Another Pakatan's state lawmaker jumped ship and Khalid Ibrahim says it is part of the cleansing process that all young party like PKR has to go through.He quoted DAP and PAS as mentors who told him so.Obviously, Khalid is quite happy to console himself that what eventually be left in PKR would be cream of the crop.
Tan Wei Shu, a Kedah state assemblyman ditched the party yesterday and the party says it is no big deal, he is expected to leave after being dropped as executive councillor for non-performance.
Is this self-consolation a reflection of the state of self-denial of PKR leaders.Refusal to accept the fact that there is something very wrong in the party and its leadership.
Tan was not the first.Half a dozen or more state and federal lawmakers have left the party.It is like rats deserting a sinking ship.
People will only leave a company, an organisation or abandon a ship because they know it is going under.Bad leadership is another reason why people ditched an organisation.
Anwar Ibrahim, in his haste to field a Malay candidate for Hulu
Selangor may have overlooked the making of a contender to his leadership.
The selection of Zaid Ibrahim as candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election and his winning the seat would have ramification for Anwar Ibrahim future leadership.
Both Ibrahims are politically ambitious but Anwar has the edge being the foxier of the two. However, that doesn't mean Zaid wouldn't, one day, challenge his leadership.Having a parliamentary seat is a bonus and an added strength for him to mount a challenge in the near future.
On the other hand, Anwar being shrewder of the two, probably, has taken a calculated risk that Zaid would have hard time winning the Hulu Selangor contest and if he loses that would put to an end to any possible challenge to his leadership in PKR.
Can Zaid win the Hulu Selangor by-election?
A good probability if the Malays buy his story here. If?.