yes, i agree with zarul.
we must have defensive and attacking strategies.
corruption (power and money)story= attacking (i mean, in a positive way. we tell people mismanagements by BN. government is associated with management.)
improvement plan= defensive. opposition must convince rakyat that they can govern the country/ disallow unfair policies being approved in the parliament (point to say ‘we must deny 2/3 majority by BN’)/ future plans in details.
how about corporate sector? what are pkr/ opposition manifesto for them?
in campaigning, we must target all people. yes, the petrol issue is for all rakyat but it’s only (maybe) attractive to poor rakyat not the wealthy rakyat.
many of BN voters comes from businessman/ women, banking sector, glc etc
we campaign not only to existing opposition voters and fence-sitters BUT also to BN supporters and voters.
malaysians still have mentality of rejecting perubahan because they afraid of future life (some say ‘if i vote for BN, life will be easier…continuous developments from previous ruling party ‘). if opposition can highlight one or two countries that have seen change in government (ruling party), the rakyat will be more confidence.
some of the rakyat right now say “this is crazy talk. we want to have a new government (ruling party)? impossible”
you can also shout out your plans if got elected as a ruling party. perhaps you can say, you will choose ministers according to races percentage in malaysia. i made analysis in my blog, here’s the link http://utterance-monolog.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-comment-for-entry-titled-im-not-sure.html
“2004 malaysia cabinet members is also (approx) based on the percentage basis. by calculation, malay ministers= 18, chinese=8, indian= 2 and bumi=2. in reality (2004 line up), malay minister=22, chinese=6, indian=1 and bumi=2. ”
pkr is party for all races not like pas (malays) and dap (chinese). pkr can take first step among the opposition to bring forward idea of power sharing.