The Malaysian Insider’s news headline PKR eyes Pakatan-SAPP alliance in Sabah carries the news that:
... Sabah Pakatan Rakyat PR is actively moving towards forging a formal alliance with local opposition party SAPP hoping to break Barisan Nasional’s BN stranglehold over the east Malaysian state.
This statement is slightly misleading because it’s not Pakatan (the coalition) which is now seeking to negotiate with SAPP but actually a PKR team led by Dr Wan Azizah. Every member of the team is from PKR.
Other than the above incorrect attribution, the question that has to be asked is, can PKR be trusted to negotiate a pact after its abysmal bull-in-a-china-shop failure with SNAP?
I think not, given the propensity of PKR’s federal leaders to want to control, dominate, manipulate and speak down to their people not only in East Malaysia but also in the Peninsula.
Worse, when I recall PKR making all sorts of noise because DAP had recently made a solo overture to SNAP after PKR had bombed the Sarawak negotiations, it now has the selfish double-standard gall to attempt to negotiate with SAPP without consulting DAP or PAS. Typical anwarista-ish cakap ta’serupa bikin.
But we know PKR has an unbridled obsession to dominate Pakatan, hence has now quickly attempted to stake an early claim in Sabah after its miserable failure in Sarawak.
The recent Sarawak election result has filled it with overwhelming dread as it realizes that, other than Anwar Ibrahim as an individual, it's hope-for but incorrect expectation of being the primus inter pares in Pakatan is slipping even farther away wakakaka.