PBM needs to prove credibility, win the hearts of the people – Analyst
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) needs to prove their credibility as a new party that fights for the multi -racial concept.
According to UiTM Lecturer in Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Mujibu Abd Muis, this is the right time for the party to convince the people with its establishment which is not just for personal gain to defend political continuity.
“In my view, as a new political party, one of the biggest challenges in the direction that PBM President Larry Sng has to face is how to position this party as a multi -racial party to get out of the concept when they are in Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
“Besides that, of course to erode the perception that they came from the faction of Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin when they were with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and later joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) which is seen as unable to build momentum in the party. that, “he told Astro AWANI on Sunday.
In addition, Mujibu said as a new political party, PBM needed experienced leaders.
In fact, currently several names of leaders including Azmin and Zuraida are also hotly associated with the party.
“Besides, if these two politicians join PBM, perhaps (the action) will jeopardize their political careers. This is because, if they continue to join the (United) Party, the chances of winning are there for them due to machinery factors and so on.
“However, if they switch to a new party like PBM, they will find it difficult to build momentum despite being able to be the main leaders. Apart from that, they will most likely face problems in the context of the election,” he added.
At the same time, Mujibu also stressed that the absence of political figures in PBM has to some extent constrained the party in gaining the people’s confidence in the next election.
He said, this is because it is clear that parties with big figures are very important although basically not a factor to consider but it is still a little credit to such new parties to give them impact and credibility in the 15th General Election (GE15).