Malaysiakini - Hudud laws - Anwar must clarify Pakatan's stand!
But will he?
Afterall, this man has still hutang the public his promised disciplining of Zul Nordin, the Kulim Wonder, so how dare we expect him to publicly commit himself on this far more serious matter?
Dr Sivamurugan Pandian, a Penang-based academician, opined that the Pakatan Rakyat is in danger of a break-up if the PAS-DAP imbroglio over PAS' insistence on implementing Hudud laws in a PR Islamic state continues ..... naturally to the immense delight of UMNO and the rest of BN (particularly MCA and Gerakan).
Dr Siva may well be pissing into the wind when he urged the PKR de facto leader to intervene.
And Dr Siva certainly hit the nail on the head when he stressed that the Pakatan premier-designate cannot afford to sweep the contentious issue under the carpet.
Er … he hit the nail on the head in stating Anwar cannot afford to act dunno.
As for ‘premier-designate’ … wakakaka ... for one frightening moment I though Dr Siva was the MP for Padang Serai, Gobalakrishnan of PKR, who let us know he stopped millions of buses carrying billions of phantom voters for his 'beloved leader' during the Permatang Pauh by-election (see Malaysiakini 'phantom' buses stopped, MP and sons arrested), and ...
... who during the PKR general assembly called for a round of applause in praise of Anwar Ibrahim even after Mr Man Man Lai couldn't explain his vain boast of 916 – wakakaka.
Watch out lah, Koh Tsu Koon, you have a PKR clone of you liao wakakakakakaka.
Dr Siva said the PAS-DAP public stoush over an Islamic-state and hudud laws would not have occurred if the Pakatan leadership had defined and agreed on the coalition’s common causes and objectives.
He lamented that Anwar had failed to establish a common policy on political governance and social-economic development in Pakatan-administered states.
Well, my dear doctor, Anwar has been rather absorbed in his frantic attempts to wrestle rule through party defections that he has naturally ignored the development of good coalition policies.
Even in Parliament it had been left to Lim Kit Siang to perform magnificently as the de facto opposition leader, as Dean Johns, Malaysiakini columnist had observed.
Alas, Anwar couldn’t even be present at Parliament recently to receive Jerit’s memorandum, whereas Lim KS was there to lend morale support to those intrepid cyclists.
The poor cyclists had pedalled hundreds of kilometres to deliver the symbolic message to him and the PM, yet he couldn't even make the short journey to Parliament.
Despite my criticisms of Anwar Ibrahim for his lack of focus on good opposition political responsibilities (unlike Uncle Lim), I still hope he can do something to stop the PAS-DAP public stoush, or we might as well kiss the concept of PR goodbye.
But I have my doubts about this so-called leader who certainly has the talent but lacks the commitment to be opposition leader (because he has his own agenda).
If he has been truly serious about the PR, he would have immediately disciplined the thug in his party but he has shown thus far he lacks the balls or the inclination to do that.