Meanwhile, in Negeri Sembilan, Shahruddin Abd Hamid, a PKR committee member for Telok Kemang, has cast his hat into the Bagan Pinang (by-election) ring as a third candidate, with the likely consequences of splitting the Pakatan votes – see Malaysiakini PKR's Shahruddin to make it three-way fight
And do recall the Perak frogs – true there was Hee from the DAP but she was a tragic personality - the main group was from PKR.
In Selangor PKR Wee, strongly supported by PKR Azmin Ali, initiated a spark which burnt and spread with devastating consequences. I hope Wee can find peaceful sleep. Both he and Azmin pissed me off.
But let’s return to more contemporary issues, the PKR nonsense in Penang and Bagan Pinang – which is far more serious?
Much as I’m pissed off with Hassan Ali though more with PAS top two leaders, Pak Haji Awang and Nasharuddin, for not even tapping the wrist of their Selangor Commissioner for his treachery, I would say that PKR (or at least Shahruddin Hamid's) naughtiness has virtually sabotaged PAS chances in the Bagan Pinang by-election. Hence it’s the more serious breach of Pakatan solidarity.
The Penang case by a mere PKR kutu (flea) should be ignored for what it has been, a very minor PKR official just being power crazy, and haven't we already witnessed that in his colleagues (led by Johari Kassim) in the sorry affair of fighting for positions in the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP).
In the latter case, Anwar Ibrahim should heed the advice of Karpal Singh, that he (Anwar) curbs his minor official in Penang party from making public policy statements on major Pakatan inter-party issue ..... or the coalition won’t last very long.
As for Sharuddin Hamid’s maverick conduct, Anwar has no choice but to expel him from the party, for 2 reasons:
(1) Sharuddin is obviously not only a non team player but totally and ferally defiant to his party leader's instruction - MKINI reported that Shahruddin said he had been pressured not to do so by PKR leaders including its advisor Anwar Ibrahim, but had no qualms leaving the party in order to pursue his dream of wanting to serve the people of the state constituency, and
(2) ask yourself why he wants to stand in that by-election, even to being expelled from PKR, when he knows he doesn’t have a ghost of a chance in winning.
PKR has a lot of house cleaning to do before 2013 arrives.