Why the need to pledge your loyalty? What happened to the rest of them, why weren't they taking their oaths of loyalty together with the 12? What about Anwar, his wife and his daughter?
There have been cases of lawmakers making pledge of loyalty, refuted that they are leaving the party yet still do.So, what the point of the pledge?
Short of finding other plausible explanation, Anwar blames offer of money from the opposite camp as the reason for the exit of PKR's lawmakers.
In the past, Sabah was famous of such politicians, pledge today, leave tomorrow.
Sabah was way ahead when it comes to buying and selling of politicians.It started off as far back as 40 years ago, during the reign of Mustapha Harun.Since then buying "pig in a poke" has become fashionable.Sometimes, you don't know what you are buying.Most of the time you know they are opportunists but you still have to buy.More often than not, what they did to their former party they do again to you when the money and position are not forthcoming.
Those days Peninsula politicians were different.Their sense of loyalty and sense of shame were far greater then.There were very little kataking (frogging) because at that time it was considered a shameful act and they haven't learned about money politics yet.Today, they have found the power of money politics.The root of all evil, in many, if not all cases, is money. Most politicians lock up their conscience and principles in the drawers when the root of all evil took over the better of them.
Anwar Ibrahim is learning a bitter lesson that it's no use winning elections without gaining a government.
Take a leaf from the Sabahan's book, that it doesn't pay to pay.You can't buy loyalty.
PKR leaders say the departure of Bagan Serai MP Mohsin Fadzhil would be the last of the exodus.
Believe me, some will claim 'force majeure' later when they need to find a reason to leave.