Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Of misplace target.. the wrong heartland

Pakatan Harapan is spoiling for GE 14.

Pakatan Harapan's anti-kleptoracy rally falls flat with recorded attendance lower than projection. Still Pakatan Harapan's ego is too big for their heads when they train their guns on fellow opposition PAS in their heartland. When will Pakatan Harapan learn or are they regressing to neverland.

Will there be another case of documents dragging to the courts including matresses, mistress and stained underwears?

Pakatan Harapan draws 25,000 supporters in Petaling Jaya last weekend, far below their expectation level. Jamal Sekincan did not show his face to see fish whilst I see it as Pakatan Harapan's failure to bring out supporters to the rally. The targetted crowd of 100,000 was not there. What gives?

For one, Pakatan Harapan do not have superb co-ordination between the parties. It was reported that PKR supporters "forget" to bering the flag post so they could not erect their party flags to the venue and was later resolved.

Pakatan Harapan is banking on carnival-type atmosphere to drum up support and this too failed. I guess Pakatan Harapan needs to go back to their drawing boards.

Mad Sabu got it wrong when he claimed that the anti-kleptoracy rally is not to rival PAS's fastaqim 2017. He said that knowing well ahead that Pakatan Harapan could not match with PAS' 200,000 attendance during fastaqim 2017. However, his other statements need some evaluation such as :-

1. Pakatan Harapan is not competing with any party, Pakatan is only against BN;
2. Pakatan Harapan targetted 100,000 to turn up on their rally (4 main parties DAP, Bersatu, PKR, PAN) meaning that the targetted attendance for individual party is only at 25,000 (which they failed to do);
3. Pakatan Harapan talk about downing BN but their action is multi-prong attack on PAS;

FRom what I gather, Pakatan Harapan is more serious in downing PAS-led Kelantan government than to overhaul BN in the coming election. To Pakatan Harapan, defeating PAS is more meaningful than overtaking the federal government.

If that is the main aim, Pakatan Harapan needs to declare their unwritten allegiance to BN and their "win at all cost" attitude against PAS. IN that, Pakatan Harapan is not building a viable opposition but more towards killing one of its own kind in political arenas. I see that in the event of PAS' political demise, PKR, Bersatu and PAN will be fighting over PAS former heartland. Forget the talk of better governance at federal level. What these parties doing is to fight for some political mileage as bargaining chips with BN.

In short, Pakatan Harapan is signalling that they are not ready to take on BN and pass their shortcomings to PAS.

On the other hand, with the exception of Hadi Awang, PAS has been consistent in their fight against BN. They have declare that they want transperancy in 1MDB, they listen to Arul Kanda but at the same time, they are asking what are the steps taken to correct the wrong.

PAS is open to different idealogies but they are steadfast on LGBT issue. They welcome other religion rights to co-exist but at the same time they want to strengthen the syariah law.

What PAS did and fight for is not to please sets of standards practise by others but they hope that what they fight for is to meet the set of standards as set out by universal law ie not human values per se. This is something that Pakatan Harapan is grappling with. Their heroes are those that has been on the wrong side of the law with LGBT taking centre stage, with confuse lawyers in the mould of Siti Kassim taking the spotlight... Pakatan Harapan is not a coaltion of hope, it is a coalition of mismatch...

Where is Pakatan Harapan direction now? Johor can be Bersatu's bastion. Is Bersatu ready to take the lead in Johor? Or will spoilers PKR, PAN, DAP claim the lionshare?

Pakatan Harapan is strong in Penang and Selangor. Is Pakatan Harapan confident they can retain Penang without PAS support? Likewise, is Pakatan Harapan ready to replace PAS in those seats previously won by PAS?

Pakatan Harapan is better off taking BN head on. Pakatan Harapan should concentrate on those seats held by BN and welcome
'healthy" competition with PAS. In that way, Pakatan Harapan + PAS can surely retain their respective seats with opportunities to add more by capturing additional seats at the expense of BN and with a joint effort from Sabah's Warisan and maybe PBB Sarawak, Malaysia can get a second chance to get things right.

Saying that, Pakatan Harapan should ask PAN, are they ready to lose seats at areas where PAS won before but the elected reps turn rogue and embrace PAN? Big talks by Khalid Samad, Zul and others is just hot-air.

Is pakatan Harapan ready for the nation's heartland ie at BN's bastions of Johor, Perak, Perlis etc?

On another front, there is a clear strategy to divert attention from the recently "undiscovered" Bali rendzevous.

It is more surprising when UMNO supreme council member quips of unnamed political forces out to unnerved MACC. Fuad should be more blunt and identify who he suspected as the unnamed political force out to disrupt MACC. Since he is supremely brave in coming out with the statement, he should be equally supremely blunt in naming the political force. Leave the statement hanging will be a distraction to identifying the possible culprits.

Tunku Aziz upped with statement indicating corrupt politicians. We want to know who the corrupt politicians are and it will be interesting if Tunku admits that Malaysian paparazzi is awesome in their undercover works. Could they be from the uniformed forces using facilities within their disposal or could it be an outfit far better than that?

Even MSN Utusan has its own views linking possible illegal gambling operators as the possible culprits to protect "comprising enforcement authorities" targetted by MACC.

Three different views from three different source certainly is a clear attempt to divert attention to the issue at hand. Did the MACC officer did it? Is he involved with a married woman? Do they spend holiday together in Bali?

Section 498 of the penal code reads: "Enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman". Is the section all inclusive? What if it is done without criminal intent and more or "suka sama suka" or to say it bluntly consensual dating. Which section will it fall into or is there a loophole within section 498? Afterall, they say that both Bali tourists were attached to the legal section before, surely they are well-versed in how to wriggle from the sticky situation.

Unfortunately, the scars are there. Pity the officer's wife and children for the officer's Bali escapade and it will be hard for the woman's children to comprehend why their mother chose Bali as her tourism destination.

The next few weeks will be a determining factor of how the officer will react. Maybe less "Walking tall" approach to curb corruption and let the real puppet master dictate his next moves...

Or will it be 1MPM6's "I scratch ur back and u scratch mine" approach?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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