If they can fight over one miserable pig slaughter house, can you expect them to look at the bigger picture for the greater good of the nation?
Unlike Perak where the PAS Menteri Besar's tenancy depended on DAP patronage, the arm-twisting in Kedah did not bring the desired result.PAS does not need DAP in Kedah.The Perak crisis was a DAP crisis, successfully amplified by them portraying PAS as the victim so as to rile up the Malays in Perak to rally behind Pakatan.In Kedah PAS is the boss.
In Penang DAP is the boss.Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng lamented that some members of PKR were trying to be heroes and trying to sabotage him in the Kampung Buah Pala crisis.Why is Lim dragging his feet on this issue when he has the opportunity and the power to help the villagers by giving them alternative state land to occupy instead of making excuses that the land is too expensive to acquire and he is helpless to do anything because the problem was created by the BN government.
Look like a partnership made in hell.Since day one, DAP and PKR have been at loggerhead with each other.There is no general consensus or comradeship among these amateurish politicians.There are more racists, chauvinists and bigots in this group than in the BN in the past 50 years.Their promises of equality among the races and one identity were just that ..... hot air!
Penang state PKR chairman Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim accused Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of failing to practise the principles of justice and compassion over the sacking of PKR Seberang Prai municipal councillor Johari Kassim.
Johari was sacked for leading a boycott by eight PKR councillors against the swearing in of ex district officer Mokthar Mohd Jait as new council president.PKR wanted politician not civil servant to head the council.
Lim Guan Eng must have been a closet dictator and is now showing his true colour, absolute power corrupt absolutely.He forgets that he is in a coalition government and that DAP is not the sole ruling party in Penang.There should be consultation and a give and take attitude as the relationship among the three were not built on trust but on matter of convenience.
On another front, PKR's Kulim MP Zulkifli Noordin told DAP to go their own way, in another word, to get lost.
Khairy Jamaluddin may be right about Malaysian Insider.It's seems to be pandering to what readers want to read rather than purveying the truth and legitimate news.Some of its analysis were way down bias and one-sided.It started on the right footing but lately is following the footsteps of Malaysiakini, catering to the anti-establishment crowd.
It so-called analysis under its heading "As Pakatan squabbles, Malaysians left between a rock and a harder place" is left much to be desired. Below are some excerpts from the analysis.
And yes, the two-coalition system which we hoped for may not take off.
But even PAS, PKR and DAP standing on an individual platform appear to still offer more than what Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) can offer.
Umno has not changed much since March 2008.
It remains arrogant and corrupt. Few of its office bearers can pass the living beyond your means test.
In fact several of its MPs will not be able to account for their cars, houses or wealth they have to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is right.
Several of them should not be in Cabinet or hold positions in the party. But they do.
Despite the prime minister’s promise of reforms, most of his party members from his deputy downwards continue to rely on the old race card.
If anything the words coming out from the mouths of some Umno members have made it hard for Malaysians to believe that the party has changed much since last March.
BN’s component parties have also not represented the interests of the non-Malay communities for years now.
How could it be true that as a single entity PAS,PKR and DAP can offer more than UMNO and the BN.All three had over the year been working together and what in term of performance have they shown to Malaysians in the states under their control?All they did was squabbling and bickering at each other and blaming the BN for their ineptitude. They can't even run a small state like Penang properly, can you expect them to take over and take care of the Federal government?
Sure, UMNO might not have changed much since March 2008, so is Pakatan, it has not shown any outstanding performance, in fact I would rate these amateurs poorly and worse. They spent more time going at each other's throat than getting down to doing real work There were also traces of corruption in the states under their administration.This sickness that they talk so much about getting rid of could get bigger if they take over the Federal government where the kitty is much bigger. Their promise of getting rid of corruption would probably end up just like Abdullah's promise.
Sure,Tun Mahathir was right in what he said but corruption is not a newly invented game it has been there since his time.Mahathir himself may not be corrupted but corruption was ripe in UMNO then.
UMNO using the race card, that's nothing new, what about Pakatan , are they not using the race card too.What happened in Penang and Kedah ? If Pakatan is truly colour blind do you think that small issue of the 'kandang putung babi' could turn into a major disaster.
To say the BN has become irrelevant is certainly not true.The result of the 2008 General Elections below shows it was a temporary setback.It was short of only 8 seats to get the two-thirds majority. With the required reforms implemented from now on the BN is likely to show a big surprise in the next general elections.
To say Najib has not taken steps to reform government policies is pulling wool over sheep's eyes, the writer is either blind or illiterate.
This kind of analysis is worth where it should be...in the garbage bin.