Cracks in Pakatan Rakyat Widening January 9, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in Malaysian By Election.
Cracks within Pakatan Rakyat (PR) are getting bigger and wider. PR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has finally admitted that there are disagreements and differences in opinion among leaders in the feeble coalition.
However, Anwar attempted to douse the flames by saying that it was normal for them to disagree on certain matters and the divergence is a healthy one. Healthy one? Anwar must be joking. DAP adviser Karpal Singh is “all out” to ensure that PAS’ proposal to implement Islamic criminal laws or hudud will not come to mind.
“It can only be done over my dead body,” Karpal once said while PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang and the party’s spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat are unbending to execute the proposal even if it takes another 30 years.
The spat between Selangor state assembly speaker Teng Chang Kim and Klang MP Charles Santiago over the Klang bus terminal issue looks very nauseating.
Both of them have challenged each other to proof to the people that they are on the right side.
Teng had refused to offer any apology demanded by Santiago whom had been accused by Teng that he (Santiago) had been bought over by BN.
The squabble between Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam and Selangor PR leaders, including Mentri Besar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, adds salt to the injuries already inflicted in PR.
Everyone in PR is now washing dirty linen in public as they are fed up with the way their grouses and grievance are being treated by their leaders in PR. Leaders in PR are also jostling to be in the limelight over trivial matters. Power and personality becomes the domain in their political pursuit.
The interest of the rakyat becomes secondary to them now. They should remember that the rakyat will vilify and shove them aside for good if this ghastly political culture is not stopped.