Six years ago, no one would believe that Johor would fall from Barisan Nasional’s hands.
But the perception believing that BN’s bastion can be broken is gaining momentum by the day.
“Six years ago it is unthinkable, impossible… now if you ask whether we can win, we can. Now the Johoreans have changed. We are not only want to change Putrajaya but also Nusajaya,” said DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang in front of 2,000 audience who attended Johor PAS 60th Anniversary Carnival last weekend in Parit Tarom.
According to the Gelang Patah MP, Johor has become the front line state in Malaysia politically.
“Everyone is just waiting to see what will happen. If there’s change in Johor, that means there’s change in Malaysia,” he added.
Meanwhile, PAS vice president Salahuddin Ayub said while the change in Johor is slower than other states, but it is becoming real.
“Last time Umno had arrogantly said, even when the sky meets the earth, PAS will not win in Johor. Now we have sent four representatives to Johor state assembly,” said the former Kubang Kerian MP.
In the last general election, Pakatan Rakyat managed to snatch 18 of 56 state assembly seats in Johor with 13 from DAP, 4 from PAS and 1 for PKR.