Malaysiakini today published an article on a PKR intended action (an action stated by its leaders), which kaytee has been adamantly opposed to, namely, the shameful backdoor avenue for the PKR-DAP-PAS Pact (but in real terms for Anwar Ibrahim rather than anyone) to seize power from the BN by encouraging at least 30 BN MPs to switch party.
The news article is titled Defections: Why Pakatan should wait. The authors, Ong Kian Ming and Oon Yeoh, are basically recommending to the Pact that they concentrate on consolidating their rule of the 5 States they hold, instead of attempting to leap into ruling the federation …
… with the unconscionable help of slimy frogs.
The motives behind the PKR leader's push to become PM is not exactly unknown, but I will provide my take on why he now has this sudden tidak apa (couldn't-care-two-hoots) attitude as what people would think of his abrupt about-turn from his so-called reformasi platform.
Indeed, why has there been this reckless and total abandonment of the much touted Anwar's reformasi and its so-called democratic values, which the de facto leader (that title itself implying 'dictator') had previously been at pains to project?
Ong and Oon wrote: "Asking BN MPs to cross over to Pakatan sets a bad precedent for democratic accountability in Malaysia. Voters in Malaysia, by and large, vote for the party rather than the candidate and it is highly unlikely that they would approve of their candidate switching camps after being voted into office." […]
"Seducing politicians to party-hop now would be reminiscent of what the BN shamelessly did in Sabah after the PBS won a two-seat majority in the 1994 Sabah state elections. This was a time when Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the prime minister and Anwar was his deputy."
So why has Anwar Ibrahim and his henchman, Azmin Ali, threw away caution, and invite sneers like “I told you so, those guys are hypocrites – reformasi my bloody foot!”
That will be in my next post ;-)
By contrast, Ong and Oon gave a compliment to the BN: "To the BN’s credit, it did not ‘incentivize’ any PAS assemblymen from the state of Kelantan even after PAS’ majority in the state assembly was decreased to just one following BN’s capture of Pengkalan Pasir in a by-election in 2005. This, despite the fact that taking back Kelantan was an important goal for the BN."
Continuing, Ong and Oon asked: "It’s also important to also ask: Exactly what kind of MPs would you be attracting? The progressives? The liberals? The reformists?"
"The ones who switch over now would not be doing so because of idealism or because they suddenly have a change of heart over issues like the ISA (Internal Security Act), press freedom, the NEP (New Economic Policy) and so on. They would be doing so because of what they can squeeze out of Pakatan, for example, a cabinet position in a new government."
"How would this be received by the rank and file within the Pakatan parties? And how would the voters perceive these former BN crossovers being elevated to senior positions within the new government?"
… which brings me to the objective of this post. I want to comment on the PKR supporters, and not Anwar Ibrahim, Azmin Ali or the hardcore anwaristas – that the latter want to gain immediate federal power is a given. I will comment on this in the next post.
Yes first, those blind ‘devotees’.
Post election, seeing they were just 30 seats short of a simple majority to rule Malaysia, they have been so drunk with hubris, hypes and hunger for their idol to be promoted from de facto party leader to de jure national leader that they have lamentably failed to see their compromise of their own political platform, and the values of their political struggle, the so-called political reforms.
Reforms? Bullshit, how can such disgraceful tactics, which they had accused UMNO of practising, suddenly become acceptable for them to adopt as a matter of convenience?
Cakap ta’serupa bikin - mind you, not that I am in the least surprised with the intent of their leader as I have all along believe the reformasi declaration was nothing more than self-serving garbage … self serving to one person. The leopard has not and would never change its spots. But we know all that, so let me not stray into that for the moment.
While I accept that with victory, there would inevitably be displays of exuberance and jubilation, I was flabbergasted when those PKR supporter remained silent, in non-critical acceptance of their leader’s abandonment of the party's so-called reformasi values, by vaingloriously, and without any embarrassment (let alone shame), voicing his glee and gloating about party hopping to his advantage. But I was totally gobsmacked by their subsequent vocal support. Have they forgotten what they had struggled for, politically?
Party hopping is a despicable betrayal of the voters, a deliberate subversion of the ballot box. To reiterate what Ong and Oon had written, "Voters in Malaysia, by and large, vote for the party rather than the candidate and it is highly unlikely that they would approve of their candidate switching camps after being voted into office."
When I pointed this out, that party hopping is unconscionable, non-democratic, and a shameful UMNO-istic avenue of grabbing power, an assessment shared vociferously by Pak Haji Nik Aziz and Karpal Singh, those acolytes blamed my reminders as a result of my ‘hatred’, the usual and frankly, quite boring word they would use to tag any critics of their idol.
They refused to know or ignored the reality that they have applauded, supported and welcome a shameful betrayal of the democratic process, a treacherous assassination of the rakyat’s trust in their so-called (bullshit) reformasi.
In the end, the PKR leadership itself confirms it is no better than those in UMNO. The acorn certainly doesn't fall far from the oak tree.
No, I don't need to remind everyone that I have never believed Anwar Ibrahim to have ever left his UMNO values and longings. I have been vindicated in my perception despite being in the midst of a rocking, roiling raging sea of Anwar's supporters, some of whom are my friends. Mind you, not that I am gleeful about this, for I would have wished otherwise, to be proven wrong ... but alas.
And Anwar’s supporters?
True to form, they filled their role with an exactitude that shows no difference to those of UMNO – intolerant of dissent, disagreement or difference.
What’s missing has been the keris … perhaps not for long!
katak biru diajak berlompat
dari sana dari mana sj ke sini
dikaji bahwa waktu dah sempat
untuk membunuh demokrasi
ya, reformasi bukan demokrasi
hanya untuk merebut kuasa
khas untuk kepentingan Mahdi
malang, penyokong masih buta