Consumerist: Will The Corrupt Be Exonerated If They Join Pakatan?
It looks like ultimately it is all about gaining power at any cost?
There are far greater issues to deal with and nothing seems to have changed as news that an opposition leader has began to meet and court warlords and others of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) where there are again rumors that many party members and leaders are ready to jump ship in view the pending 13th general election alleging that they have again being overlooked?
They are expecting the MIC to be wiped out except for two seats!
This is not something new!
There was a joke before that list of candidates can change in the lift between the top floor and the ground floor in the former Ministry of Works building depending on how much begging and tears are spilled?
If true, this cements that in the final straw, it all comes to ringgit and sense, contracts, party appointments, senatorships and selection as a candidate not dedication, sacrifice, standing down for good of party, education, track record, clean and no baggage!
It is also rumored that there are no real surprises in the MIC candidates list which according to sources is to largely mirror the last GE12 and IF true that will mean lessons have not being learnt, transformation not taken place and despite shifts in mindsets in the political arena nationwide no real change here!
I am not surprised!
With or without phantom and bogus voters, splashing of funds, an expected all out attack in the cyber world by troopers crashing alternative views sites, racially tainted front pages in vernacular mainstream electronic and print media – I am aware that the majority of Malaysian voters have made up their minds!
Did you know it only takes 14 seconds between entering a poll booth and making a decision who to vote for despite all the ‘cash, whack, slander and burn tactics?’
I have said this before – there are no real safe seats in GE13th for the minority component parties even if postal votes are present!
Even the alleged presence of illegal immigrants with Malaysian documents will not have an impact because a large middle ground and fence sitters have moved in the wake of recent political goofs!
In fact, independent well respected NGO leaders are already on the ground and again poised to make their presence felt on the election trail the next round to ascertain that only clean, baggage free and untainted candidates win!
So my advice to all is – a seat allocation is not a confirmation of any one’s victory!
So even if one does spends RM500,000.00 or more does not assure any one a victory!
In fact, one political party head has been again pleading for seats and making incorrigible and unintelligent comments as the elections approaches!
It is hoped that a bad choice based on political expediency will not result in many historical parties being wiped out in GE13!
But that is only a foolish hope!!
And the recent moves by the opposition to move away from their safe seats and go into the heartland of the BN strongman is yet another strong indication of their present perceived strength not because they are great but because the BN is still grounded in its own outdated political mantra, double standards and hypocrisy!
The new initiated Pakatan strategy is vital for them to capture at least sizeable seats to take control of the Federal government!
So if true I am not surprised that a particular politician obsessed in wanting to be Premier is now talking to members of BN component party leaders and among them those with baggage, corrupt, abusive and certainly none who mirror transparency, good governance, accountability and ethics!
Having known him for several decades and able to read each of his political moves accurately I am saddened that he has not changed his political tactics and manoeuvrings and that the end justifies the means?
He made colossal political mistakes in the past and the truth is only the entrenched anger and disappointment with the BN has facilitated this politicians continued survival.
If the BN truly changes and takes a leaf from some of us – and embraces holistic change and distancing themselves from the political shenanigans, opportunist, political adventurers, brokers, right wing elements and fascists and discredited past politicians that they are directly, indirectly or by proxy courting- I am certain the political outcome in GE13 will be different!