The one thing PH cannot afford right now is a state election. This is because the ‘feel bad’ factor against Najib and UMNO has evaporated among a key segment of the Malay population.
At the same time, DS Mukhriz cannot afford to lose Kedah so early on. In fact, if the assembly were to dissolve and Khairy Jamaluddin emerges as UMNO President, PH is in for some serious competition.
Another factor is the language row that erupted over Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s decision to issue an official Govt statement in Mandarin. With little benefit to show after about 55 days in power, PH runs a severe risk of a Malay revolt.
So good luck to the PH Government, they really do need to let consolidate their position and avoid silly and unnecessary issues.
My bet is as it stands KJ to become PM in about 1.5 years time as PH leadership is severely underestimating a build up of support for New UMNO.