Pakatan Harapan must adopt the formula which succeeded in toppling a seemingly invincible Barisan Nasional in the 14th General Election to vanquish the new UMNO-PAS offensive in the politics of lies, hate, fear, race and religion.
If Pakatan Harapan can defeat the politics of lies, hate, fear, race and religion of Barisan Nasional and PAS, albeit carried out separately, in the 14th General Election, there is no reason why it cannot counter the joint UMNO-PAS campaign of lies, hate, fear, race and religion.
Before the 14th General Election, UMNO was confident of victory because it was confident that its campaign of lies, fake news, hate and fear revolving around the following theme, viz:
But these lies, falsehoods and fake news could not prevent Pakatan Harapan from getting the support of one-third of the Malay electorate to achieve the political decision to oust Barisan Nasional from Putrajaya and an opportunity to reset nation building policies in 60 years.
It is this hope of a New Malaysia as contained in the election manifesto which propelled Pakatan Harapan to Putrajaya, to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity; restore the rule of law; entrench democracy; reform the educational system to make Malaysia a top world-class nation; close the gap between the rich and the poor and to unite Malaysians of diverse races, religions and cultures and leverage on the assets of the diverse races, religions, cultures and civilisations which meet in confluence in Malaysia to build a new global civilization.
In the past 10 months, Malaysians have begun to wonder whether they have placed false hopes on Pakatan Harapan in the building of a New Malaysia which will be beneficial to all Malaysians as well as to all communities and groups in Malaysia.
If in the next four years, Pakatan Harapan adopt the formula which led to the historic victory and decision of May 9, 2018 to build a New Malaysia and not diverted from its course of action by the baseless lies, hate and fear engendered by UMNO and PAS, popular support for a New Malaysia will increase.
With stamina, perseverance and commitment to be fair and just to all Malaysians regardless of race, religion or region in the building of a New Malaysia, there is no reason why Pakatan Harapan cannot secure even greater electoral support in the 15th General Election, including the increase of the support of the Malay electorate to the majority level.