Someone asked me yesterday. what I thought of Pakatan Harapan's manifesto for the 14th general election [which may happen next month or as late as in August].
The opening lines of BDB's 70s hit song Hatiku Luka Lagi jumped to mind:
Harapan setinggi gunungBerderai menjadi debu
Waltz straight to 1:05 to skip the Earth, Wind and Fire-styled dialogue. Still a catchy number, I tell yer:
Read Kua Kia Song's What's lacking in Pakatan Harapan's manifesto posted by FMT
I agree with the Suaram chief: the Opposition's manifesto looks and smells of Barisan Nasional. But what does he expect? Pakatan Harapan is led by a former BN-Umno strongman, the man who was Prime Minister for 22 years. And whereas Kia Song thinks emulating the BN is not a good thing for the Opposition, the Pakatan Harapan's leaders obviously think otherwise. Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to keep BR1M (he is a big opponent of BR1M before this, listing the cash aid scheme for the poor as one of the reasons why he said he had to oppose Najib Razak) if Pakatan comes to power.
What you need to know about Pakatan's G14 manifesto by the Malay Mail Online
Pakatan launches GE manifesto in The Star