Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pakatan's Art Of War

Hantu Laut

The scenario in Penanti is changing or it seems. PAS is split down the middle between the central leadership and the branch leadership in Permatang Pauh which says the grassroots are wanting a PAS candidate in Penanti and are prepared to field independent to contest the by-election and face the consequence.

I am keeping my option open. Is this a bait set up by Pakatan to lure BN to contest the by-election?

A psychological war or war of deception ? Ask Sun Tze.


Anonymous said...

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

Sun Tzu quote


“If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.”

Sun Tzu quote

Up to your own judment.

Purple Haze said...

Another scenario is the BN not contesting but putting up an independant as part of their strategy to avoid a whitewash.

SM said...


Face it...the BN USED to be pretty good at "Political Strategy". The operative word here is "USED".
Ever since Pak Lah took over & now Rosmah (er, sorry Najib), the BN is devoid of any new ideas. Their strategy nowadays is get the PDRM to catch their opponents & put them under "ISA" or pay-off their opponents to become "Kataks"!
With DSAI, Lim Kit Siang & Tuan Guru Nik Aziz as opponents...you can bet the current BN leadership's going to be.....!!!!!
Just a couple of years more...we can wait!

Anonymous said...

Yes. Political strategies are at work. However, let us not forget (just like the Perak debacle), it was the BN who made the first move:

The BN proxy, the MACC, tried to find the previous Penang DPM guilty of corruption. Same tactics as in Perak? Of course! It seemed to work in Perak. So it tried again in Penang. That the former DPM's state constituency was within Anwar's parliamentary constituency must have greatly excited the BN and their MACC proxy no doubt, and they stupidly thought that it would lower Anwar's status as a consequence.

But the Perak powerplay backfired very badly, and Anwar's PKR have learned their lesson very well. By that time, it was too late to make a turn in Penang. The MACC found that the Penang DPM was useless to advance the cause of the BN, so found that no charges should be levelled against him. By that time "nasi sudah jadi bubur." The MACC's game backfired terribly on the BN, just like in Perak.

Could you blame Anwar and the PKR for engaging in further defensive power play? I do not belong to Anwar's camp, but I certainly cannot blame him or his party for this. After all, he didn't start the game: it was the BN and their MACC proxy who did.