|Anwar: MCA MPs will defect to Pakatan|
|Athi Veeranggan | Jun 16, 08 10:54am|
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has dropped the clearest hint yet of impending crossovers to Pakatan Rakyat.
I am not so sure if this is true. However, if it is, then I think it will not be a good start of a multi racial politics in Malaysia like most of us hope, instead it will be a race based political at it worst.
My calculation will be, if MCA join Pakatan Rakyat, most of the Malays will feel unsecured due to the fact that now, Pakatan Rakyat will be dominated by ethnic Chinese with DAP, MCA and PKR.
What happen if, PAS in order to balance the political power decided to join UMNO in BN. Well for some of us that will be a long shot, but it is still possible. Now if that happen, a snap poll is called by the PM. Votes will then be along racial line. Is that what we want?
The situation if a snap poll is called: Sabah has been taken care of, while Sarawak under PBB is as secured as Alcatraz for BN.
With the majority of Bumiputera in Semenanjung, Sabah and Sarawak under BN, while ethnic Chinese under DAP, MCA and PKR, would that not create a new political dimension? Would it be a better political landscape than what is happening now?
It is very unfortunate for us, that most of our political masters are so obsessed with power that they fail to understand basic political psychology.
I would support all effort by DSAI and PR to won the votes requires so that PR can govern. But I would disagree accepting leaping frogs into PR.
My say is that, govern effectively and efficiently in the 4 new states, like what PAS has been doing in Kelantan. Command trust from the people and show that PR can be fair to all races, then you will not require leaping frogs in your fold.
Is it so difficult for them (leaders) to understand that Malaysia would require political evolution rather than political revolution.
It just like a game of chess, a good opening will ensure an easy end game with check mate. Unfortunately, we are killing all the pawns giving away as baits and forgetting that it is long battle ahead. PR is putting themselves in a risky situation by accepting all the baits and trying to get early gain, but not knowingly sacrificing the end game.