If Pas does decides to break away from Pakatan over the Selangor MB crisis, the real winner in future state and federal elections will be Umno.
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Faisal S Hazis has written a three-part article in Malay explaining what’s at stake in the Selangor political crisis. He lays out bare what would happen in a Selangor state election and a future general election if Pas decides to break away from Pakatan.
Unfortunately, it is not a happy scenario for those who had hoped a two-party system would bring about real change. The real winner will be not be Pakatan or even Pas; it will be Umno-BN.
Make sure you read Faisal’s three-part series:
Meanwhile legal expert Gurdial Singh points out that the state ExCo has a major role to play in advising the Sultan on what to do. He also questions the legality of the sacking of the Selangor state exco members.
Now, all eyes will be on the Pas central committee meeting on 17 August.
Ramakrishnan wonders if Pas will join forces with Umno to topple the Pakatan-led Selangor government.
In a second piece, he adds that only Pas can save the Pakatan state government in Selangor.
But as Anil Netto points out, the Pas central committee is caught in a real internal dilemma.
Let us hope they won’t betray the voters of Selangor.