The Malaysian Insider - PKR mulled Tee Keat for Pandan but chose Rafizi, source says
PKR claims OTK's supporters sent out 'feelers' to PKR, implying OTK was prepared to 'jump', an allegation which parroted Chua Soi Lek's accusation of OTK.
So it seems to me that PKR shares a conspiracy bed with CSL in attempting to present OTK as a frog. PKR and MCA, bloody 'fine' company.
And most certainly PKR revelation of this at this particular juncture in time supports the suspicion that it's nothing more than a naughty campaign propaganda.
The source that provided TMI this allegation has been just that, an unnamed 'source' (and we respect the media's confidentiality of its sources), but it raises the interesting question of the reliability of the information.
Has it been a pure misinformation to badmouth OTK as a pre-emptive strike against his candidature in Pandan, as there are indications that Najib may override CSL and appoint OTK as the BN's candidate for Pandan, as the PM did in the Hulu Selangor by-election when he dismissed MIC's preferred candidate.
It would seem that PKR fears OTK as a BN candidate in Pandan as much as CSL does, though the latter has a slightly different reason.
While psychological warfare is part and parcel of political campaigning, it's lamentable some people can't see the difference between psychological warfare and dirty trick allegations.
In Malaysiakini's Vox Populi one (presumably) PKR supporter even suggested the following:
I respect OTK for his unrelenting stand on PKFZ, but that was where he made too many powerful enemies. One strategy for OTK is to sit out GE13, let MCA be humbled then challenge for the MCA top post again in the next party elections.
Should he win, he has many more options as MCA head than just being an Independent MP in Parliament.
Obviously he or she wanted a clear field for Rafizi Ramli.
But isn't it sheer naivety or moronic stupidity to suggest to a man like OTK to give way to Rafizi Ramli of PKR when he wouldn't even give way to CSL, Najib or Hishamuddin? See my earlier (2006) posts:
(a) Corruption 'Fact' for DPM Najib & Hishamuddin
(b) Najib riled with Ong Tee Keat's last laugh!
As a DAP supporter, obviously I would support Rafizi Ramli but I would not any dirty tricks campaigning, as I suspect would be the allegation that OTK supporters had sent out 'feelers' to PKR, especially when one knows the person OTK is.
As RPK said, we want Pakatan to raise the bar, not to ape BN in their dirty tricks.