Wednesday 13 August 2014

What Pakatan?


PKR and DAP could opt to rant in denial with the help of legal eagles like the now retired former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenivasan or accept the fact that Pakatan Rakyat has ceased to exist. Not that it did before as a legal entity, but there is clearly nothing left to be called a coalition of like-minded parties. Its practically dead, morally.

Obviously you have to remove 'pakatan' from PR the moment Pas has openly declared their support for Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to stay on as the Selangor mentri besar. Pas leaders remain consistent in their stand, before and after Khalid's unceremonious sacking from PKR.

If we are to take DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng seriously, then Pakatan is as good as dead if not buried and done with. Pas exco members meeting with Khalid earlier today should have sealed the coffin.

Guan Eng and his father should admit that Pas no longer bows to DAP's threats and pressure, at least up until this moment. The Lims must remember that it is not for them to tell Pas what to do or who to admit into their party.

Latest developments i.e. Selangor Palace rejecting meeting with Anwar Ibrahim and wife - is certainly a clear signal from the Malay Ruler. Anwar could opt to spin it but the fact remains that the Palace is not happy with the way desperate politicians hold the state administration at ransom.

The message from the palace must have hit Anwar so hard that he appears to have a step back and starts testing the waters, again.

Gombak state assemblyman and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and PKR state assemblyman for Ijok Dr Idris Ahmad have now been floated as replacement MB candidates if Pas agrees to Khalid's removal.

Rather than threatening Pas or its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, Guan Eng may want to help Anwar prove that Khalid has lost majority support in the state executive council. They may together seek Ambiga's help to amplify Khalid's lost of majority support.

Both PKR and DAP state assemblyman, who were appointed by Khalid into the executive council (exco), must resign to show their alliagence.

Is it not common logic for Guan Eng to at least demand the resignation of DAP members sitting in the Selangor executive council?

But, DAP Sungai Pinang assemblyman Datuk Teng Chang Khim says he will continue working with Khalid Ibrahim as the MB.

Pakatan is certainly dead, even within the DAP. No?

Note :

Current status of the Selangor state assembly -

PAS-15 seats + DAP-15 seats + PKR-13 seats + BN-12 seats + Khalid-1 seat - 


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