As one commentator wrote in the readers' comment section of The Malaysian Insider’s article RPK says Pakatan disunited, Anwar incapable to lead, those who criticize Pakatan (or to be more precise, PKR), like RPK, must have been paid (by BN) while those who criticize BN are deemed to be doing the right thing.
It’s not a observation unique to that news article but in fact typical of some comments on my blog and other blogs or online news portals, such as Malaysiakini or The Malaysian Insider, which permit readers’ comments.
Whenever I criticized Anwar Ibrahim, PKR or even DAP and wrote in defence of some BN issues (like use of nuclear power) or personalities, I would be accused variously of being a MCA cybertrooper, UMNO goon (wish I was paid by both), or just gila (crazy).
Peter (RPK) would now, because of his criticisms of Anwar Ibrahim, be seeing such condemnations against him on his own blogsite, M2D. However, he would have additional ones such as ‘turncoat’ and ‘every man has his price’, implying he is like Gobala, Zaid Ibrahim or Jonson Chong, etc, defecting treacherously to the other side.
But what Peter said of Anwar Ibrahim in particular has been the obvious (except to blind anwaristas), that Anwar has been a lousy (so-called) leader who couldn’t lead, the reformasi man who not only couldn’t take criticisms from party members but would move against them, an economic advisor who wasn’t able to advise, etc.
Alas, in our country, where to many, politics are in black & white tones only, Peter would have been seen as blaspheming sinfully, even an ‘apostate’ to the so-called reformasi religion, and thus must be ‘stoned to death’ … at least by condemnations if not by rocks.
Just to remind everyone, those criticisms of ‘turncoat’, ‘traitor’, and various other condemnations were hurled at the Great RPK himself, well … perhaps no longer the Great, by the very people who once wanted him to be PM (or President) of our nation wakakaka. Indeed Peter has gone from Hero to Zero in those commentators’ eyes.
But Peter shouldn’t worry, nor I believe he would, wakakaka. Those were made by people who aren’t yet ready for views alternative to theirs. They cannot accept any comments less than reverential for or sycophantic to their idol. Basically they have infantile, immature and (to an extent) idiotic political minds, great for idol worshippers but not so for the advancement of democracy for the interests of the Malaysian people.
Now, in my previous post RPK a willing captive in his statutory declaration I didn’t excuse Peter from his foul deed of unfairly blackening Rosmah Mansor’s reputation, much as Peter had tried to spin it away. Be that as it may, we need to ask why Peter has now turned around and bitten the man he had served (virtually sacrificed himself and his family) for years as a stalking horse, PR agent and supporter.
I don’t believe for an instant that you can buy a man like RPK. Take it from cynical kaytee, a man known for not being particularly fond of RPK personally (though of course I do admire, respect and am a wee envious of his creativity and ability to influence), I believe (yes, I may well be wrong) there is actually greater good to come out from what Peter is doing. Maybe that's his plans, maybe ...?
Try to put 2 and 2 together, to see whether you can get 5.
We know that Anwar Ibrahim is NOT, repeat, NOT the reformasi champion he claims to be.
Recall, this has been the man (then DPM and director of BN elections in Sabah in 1994) responsible for the Great LEAP Forward in that State that year, when Pairin, leader of the party with the majority of seats from the election, went to the residence of the YDP Negeri to claim the CM post, and found that not only were the gates of the YDP Negeri's residence locked and closed to him, but that he had by then become the Opposition Leader, thanks to Anwar Ibrahim, Master of frog-ology.
Remember, this has been the man who wanted to be PM on 16 September 2008 with 82 federal parliamentary seats against AAB’s 140, and attempted to bully his mathetically-muddled claim through by nothing more than his hope for an encore of his dubious Sabah achievement, which, thankfully for democracy and the supremacy of the ballot box, proved to be a fantasy as surreal as some scenes in James Cameron's 'Avatar'.
And surely the most humiliating outcome for him (and embrassing for Pakatan) from that shameful incident had been the rejection of his vainglorious and failed coup d’etat by none other than His Snooziness, the Sultan of Somnambulation. Even AAB could see through his cheap trick.
Reminder, this has also been the man who sent a team of frog hunters to Taiwan. Reformasi? Surely my good sir/lady, thou but jest!
‘Twas only poetic justice that this has been the man, the de facto (what an abominable term) leader of a party which has been plagued by political frogs, not unlike the cursed Pharaoh-ic Egypt in biblical times.
And shall I go on about the recent PKR party elections?
This is also the man with 2 charges of sodomy, regardless of whether they have been false or otherwise, but which make him, as UMNO blogger Sakmongkol AK47 described Anwar Ibrahim, 'damaged goods'.
Meanwhile, in parallel occurrence, Haris Ibrahim and Peter have formed the MCLM, with its first high profile task being to offer de-frog-itized candidates to PKR (but not DAP or PAS) for the next general election.
Why? Because they believe Anwar Ibrahim could no longer be trusted to lead the charge against BN nor to select good candidates to offer to the rakyat as their parliamentary representatives.
The way I’ve read it, Peter and Haris are both fed up with the political incompetency, insincerity and lack of will of Anwar Ibrahim, Azmin Ali and their innermost coterie to truly reform their party and run it as a model of democratic, just and transparent process, thus as the natural and much required primus inter pares of Pakatan.
Instead, we've learnt those PKR leaders have been accused of stacking the odds in their personal interests, to shore up their own political positions, their fiefdoms, instead of nurturing true democratic conduct, and eliminating and removing genuine and legitimate dissenters within PKR. Yes, they’re light years from being political reformers where the only evidence of that so-called ideology or democratic process lies only with and in 9 alphabetical letters, r-e-f-o-r-m-a-s-i, that’s all.
Anwar Ibrahim, Azmin Ali and their innermost coterie belong better in UMNO, though some UMNO members might take umbrage at this suggestion.
Anwar Ibrahim is more than just ‘damaged goods’. As he’s a biological creature, let’s use the term that I believe Peter sees him as being. Anwar Ibrahim is now ‘gangrenous’ to Pakatan, and thus, must be amputated off before his presence poisons the entire body and life of the coalition.
Thus I do not see Peter, master of strategy extraordinaire, as having defected to the other side or being bought over by UMNO. I believe Peter sees the (political) destruction and removal of Anwar Ibrahim (and his like-minded coterie) as a necessary step to the continuing life of Pakatan and in its fight against BN.
Anyway, that’s kaytee's take wakakaka.