Believe it or not, I've worked out a nice solution for Pakatan in the matter of its Chimera, namely, Khalid Ibrahim, a man without his party support yet clinging on to the MB position, though with the support of another so-called (wakakaka) Pakatan member party PAS.
|got my hint, Khalid?|
I suggest Khalid Ibrahim resigns from PKR and applies to join PAS which I am sure the Islamic party will be only so glad to accommodate, as indicated by its Shura Council which has thrown its unreserved support behind Mr Chimera in the matter of the MB position.
Of course we appreciate PAS' position, vis-a-vis its bizarre yet not so bizarre support of Khalid Ibrahim as MB because we have come to know that PAS (a) can't stand Anwar Ibrahim, as well as (b) can't stand a woman (Dr Wan Azizah or any other Chabor) assuming the MB position to replace unwanted-by-PKR-and-DAP Khalid Ibrahim.
If Khalid does what I recommend, to wit, resigns from PKR and applies to join PAS, and PAS accepts his membership application, the DUN will then have its 56 ADUNs made up of 16 PAS, 12 UMNO, 15 DAP and 13 PKR, in a gnam gnam split of 28 in a new Malay-Muslim Unity Coalition (PAS + UMNO) and 28 in what's left of Pakatan (PKR + DAP) - basically a 'hung' parliament.
Khalid Ibrahim can then claim he still commands confidence in the DUN and informs HRH he'll thus stay on as MB. And best of all, PAS won't be accused of misogyny which it suffers from, and poor Anwar Ibrahim will actually be, I suspect, secretly relieved he doesn't have to explain any further to The Dwarf.
Yes, there's a wee bit of frogology involved but WTF, that's normal in Malaysian politics.
|surely not as bad as 30 in 916|
My only question is when it comes to a show of hands in the DUN, I wonder where the Speaker stands? Does she have to stand aloof and not vote, which will be wonderful for Khalid Ibrahim because then he will have a majority vote of confidence of 28 against 27.
But OTOH, if Madam Speaker can vote and in the anticipated equal split, exercises her prerogative to cast a decisive double vote, then poor Khalid will be defeated by 28 to 29 votes.
|I prefer Han Ji-Hye to Han Na-Yeo as Madam Speaker, would you agree?|
I'm a wee unsure about the question of the Speaker's role in such a vote of confidence. Maybe I might just ask 'someone' who's a world authority on Hannah Yeoh, wakakaka.