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Muhyiddin Yassin recently said he was confident his coalition could secure up to 80% of votes, particularly from the Malay community, in the upcoming state elections.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, however, dismissed the Perikatan Nasional chairman’s claim of a potential “Malay tsunami” against the unity government, saying voters prefer political and economic stability.

Zahid is right. Muhyiddin has lost the initiative and squandered PN’s momentum.

When the 15th general election (GE 15) results were first announced, Muhyiddin immediately claimed he had the numbers. He probably did, because Sarawak’s Abang Johari Openg came out openly in favour of Muhyiddin and PN. Together with 10 Barisan Nasional MPs who initially supported PN, it is likely Muhyiddin did have the numbers.

Considering how strong his claim was, Muhyiddin’s response to being pipped to Putrajaya was incredibly muted. If it were Anwar in that position, the whole of the Klang Valley and beyond would have shaken.

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