Finally, Karpal shows that he’s a reasonable man

Sabah kekal dalam BN – Karpal

KUALA LUMPUR 1 Jun – Pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh yakin ahli-ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah akan kekal dalam parti itu walaupun mereka terus-terusan ‘diumpan’ oleh pembangkang untuk melompat parti.

Menurut beliau, cita-cita Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim untuk ‘menawan’ Sabah menjelang 16 September ini sekadar angan-angan.

Katanya, BN sedang giat menangani isu lompat parti sehingga ke peringkat akar umbi.

”Setakat ini, saya lihat Anwar sangat yakin. Adakah anda percaya cita-citanya akan tercapai?

”Secara ikhlas, saya tidak percaya ia akan berlaku. Sekarang BN memberikan mereka (ahli Parlimen) apa-apa yang diminta,” jelasnya.

Karpal berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas melancarkan buku Tiada Niat Untuk Membunuh di sini hari ini.

Buku itu ditulis oleh peguam T. Vijayandran yang didorong pengalaman beliau membela seorang pembantu rumah warga asing yang dijatuhkan hukuman gantung sampai mati kerana didakwa membunuh majikannya.

Karpal berkata, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi telah berkunjung ke Sabah dan memberikan ‘manisan’ kepada ahli-ahli politik negeri itu.

Katanya, manisan yang dimaksudkan itu ialah 13 inisiatif sebagai ‘hadiah’ daripada Kerajaan Persekutuan kepada rakyat Sabah berikutan sumbangan besar negeri itu kepada BN pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-12 lalu.

Antara inisiatif itu termasuk memansuhkan serta-merta Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan Sabah selain pelantikan anak Sabah menjawat jawatan penting di universiti dan dalam kerajaan.

”Buat pertama kali di Parlimen, Speaker datang dari Sabah. Kedua-dua timbalan speaker juga datang dari Sabah dan Sarawak,” katanya.

Dalam pada itu Karpal menegaskan, secara peribadi beliau tidak menerima dan menyetujui amalan lompat parti.

Jelasnya, tindakan lompat parti adalah perbuatan mengkhianati parti sendiri.

”Mereka yang mengkhianati rakyat sepatutnya tidak diberikan sebarang status,” katanya.

– Dipetik daripada Utusan Malaysia

RRR: Now Karpal questioned the possibility of BN MPs crossovers, with a strong remark saying that such action is a treason to the party and those who cross overs is betraying the people and not fit to be given any status (position in the administration). This statement coming from a leader from DAP is somehow unexpected for me especially after a few remarks by Karpal on Perak ruler, and the Islamic state agenda by PAS. Ironically, PAS mursyidul, Nik Aziz made a political u-turn on his statement condemning cross over action, just to issue another statement supporting such action few days after that.

It should be made clear that crossing overs of MPs with federal government at stake is and must not be made legal. It is ethically highly questionable to start with. Malaysian is reasonable, MPs chosen by the people is also a reasonable man/woman. For quite a while, i believe that Anwar Ibrahim managed to fish more than 30 MPs to join PR. But I’ve made my stand that the federal government must not be toppled by such ‘trickery’. Changing of government is not as easy as Anwar Ibrahim might think. Given that he was once acting Prime Minister of Malaysia, I guess he is much well versed with the practice of good governance and I suggest should he can not take his eyes off the PM’s seat, try to claim the seat in the 13th General Election.

DAP indirectly through the voice of the Lion of DAP, Karpal is saying that crossover is unethical and morally unacceptable, will Anwar Ibrahim proceed with the plan? Or is there such a plan? What Muhammad Sabu says when he was in Dublin might be true, DAP will be the first to ditch Pakatan Rakyat and PAS will follow suit, as soon as MPs start to cross over from BN to PR. In this sense, I think PAS and DAP is old enough to have a strong and sturdy principle which is not going to be shadowed by the likeliness of being offered a deputy prime minister posts for each party, that is IF Azmin Ali allowed Anwar Ibrahim to do so!

My dear friends, observe closely the political updates in our country at least for the rest of the year 2008. We are blessed to live in this interesting time. This is the time where we are at the highest awareness regarding our country’s politic and we should learn as much as we could so that when the times come, we will not repeat the same mistakes as what the current people in power – be it from government or oppositions – did. And most of all, we should bring along with us a new approach to Malaysia’s political landscape that is to put policies first rather than individuals reputation or publicity. What we care most is the fate of our country and not one individual’s dream of becoming the next Prime Minister of Malaysia.

If DAP disagreed, PAS in a way disagreed too, hence what will PR be without both parties. Will PKR realizes that they are nobody without DAP and PAS. They might now think that they are not the champion between the three of them. To be honest, DAP is in fact winning in placing their agenda up in front to the rakyat’s attention, PAS is silenced in Perak, Selangor, and Penang. Kedah will be just like Kelantan. And PKR will care more on hijacking the BN MPs. While DAP is carrying on with their so-far-so-good performance in Penang without having to sacrifice their original political agenda. (Note: PAS can’t fight for Islamic state agenda in PR, and PKR’s agendas remain unclear to me, so not much impact on PR’s agenda)

I reiterate Muhammad Sabu’s word, “Pakatan ini longgar”….

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One response to “Finally, Karpal shows that he’s a reasonable man

  1. I’m not trying to cast some doubts that Karpal is a seasoned and well-versed in Malaysian politics. But these days, we have seen quite a number of times where DAP didn’t stand behind Karpal although he’s the National Chairman. But hey, it’s still good news, and maybe DAP will stand behind him this time.

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