Friday, March 14, 2008

DAP : EITHER WAY YOU LOSE

Hantu Laut

DAP Supremo Lim Kit Siang instructed the DAP elected members to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the new PerakMenteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaludin from PAS.He later retracted and apologised to the Sultan.

DAP got majority seats in the state assembly, 18 seats compared to PAS 6 seats and PKR 7 which by convention should be given to them.

The cracks are beginning to show the incompatibility of these strange bedfellows.It is still in the honeymoon period so they filled up the crack quickly. By now DAP should realize whether with BA or BN, it is still the same, the Malays have the ultimate say.

It must be a big blow to the high expectations and pride of the party for having to concede to the damning reality of ketuanan Melayu. Other than Penang, the only other states that can accept a non-Malay chief minister are Sabah and Sarawak. Since Melaka has no sultan, I am not so sure whether the state constitution allows such appointment.

It is going to be a long journey for the BA from now until the next GE and there would be many hurdles to overcome.

Will zealotry kill them ?

Give it a year or two and see whether they are still together.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, the way I see it. The initial stage will see some complications due to ideological differences and mistrust. Once these are out in the open, the component partners have to resolve them right from the start, rather that some way down the road, these things popped up and tear them apart. It is a steep learning curve to a better coalition.

Expected. Nothing to fear about.

kittykat46 said...

Yeah, just bring back those RM 4.6 Billion cronies....that one was great multi-racial joint UMNO-MCA production.

Hantu Laut said...

anonymous,

Yesterday was DAP.Today PKR.I think it's not looking good.There are two recalcitrants there, Lim Kit Siang and Anwar.They will always be at loggerhead.

Hantu Laut said...

Kittykat46,

I am sure what your message is.