Extract from The Malaysia Insider (TMI) - Despite claims, Zaid says not rejoining PKR:
Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today denied rumours that he would be rejoining PKR, saying that allegations of discussions between him and Nurul Izzah Anwar on the matter were untrue.
The KITA president was responding to the contents of a letter being circulated on blogs, which alleged he had met the PKR vice-president to discuss his return to the Pakatan Rakyat leadership.
Before making any comments, please reflect carefully on what I wrote in January 2011, in a post titled The Poison within PKR - Part III wakakaka (extracts follows):
In spite of my hero Karpal Singh condemning Zaid, I have written in support of the latter – see my previous post Zaid Ibrahim - suffers no fool gladly.
When he was in PKR at the time leading to the party polls (before he tossed his hat into the election ring) Zaid Ibrahim was criticised for being erratic because one moment he said he would not challenge the deputy presidential post IF (initially) Nurul Izaah took up the challenge*, then (subsequently) IF Khalid Ibrahim did so, and the next (only when both Nurul and Khalid didn’t) he took up the challenge.
* Azmin Ali went into a panicky tizzy when Nurul casually mentioned her interests, and ‘advised’ Nurul against it because people would talk. Bet you Anwar had a few private words with Nurul
The standard anwaristas' cries against Zaid Ibrahim were his inconsistencies (in supporting Nurul, then Khalid, before standing as a candidate himself), and their accusations unimaginatively attacked Zaid for his lust for power.
But I didn’t see any inconsistency in Zaid’s manoeuvrings. In fact there was a very consistent objective in his support for firstly, Nurul, and subsequently Khalid Ibrahim, before he personally challenged Azmin Ali in the party election. That objective was to prevent Azmin Ali from coasting home on an Anwar-provided free ticket into the deputy president post. He wanted Azmin Ali stopped!
Yes, Zaid was invincibly against Azmin Ali, the man for whom Anwar Ibrahim instructed Nallakaruppan to stand aside in a party VP contest some years back, and which drove Nalla out of the party in angry frustration. Nalla would have easily won that VP position because of the strength of his Indian supporters in PKR.
Subsequently, Zaid resigned from PKR for what he saw as unacceptable, unsalvageable and unforgiveable dodgy party polling to ensure the election victory of a favoured son. And he wasn’t the only one to complain. In another of my January 2011 posts Gobalakrishnan leaves the poison behind I wrote:
So the virtually impossible has happened - Gobalakrishnan, once PKR’s chief bodek-er of Anwar, has resigned from PKR in disgust. Who would have ever predicted this prior to the recent party polls - a poll which had led many party stalwarts as well as notable and neutral socio-political observers to question the integrity of its process.
Silence from the party leaders, or their caught-with-pants-down inability to reply the challenges by the complainants have invited the inevitable destructive implosion.
And instead of pressuring the party leaders to be fully accountable, predictably, the moronic PKR fanatics lambasted Gobala as a snake, frog, UMNO-MIC mole, running dog and with various animal appellations. Will they do likewise to other complainants like Chegubard, Jonson Chong, Mustaffa Kamil as they did to Zaid Ibrahim, Gobala, Nallakaruppan, etc?
Read also Malaysia-Today’s The sour grapes syndrome where RPK wrote:
Whenever anyone resigns from PKR or Pakatan Rakyat, the opposition supporters always say it is because these people are ex-Umno or ex-Barisan Nasional people; so what do you expect? These ex-Umno or Ex-BN people are not reliable or honest and eventually they betray the opposition cause and go back to their old party, is the argument we are given.
Does this argument apply to all ex-Umno or ex-BN people in the opposition who are yet to leave the opposition to go back to the ruling party?
… ex UMNO and ex BN people like Chua Jui Meng, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Azmin Ali and wakakaka Anwar Ibrahim?
Anyway, Jonson Chong left just as did Zaid, Gobala and Nalla, and a host of others. Mustaffa Kamil was given a high party post, an act of mollification which incidentally Chegubard resoundingly rejected.
Given this background of unmitigated dissatisfaction, distaste and disgust with the EC-type party elections/management, signaling the utter corrupt rot in the party, do you think a man like Zaid Ibrahim, who could have remain within UMNO as a minister, would consider rejoining PKR?
TMI also reported that: Online portals and blogs including Malaysia Today have claimed the letter was written by Nurul Izzah’s political enemies within PKR following speculation that she would become PR’s future candidate for prime minister.
For more, see Malaysia-Today’s Nurul Izzah nafi surat beracun.
I’m not in the least surprised at the attempted backstabbbing of Nurul, considering someone in PKR recently framed Chegubard (Badrul Hisham Shahrin) with a falsified twitter. Someone is sh*t scared of Nurul becoming No 1. Oh, PKR is indeed a nest of vipers - the acorn hasn't far from the oak tree.
And just who would be Nurul's political enemies within PKR?
Just go through this post again and you should be able to find the answer.
(1) KITA - the example of Zaid Ibrahim
(2) Zaid Ibrahim - suffers no fool gladly
(3) Anwar & Zaid Ibrahim's - chalk & cheese
(4) PKR party election - the horror stories continue
(5) Gobalakrishnan leaves the poison behind