Sunday, July 16, 2017

While Hadi's away, Tuan Ibrahim starts to play

MM Online - Pakatan’s dream of taking over Putrajaya remains dream without PAS (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Pakatan Harapan’s dream of taking over Putrajaya in the 14th General Election (GE14) is dissipating without the support of PAS voters since the party is no longer with the opposition pact.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the success of DAP and PKR in 2008 and 2013 general elections was because of PAS’ support when it joined the Pakatan Rakyat (now defunct and replaced by Pakatan Harapan).

“Without the support of PAS voters, the DAP and PKR will definitely not win. Without PAS’ support, the DAP and PKR are no longer strong. Imagine, without PAS, with 70 per cent of PAS voters no longer voting for the opposition pact? With this much change in votes, the opposition will be crippled,” he said in his blog, today.

Salleh said PKR and Amanah cannot help the opposition draw Malay voters as both parties do not have a strong political base and their pact remains flimsy.

Salleh Keruak is incorrect on DAP's chances in GE-14 vis-a-vis PAS' help, though he's spot on insofar as PKR's hopes will be.

DAP's main support is mainly from Chinese voters and thus quite independent of PAS' help, though admittedly help from every quarters must not be foolishly spurned.

That has been the reason why DAP has been frigid cold towards PAS, very much unlike PKR.

OTOH, PKR knows it's as good as finished if PAS moves against it in GE-14, whether in straight competition or in 3-corner fights.

PKR believes PAS and UMNO control the Heartland, thus it requires PAS' support.

That explains why Azmin Ali has been busy slutting his party whorishly with the now-dead Pakatan Rakyat (with PAS) while at the same time promoting Mahathir as head of Pakatan Harapan (no PAS but Pribumi).

It's a bizarre and macabre relationship with a dead coalition but utterly vital for PKR's survival in GE-14. It could be said Azmin is sleeping with PR, a dangerous zombie corpse, which Chinese call jiang si (penang Hokkien kiangsi), wakakaka.

jiang si 

Salleh Keruak seems to agree with Dr Kua Kia Soong of Suaram that PAS enjoys greater support among Malay voters than Mahathir.

See FMT's ‘Malays are with PAS, not Dr Mahathir’ in which Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) adviser Kua Kia Soong predicts that the majority of Malays will support PAS as opposed to Pakatan Harapan come the next general election (GE14).

dr kua kia soong 

As I just mentioned, only two parties have been influential among the Malays, namely, UMNO and PAS. PKR knows that which has been why it is still courting PAS for its chances in GE-14.

While I still hold on to my belief that only UMNO and PAS have the greatest influence among Malay voters, I am NOT too sure about Salleh Keruak's overconfidence in Pakatan Harpan being without Malay support because of PAS superior hold vis-a-vis PH on part of the Malay Heartland.

Since Hadi Awang's absence from duty due to his heart operation, his deputy Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man seems to be indicating a preference for Pakatan Harapan rather than UMNO. 

tuan ibrahim tuan man
more predisposed towards PH 

Whether Hadi Awang will return to 'correct' that 'deviation from PAS' intended track remains to be seen.

If Hadi Awang returns hale and healthy to lead PAS, or/and the ulama group also rebels against the leadership of Tuan Ibrahim, then UMNO will be reasonably safe.

pro UMNO and anti DAP 

But OTOH, if Hadi Awang remains still not fit for duty and Tuan Ibrahim continues unopposed as PAS President (acting, deputy or elected) then Pakatan may have a fighting chance to secure PAS' support to win GE-14.


  1. One have to wonder whether Said Keruak was choking when he uttered these words.Maybe without the DAP and PKR,PAS would have been contained to the state of Kelantan only.

    But if he were to have said that with the biggest corruption scandal in Malaysia,or rather the world,and the opposition is not able to win in the next GE,I would have agreed.Because at least to my knowledge,I haven't heard of any government or government leader sapu so much money at one go.

    If Umno/BN retains power after GE14,all the present leaders of the opposition have to go.No this,no that,just get the fucking hell out of the kitchen,if you fucking morons cannot even cook a simple dish of "sambal belachan petai".

  2. In about 1/2 of DAP's Parliamentary seats, especially those it won for the first time in GE12 or GE13 , DAP needs significant support of Malay voters to win.

    Not to say the majority of Malay voters in the constituency, but a good portion.
    Many of them are actually PAS supporters, who voted DAP on the basis of the mutual cooperation which existed before , its a big question mark where their support would go to in the next GE.