Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pakatan Rakyat in shambles?

Anyone following the political events in the Pakatan Rakyat for the past one year cannot be faulted from concluding that PR is in a state of total crisis. Even Lim Kit Siang in July 2009, wrote on his blog that : “Pakatan Rakyat is facing a second crisis of confidence and efforts must be made to resolve it".

This was the Kedah PR crisis. The Kedah DAP State Committee then had decided to pull out of the Pakatan Rakyat Kedah state government, subject to the final decision of the DAP Central Executive Committee.
It appears that what held back the pullout was the fear of the repercussions nationwide on the Pakatan Rakyat. 

Then there was the unfulfilled September 16, 2008 promise of PR forming the Federal Government. This event has left PR and certain leaders in the PR with a major credibility and ethical issues.  Ethical issue because the idea of political frogs jumping into PR was hailed as the “democratic and victorious”. Someone caught on to this idea spurned first from the PR leader and some frogged out of the Perak PR becoming independents with the Perak State now in the hands of BN.

Recently with the advent of 2010, the Pulau Pinang saw political fireworks between DAP and PKR involving the Chief Minister of Pulau Pinang, YB Lim Guan Eng which started when PKR’s Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim called Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng a “dictator” and “communist-minded.” To understand the extent of the crisis, it must be noted that Zahrain is none other that the (former?) Chairman of Penang PKR.  Even the Ni­­bong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng has thrown his support behind fellow PKR member Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohd Has­­him in his spat with Penang Chief Minis­ter Lim Guan Eng.

Then you have the YB Khalid Samad and the other PKR MP fiasco which led to the other PKR MP making a police report against YB Khalid for his alleged statements relating to certain reforms of the Selangor State Syariah laws . Now, both been have asked to appear before the disciplinary committee.

Turning to PAS, TheStarOnline also reports that:

“Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad has been suspended for six months as Shah Alam PAS chief and member of the party’s political bureau by the PAS discipline committee. The committee also decided to issue a written warning to Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hassan Ali”.

Then you have the feud within PKR between Zaid Ibrahim and the other MP with Zaid criticizing PKR leadership for inaction against the other MP.  Now, both MPs apparently have been hauled before the PKR disciplinary committee! And Zahrain too.

Not along ago in October last year, you have PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat who urged for the holding of a special muktamar because he feels that:

“This time, I strongly believe that there is a need to replace the main players occupying the national PAS leadership posts,” said the Kelantan Mentri Besar.

 And until today, Pakatan Rakyat is not a registered entity.

These events make voters wonder how PR is ever going to position itself as the alternative government with one crisis after another within and between themselves.

Maybe all these will spring political surprises by the middle of next month???



jon pour do care said...

Salam Bro. Jay,

As I have said it before, in 2008 GE, the 'other side' won, not because people like them BUT because they don't like the then PM especially when he said something like 'SAYA PANTANG DI CABAR'. People may get angry but as time goes by, the anger may subside. Now, almost 2 years have gone by after the last GE, TAK KAN NAK MARAH SELAMA LAMA NYA KOT !!!

Anonymous said...

Bro, And the kangaroo court begins....at the behest of N&R. The nation and its people have to endure more shame from this half past six ********. Pardon my muted French but enough is enough! We should get rid of leaders who wantonly drag the nation and its institutions through mud just to fulfill their selfish goals. The foreign diplomats present at the trial can see for themselves the kind of judiciary we have. Do you think they would want to invest their money in a country where its judiciary can be manipulated to the whims and fancies of a few? I'm apolitical but this makes me really sick! No mas! No mas!

Shamsul Yunos said...

I do wonder why Anwar thinks the 'fabricated' evidence would embarrass him or his family

since when is a lie told about you embarrassing

read it http://marahku.blogspot.com/2010/02/why-is-lie-embarrassing.html