KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 – Perikatan Nasional (PN) is predicted to secure a resounding victory of 5-1 in the upcoming state elections (PRN) on August 12. Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, stated that the coalition has a strong potential to retain power in Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, and seize Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, but may not be able to penetrate Pulau Pinang. “This prediction is based on the changing sentiments among elderly voters, particularly rural Malays.

The sentiments of Malay voters are now different from the previous general elections (PRU) as most of them feel uncertain about the future,” Tun M said. “They see that their economic situation has not improved; they are still poor and feeling oppressed. Without government guidance or suggestions on how to progress, they don’t see a way to improve their lives,” he added, as reported by the media.

Tun M made these remarks during the 13th Social Business Day Assembly at the Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Kedah, on Friday. Commenting on the possibility of an influx of Independent candidates in the PRN across six states, including Kedah, the former Member of Parliament for Langkawi expressed his concern that this phenomenon could undermine the seriousness of the electoral process.

“It seems like the election is being taken lightly and not seriously. What can an Independent candidate do? I see that they can’t do much. They can only go to Parliament and talk, but it won’t have any impact because they don’t represent the voices of the majority. Elections are about forming a government, not just becoming representatives,” he explained.

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