For close to a year, Pakatan Rakyat existed only in name but not in fact


For close to a year, Pakatan Rakyat existed only in name but not in fact.

For the past year, it was impossible to convene a meaningful Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council meeting as the two pillars which have seen Pakatan Rakyat posed the greatest challenge to the Umno/BN coalition in the 13th General Elections and even reduced it to a minority government in Putrajaya had been knocked out – the Pakatan Rakyat Common Policy Framework which the three component parties DAP, PKR and PAS had freely, fully and voluntarily agreed in 2008 and the consensus operational principle that the consensus of all the three component parties is the only basis for PR decision-making and no one political leader or political party can exercise a veto power over the others.

The UMNO/BN coalition has lost the trust and confidence of Malaysians because it has demonstrated beyond a shadow of doubt that it has no high political principles and national objectives but only the sordid interest of the UMNO/BN leaders clinging on to power so as to enjoy the perks of power – office, position and money-making opportunities.

The Pakatan Rakyat political coalition cannot make the same mistakes as the UMNO/BN coalition and must always prove that it is motivated by common political principles of justice, freedom and human dignity for the benefit of the people and country, and not opportunistic interests of self, whether for office, position or money-making opportunities.

Otherwise, there will be no difference between the Barisan Nasional and the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

After the PAS 61st annual congress which passed a motion to sever ties with the DAP and yet remain in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) without debate, it is astonishing that there are those who could think that things in Pakatan Rakyat could remain the same – or that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition had not been destroyed and could continue to exist.

There is no way to avoid the reality – that the new PAS leadership at the 61st Muktamar had killed Pakatan Rakyat.

The question now is to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the destruction of Pakatan Rakyat!

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  1. #1 by Noble House on Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 2:55 am

    The job of UMNO Baru is considered done. What that was remaining is Hadi’s job to put on the finishing touch for the funeral rites to be carried out.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 9:36 am

    The situation is worrying as the prolonged crisis will shatter the confidence of PR supporters. I believe the ball is now at PKR’s court. It is up to PKR to ally with DAP or PAS to create a new PR coalition without DAP or PAS.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 9:39 am

    The speculation now is who will Azmin Ali choose? Its clear he wants to choose PAS but it would be idiotic for him to do so. PAS cannot help PKR retain Selangor while DAP can.. PAS is useful in rural seats nationally but has highly lmited influence in urban areas.

    Azmin Ali has a taste of the Hobson’s choice of Najib now and they propose they are better than Najib and now is the time to prove it..

  4. #4 by pulau_sibu on Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 1:17 pm

    a chinese proverb: (dap) has no tear if not seeing coffin?
    why dap is trying to fool around with pas?
    do you think pas will still get support from the chinese in coming election? the trust is gone.
    ditch pas.
    the better guys from pas should just join dap or keadilan.

  5. #5 by tmc on Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 3:38 pm

    LKS you are a blogger, so people don’t mind if you have numerous comments for the public.
    Whereas LGE is the CM of Penang, altho he is the Sec Gen of DAP, except for important issues, the less he comments the better especially trying to have the last word in any argument with the PAS, don’t play their game.

  6. #6 by Sallang on Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 4:05 pm

    During GE12 and GE13, we voted for PAS,PKR and DAP hoping to put PR in Putrajaya.Now that PAS had won many seats, the president wants to remain in PR, but refuse to work with DAP.
    To ‘Agree to Disagree’, to my understanding is, to win Putrajaya together first, then only disagree on trivial by laws.
    Since one PAS member had claimed that PAS was not aiming to win Putrajaya, then DAP and PKR, need not have second thought.
    Selangor to ask PAS to step aside. We want to go to Putrajaya

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