Hornbill Unleashed

April 6, 2018

Think tank predicts Johor staying blue, Pakatan to win three more states

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

IDE deputy chairman Prof Datuk Mohammad Redzuan Othman told a press conference here that BN still holds sway over Johor. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Darul Ehsan Institute (IDE) predicted today that Johor will likely remain under Barisan Nasional (BN), but projected Pakatan Harapan (PH) would win Kedah, Melaka and Negri Sembilan.

The Selangor state government think tank said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) influence rested solely on its chairman and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“Johor, I see that BN still has the hold,” IDE deputy chairman Prof Datuk Mohammad Redzuan Othman told a press conference here.

Redzuan said PPBM president and ex-deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is from Johor, did not possess “charismatic leadership” qualities to rival that of Dr Mahathir.

“That’s why I said, the Mahathir factor in Kedah can bring the downfall of Kedah, but Muhyiddin can’t equate his,” he added.

Selangor and Penang are led by PKR and DAP respectively, while Kelantan is under PAS.

Johor is set to be the frontline battleground state in the 14th general election, as PH, led by PPBM, seeks to unseat BN from the birthplace of Umno.

PPBM will be contesting in all of Johor’s parliament and state seats, except those in Sekijang, Kluang, Batu Pahat and Bakri.

The bulk of 18 state seats under PPBM points to the party’s goal to secure the state and form the next state government for PH.

In the 13th general election in 2013, then-Pakatan Rakyat (PR) comprising DAP, PKR and PAS made huge inroads into BN’s so-called “fixed deposit” state.

BN lost in five of the 26 parliamentary constituencies and 18 of the 56 state seats in Johor that year, in contrast to the single parliamentary seat and six state seats won by Opposition parties in the 2008 general election.

Johor consists of 26 parliamentary constituencies and 56 state seats, making it the second largest state in terms of seats in Malaysia.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by  YISWAREE PALANSAMY




  1. The Johor royalty had incured the wrath and disrespect of its subject when the TMJ advised its subject not to change the government when shortly after that news of the high speed rail mega project was awarded to YTL and a company linked to the Sultan.

    Comment by Mat Som — April 15, 2018 @ 4:41 PM | Reply

  2. The only way for the palace to continue to win favours is to support current status quo. Why rock the boat when its smooth sailing for them. They already say, change the system, even the skipper but not the boat which even if it is full of tainted cargo?

    Comment by Brian — April 9, 2018 @ 10:18 PM | Reply

  3. The Royal family of Johore which is known for controlling real estate development and having their hands in mega federal projects within the state will surely want a corrupted administration to accede to the demand from the Palace. Johorean should not be swayed by the ” wisdom ” of the wolves in sheep skin..

    Comment by Mat Som — April 8, 2018 @ 1:59 PM | Reply

  4. Pig brain

    Comment by tigerykarother — April 7, 2018 @ 11:35 PM | Reply

  5. Comment by tiuniamah — April 7, 2018 @ 4:44 PM | Reply

  6. Comment by tiuniamah — April 7, 2018 @ 4:43 PM | Reply

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