Thanks Cik Minah
I checked those Umno blogs and other sites and it's true that the rally was rather poorly attended.
Its attendance was definitely less than the 100,000 touted by the organisers.
It was reported that the organisers estimated that 25,000 people were there but police said there were just about 4,000.
|The rally at 9pm|
I think it's a case of poor planning and an overestimate of support.
If I'm not mistaken, the rally was mainly spearheaded by Pribumi.
The day's official colour was Pribumi's red.
It clearly shows the party's lack of experience.
Since it was held in PJ, they should have let DAP be the main organiser of that one.
Even PKR and Amanah would had done better.
It's something they should learn from.
A poor turn out such as at yesterday's event reflects badly on the opposition coalition.
It's actually better not to have a rally at all rather than having a poorly attended one like that.
I think even the theme of the rally was a bit off.
It's too elaborate, if you asked me.
I always believe that the 1MDB issue is not really a good sell as most Malaysians don't really understand it.
Those who said they understand it are also mostly saying so because they wanted to appear as if they understand it while in actual fact they don't.
The issue may add to the body of accusations against PM DS Najib Razak and his government, but it's not actually something they could use as the main selling point to the general Malaysian public.
Pakatan people, especially those with Pribumi seemed to think too highly of issues against Najib and BN that they highlighted, while in actual fact the people are more concerned about more basic things such as costs of living, education and health care.
I noticed something about many Pribumi people - they think they are smarter and know better than others, especially their former Umno comrades.
I don't think they actually are.
I think this mistaken belief of theirs is the main problem of Pribumi, which led to blunders such as yesterday's poorly attended rally.
Now that it's clear that they don't have what it takes yet to organise such events, they should learn from their seniors in the opposition coalition.
That, or they better stick to what they were supposed to be good at - winning the rural Malay votes for Pakatan.
I know, Pakatan readers of this blog are likely unhappy with what I wrote here, but it's the reality of things for them.
This is my honest opinion of how things are at the moment.
If BN was said to be in bad shape, based on what happened yesterday, I think Pakatan is not doing so good either.