Malaysiakini's Intra-Pakatan fights averted in Sabah reported (extracts):
DAP will be contesting four parliamentary seats and eight state seats, whereas PKR will contest 19 parliamentary seats and 43 state seats.
Now, just let me count that sharing of Sabah seats again:
Parliamentary: DAP gets 4 versus PKR's 19
State: DAP gets 8 versus PKR's 43
Average = DAP gets one-fifth of what PKR gets.
Yet PKR competes meanly with DAP over the the Kapayan (state) and Tawau (parliamentary) seats, with PKR taking the Tawau parliamentary seat, in what Malaysiakini headlined as 'Intra-party fights averted'.
Again DAP has to give way to a greedy little monster too big for its shoes.
Flashback to April 2011, and we should recall the Pakatan trio contested in the Sarawak state elections for its 71 state seats.
Then, PKR had some magnificent mathematicians within its fold where they reckoned 71 divided by 3 equal to (initially) 52 for PKR, which subsequently was reduced to 49 (out of a total of 71 seats) for themselves.
After losing 46 of the 49 seats, PKR whined, whinged and whimpered like a spoiled brat, complaining that DAP should have shouldered some of the burden of facing BN in the so-called 'dark areas'.
Excuse me, I saw it not as PKR's 'burden' but sheer 'gluttony'. How could DAP face BN in the seats PKR lost when PKR bared its fangs against its allies approaching those seats?
And serves them right if they suffered from tummy ache for their gross gluttonous greed and a very much padan muka loss of pride.
Now, in Sabah in 2013, where the state has 25 federal and 60 state seats, PKR is grabbing 19 and 43 of the parliamentary and state seats respectively.
And when PKR suffers from its usual avarice-induced perut sakit, what then? Blame DAP again?
Read also my earlier posts:
(b) A letter to PKR