When i was just a little boy,
I asked my mother, what will I be,
Will I be handsome?
Will I be rich?
Here’s what she said to me
This song I sang in front of the audience in my primary school long time ago. I still remember the note I brought to the stage to help me out should i forgot the lyrics. Sweet memory.
Anwar Ibrahim had just renewed his plan of toppling current federal government on 16th of September – as reported here, the date that marked the formation of Malaysia after Sabah and Sarawak joined Peninsular as one independent country.
Before the election Anwar confidently expected Oppositions will win 70 parliamentary seats – He was wrong, they won 82 seats, 12 more than predicted. He got more than what he bargained for, but this time he was asking for another 30 more, to form a federal government with simple majority just by the difference of one MP. He is now working hard to convince other leaders of PR component parties to condone the action of crossing over. Two questions. Firstly, does he really have the numbers? and secondly will leaders from DAP and PAS agree this exchange of unethical and immoral action with power?
Let’s evaluate the possible answers for question number one. Does he has the numbers? Definitely maybe. In politics anything is possible and impossible is nothing. Even if he has got the number, we as rakyat should have every right to be suspicious about what’s happening in all the meetings held in highest level in secrecy with the target MPs. The next question a reasonable citizen should ask is does the decision of the MPs congruent with the voice of their constituents? It’s hard to gauge East Malaysians support towards PR’s agenda, however this report by Bernama (read here) might give us a bit of an idea.
Secondly, on the question of will leaders from other parties in PR give a green light to such possible action that can lead to another possible political tsunami. As far as I am concerned PAS vice president, Muhammad Sabu contemplate on the possible negative outcomes should PR form federal government via cross overs, while Karpal Singh doesn’t think BN MPs will jump ship. I haven’t heard a strong and definite support shown by top leaders from DAP and PAS to Anwar’s effort, if ever there are statements made by the other PR parties leaders, there are a strong conditions that has to be met by MPs before being accepted into PR. Take note, by accepting this action, PAS and DAP as a party will agree on whatever methods used by Anwar to fish these MPs be it, God forbid, use of money, promises of positions and power being put on negotiation table.
For whatever reasons and justifications to allow crossing over to happen, it’s not going to be an easy call to make. I am not good in speculating since I rarely do speculate, nonetheless, there’s no such thing as a smooth transition of federal power via hijacking current government’s MPs.
I finish this article with..
Que sera, sera
What ever will be, will be;
The future’s not ours to see.
Que sera, sera