When I read The Malaysian Insider’s In Padungan, a snapshot of Pakatan’s struggle for Sarawak (by sweet hottie Clara Chooi, yummy) I have to admit my suspicion grew exponentially (no, no, not at the sweet hottie). Please read on ...
In the run-up to the State election, DAP had surrendered its Batu Lintang seat in exchange for Padungan, an exchange which was initiated by PKR.
Unfortunately for DAP, Padungan was held by former PKR’s Dominique Ng, who already has a notoriety for going it alone in defiance of party stand.
The PKR-DAP agreed exchange resulted in poor Dominique Ng, then the PKR incumbent in Padungan, losing his seat to another Pakatan component party, and worse, in the absence of any announcement by PKR of another State seat for him to stand in. It was not surprising an angry Ng left with a huff and a puff (and who could blame him).
Azmin Ali made a belated mealy-mouthed statement that PKR had plans for Ng at the federal level, which only made my toes laugh.
And let it not be said that DAP went in blindfolded, because everyone knows even way before the exchange was signed and sealed that there’ll be a 3-corner fight in Padungan with maverick Ng as the 3rd (independent) candidate if PKR marginalised him – PKR did, as it habitually did to many of its erstwhile party members, like Nallakarupan, Gobala, Jenapa, Mustaffa Kamil, Zaid Ibrahim, even Chegubard, and a host of others - and I haven't even touched on Sabah yet!
So DAP walked willingly into a trap. But then, did PKR assure DAP during the negotiations that Ng would be given another State seat so as to prevent the politically-jilted bloke from standing in Padungan as a spoiler?
But you just can’t f* trust PKR, that vipers’ nest.
As if that’s not bad enough, guess how my temperature soared when I read The Malaysian Insider reporting:
Meanwhile PKR’s top leadership have refrained from condemning Ng for his contest with party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail even sending the former an SMS to wish him well.
How f* sweet. I suppose as a parti sapu, it's wise not to burn any bridges.
She however reminded him that she would pray and hope for PR’s success in the seat and in the polls.
Fine but words (especially PKR's) are pretty cheap. But wait, here’s the froggie clincher:
“We cannot force him against his will” she said when asked if the party would accept Ng back into its fold should he request to do so in the future.
Madam, you bloody well explain! But then again, don’t bother lah, your party is renowned for the art of frog-farming, even at one time rushing off to Taiwan to hopefully court toads.
I get the nasty perception that in the Padungan-Batu Lintang exchange, PKR has played DAP out kau kau.
Look, there's a popular stated religio-political parallelism between Catholics considering Mary as the blessed Mother of God and anwaristas considering Wan Azizah as the blessed Mother of PKR. But if you had read an earlier kaytee’s post Haris Ibrahim's MCLM candidates - a threat to Azmin Ali?, you would have known my recently revised opinion of Wan Azizah, where I wrote:
... there was the shameful silence of its President Dr Wan Azizah to Jonson Chong’s immaculate letter of appeal – see Dr Wan Azizah ignores Jonson Chong's plea?
Haris Ibrahim praised Jonson for his constructive approach but alas, not so Dr Wan as she ignored him completely - yes, we would like to know whether Dr Wan had even replied to Jonson?
Why did a party president ignore a constructive proposal from a sensible, fair and balanced gentleman like Jonson Chong which would have put to rest all complaints if the polls had been conducted fairly, unless of course she …..
Since that day, my once-respect for the lady plummeted to zilch. Yes, she may be a nice and kind lady but she is not fit to be the president of a political party.
Thus, don't be surprised if the fallout from (what I see as) the treachery in Padungan eventually convince and lead me to describe Wan Azizah as the Cursed Mother of PKR. I hope I may be proven wrong.