There is a growing suspicion that the infamous ‘revolving door’ pollie from UMNO … no, make that PKR … no, make that UMNO … wakakaka …
… was a trap or a lure (bait) for PKR, a step towards ameliorating the adverse public relation consequences of UMNO's katak-fikasi intent in Perak.
With PKR accepting UMNO defector Nasarudin Hashim, UMNO could subsequently claimed it was PKR which started the nefarious subversion of the ballot box - you know, people who live in glass houses .....
Nonetheless, regardless of the veracity of the conspiracy theory, Najib will be blamed for the alleged devious scheme. And no doubt Nasarudin Hashim will be cursed for his lack of political ethics.
But we all must bear in mind that with such a bait, only a very very greedy and impatient fish would take it hook, line and sinker wakakaka.
He must have hope that Nasarudin’s defection would spell the start of an avalanche of defections from UMNO, hopefully its MPs (rather than ADUNs).
To understand why, see my posts:
(1) The torment and impatience of Anwar Ibrahim
(2) The Achilles heel of Anwar Ibrahim
Hook, line and sinker ….. I read that for him as wanting to be PM ‘by hook’ (has to be 'by hook' as he has only 82 + 2 more? MPs in his camp), and was joyous when ‘thrown a line’, but only to be sunk like a sinker …
… because, apart from the disgrace of being outmanouevred by a so-called Mr Zigzag, Najib Razak, ...
... the Khalsa warrior, Karpal Singh, had enough of Anwar Ibrahim, and has demanded in no uncertain terms that Anwar step down as head of the Pakatan Rakyat – see Star Online Karpal asks Anwar to step down as Pakatan leader.
Karpal juga ta’boleh tahan lagi Anwar’s deformasi nonsense of promoting political defections as if that’s the democratic avenue to government.
I believe Karpal was particularly incensed that members of PKR and DAP had been mesmerized by Anwar’s snake oil pitch into supporting the cross-over of elected representatives.
He accused Anwar for creating trouble in the opposition alliance, and voiced his desire for a new leader for Pakatan Rakyat. Karpal said:
“He (Anwar) has created enough trouble and it is time for him to bertaubat (repent). It’s time Pakatan got itself another leader.”
But on a serious note, as I wrote in The torment and impatience of Anwar Ibrahim:
Anwar Ibrahim is a talented man, blessed with the gift of the gab and a quick witted mind, though whether he has the ability to govern with vision, competency and effectiveness hasn’t been proven, no, even when he was in several ministerial positions including the DPM and Finance Minister in the BN government for almost two decades – au contraire, as I have come to believe.
His departure will be no loss to Pakatan Rakyat.
I reiterated this assessment of his unsuitability for leadership in Rid Pakatan Rakyat of contamination where I wrote:
Anwar Ibrahim is certainly not the person to lead the PR. He has contaminated the minds, stand and example of PR politics.
PR must now seriously consider the so-called political leadership, political ideology and political character of this person.
My blogging matey, anas zubedy has the same view as he blogged in Will Anwar make a stand on hudud?
Now, the Khalsa warrior has voiced the same assessment.
Anwar Ibrahim should do us all a favour and vacate the leadership position of PR. I believe the two parties in PR with the innate discipline to proceed positively from here are PAS and DAP. Mind you, there is still a place for PKR but certainly not for Anwar Ibrahim (who is more suitable and at home in UMNO).
If Anwar leaves now he will be remembered kindly as the man who had successfully brought PAS and DAP together into a workable relationship. For that we will be forever grateful to him, but he has done enough harm to Pakatan Rakyat’s reputation, standards and clean politics, ...
... and should, nay, must leave Pakatan Rakyat for the coalition party (of PAS, DAP & PKR) to have a decent chance to become the alternative government of Malaysia.
Strangely, Malaysiakini hasn't yet reported such a blazing headline, where Karpal Singh has demanded the removal of Anwar as PR leader.