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The new Perak MB Datuk Dr Zambri Kadir (pix) has a tough job ahead of him. He faces a strong, if not, hostile opposition which has just lost the state government. On the ground, it would not be wrong to say that there are many ang
ry voters who are upset with the defeat of the Pakatan Rakyat state government. Dr Zambri, a young but experienced politician, knows the challenges ahead of him. He must be seen to be fair and open.
He must give the other races a fair deal, particularly in the allocation of exco seats. The days of non-Malays getting junior, if not, inconsequential portfolios, are over. Dr Zambri, a former housing developer and an economist, also has to grapple with the issue of land titles. Whether they are new villagers or traditional kampung folks, the people should be given their fair due.
More importantly, the Pangkor state assemblyman knows that he has less than four years to prove BN's worth or in the next general election, the state would go back to Pakatan again. The Pakatan would surely remind the voters in the next round that their victory was snatched away from them.