OUTSYED THE BOX
As far as the Chinese votes are concerned, one very well informed speaker (a Chinese) pointed out that even at the height of Tun Dr Mahathir's popularity, only 30% of Chinese voted for the BN. In 2008, this percentage went down to just over 20%. In By Elections, this figure has dropped below 20%. What does this mean? The Chinese vote has actually been discounted.
Tun Dr Mahathir is so right - what really matters is the Malay vote. It is the Malay vote that makes or breaks the elections for anyone. The same speaker also pointed out something else that I have said so many times before - by 2018 the bumiputras will make up 70% of the country's population. It is the Malay vote that will carry the day.