Malaysians must not be taken in by this sandiwara. We must remain focused on the larger objective i.e. to turn the BN into an opposition, writes P Ramakrishnan.
Choo Sing Chye recalls the words of the legendary P Patto on political defections which sound especially prescient today in this age of kataks.
Instead of translating into reality the promise of a “revolution in the (country’s) political culture”, PKR has “rewarded” the rakyat with never-ending rumblings, rancour, political roguery and now a “rebellion” in Selangor, laments Martin Jalleh.
P Ramakrishnan gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what kind of tactics the BN will use in the last couple of days of the Sibu by-election campaign.
Forces are at work to subvert the voters’ choice in the last general election while others are playing up emotive issues of race and religion for political ends, warns P Ramakrishnan.
The stage was set on 12 February 2010 for the dishonourable conduct of certain so-called Hon’ble Members of Parliament. That day marked the first PKR resignation – the MP for Bayan Baru – and sparked the dishonourable exit of two more traitors of the voters who supported the Pakatan Rakyat by electing these renegades. On 1 March 2010 the MP for Nibong Tebal, Tan Tee Beng, and two days later on 3 March, the MP for Bagan Serai, Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri, announced their resignations respectively.
The BN’s takeover of Perak without resort to elections would cement the enmity of the very people it should be trying to win back at the next elections. Come next general election, voters are likely to reject both the BN’s state and parliamentary candidates with greater vehemence, and not just in Perak, warns Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.