14 Dec '15, 1am

DAP made bogeyman to rally Malay support, divert attention,say analysts - Anisah Shukry(TMI)

by Anisah Shukry The Malaysian Insider 14 December 2015 The demonising of DAP in this year’s Umno general assembly was a calculated move by party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak to use the opposition party as a bogeyman to drum up support among the Malays and distract his supporters from his own weaknesses, say political analysts. DAP was Umno’s villain of choice because PKR was not seen as a threat, due to the jailing of party de facto chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, while PAS was seen as a potential ally, said Ibrahim Suffian (pic), the executive director of independent pollster Merdeka Center. “The economy is not doing so well, the prime minister and the party are less popular. So in order to round up support, particularly among its core supporters, it needs to define an opponent that is very different from them. “Here, DAP is targeted as the bogeyman to rally Malay su...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2015/12/14/dap-made-bogeyman-...

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