I came across this blog called ‘Product of the System’ (POTS) which posted From UMNO to PKR hegemony?
Bloke (or lassie?) wrote: “I’m made it clear from the start that I have more distrust for Keadilan than I do for PAS.”
Continuing: “Recent events vindicate me to a certain extent. When Lim Kit Siang first made a statement announcing a boycott for the swearing-in of the Perak Menteri Besar, bloggers and commentators sounded the battle cry and bashed him with no mercy. The comments on Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s Malaysia-today are proof of it all. Lim Kit Siang apologized publicly soon after, in the most humble and sincere manner from a Malaysian politician to date.”
Well, I see RPK bashing DAP as part of a greater strategy – ‘strategy’ meaning a long term plan with an eventual (not easily detectable) higher objective – will blog on this soon.
Blogger POTS went on: “Not too subtly, similar announcements were coming from the PKR’s camp. Syed Husin Ali threatened abandonment of the coalition government if PKR’s demands for representation in the Perak exco were not met. Over in Selangor, the finalization of the state government’s exco list has apparently hit an impasse as a result of PKR’s refusal to grant DAP their fair share of excos, citing racial imbalance and insufficient Malay representation. Surprisingly, there have been little murmurs, if at all over PKR’s growing arrogance and refusal to compromise the way DAP did in the Perak state government.”
I have already blogged on this (see posts yesterday and before), but truly with a sincere hope my worries may be unfounded. I want to be proven incorrect.
There’s more in his post (URL above) but I won’t extract everything, but just the bits that interests me, such as:
“Well, Anwar Ibrahim will indeed make a great opposition leader. Just one problem though, ..... he too is not interested to be opposition leader. He wants to be Prime Minister, which is why he is currently obsessed luring disgruntled BN MPs to cross over to Keadilan, at no cost apparently.”
My late father taught one thing if I have learnt anything ;-) ‘Nothing is free in this world’.
POTS continued: “This brings me to my next provoking thought. Isn’t vote-buying and party-hopping more of an UMNO/BN culture?”
Yes … er … it’s an UMNO culture alright … er …
POTS: “When one is unable to form a government by legitimate means, one has to resort to back door techniques. That, my friend, is exactly what Anwar Ibrahim is trying to accomplish now. Vehemently, he declares that Keadilan would have formed the next government if not for election frauds and rampant vote-buying, but here he is, trying something similar by luring discontented BN warlords and position-obsessed MPs to join his camp.”
Quod Erat Demonstrandum!
POTS then criticized PKR’s selfish tussle with DAP over the Sabah seats … so on so forth ...
He concluded frighteningly: “More and more every day, PKR is resembling UMNO in more aspects than one.”
Habit dies hard lah! But to be fair, as some have already said, there are two PKRs - you work it out which is which!
POTS: “I still believe in the possibility of a stable and progressive DAP/PKR/PAS coalition government. If Keadilan continues its unjustified arrogance and unreasonable reasoning however, Malaysia will finally witness real change – a shift from UMNO political hegemony to PKR hegemony.”
“Some might ask, what can be worse than UMNO? My answer: two UMNOs.”
I think there’ll be only one UMNO … yes ... if you catch my drift ;-)