Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hopping out

Today the Lunas state assemblyman Mohd Radzhi Salleh hopped out of Parti Keadilan Rakyat to become an independent member of the Kedah legislative assembly.
Suddenly there is talk of other PKR leaders either jumping ship or becoming independent.
On Friday, Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was ordered by the High Court to pay RM66.67mil to Bank Islam Malaysia for a loan he took to purchase Guthrie shares when he was the company’s CEO in 2001.
Is there some kind of link between these two events? Both involve Pakatan leaders; both would adversely affect Pakatan in one way or another.
Is the Barisan Nasional federal government using everything at its disposal to topple the Pakatan-led state governments?
Perak has already fallen; Kedah is next. And then Selangor?
People may say it is unfair for Barisan to muscle its way in, but frankly what is fair or unfair in politics? After all, politics is all about strategies, machinations and skulduggeries. Who dares wins.
Pakatan leaders should better have their own contingency plans otherwise they may end up as a footnote in Malaysian history.

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