Posted: 29 Nov 2013 09:41 AM PST
Post-May 5 general election (GE13), political developments and the many "wayang kulit" (shadow play), like the spat featuring Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibahim in the recently concluded 59th PAS "muktamar" (assembly), show that all is not well for the coalition despite securing 52% of the popular vote in the last national polls.
Ng Kee Seng, The Ant Daily
The defections of Pakatan political "frogs" in Sabah and the Penang PAS threat to pull out of the state Pakatan is slowly, but surely, eroding public confidence in the Pakatan leadership.
They say leopards cannot change their spots. This is so true with Pakatan supremo Anwar and DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.
In GE13, they also exposed their selfish "political agenda" that led to Pakatan's failure to capture Putrajaya.
Pakatan's GE13 debacle is significantly due to the Anwar-Lim's amazing display of lack of real commitment to make political decisions swiftly in the interest of Malaysians and Malaysia.
Sensing, and possibly, their best ever chance of toppling the Barisan Nasional, they lost track of time, squabbling over seats.
This is so clear as many Pakatan GE13 candidates only got their candidacy confirmation more than a week after the dissolution of Parliament.
Many election aspirants were thus thrown into the "deep blue sea" in "foreign constituencies". How do you expect them to overcome the might of the ruling BN machinery overnight?
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