PKR must stop its “selfish acts” of prioritising political interests over the country’s wellbeing, an economic analyst said.
Economic analyst Prof Dr Hoo Ke Ping expressed disbelief that the party could request the government to suspend commercial and diplomatic commitments with the US.
Responding to a statement by PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, Hoo told FMT that she was speaking “like a headless chicken”.
“How did she arrive at such an idea? It is as good as asking the Penang chief minister to shut down the island because most of the electronic factories owned by the Americans are located on Penang island.
“By suspending commercial and diplomatic commitments, it also means all these factories shifting out and we do not have any protection against them leaving. Penang will go bankrupt.
“Did she discuss with Lim Guan Eng (Penang chief minister) before she made such remarks? Has she ever thought about how the US is one of the highest contributors to our economy?
“Did she calculate the pros and cons before making such a statement? The moment they move out, Penang is finished,” he said.
What Prof Hoo may not be aware of, he being an academic and an economic analyst to boot, wakakaka, is that GE-14 is just around the corner and every bit of cheap & totally unrealistic propaganda (in Nurul's case) to gain attention from Muslim voters is important to her political future.
So cut her some slack, Prof, as every Taufik, Devasamy and Har-Li (people like Najib, Maddy, Guan Eng etc) have been criticising, clobbering & condemning Trump for his pro-evangelistic pro-Zionist decision.
However, I admit Nurul has a tendency to go overboard, such as in her silly call for the Malaysian government to suspend commercial and diplomatic commitments with the US.
Five years ago, Nurul was reported by FMT in its news article Nurul Izzah backs religious freedom for all.
For a Malaysian Muslim to say that, needless to say, was considered an act of apostasy. UMNO then jumped eagerly on her, with another sweetie, then deputy minister Mashitah Ibrahim out to get her in some legal way.
At that time, Maharajah Mahathir also criticised her for her alleged un-Islamic statement.
Of course at that time (prior to GE-13) Mahathir was still with Najib in UMNO, wakakaka.
With the shit hitting the fan, the poor sweetie, Nurul that was, not sweetie Mashitah, panicked by the fierce feral ferocious UMNO mob against her for apostasy, scooted off to seek help from Dr Asri.
Now, Prof has described her as a 'headless chicken'. So she has moved from being an apostate to being a 'headless chook', same same lah, wakakaka.
Once, Zaid Ibrahim had designated Nurul Izzah as Pakatan's alternative PM in place of her father Anwar.
But with such political indiscretions (of her as a Muslim advocating religious freedom for everyone and of economic 'vandalism' in calling for suspension of commercial and diplomatic commitments with the US), is Nurul the sort of person we want as our alternative PM?
I'm not talking about her future potential but her current competency (or that of 5 years ago).
To wit, should Nurul Izzah be considered as the nominated and putative leader of Pakatan Harapan
another of Nurul's very serious indiscretions
But why Nurul?
Let's re-examine what Malaysiakini reported Zaid saying (in his blog) at that time, as follows:
"As a supporter of Pakatan 2.0, I nominate Nurul Izzah as prime minister-designate. She is not controversial unlike her father; she speaks well; she has a good education and the right name."
Zaid also said Nurul Izzah has the ability to attract young voters to Pakatan 2.0 and can govern well if given the right advisers.
OK, let's analyse Zaid's points for Nurul to be Pakatan (2.0)'s PM-designate:
- not controversial
- speaks well
- has a good education
- can attract young voters
- has the right name
Qualities 1 to 4 can be found in a large number of other Pakatan (2.0) Malay candidates. They are not particular exceptional qualities, which alas Zaid unwittingly spoilt somewhat with his statement that she "can govern well if given the right advisers".
Well Zaid, so can others too if given the right advisers, like Tian Chua or better still, Dyana Sofya, wakakaka.
So we have to assume Quality No 5 would be Zaid's main justification for Nurul to be PM-designate, namely, that she has the right name, being the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim.
Zaid's nomination of Nurul as PM-designate was not the only one nor the first.
Many have been the times I read/heard of the preposterous proposals for Nurul to be the PM of a Pakatan-ruled Malaysia in the event of the non availability of her father.
I am not suggesting she can't ever be, but most certainly not now when she is far too jambu in her political experience and thus lacks the necessary political nous as she has so amply and disastrously demonstrated (twice over in a period of 5 years).
Frankly, those proposals have been so unrealistically moronic, leaving me flabbergasted by the puerile mentality of those blind-as-bats idol-worshippers.
As mentioned often, I quite respect Zaid Ibrahim but he seemed to have sadly joined the silly adolescent mob.
Another title for Nurul which always drives me bonkers (okay I exaggerate, wakakaka) has been the equally preposterous Puteri Reformasi.
I don't mind Nurul being Puteri PKR or Puteri Pakatan. I really don't have anything against her being adored as a puteri. But the word 'reformasi' makes me want to puke because there's no such animal as reformasi in her party.
Tell me, what reformasi would there be in a a party which promoted 916, an undemocratic grab at power via financed party hopping, which the late Karpal Singh had described as"unethical" and "immoral".
And what reformasi was in PKR over-burning the Kajang satay?
Let's just call her Puteri, Princess, Sweetie, Darling, etc, but please do not deem her or her PKR as having anything to do with reformasi.