improve Malaysia’s economy.
I was the Secretary General of the Malaysia Master Builders Association for 9 years. I know all our members are very short of workers especially foreign workers. If you look at any construction site, you can see most of the workers are foreigners and you cannot see any Malay workers because they can easily join the civil service.
Malaysia Human Resources Ministry must find ways to help import more foreign workers to improve our economy rapidly so that Unity Government can win more votes to remain in power in the next general election in 2027.
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