Azmin’s Trusted Man Had Secret Meetings With Gerakan To Plan Escape Route?
by Minderjeet Kaur
FMT can now confirm based on conversations with a source close to the PKR leadership that the leader, a veteran in the party who has been active since the reformasi days, had held talks with Gerakan leaders on the possibility of joining the former Barisan Nasional partner.
“These talks had gone on for a month,” said the source.
“It is an escape plan. They were expecting things to get worse.”
The source was referring to the recent war of words between Azmin and party chief Anwar Ibrahim, after the latter suggested that he quit his cabinet post if it was true he featured in the gay sex videos viralled early last month.
Utusan Malaysia reported this week that Azmin is likely to join Gerakan, one of several BN parties which quit the former ruling coalition in the wake of its historic defeat last year.
The source confirmed the report, saying Gerakan was a fitting place for Azmin and friends to land “if they are forced to parachute to safer grounds”.
“After all, Gerakan’s constitution as far as membership is concerned is similar to PKR: it is multiracial and it calls for fair treatment,” the source told FMT.
Asked whether PPBM was also considered in the exit plan, the source said the Malay party was not much different from PKR when it comes to infighting.
“In contrast, the fact that Gerakan has not won a single seat means it is still an oasis for politicians,” he added.
He added that the talks with Gerakan centred around how the entry of “at least a dozen MPs” from PKR would benefit the party.
In my previous post Utter chaos if Azmin Ali frogs to Gerakan Party I made a mistake in forgetting that the Gerakan Party has already leave Barison Nasional (BN), wakakaka.
But my take on the hypothetical issue and consequences of Azmin Ali joining Gerakan remains intact, because between Azmin and Hishamuddin Hussein, they can persuade Gerakan to kuai kuai re-join BN.
After all, Azmin is likely to have around 13 MPs plus 'x' number of ADUNs joining him in Gerakan, a boon to the now-almost dormant party, sadly without any representative in the Dewan Rakyat.
top - Dökkálfar Dwarfs will likely follow Azmin Ali
bottom - Pandan Cats will remain with the Anwar family
It's a generous wedding gift from the bridegroom not to be scorned at. And with Azmin among them, Gerakan will feel more at ease in dealing with UMNO-PAS and its old enemy MCA, wakakaka.