FMZam has left a new comment on your post "cakap cakap...what now Pakatan Rakyat?":
BN has been a political party to win in its maiden race and ruled as the first government of sovereign Malaya, then Malaysia. BN is the incumbent. Pakatan, in starting as a rookie contender against a well established title holder, will definitely need to blend its raw courage, and breed and groom it with maturity, to be a worthy opponent to BN.
It is no longer BN against individual PAS, DAP, PKR like before the 2004 election. It's BN against PR. It is a two party system now and PR must understand the reason why it must stand as the 'united half' of this country, and it must maintain it that way if it ever really serious in wanting to rule as a government, not as a mere opposition of Malaysia. The day of the race based party is over, it's now the dawn of a multiracial party that we rakyat will pick which multiracial party is the true party for all Malaysians.
Pakatan must win the hearts and minds of all majority races as well as all minorities. While Pakatan can identify who are those majorities and minorities and start to focus in winning them to its side, Pakatan must not leave any stone unturned by its idleness to misinterpret the power of the minorities, thus failing itself in addressing a solution for a good government that is void of viable political strategies and tactics.
While Pakatan major concern is on the majorities of Malays, Chinese and Indians which has to be divided with BN, Pakatan must reengineer its influence on the minorities with more "grips" to give Pakatan that cutting edge when everything else with BN is equal.
And that minorities are not just race, that minorities are not just those races we call "others", when that minorities are that unique communities of the military and the police that had been giving the cutting edge to BN all these while. Pakatan can no longer take them for granted for their numbers are growing each year, into millions on both sides, the serving and the veterans.